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Variety (1925)

Varieté (original title)
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Boss Huller
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Frau Huller
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Warwick Ward ...
Artinelli
Alice Hechy
Georg John ...
Seeman
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Hafenarbeiter
Paul Rehkopf ...
Zuschauer auf dem Jahrmarkt
Charles Lincoln ...
Spanischer Artist
Georg Baselt
Trude Hesterberg ...
Zuschauerin imm Varieté
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(unconfirmed)
The Flying Codonas ...
Acrobatic Ensemble (as Die Drei Codonas)
Alex Hyde and his Original New York Jazz Orchestra ...
Alex Hyde and His Original New York Jazz Orchestra
Enrico Rastelli ...
Jongleur
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Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap side-show that displays ''erotic sensations''. But he longs for his former glamorous life in the circus. When he meets the orphan Berta-Marie, he falls under her spell and leaves his wife and young son behind. He makes Berta-Marie his partner in a new trapeze number. One day, the famous trapeze artist Artinelli takes note of them and engages them for his trapeze show in Berlin. Their salto mortale becomes an immediate sensation. Calculatedly and cold, Artinelli seduces Berta-Marie and destroys "Boss'" happiness. Written by Christian Taube <taube@isa.de>

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NOTHING EVER LIKE IT BEFORE! (original poster - all caps - USA) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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31 January 1926 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Jealousy  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

American humorist S. J. Perelman was so taken with this movie he wrote about it 40 years later in an essay entitled "And, in the Center Ring, That Stupendous Death-Defying Daredevil..." He said "Alfredo Cordona, the wizard of the flying rings, and his partners doubled for the actors. I saw the picture four times, reacting so volcanically to Cordona's forward triple somersault that I almost rent the chair in front of me to matchwood." See more »

Connections

Edited into Prisoner of Paradise (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Vaudeville
Theme song for British release
Music by Vivian Ellis
Lyrics by William Helmore
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Morality play
26 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Variete is a well-directed and well-acted morality play. Chock full of cynical humor and ironic twists, it keeps your attention throughout in expert fashion until the last 20 minutes of the movie. Then things unravel too quickly and too obviously to hit home with the intended impact of the final irony. Still, I give it 7 out of 10.


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