The Sideshow (film)

The Sideshow is a 1928 American silent drama film directed by Erle C. Kenton and starring Marie Prevost, Ralph Graves and Alan Roscoe.[1]

The Sideshow
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Produced byJack Cohn
Written byHoward J. Green
StarringMarie Prevost
Ralph Graves
Alan Roscoe
CinematographyJoseph Walker
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
December 11, 1928
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


A circus is threatened by acts of sabotage organized by a rival company.


  • Marie Prevost as Queenie Parker
  • Ralph Graves as Gentleman Ted Rogers
  • 'Little Billy' Rhodes as P.W. Melrose
  • Alan Roscoe as Ghandi
  • Pat Harmon as Bowen - the Canvas Boss
  • R.E. 'Tex' Madsen as Tall Man
  • Martha McGruger as Fat Lady
  • Steve Clemente as Knife Thrower
  • Janet Ford as Knife Thrower's Aide
  • Paul Desmuke as Armless Man
  • Bert Price as Tattooed Man
  • Chester Morton as Thin Man
  • Jacques Ray as Fire Eater

Preservation status

  • Copies exist at Archives Du Film Du CNC, Bois d'Arcy and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.[2]



  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.
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