The Circus Kid

  • 1928
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Orphan Darro, a natural acrobat, runs away to the circus and joins the troupe which includes rival lion tamer Brown, a once-was, and Nelson, the rising star, who are both competing for bareback rider Costello's affection. A lion escapes and almost kills Nelson, but the beast is fought off bare-handed by Brown, who dies a hero but not before blessing the...read more

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Orphan Darro, a natural acrobat, runs away to the circus and joins the troupe which includes rival lion tamer Brown, a once-was, and Nelson, the rising star, who are both competing for bareback rider Costello's affection. A lion escapes and almost kills Nelson, but the beast is fought off

bare-handed by Brown, who dies a hero but not before blessing the union between Nelson and Costello. Maudlin, mawkish, but a few good animal scenes. This is basically a silent film with a talkie prolog and snippets of conversation throughout.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Orphan Darro, a natural acrobat, runs away to the circus and joins the troupe which includes rival lion tamer Brown, a once-was, and Nelson, the rising star, who are both competing for bareback rider Costello's affection. A lion escapes and almost kills Ne… (more)

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