The Circus has been preserved on film for all to remember. You’ll find your Favorite Circus Movies available in many Formats.
Super Circus now on DVD – New Release
The 1950’s TV show Super Circus with Mary Hartline and Claude Kirchner has just been released with 6 classic episodes captured from the vaults on this new DVD. The shows featured Mary Hartline in her Majorette uniform as one of the Ringmaster hosts. Mary later went on to fame and fortune when she married dime store magnate Woolworth Donahue. Included are the Super Circus Brass band and clown regulars Cliffy, Nicky, and Spanky. Claude Kirshner later became to well known spokesman for Marx Toys. The 6 shows are all in Black and White and runs almost three full hours.
A FLASH OF LIGHT
Each summer, Edward J Kelty, a Manhattan banquet photographer active from the 1920’s through the 1940’s, would load his enormous camera into a small truck and follow the circus, first up and down the East Coast and eventually throughout the United States. His extraordinary photographs captured the spirit and atmosphere of the big top, and with a “poof” of flash powder preserved mesmerizing images of the horse wranglers, acrobats, ticket-takers, candy butchers, teeterboard tumblers and sideshow exotics that populated the colorful world of the traveling circuses.
Kelty was the Cecil B. DeMille of circus photographers, at times assembling as many as one thousand circus performers for spectacular group shots. Particularly popular were his annual “Congress of Freaks” photographs, which gathered together the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus sideshow attractions-from Ajax the sword swallower to Eko and Iko, the “ambassadors from Mars”- for a “class picture.” He sold these group photos – as well as prints depicting individual performers, circus lots, and big top interiors – to circus owners, performers and fans.
A Flash of Light chronicles the life and work of EJ Kelty from his war years through the depression, up to his unheralded death in Chicago in 1967.
The 1964 classic about a showman, his past love, and a child. Matt, an American circus owner, tours Europe in search of his alcoholic ex-girl friend Lily. Lily runs away after her husband falls to his death from the trapeze due to her affair with Matt. Years later, she returns to watch her daughter Toni rehearse on the lot. Circus thrills and spills from the US to Europe.
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Media Type: DVD
Title: CIRCUS WORLD
Street Release Date: 10/05/2004
RING OF FEAR w/ CLYDE BEATTY
Mickey Spillane playing himself attempts to solve the mystery of a series of accidents under the famed big tops of the Clyde Beatty Circus. Features the fearless animal training of America’s foremost subjugator of wild animals, the one, the only, Clyde Beatty.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 6-JUN-2006
Media Type: DVD
LOST JUNGLE VOL 1 & 2 (COMPLETE SERIAL)
Clyde Beatty just happens to be the world’s greatest animal trainer. When Beatty’s plane crashes on an unexplored island full of wild animals, he discovers the island is hiding a secret: among the animals are also wild cultists! With so many perils around, will Beatty save the day? Included here are 12 chapters of cliffhanging action.
Release Date: 27-NOV-2007
Media Type: DVD
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
Presents life under the circus big top, featuring the Ringling Bros. Circus. This is the Cecil B. DeMille classic as filmed in 1951 while under canvas, at winter quarters and in studio lots. Features Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Dorothy Lamour, Cornel Wilde, and the cast and crew of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama Rating: NR
Release Date: 6-APR-2004
Media Type: DVD
This is the Disney Classic of Toby Tyler starring Kevin Corcorian.This is the story of a young boy who runs away from home to join the circus and eventually becomes a star. Troubles abound with a mischievous Chimp, a wagon tipping over, a rotten concessianaire and family troubles. This is great family entertainment. Genre: Feature Film Family Rating: G Release Date: 2-AUG-2005 Media Type: DVD
Under the Big Top
A Love story under the Big Top is full of suspense, tragedy, and thrills. The 63 minute movie features Jack LaRue and Anne Nagel. Its in Black and White from 1938 and remastered to be available on DVD.
Painted Faces w/ Joe E. Brown
Joe E. Brown starred in the epic 1929 Black and White film. Joe stars as a circus clown caught in a jury deciding the fate of a man accused. The Circus sparkles in this great old time film. The DVD is 74 minutes long.
Circus Movies have been filmed and designed to entertain you for a long time. Jumbo, Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty, the Greatest Show on Earth filmed on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circus World with John Wayne are just a few of the incredible pieces of film that helped preserve the American Institution of the Circus as we know it. You’ll find some of the Greatest Movies ever filmed available in VHS, DVDs, and 8mm and 16mm when available for your personal collections. Some you have watched over and over again, and some you haven’t seen in a very long time. You might even find a Circus Horror film. All are great recorded Circus history. You can find them at www.thecircusworld.com/DVDs_movies.html