PG | | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Among Barnum's "freaks", the film portrays two Asian conjoined twins. These are the real Chang and Eng Bunker, two brothers born in Siam, modern day Thailand, whose origin was the basis of the term "siamese twins". Chang and Eng retired after their ... ...
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Barnum's marriage is endangered when a press photographer snaps the instant that he & Jenny Lind kiss; but this was before the development of fast film, when people had to pose for a while because anything which moved became a ghostly shadow. [Update: while pictures were taken of the event, the newspaper stories show a drawing instead of a photograph which is correct for the time period. It was the story that endangered the marriage and not a photograph.]
An old-fashioned 20th Century Fox logo is shown before the modern one.
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