The Juggler (1953) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Hans Muller is a Jewish refugee from Germany. Relocating to Israel after World War II, he can not overcome the psychological effects of the war. After attacking a policeman, Hans becomes a fugitive, traveling through Israel with a teenage boy.

    - Written by Jeanne Armintrout <jeannee@uwyo.edu>
  • After being incarcerated in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a Jewish vaudevillian-juggler emigrates to Israel in hopes of beginning and making a new life. He is neurotic about authority and confinement, from his experiences in the Nazi death camps, and is quick to anger. When asked by an Israeli policeman for his identification papers, he smashes the police officer in the face. Thinking he has killed the man, he flees across the country, meets and falls in love with a young girl, and teachers a young orphan boy to juggle while searching for peace of mind.

    - Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>
  • In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life.

    - Written by nufs68


A man finds himself running from both the police and his own troubling memories in this drama. Hans Muller (Kirk Douglas)...

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