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Gentleman Ted Rogers
'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
P.W. Melrose (as Little Billy)
Alan Roscoe ...
Ghandi
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Bowen (the canvas boss)
R.E. 'Tex' Madsen ...
Tall man (as Texas Madesen)
Martha McGruger ...
Fat lady
Steve Clemente ...
Knife thrower (as Steve Clemento)
Janet Ford ...
Knife thrower's aide
Paul Desmuke ...
Armless man
Bert Price ...
Tattooed man
Chester Morton ...
Thin man
Jacques Ray ...
Fire eater
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Melrose's circus is being threatened by his competitor, who's angry that Melrose has outmanuevered him in bookings; what he doesn't know is that the competitor has also planted a saboteur who creates accidents in hopes of reducing the value of the circus. Meanwhile, he's also hired a beautiful young woman as the magician's assistant, with eyes toward more - but he realizes that, as a midget, she won't have him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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11 December 1928 (USA)  »

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The Performance of 'Little Billy' Rhodes' career
31 August 2003 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a solid, entertaining drama from veteran director Erle C. Kenton. But the standout is a superb performance from 'Little Billy' Rhodes as the owner of a circus who is hopelessly in love with a 'normal-sized' woman and doesn't do anything about it. Rhodes brings out the despair and strength of this man who can be tough and demanding and tragic -- all within seconds in a scene. A great job in a good film. One wonders if Tod Browning saw this movie and maybe was inspired a little for his classic "FREAKS".


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