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Adele Buffington (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1 March 1937 (USA) See more »
Trapeze artist Kay Rogers marries aerial-act member Charles Jerome, who immediately become jealous of fellow-trapeze artist Bob McAvoy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Considering the budget, it's a pretty good film. See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

June Travis ... Kay Rogers

Robert Livingston ... Bob McAvoy

Donald Cook ... Charles Jerome

Betty Compson ... Carlotta
Charles Murray ... Slippery
Lucille Osborne ... Gloria
Donald Kerr ... Gabby
Emma Dunn ... Molly

John Wray ... Roebling
John Holland ... Reporter
Kathryn Sheldon ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlene Arnold ... (uncredited)
Joanne Arnold ... (uncredited)
Johnny Berry ... Young Boy (uncredited)
Eugene Cavecche ... Circus Performer (uncredited)
Gloria Cavecche ... Circus Performer (uncredited)
Jiulio Cavecche ... Circus Performer (uncredited)
Louis Cavecche ... Circus Performer (uncredited)

Charles King ... Doorman (uncredited)
Elaine Koehler ... Circus Performer (uncredited)

Wilfred Lucas ... Doctor (uncredited)

Lynne Roberts ... Young Girl, as Lynn Roberts (uncredited)

Carleton Young ... Aerialist (uncredited)

Directed by
John H. Auer 
Writing credits
Adele Buffington (screenplay) and
Bradford Ropes (screenplay)

Frank R. Adams (story "Without a Net")

Produced by
Charles A. Browne .... associate producer
Nat Levine .... producer
Herman Schlom .... executive producer
Original Music by
Karl Hajos (uncredited)
Hugo Riesenfeld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta  (as Jack Marta)
Film Editing by
Lester Orlebeck 
Costume Design by
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound engineer
Eugene Cavecche .... stunts (uncredited)
Gloria Cavecche .... stunts (uncredited)
Jiulio Cavecche .... stunts (uncredited)
Louis Cavecche .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nels Mathias .... grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Murray Seldeen .... supervising editor
Music Department
Harry Grey .... music supervisor
Arthur Knowlton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter Compton .... publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
66 min | USA:53 min (edited version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

This film and Michael O'Halloran (1937) played on a double bill in some theaters during their original release.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Three Texas Steers (1939)See more »


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Considering the budget, it's a pretty good film., 10 August 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Donald Cook, June Travis and Robert Livingston star in this low-budget B-movie from Republic Pictures. The fact that this studio made it isn't surprising, as Livingston was a very familiar face in their cowboy films.

The film is set, not surprisingly, at a circus. The film is about three trapeze artists. A nice young lady (Travis) is infatuated with a handsome and VERY confident new man to their troop (Cook). Little does she know that the other trapeze artist (Livingston) is infatuated with her as well. Soon she marries Cook, but Cook quickly realizes Livingston is interested in Travis--and they get into a fight. Soon after this, Cook falls from the trapeze and he assumes Livingston dropped him by mistake. See the film to see what happens next in this circus romance.

All in all, a reasonably diverting film. There is a problem with the film, however, and that is the ending. This just didn't feel right and Travis' reaction was inexplicable. HOWEVER, this might not be the fault of the filmmakers. That's because the version now available is severely truncated--and runs well under an hour. Perhaps in its original form the ending made more sense and Travis' change of attitude made more sense. As is, it just seemed rushed and incomplete despite being an otherwise good film.

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