Circus World (The Magnificent Showman)
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Circus World (The Magnificent Showman)
Filmed in Cinerama and Technicolor, Circus World may have drawn the crowds for various reasons -- not the least, perhaps, for the big names. John Wayne stars as circus owner Matt Masters, who takes his show to Europe hoping to save it from financial ruin. Accompanying Matt, is young Toni (Claudia Cardinale), whom Matt had raised since her aerialist mother Lili (Rita Hayworth) left them years before. Just before he departs from New York, Matt is reminded that Lili may be somewhere in Germany. Upon their arrival in Europe, much of the equipment is lost when their ship sinks in a Spanish port.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The ONLY John Wayne film not currently available, and well worth seeing."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This big, sprawling film, beautifully filmed in Cinerama, has Wayne as the owner/manager of a small-time circus."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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