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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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

Connections

Referenced in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) See more »

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Chanson de Matin
(1899) (uncredited)
Written by Edward Elgar
Played in the score
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Marion Davies' worst talkie.....

is not her fault. The script is second-rate and although she and Clark Gable try hard to inject some life into this film, they can't do it. Lots of possibilities for snappy lines as in other Davies vehicles ("Cain and Mabel," "Ever Since Eve," "Page Miss Glory," etc.) but the scripters settle on the dull and boring aspects of Davies (a circus star) trying to become a goody-two-shoes to please Gable (a minister). Even supporting stars like C. Aubrey Smith and Maude Eburne don't get much to do. Watch for a young Ray Milland in the church scenes. One compensation: Davies looks great!


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