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Fixer Dugan (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 21 April 1939 (USA)
A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an ... See full summary »

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Ethel Myrtle 'Terry' O'Connell
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Aggie Moreno
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A.J. Barvin, Circus Owner
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Edward Gargan ...
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A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an orphanage. The circus' manager, known as "The Fixer", determines to help out the girl and punish the rival circus owner. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Double Daring  »

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The play originally opened in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on 1 May 1928. See more »

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A shot in Marysville, Kansas, shows a palm tree outside. See more »

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Opening credits are shown on round, trapeze-catcher platforms. See more »

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Oh Susanna
(1846)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played as background music at the circus
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A routine circus picture, but the stars are worth watching.
10 September 2002 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

The incomparable Lee Tracy stars as the title character, manager of a circus with many problems he fixes. The underrated child star, Virginia Weidler, becomes an orphan when her aerialist mother (Rita La Roy) falls to her death. She overhears some conmen planning to get two lions back for a rival circus and warns lion tamer Peggy Shannon. In retaliation, they inform the sheriff that Weidler is an underage orphan, so she is put in an orphanage. They also get the lions. Fixer Dugan, who is a bit of a conman himself, then has to get those lions and Weidler back. It's all pretty routine, but there is some suspense when a lion gets loose, and it's always fun to watch Tracy and Weidler.


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