These scenes were filmed high up in the circus tent with Chaplin suspended only a few feet above a wooden platform which is out of camera range. Assistant director Harry Crocker, who also portrays “Rex, King Of The Air” is at bottom left. Like Chaplin, he also learned to walk the tightrope for his role and claimed that in some of the scenes his legs doubled for Charlie’s when he needed a rest.
RIP Henry Bergman (February 23, 1868 – October 22, 1946)
Group photo of United Artists' stars, management, and crew, c.late 1920s
Charlie & Oona aboard the Queen Elizabeth heading to England, September 19, 1952
Gloria Swanson, Chaplin, Marion Davies, and Harry Crocker, at a party for Davies at the Ambassador H...