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Chaplin Today: “The Circus”

The Circus • 26m

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  • Stepping Out: Edited Sequence

    In the 1980s, film archivist Kevin Brownlow and David Gill screened thousands of feet of outtakes from Charlie Chaplin's silent movies for what would become the British television series “Unknown Chaplin.” One treasure from THE CIRCUS is the deleted sequence presented here, edited by Brownlow and...

  • Stepping Out: Outtakes

    Presented here is a selection of outtakes from the 'stepping out' sequence, with narration by comedy choreographer Dan Kamin.

  • A Ring for Merna

    To expand on the Tramp’s love for Merna the circus rider, director Charlie Chaplin filmed a scene expressing his character’s overwhelming nervousness about giving her a ring. Presented here are outtakes of that scene, edited into their possible position in THE CIRCUS. Also included are alternate ...