The Side Show of Life

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The Side Show of Life
The Side Show of Life.jpg
1924 film poster, likenesses of Ernest Torrence and Anna Q. Nilsson
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced byHerbert Brenon
Jesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Screenplay byScenarios:
Willis Goldbeck
Julie Herne
Based onThe Mountebank (novel)
by William J. Locke
The Mountebank (play)
by Ernest Denny
Starring Ernest Torrence
Neil Hamilton
Cinematography James Wong Howe
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 21, 1924 (1924-07-21)(New York City)
  • September 1, 1924 (1924-09-01)(Nationwide)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
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.

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Cast

Production

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. [1]

Preservation

A print of The Side Show of Life survives in the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow. [2]

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