The Devil's Circus
|The Devil's Circus|
|Directed by||Benjamin Christensen|
|Written by||Benjamin Christensen
H.H. Caldwell (titles)
Katherine Hilliker (titles)
Charles Emmett Mack
|Cinematography||Ben F. Reynolds|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Devil's Circus is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Danish director Benjamin Christensen, based upon his screenplay. The film stars Norma Shearer and Charles Emmett Mack. It was the first of seven films directed by Christensen in the United States, and one of only four of those films that have not been lost.
Mary (Shearer) and Carlstop (Mack) are lovers; the former is a trapeze artist, while the latter is a pickpocket. Mary gets entangled in a nearly fatal situation with Lieberkind (Miljan), a lion-tamer, and his jealous wife Yonna (Myers), who victimizes Mary.
- Norma Shearer as Mary
- Charles Emmett Mack as Carlstop
- Carmel Myers as Yonna
- John Miljan as Lieberkind
- Claire McDowell as Mrs. Peterson
- Joyce Coad as Little Anita
- Charles Murray as Circus Member (uncredited)
From users of IMDb, the film has received a score of 6.8 out 10 from 62 votes.
- "Museum of Modern Art press release/book review of Lost Films" (PDF). Museum of Modern Art. August 24, 1970. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- "Archival Film Prints Available From George Eastman House" (PDF). George Eastman House (eastmanhouse.org). Retrieved May 19, 2015.
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