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The Flying Circus (1912)

Den flyvende cirkus (original title)
The Flying Circus was the largest traveling artist band in the country, and among its favorite artists were the rope-dancer, Laurento and the snake tamer, Ula Kiri. The hot blooded gypsy ... See full summary »

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Rasmus Ottesen ...
Emilie Otterdahl ...
Erna, hans Datter
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Lili Beck ...
Ula Kiri-Maja, Slangetæmmerske (as Lilli Beck)
Kirstine Friis-Hjorth ...
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Richard Jensen ...
Laurento, Linedanser
Stella Lind ...
Strøms stuepige
Charles Løwaas ...
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The Flying Circus was the largest traveling artist band in the country, and among its favorite artists were the rope-dancer, Laurento and the snake tamer, Ula Kiri. The hot blooded gypsy snake tamer is passionately in love with the attractive young man, hut he does not quite return her feelings. She is hasty and ill-tempered, and not far from being cruel to those depending on her. For the first time the Flying Circus pitches its tents in a small country town. The daughter of the mayor attends. The rope dancer meets her and for him it is a case of love at first sight, and he decides to do all in his power to win her. That night a great fire breaks out in the town, and the flying embers ignite the home of the mayor. The townspeople strive to deflect the flames, but all in vain. The mansion is doomed to destruction and it seems that the mayor's daughter must perish. At this juncture Laurento beats his way through the flames and scales the wall, and, picking up the frantic maiden, jumps ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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28 June 1913 (USA)  »

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Flying well, but no eagle.
5 March 2007 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

Quite a nice little adventure yarn from the early golden days of the Danish cinema, lovingly restored into near-pristine condition and released by the Danish Film Institute (on a DVD with what seems to be be the sequel, The Bear Tamer). It can seem a wee bit slow moving, but it never becomes boring - there's a fire and a great deal of jealousy and some perilous situations and last minute escapes. Pretty good for 1912. There's the additional bonus of the quite pretty Lili Bech, who must take home the Oscar as the most smoking woman on the screen - she has a cigar in her teeth about 98 percent of her screen time!

The circus picture was a very popular genre at that time. There are at least 4 circus movies from about 1910-1915 released by the Danish Film Institute.


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