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Circus Clown

1934 1h 3m Comedy List
Reviews Former circus clown Chuckles Howard (Joe E. Brown) struggles to keep his son, Happy (also Brown), away from circus life, but Happy has secretly developed an act and waits for his opportunity to try out with a circus company. When the circus arrives in town, Happy quickly becomes involved with trapeze artist Alice Madison (Patricia Ellis) and the mysterious bareback rider Millie Le Tour. Trusting Alice to help him get a job with the circus, Happy discovers circus life isn't what it seems. Read More Read Less

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Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine There are only a limited number of things that can happen in a circus picture... They all happen in The Circus Clown, which won't either surprise or disappoint you in any particular. Apr 1, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews At best only a fair circus comedy. Rated: C+ Jul 4, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Former circus clown Chuckles Howard (Joe E. Brown) struggles to keep his son, Happy (also Brown), away from circus life, but Happy has secretly developed an act and waits for his opportunity to try out with a circus company. When the circus arrives in town, Happy quickly becomes involved with trapeze artist Alice Madison (Patricia Ellis) and the mysterious bareback rider Millie Le Tour. Trusting Alice to help him get a job with the circus, Happy discovers circus life isn't what it seems.
Director
Ray Enright
Production Co
First National Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 3m