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Life Is a Circus (1960)

 -  Comedy  -  February 1962 (USA)
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The employees of an ailing circus find Aladdin's magic lamp and decide to use it to save the organization.

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Bud Flanagan ...
Bud
Teddy Knox ...
Sebastian
Jimmy Nervo ...
Cecil
Jimmy Gold ...
Goldie
Charlie Naughton ...
Charlie
Eddie Gray ...
Eddie
Chesney Allen ...
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Shirley Winter
Michael Holliday ...
Carl Rickenbeck
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Genie
Joseph Tomelty ...
Joe Winter
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Rickenbeck
Harold Kasket ...
Hassan
Edwin Richfield ...
Driver
Peter Glaze ...
Hand #1
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The employees of an ailing circus find Aladdin's magic lamp and decide to use it to save the organization.

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Shot in 1958, not released in the US until 1962. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

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Life Is A Circus
Written by Philip Green and Val Guest
Performed by Bud Flanagan Michael Holliday and Shirley Eaton
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Farewell from The Crazy Gang
19 December 2004 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Sometimes comedians can make one film too many.A prime example is Laurel & Hardy.This is the last film of The Crazy Gang.Unfortunately by the time this was made many of the gang were in or approaching their 70s and i am afraid it shows.This is essentially a remake of their 30s film "Alfs Button Afloat".The only change is that Ches Allen has retired and is replaced by the Monsewer Eddie Gray.The Monsewer was always a bit of an outsider,rather added on to make up numbers.To be honest all he could ever do is to add his routines but was never fully integrated.This was a source of some antagonism at the time.On the one hand one can say,why did they do it.On the other it is a last look at a comic institution which would come to an end in 1962.On stage The Gang could be a riot.Unfortunately in this film they are a shadow of their selves.Even Bud Flanagan is struggling with his material.


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