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Under the Big Top (1938)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  31 August 1938 (USA)
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A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her domineering aunt to be the best aerialist in the world. When she begins to fall for one of the two men in her act, her mother ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ...
Sara Post
Anne Nagel ...
Penny
Jack La Rue ...
Ricardo Le Grande (as Jack LaRue)
Grant Richards ...
Pablo Le Grande
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ...
Juba (as Snowflake)
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Marie
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Herman
George Cleveland ...
Joe
Rolfe Sedan ...
Pierre
Charlene Wyatt ...
Penny as a Child
Harry Harvey ...
McCarthy
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A pretty young circus trapeze artist is pushed by her domineering aunt to be the best aerialist in the world. When she begins to fall for one of the two men in her act, her mother determines to break up the romance. So does the other trapeze artist, who is also in love with her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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aunt | circus | niece | love triangle

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Tense drama on the trapeze 100 ft. above the sawdust... and only a split second to make a decision that meant death!

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Drama | Romance

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31 August 1938 (USA)  »

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The Circus Comes to Town  »

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This movie delivers 64 minutes of excellent entertainment
6 March 2006 | by (adelaide) – See all my reviews

It is a Circus story and I will not summarize the plot and thus spoil your enjoyment ( I hate Spoilers). It would have been shown in the as a second feature and preceded the main feature. The director .Karl Brown started his movie career in 1914 working with the great D W Griffith. He become a superb cinematographer and his credits include many of the great films of the Silent Era. He can be seen in the TV series "Holluwood" that is devoted to the silent movie era. I was very impressed by his intelligence and generous good nature. Such men have have made the great heritage of Hollywood movies. Relax and enjoy : Under the Big Top " I only wish that today,s Hollywood would make more pleasant films like this one


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