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.
Sam Humphrey plays General Tom Thumb who met Queen Victoria and the Duke of Wellington. However, he looks like one of Barnum's other performers, Admiral Dot, the Eldorado Elf. The Admiral met Abraham Lincoln at the White House.
Philip, have you no shame? Associating yourself with the Barnum business is one thing, but parading around with the help!
Phillip Carlyle: Anne! Anne!
Phillip Carlyle: How dare you speak to her like that.
Mrs. Carlyle: You forget your place, Philip.
Phillip Carlyle: My place? Mother if this is my place, then I ...
During Carlyle and Barnum's "the Other Side", the peanut shells on the bar keep appearing and disappearing.
The opening and closing credits are done in the style of silent movie intertitles.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)