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1. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

2. Van Helsing (2004)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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35 Metascore

The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.

Writer: Stephen Sommers | Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley

3. Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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51 Metascore

Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Writers: Bob Kane, Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman

4. Water for Elephants (2011)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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52 Metascore

A veterinary student abandons his studies after his parents are killed and joins a traveling circus as their vet.

Writers: Richard LaGravenese, Sara Gruen | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider

5. Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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22 Metascore

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Writers: Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet

6. Freaks (1932)

Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.0
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Writer: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

7. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against a background of circus spectacle.

Writers: Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

8. Paprika (2006)

R | 90 min | Animation, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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81 Metascore

When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika.

Writers: Yasutaka Tsutsui, Seishi Minakami, Satoshi Kon | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori, Tôru Furuya

9. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

4.8
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In the sequel to "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", Pee-Wee Herman is a simple farmer in a small town. But after a big storm blows their way, a circus ends up at Pee Wee's farm. So he lets the ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Reubens, George McGrath | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino

10. Blind Fury (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Writers: Ryôzô Kasahara, Charles Robert Carner | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call, Noble Willingham

11. OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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58 Metascore

Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, aka OSS 117, is the French spy considered by his superiors to be the best in the business. The year is 1967 - he's been sent on a mission to Rio de Janeiro, to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bruce, Jean-François Halin, Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz

12. The Circus (1928)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

13. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

14. Holiday (1938)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Sidney Buchman, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

15. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Helen Simpson, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

16. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Writers: Max Catto, Liam O'Brien, James R. Webb | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

17. Circus World (1964)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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In the early years of the 20th century, Matt Masters takes his rambling Wild West Show to Europe. His decision is prompted by his desire to find Lili Alfredo, who disappeared fourteen years... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Julian Zimet, James Edward Grant, Bernard Gordon, Nicholas Ray, Philip Yordan | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale, Lloyd Nolan

18. Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)

Approved | 106 min | Musical

5.7
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Nancy Peterson and her friends wants to get a spot on Bob Crosby's TV show, but their agent has linked them.

Writers: Sid Silvers, Hal Kanter, Sammy Cahn | Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Tony Martin, Janet Leigh, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken

19. The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

R | 130 min | Drama

6.0
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A dictatorial film director (Finch) hires an unknown actress (Novak) to play the lead role in a planned movie biography of a late, great Hollywood star.

Writers: Robert Thom, Edward DeBlasio, Hugo Butler, Jean Rouverol | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Kim Novak, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine, Milton Selzer

20. The Trap (I) (2007)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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Maggie's friends have planned a surprise birthday party (despite it being a month away). During the party, Maggie realizes there's more to it then that.

Writer: Anna Fricke | Director: Rita Wilson | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Greg Butler, Camilla Belle, Gia Carides

21. At the Circus (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

22. The Captive (2000)

118 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

Writers: Chantal Akerman, Eric De Kuyper, Marcel Proust | Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Liliane Rovère

23. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A Debt-ridden circus is saved by an well-meaning but inept publicity man Pop Wonder.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

24. Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure

7.0
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Tarzan and Jane go to New York to rescue Boy after he is kidnapped into a circus.

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Myles Connolly, William R. Lipman | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Sheffield, Virginia Grey

25. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)

110 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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86 Metascore

Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.

Writer: Agnès Varda | Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Agnès Varda, André Lubrano, Blaise Fournier, Vincent Fournier

26. Little Big Top (2006)

Comedy

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An aging out of work clown returns to his small hometown, resigned to spend the rest of his days in a drunken stupor. But when his passion for clowning is reawakened by the local amateur circus he finds his smile.

Writer: Ward Roberts | Director: Ward Roberts | Stars: Sid Haig, Richard Riehle, Hollis Resnik, Mel England

27. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

6.6
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An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Writers: John Collier, George Froeschel, Jan Lustig, Jacques Maret, Arnold Phillips, Ladislao Vajda | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

28. Mary (1931)

78 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution. German version of "Murder."

Writers: Clemence Dane, Herbert Juttke, Georg C. Klaren, Alma Reville, Helen Simpson | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Abel, Olga Tschechowa, Paul Graetz, Lotte Stein

29. The Big Circus (1959)

109 min | Drama

6.4
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Hank Whirling tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road despite the efforts of a saboteur who has determined that the show must not go on.

Writers: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant

30. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »

Writers: Fumio Kônami, Ichirô Ôtsu | Director: Noribumi Suzuki | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Shin'ichi Chiba, Etsuko Shihomi, Yuki Ninagawa

31. Thirteen Women (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Thirteen women who were schoolmates send to a swami for their horoscopes. Little do they realize that Ursula, a half-breed Asian, is using her hypnotic powers over the swami and them to ... See full summary »

Writers: Tiffany Thayer, Bartlett Cormack, Samuel Ornitz | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Jill Esmond, Myrna Loy

32. Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)

99 min | Drama

6.0
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A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once... See full summary »

Writers: Robinson Savary, Patrick Faure, Arif Ali Shah | Director: Robinson Savary | Stars: James Thiérrée, Izabella Miko, Derek Jacobi, Jodhi May

33. Savages (1972)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.7
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An allegory about humankind progresses from a savage state to a civilized form, that is only a cover for it's innate barbarism.

