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Christine of the Big Tops (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | August 1926 (USA)
When her circus-performer parents die in an accident, Christine, a young girl, is raised by other circus-performers, including Hagan, a balloon-vender, and Pete Barman as her guardians. ... See full summary »

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When her circus-performer parents die in an accident, Christine, a young girl, is raised by other circus-performers, including Hagan, a balloon-vender, and Pete Barman as her guardians. When she grows up, she asks to also become a performer, and Barman agrees. Bob Hastings joins the traveling circus as its doctor, and he and Christine fall in love. This angers Barman, who is also in love with her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Christina, A Trapezista  »

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No Fool Like a Young Fool
6 November 2015 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

When Doctor Cullen Landis botches his first major surgery, his father mocks him and his best girl throws him over. He winds up a doctor with a circus, where he and star trapeze artist Pauline Garon fall in love. However, circus owner Robert Graves wants her too in this so-so circus melodrama.

Part of the problem with what should be an unobjectionable Poverty Row production may be that whoever cut down the copy I saw did a poor job of pacing. While the IMDb lists its running time as 65 minutes, the Grapevine Video DVD timed in ten minutes shorter. A real problem is Miss Garon's performance. She is far too coquettish.

Director Archie Mayo may not have had enough time to get good performances, but he does handle the comedy segments with a light touch. The result is a watchable B movie.


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