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 (great modern day Thailand), whose origin was the basis of the term "siamese twins." Chang and Eng retired after... ...
I can't just run off and join the circus.
P.T. Barnum: Why not? You clearly have a flair for show business.
While the film is to be commended for using what appears to be a real orchestra in the Jenny Lind concert scenes, the double bass players have low C extensions which weren't invented until the turn of the 20th century and didn't gain popularity until the 1920's.
A quote from PT Barnum is shown on screen prior to the end credits.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)
$157,366,870 (USA) (22 February 2018)
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