P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum is the biographical dramatization of the life and times of the legendary circus promoter, Phineas Taylor Barnum. He conceived of the idea of the three-ring circus made famous by the Barnum and Bailey partnership and cheered as "the greatest show on earth".

  • Starring: Beau Bridges
  • Director(s): Simon Wincer
  • Producer(s): Productions La Fete
  • Screenwriter(s): Lionel Chetwynd
  • Distributor: Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E), Hallmark
  • Animal Coordinator: Michel Provencher, Ann Gordon, Jim Lauder

Featured Animal Action

P.T. Barnum was filmed in Canada, outside of American Humane Association's jurisdiction. AHA received anonymous phone calls during the filming of P.T. Barnum alleging animal mistreatment. The distribution company has been cooperative and stated that, to their knowledge, no animals were killed or injured.