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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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If you've seen one...
27 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

If you've seen one sensational circus film of the Danish silent era, you've seen them all, it would appear. This, "The Flying Circus", is only the second one I've seen, but it's nearly identical to the other, which is "The Great Circus Catastrophe" (Dødsspring til hest fra cirkuskuplen) released the same year. I've also seen the sequel to "The Flying Circus", "The Bear Tamer" (Bjørnetæmmeren), which I suppose would also be considered of the circus genre, but it's not really worth seeing even if you haven't seen a circus film (and apparently not many have; as of posting this comment, it's not even on this website yet). Alfred Lind helped to inaugurate the circus film in 1911 with "The Four Devils" (De fire djævle), which apparently hardly anyone has seen, either.

For the first ten or so minutes of "The Flying Circus", it is rather slow going, with the setting up of the circus in the city and the introduction of the characters, although setting up a story is rather neglected. As with "The Great Circus Catastrophe", of what story there is serves to loosely connect sensational episodes, such as rescuing a damsel in distress from a burning building (included in both movies). The main dilemma in both films is the protagonist's decision between a good and a bad woman, with all the jealousy and danger that ensues. In "The Flying Circus", there's more classism involved. At least, there are few intertitles and it's rather short. As well, it's interesting to see what passed for popular entertainment in the motion-picture industry then.


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