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King of the Carnival (1955)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  27 June 1955 (USA)
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Treasury agents go after a ring of counterfeiters operating out of a traveling carnival.



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Complete credited cast:
Harry Lauter ...
Bert King
Fran Bennett ...
June Edwards
Keith Richards ...
Robert Shayne ...
Jess Carter
Gregory Gaye ...
Zorn (as Gregory Gay)
Rick Vallin ...
Agent Art Kerr
Robert Clarke ...
Agent Jim Hayes
Terry Frost ...
Travis, Henchman
Mauritz Hugo ...
Sam, the Barker [Ch.1]
Lee Roberts ...
Hank, Henchman
Chris Mitchell ...
Bill [Ch.5]
Mac, the Acrobat [Ch.1]
Tom Steele ...
Matt Winston, Acrobat [Ch.7]
George DeNormand ...
Garth, Knife Thrower [Ch.3]


Treasury agents go after a ring of counterfeiters operating out of a traveling carnival.

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Release Date:

27 June 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

King of the Circus  »

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$177,050 (estimated)

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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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King of the Carnival last bow for Republic serials
26 July 2008 | by (Hamilton OHIO) – See all my reviews

When King of the Carnival hit theater screens in 1956, it would be the last in a long line of Republic serials. Television had already made its impact on Saturday afternoon movie fans, and even the serial's regular companion, the B western, had already bitten the dust. The plot of counterfeiters working under at a carnival was more suitable for a B detective feature. The serial's hero Harry Lauter was familiar to young fans as Ranger Clay Morgan, Jace Pearson's partner on Tales of the Texas Rangers. He had already starred in another Republic serial, Trader Tom of the South Seas. Republic itself would close its doors forever in a few more years. But it left behind cinema memories for two generations of fans.

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