CastWallace Beery (Phineas T. Barnum), Adolphe Menjou (Bailey Walsh), Virginia Bruce (Jenny Lind), Rochelle Hudson (Ellen), Janet Beecher (Nancy Barnum), Tammany Young (Todd) WriterGene Fowler, Bess Meredyth Release dateDecember 23, 1934 (1934-12-23) ScreenplayGene Fowler, Bess Meredyth Similar moviesNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Wolf of Wall Street, Black Mass, Straight Outta Compton, The Theory of Everything, Goodfellas
The Mighty Barnum is a 1934 film starring Wallace Beery as P.T. Barnum. The movie was written by Gene Fowler and Bess Meredyth, 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.