Circus (; translit.Tsirk) is a 1936 Soviet melodramatic comedy musical film. It was directed by Grigori Aleksandrov and Isidor Simkov at the Mosfilm studios. In his own words, it was conceived as "an eccentric comedy...a real side splitter."
Orlova plays an American circus artist who, after giving birth to a black baby (played by James Lloydovich Patterson), immediately becomes a victim of racism and is forced to stay in the circus, but finds refuge, love and happiness in the USSR.
|author||Ilya Ilf Valentin Kataev Yevgeny Petrov|
|events||circus racism Wide Is My Motherland|
|keywords||adolf hitler african american american baby black american circus act colorize engage ethnicity force giving birth love letter lullaby lynch mob march may day naval officer new circus racism in the united states red army the international to the moon united states ussr|
|theme||black melodrama musical race and ethnicity|