The Circus of Life

The Circus of Life (German: Die Flucht in den Zirkus) is a 1926 German silent film directed by Mario Bonnard and Guido Parish and starring Marcella Albani,[1] Vladimir Gajdarov and Fritz Kampers.[2]

The Circus of Life
Directed byMario Bonnard
Guido Parish
Produced byHerman Millakowsky
Written byLeo Birinsky
Mario Bonnard
StarringMarcella Albani
Vladimir Gajdarov
Fritz Kampers
CinematographyMutz Greenbaum
Theodor Sparkuhl
Distributed byParufamet
Release date
12 November 1926
German intertitles

The film's art direction was by Andrej Andrejew, Karl Görge and August Rinaldi.

The film was screened in the United Kingdom in 1928, with a reviewer for the Derby Daily Telegraph calling it "one of the best Russian films seen for some time".[1]


A young nobleman marries a poor peasant girl, who is falsely accused of murder and transported to Siberia. She eventually escapes with her lover.[1]



  1. "Cosy". Derby Daily Telegraph. 17 January 1928. Retrieved 29 December 2018 via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. Bock & Bergfelder p.90


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.
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