The Greatest Showman

Factual error: When they go to visit the Queen, the Union flag is being flown above Buckingham Palace. The Union flag is only flown when the Queen is not in residence. As the Queen is in residence, the 'Royal Standard' flag should be flown. And anyway, the Union flag has only been flown at the palace since the death of Princess Diana in 1997. (00:43:00)


Factual error: When Philip and Anne are at the theatre, Philip's parents confront him about being with "the help." Anne leaves and walks out the door next to a revolving door. Revolving doors were not invented until 1888. PT Barnum's Museum opened in 1842 and burned down in 1865. (01:02:31)

Mike OToole

Factual error: The bottle of Moet champagne is a very modern design - the 1850's design was a similar bottle shape but had a different style of label. (01:09:00 - 01:10:00)

Ian Antcliff

Factual error: Jenny Lind is portrayed here as an accomplished concert performer. But she was actually a European opera star, who later traveled to America and toured with PT.

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Suggested correction: Apparently she was both. According to Encyclopedia.Com; Jenny Lind retired as an opera singer in 1849, and toured the United States as a concert singer, from 1850 to 1852.

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Continuity mistake: When Barnum goes to see Charity by the beach at the end of the film, they embrace. As the camera shows a close up of their faces Charity's head is on Barnum's right shoulder, but when they reverse the shot to show her expression she is now on his left shoulder. (01:30:10)

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P.T. Barnum: No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

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Trivia: It is portrayed that P.T. Barnum starts the circus while he is relatively young. However this was not the case. He was already 60 when he started his now famous circus.

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Answer: It doesn't tell.

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