Life's merry-go-round goes full tilt for Agnes, a virtuous carny at Vienna's Prater just before the Great War. Her father is abused by their cruel boss, Huber, who may force himself on Agnes. A Count who's engaged to the daughter of the minister of defense chats up Agnes one night while he's slumming; she thinks he's Franz, a necktie salesman, and she falls in love with him. Is he using charm and guile to seduce her? Plus there's Bartholomew, a hunchback who's a barker at the Prater; his love for Agnes is unrequited. Are the fates blind or is there reward for virtue? Written by
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A Super Jewel Production. Universal, lacking a proprietary theater chain, used a 3-tiered branding system to market its feature product to independent theater owners: Red Feather (low-budget programmers), Bluebird (mainstream releases) and Jewel (prestige productions). As one of the few "Super Jewels", this film was virtually assured special treatment by exhibitors who would normally demand higher roadshow ticket prices. Universal would cease to brand its films by late 1929. See more
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THE MERRY GO ROUND WALTZ
(The Merry Go Round Theme)
Written by Paul Van Dyke (orchestrated by Maurice Baron) See more