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Polly of the Circus (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 27 February 1932 (USA)
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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Rev. John Hartley
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Rev. James Northcott
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Downey
David Landau ...
Beef
Ruth Selwyn ...
Mitzi
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Mrs. Jennings
'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
Half-Pint (as Little Billy)
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Eric (as Guinn Williams)
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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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Atriz do Circo  »

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Trivia

Aerialist stunts performed by Alfredo Codona and Vera Bruce. 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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Not so bad but not the best movie in Movie History!
29 June 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies and Clark Gable makes movie enjoyable. It's not the best classic movie but if you have nothing to do and have 70 mins to spare you'll like it. It's short and sweet, if it was longer maybe that would of been a problem. Marion Davies always makes a film enjoyable. Movie Historians try to say that the only reason Marion was a movie star was because of her association with William Randolph Hearst, that's not true. Marion always gave good performances, if she didn't maybe I would think that. Marion was good with comedy and drama which she displays in this movie. Marion was a fine comedian, fine actress, great with facial expressions and gestures, and natural. This movie is a Marion Davies production. She was good with coming up with plots and stories and getting great cast. Clark Gable is good in whatever he is. This movie isn't his greatest. But Clark Gable fans would like to see this.


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