A vivid, behind-the-scenes look at the Big Top, the Greatest Show on Earth as presented by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Seen from the performers’ point of view, Circus World is a wonderfully human look at the tensions and harmony of families living in a circus environment, complete with The Flying Gaonas, exhilarating highwire acts, clowns, and the amazing feats of Gunther Gebel-Williams, the famous wild-animal trainer.

Length: 25:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1974
  • Date Released:
    February 1974
  • Alternate Titles: The Circus in America
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:
    Circus World Inc.
  • Produced By:
    Multiscreen Corp. Ltd.
  • Executive Producer: Irvin Feld
  • Producer: Roman Kroitor
  • Director:  Roman Kroitor
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer: 
  • Cinematography: Graeme Ferguson, John Spotton
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Eldon Rathburn
  • Editor: Roman Kroitor, Jackie Newell
  • Narrator:
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  • Documentary



Film Facts

Circus World was shown exclusively at the 600-seat IMAX theater at the Ringling Brothers Circus World Showcase in Central Florida, which was converted to the Boardwalk and Baseball Theme Park in 1986. That park closed in 1990, and the theater was demolis