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Polly of the Circus (1932)

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When Polly Fisher, a circus aerialist, is hurt while performing, she is taken to the house of a nearby minister, John Hartley. As she recuperates, they fall in love with each other and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Polly
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Rev. John Hartley
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Rev. James Northcott
Raymond Hatton ...
Downey
David Landau ...
Beef
Ruth Selwyn ...
Mitzi
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Jennings
'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
Half-Pint (as Little Billy)
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Eric (as Guinn Williams)
Clark Marshall ...
Don
Lillian Elliott ...
Mrs. McNamara
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When Polly Fisher, a circus aerialist, is hurt while performing, she is taken to the house of a nearby minister, John Hartley. As she recuperates, they fall in love with each other and secretly marry. But when the truth leaks out , John's congregation rebels at having a circus woman as their minister's wife, and he is fired. Polly decides to leave John in hopes of giving back to him the calling that means so much to him. But fate steps in and rearranges all plans. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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27 February 1932 (USA)  »

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Polly of the Circus  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The original play opened in New York on 23 December 1907 See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Hearst and Davies Affair (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Chanson de Matin
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Edward Elgar
Played in the score
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The bishop's wife
12 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

The year before,Gable had been a salvation army officer ("the laughing sinners") ;in "Polly of the circus" ,he took the plunge and became a minister .Like the precedent work ,it has not aged as well as "possessed" in which Gable played opposite Joan Crawford ,or even "men in white" .The problem is Gable's clergyman uncle who is not prepared to accept an acrobat (of the circus)as his niece :his nephew 's career -he went to college so he should become a bishop- would be in jeopardy and he would be relegated to selling Bibles for about twenty-five measly dollars a week.The best scenes are to be found in the circus ,complete with somersaults (without a safety net)


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