Circus World
Circus World (1964)

Frank Capra was set to direct this over-blown Samuel Bronston circus epic but was replaced by Henry Hathaway early in the production. The script is a chunky stew made from many screenwriters --the story is by Philip Yordan and Nicholas Ray… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Heaven help all those other people who, deep down, remain to be convinced of the irresistibility of the circus. They're in for a terrible jolt.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

John Wayne goes to the Big Top in a Samuel Bronston produced film that has the Duke's role custom-made to fit his rooting-tooting western persona.

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Steve Crum

The ONLY John Wayne film not currently available, and well worth seeing.

Emanuel Levy

Begun by Capra and Completed by Hathaway, Circus World is one of John Wayne's weakest star vehicles, neither entertaining as an adventure nor convincing as a family melodrama.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

This big, sprawling film, beautifully filmed in Cinerama, has Wayne as the owner/manager of a small-time circus.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Worth seeing for the odd pairing of John Wayne and Rita Hayworth. They actually interact well but Rita's part is minor considering her star status and the… More