|The Side Show of Life|
1924 film poster, likenesses of Ernest Torrence and Anna Q. Nilsson
|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Produced by||Herbert Brenon|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Based on||The Mountebank (novel)|
by William J. Locke
The Mountebank (play)
by Ernest Denny
|Starring|| Ernest Torrence |
|Cinematography||James Wong Howe|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language|| Silent film |
with (English intertitles)
The Side Show of Life is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, directed by Herbert Brenon and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film is based on the 1920 novel The Mountebank by William J. Locke, which had been turned into a play by Ernest Denny.
Ernest Torrence stars in the role of a clown during World War I similar to that of Lon Chaney's in He Who Gets Slapped that same year and Brenon's Laugh, Clown, Laugh four years later. Norman Trevor starred in the Broadway play in 1923.
A print of The Side Show of Life survives in the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow.
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