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When the Circus Came to Town (1981)

A middle-aged, single woman leaves her home for a new life with a traveling circus.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

Larry Grusin (screenplay), Larry Grusin (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Mary Flynn
Christopher Plummer ... Duke Royal
Eileen Brennan ... Jessy
Gretchen Wyler ... Olivia Probaska
Anne Shropshire Anne Shropshire ... Aunt Helen
Tommy Madden ... Louie
Timothy Hill Timothy Hill ... Schuller
Russell Saunders Russell Saunders ... Ivan Probashka (as Russ Saunders)
Mark Yerkes Mark Yerkes ... Sergei Probashka
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... Georgi Probashka
J. Don Ferguson ... Andre Probashka
Anne Haney ... Blossom
George Ellis ... Rodriguez
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Devendorf Don Devendorf ... Motel Clerk
Charles Lawlor ... Redneck
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A middle-aged, single woman leaves her home for a new life with a traveling circus.

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Plot Keywords:

six word title | circus | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated

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Great TV movie about a small-town woman and the circus.
21 September 2013 | by poppyletSee all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this movie several years ago and have hoped to see it again, but as it is a made-for-TV-movie, we may not have that opportunity. This was a quiet movie but very profound. It about when the circus came to a small town and a woman who had always lived there and lived a normal, every day, routine life, went to the circus and decided to join it. This was quite a leap for a person like her, so it seems she must have been bored with her life and the every day goings on in her world. I am a Christopher Plummer fan and enjoy watching him every chance I get. It's too bad if this movie is not released on DVD.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuando el circo llegó a la ciudad See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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