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Life Is a Circus (1960)

The employees of an ailing circus find Aladdin's magic lamp and decide to use it to save the organization.

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Val Guest
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... Bud
Teddy Knox Teddy Knox ... Sebastian
Jimmy Nervo Jimmy Nervo ... Cecil
Jimmy Gold Jimmy Gold ... Goldie
Charlie Naughton Charlie Naughton ... Charlie
Eddie Gray Eddie Gray ... Eddie
Chesney Allen Chesney Allen ... Ches
Shirley Eaton ... Shirley Winter
Michael Holliday Michael Holliday ... Carl Rickenbeck
Lionel Jeffries ... Genie
Joseph Tomelty ... Joe Winter
Eric Pohlmann ... Rickenbeck
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Hassan
Edwin Richfield ... Driver
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ... Hand #1
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The employees of an ailing circus find Aladdin's magic lamp and decide to use it to save the organization.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1962 (USA) See more »

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Vale Film Productions See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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Shot in 1958, not released in the US until 1962. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

For You, For You
Written by Philip Green and Val Guest
Performed by Michael Holliday and Shirley Eaton
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Farewell from The Crazy Gang
19 December 2004 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Sometimes comedians can make one film too many.A prime example is Laurel & Hardy.This is the last film of The Crazy Gang.Unfortunately by the time this was made many of the gang were in or approaching their 70s and i am afraid it shows.This is essentially a remake of their 30s film "Alfs Button Afloat".The only change is that Ches Allen has retired and is replaced by the Monsewer Eddie Gray.The Monsewer was always a bit of an outsider,rather added on to make up numbers.To be honest all he could ever do is to add his routines but was never fully integrated.This was a source of some antagonism at the time.On the one hand one can say,why did they do it.On the other it is a last look at a comic institution which would come to an end in 1962.On stage The Gang could be a riot.Unfortunately in this film they are a shadow of their selves.Even Bud Flanagan is struggling with his material.


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