|When the Circus Came to Town|
|Written by||Larry Grusin (story and screenplay)|
|Directed by||Boris Sagal|
|Theme music composer||Charles Gross|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Barry Krost|
|Producers||Robert Halmi Sr.|
Robert Halmi Jr. (associate producer)
|Production location||Savannah, Georgia|
|Running time||120 min.|
|Production companies||Entheos Unlimited Productions|
|Original release||January 20, 1981|
When the Circus Came to Town is a 1981 American made-for-television drama film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Christopher Plummer, and Eileen Brennan. It originally aired on CBS as a "Movie of the Week" on January 20, 1981.
When the Circus Came to Town chronicles the life of Mary Flynn (Montgomery), a woman nearing middle age living in a small town. When the circus comes through town, she realizes nothing will ever change unless she does something different, so she leaves her boring sheltered life to run away and join the circus. While adapting to her new life, she finds herself challenged, and in the end, happy with her new life.