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.
In real life, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb met Queen Victoria, but the rest of Barnum's performers did not.
How did you get out?
Young Charity: The window.
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.
An old-fashioned 20th Century Fox logo is shown before the modern one. It was from a 4K digital scan of the 1958 film The Long, Hot Summer.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)
$173,339,590 (USA) (17 April 2018)
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