Old cinema poster of the Charlie Chaplin cult classic, The Circus (1928) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of the The Circus that was released in India by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC).
The Circus is considered by many as the finest Charlie Chaplin comedy ever made.
Designed, printed and circulated in India somewhere in the 1970s/1980s during the film’s release in India, this vintage Charlie Chaplin movie poster was originally intended for publicity but never ended up being used.
The poster features a black and white cut out photo still of Charlie Chaplin carrying his trademark walking stick. A cut out of just is face appears intertwined in the first letter of the film’s title at the bottom. The poster is very aptly titled as, “Last Word in Laugh!” on the top.
The Circus is a 1928 silent film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis and Henry Bergman. Chaplin’s plays appears in his iconic Little Tramp avatar as a hired clown in a circus.
It is reported that The Circus was the most difficult film for Charlie Chaplin to produce due to the numerous problems he encountered at the time such as a bitter divorce from his wife, the passing away of his mother, IRS’ accusation as well as investigation of alleged tax misappropriation on his part and a studio fire that delivered a major setback to production.
The Circus was the seventh highest grossing silent film ever made in the history of cinema and was well received by both critics and viewers. Charlie Chaplin was nominated for four Academy Awards for the film, which is considered by many as one of the finest Charlie Chaplin comedies ever made.