In The Greatest Showman, Barnum (over the course of a song), tries to get Phillip Carlyle to join him.
But what did he want from Carlyle exactly? What would Carlyle bring to the table that he was so desperate to have him join in?
I know that Barnum wanted to move up in life and move up from his "freak show" owner tag. But how does Carlyle help in this regard?