P.T. Barnum

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P.T. Barnum ★★½ 1999

Bio of Phineas Taylor Barnum (Beau Bridges) and his development of “The Greatest Show on Earth.” A shopkeeper from Connecticut, P.T. was determined to make his fortune in New York, eventually purchasing Scudder's American Museum and its exhibits, which he turned into a traveling big top event, thanks to his promotional skills. Barnum's zest for work, however, made for a less than happy home life. Beau's son Jordan plays the young Barnum. Filmed in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada. 138m/C VHS, DVD . Beau Bridges, Cynthia Dale, Natalie Radford, Jordan Bridges, George Hamilton, Henry Czerny, Charles Martin Smith, Josh Ryan Evans, R.H. Thomson, Stephanie Morgenstern, Isabelle Cyr, MichelleBarbara Pelletier, Victoria Sanchez; D: Simon Wincer; W: Lionel Chetwynd; C: Pierre Mignot. CABLE