At the Circus (1939) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • Jeff Wilson, the owner of a small circus, owes his partner Carter $10000. Before Jeff can pay, Carter lets his accomplices steal the money, so he can take over the circus. Antonio Pirelli and Punchy, who work at the circus, together with lawyer Loophole try to find the thief and get the money back.

    - Written by Michael Zolk <mzolk@ix.urz.uni-heidelberg.de>
  • A wealthy young man forsakes the fortune of his rich aunt to run the circus in which his sweetheart and he perform. But when the evil owner steals the money to pay off the mortgage, the only people who can help are the strongman Goliath's assistant Punchy, circus hand Antonio Pirelli, and Antonio's shyster friend, J. Cheever Loophole. Oh, and a gorilla named Gibraltar.

    - Written by Gary Dickerson
  • The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

    - Written by Shannon Patrick Sullivan <shannon@mun.ca>


A circus strongman named Goliath (Nat Pendleton) and the circus midget Little Professor Atom (Jerry Maren) are accomplices of the bad guy Carter (James Burke) who is trying to take over the circus...

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