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Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Circus World" a/k/a "The Magnificent Showman"(1964)
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Posted on 07/06/2014 12:21:13 PM PDT by ReformationFan
TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1964; circus; circusworld; claudiacardinale; cowboy; epic; henryhathaway; johnwayne; magnificentshowman; mfasa; ritahayworth; samuelbronston; wildwestshow
Today's feature is the last of independent producer Samuel Bronston's("King of Kings", "El Cid", "55 Days At Peking") huge epic productions of the early 1960s. John Wayne plays a tough owner of a big wild west show/circus travelling through Europe. Claudia Cardinale plays his adopted daughter and Rita Hayworth plays a woman from the Duke's past. Directed by Henry Hathaway("The Sons of Katie Elder").
To: ReformationFan; RansomOttawa; Silentgypsy; 1010RD; Gefn; bajabaja
Thanks for posting. Never saw this one and I am a John Wayne/Rita Hayward fan.
posted on 07/06/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT
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Sounds good. Not to be confused with Circus Boy (with Mickey the Monkee).
posted on 07/06/2014 1:41:55 PM PDT
Watching “The Music Man” right now on TCM.. Great Movie
posted on 07/06/2014 1:55:48 PM PDT
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You’re welcome. I believe it was the only film they made together.
Have to admit I never saw that one.
It was a kids TV show in the 1950s, and it was rerun a lot in the '50s and early '60s.
Mickey Dolenz (then known as Mickey Braddock) was a little boy who worked for the circus.
It wasn't bad, and the acting experience probably helped him get the Monkee job.
In the Monkees , Davey Jones and Mickey Dolenz, being from an acting rather than a music background, didn't mind that studio musicians played the instruments on the records, because to them it was just a show. Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork though, being professional musicians, raised a stink.
posted on 07/06/2014 2:25:39 PM PDT
Circus Boy...that was early tv,real early.
Never knew of this Circus World movie before.
To: Harold Shea
I don’t remember Circus World either. But Circus Boy was on a lot in the late ‘50s-early ‘60s.
posted on 07/06/2014 6:13:54 PM PDT
posted on 07/07/2014 10:17:11 AM PDT
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