*The Big Circus*. 1959. USA. Directed by Joseph M. Newman. Courtesy of Allied Artists Pictures/Photofest

The Big Circus. 1959. USA. Directed by Joseph M. Newman. Screenplay by Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace. With Vincent Price, Victor Mature, Red Buttons. 35mm print. 109 min.

Hank Whirling finally cuts ties with the callous Borman Brothers in order to run his own circus. The bank even floats him a loan, but business hasn’t been so good lately and those mysterious accidents keep happening. Suspicious of the Borman Brothers, Hank thinks sabotage is afoot. The Big Circus is a big movie, produced by Irwin Allen—who went on to become a disaster king in the 1970s with The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1974), and others.

  1. Wednesday, September 26, 2018,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Thursday, September 6, 2018,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.