Rose Mailand, the celebrated equestrienne of the famous Barnon Circus, awakens the love of Count Hans von Harten, and they are ideally happy until the Count's father angrily forbids the marriage, which compels the Count to adopt the circus for a livelihood. His spectacular thriller, "The Platform of Death," wins him the title of the "Greatest Horseman in the World," and because of the public admiration his wife becomes jealous and plans revenge. She drugs his horse, and as he mounts the Platform of Death the horse becomes frightened at the first explosion of fireworks and plunges forward, bringing with him the Count to death in the ring below. Written by
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A story that fit well into George of Klerckers own life. He was a lieutenant in the Svea Liv Garde, but after a love affair and an illegitimate child, he left the military for the theatre and later film. See more