Writers: George W.S. Trow, Michael O'Donoghue, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Lewis J. Stadlen, Anne Francine, Thayer David, Susan Blakely

34. First a Girl (1935)

78 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Elizabeth, a delivery girl, dreams of being a music-hall singer but she is refused at the first casting she takes part in. A bit depressed, she gets to know Victor, a would-be Shakespearean... See full summary »

Writer: Marjorie Gaffney | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee, Griffith Jones

35. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)

PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda | Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix

36. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Writers: Dusan Makavejev, Branko Vucicevic | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

37. Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000)

G | 39 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.0
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55 Metascore

A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Roberts, Peter Wagg | Director: Keith Melton | Stars: Ian McKellen, Nicky Dewhurst, Brian Dewhurst, Anait Karagyezyan

38. The Circus Clown (1934)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy

6.3
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Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Dorothy Burgess, Don Dillaway

39. Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001 Video)

89 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.9
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Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and it's never ending quest for harmony between man and nature.

Directors: Guy Caron, David Mallet | Stars: Luan Leilei, Luis Pelegrini, Juliana Neves, Henriette Gbou

40. Playboy Video Centerfold: Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal (1998 Video)

Unrated | 38 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Writers: Christian Garton, Melissa Hunt Trikilis, Marsha Hunt, Jeff Eigel | Director: Scott Allen | Stars: Karen McDougal, Carol McDougal, Hank Matt, Frank Mercuri

41. Man Is Not a Bird (1965)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert job and young hairdresser in whose house he stayed in and the consequences of that ... See full summary »

Writers: Dusan Makavejev, Rasa Popov | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Milena Dravic, Janez Vrhovec, Eva Ras, Stole Arandjelovic

42. Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When Polly Fisher, a circus aerialist, is hurt while performing, she is taken to the house of a nearby minister, John Hartley. As she recuperates, they fall in love with each other and ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Mayo, Carey Wilson, Laurence E. Johnson | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton

43. Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Hal Kanter | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl, Rosemary Clooney

44. The Big Show (1961)

Approved | 113 min | Drama

5.6
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Writer: Ted Sherdeman | Director: James B. Clark | Stars: Esther Williams, Cliff Robertson, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Vaughn

45. Ring of Fear (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Mystery

5.3
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The Clyde Beatty Circus seems jinxed, falling victim again and again to apparent accidents which are actually the acts of a murderous saboteur. Mystery writer Mickey Spillane comes on the scene to solve the case.

Writers: Paul Fix, Philip MacDonald, James Edward Grant | Directors: James Edward Grant, William A. Wellman | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Pat O'Brien, Mickey Spillane, Sean McClory

46. Ángel de fuego (1992)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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Alma (Evangelina Sosa) es una joven adolescente de 13 años que se ha criado en el circo con su padre... See full synopsis »

Director: Dana Rotberg | Stars: Lilia Aragón, Marta Aura, Farnesio de Bernal, Noé Montealegre

47. Las Vegas Lady (1975)

PG | 87 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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In Las Vegas, Lucky and two of her girlfriends, Carol and Lisa, plan to steal half a million dollars from the sadistic manager of the Circus Circus Casino. A shadowy man is their contact ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Dallenbach | Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Stella Stevens, Stuart Whitman, George DiCenzo, Lynne Moody

48. Fire-Eater (1998)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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The twin sisters Helena and Irene are born in Helsinki during World War II. A few months later their mother, Sirkka, leaves the girls in the care of their grandmother, an old communist, and... See full summary »

Writer: Pirkko Saisio | Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Stars: Elina Hurme, Tiina Weckström, Elena Leeve, Elsa Saisio

49. L'oeil de Vichy (1993)

110 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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This movie is only made of archive pictures: the official newsreels that were broadcasted on French movie screens during 1940 and 1944 (the Occupation). Those newsreels were controlled by ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Pierre Azéma, Robert O. Paxton | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Brian Cox, Maquisard Alfonso, General Bergeret

50. Tsirk (1936)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

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US - Vaudeville dancer Marion Dixon is with her German manager von Kneischitz on tour - in Moskau. Her act includes a gun shooting her to the trapeze, the stage director there wants a copy ... See full summary »

Writer: Grigori Aleksandrov | Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov, Isidor Simkov | Stars: Lyubov Orlova, Evgeniya Melnikova, Vladimir Volodin, Sergei Stolyarov