This picture portrays a day in the life of a clown who is proprietor of a small traveling circus in Europe. His favorite daughter is critically ill, and combined with his duties as the ... See full summary »

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This picture portrays a day in the life of a clown who is proprietor of a small traveling circus in Europe. His favorite daughter is critically ill, and combined with his duties as the fun-maker at the show, is that of nursing the sick child. His elder daughter is also a member of the troop. With his two children and his devoted wife he lives in a large dressing tent pitched at the edge of the arena. Here is indicated the story of the picture. We see the circus arrive, to the great joy of the villagers. Then we see the little girl carried on her couch out of the wagon. As the film is unreeled we witness a varied and interesting circus performance. The clown, as usual, being the cause of hilarity. There are acrobatic turns by clever performers and some wonderful tricks done by extremely well trained animals. The effect upon the assembled villagers is interesting to note, the clown's work eliciting the greatest applause. We, who are by means of the camera permitted to witness the other ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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30 November 1909 (USA)  »

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A remarkable interpretation of the heart of a man
24 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A picture in which comedy and pathos are blended. A fun maker, filled with anxiety and fear over the illness of his daughter, appears in the circus ring and performs his part to the satisfaction of the audience. But the revelation of the pathetic side of the man, that side which tells the story of parental solicitude, is tender and appealing. It is interesting and, perhaps, in a certain sense, is a remarkable interpretation of the heart of a man. The audience is glad, however, when the film ends happily and the clown is free from his anxiety and fear when he departs for other fields to give his show. - The Moving Picture World, December 11, 1909


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