The Mighty Barnum

The Mighty Barnum is a 1934 film starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum. The movie was written by Gene Fowler and Bess Meredyth, adapted from their play of the same name, and directed by Walter Lang. Beery had played Barnum four years earlier in A Lady's Morals, a highly fictionalized biography of singer Jenny Lind. The supporting cast features Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Bruce as Jenny Lind, and Rochelle Hudson.[1]

The Mighty Barnum
Poster of the movie The Mighty Barnum.jpg
Directed byWalter Lang
Written byGene Fowler (play and screenplay)
Bess Meredyth (play and screenplay)
John Huston (uncredited)
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringWallace Beery
Adolphe Menjou
Virginia Bruce
Rochelle Hudson
CinematographyJ. Peverell Marley
Edited byBarbara McLean
Music byAlfred Newman
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Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • December 23, 1934 (1934-12-23)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

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