"The Circus" (film) is Released

The Circus is a 1928 silent film which finds Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp character being chased by a police officer having been mistook for a pickpocket.

Running into the circus main tent in an attempt to escape the law, the patrons there mistake his fleeing for part of the act - and the best part! Recognising potential profit, the ringmaster hires him, but discovers that The Tramp can only be funny unintentionally, not on purpose. It stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis and Henry Bergman.