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Trapeze (1956)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  30 May 1956 (USA)
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mike Ribble
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Tino Orsini
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Lola
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Rosa
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Bouglione
Johnny Puleo ...
Max (dwarf) (as John Puleo)
Minor Watson ...
John Ringling North
Gérard Landry ...
Chikki (as Gerard Landry)
Jean-Pierre Kérien ...
Otto (as Jean-Pierre Kerien)
Sidney James ...
Snake Charmer
Gimma Boys ...
Circus family children
Los Arriolas ...
Specialty Act
Gamil Ratib ...
Stefan
Pierre Tabard ...
Paul
Edward Hagopian ...
3rd partner of Lola
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Storyline

Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist - and the only to have completed a triple somersault - before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to covince Mike to teach him the 'triple'. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act. Written by Colin Tinto <cst@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

High...High...High...Above Them All! - in excitement! - in spectacle! - in fire, flesh and fury! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trapeze  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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(Western Electric Recording) (optical prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (magnetic prints)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sally Marlowe was cast as Gina Lollobrigida's stunt double until Marlowe broke her nose on set. Willy Krause, a close personal friend of Burt Lancaster, was asked to fill in as Ms. Lollobrigida's stunt double. He accepted the role. See more »

Quotes

Bouglione: In my circus there is only one way... MY way.
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Connections

Referenced in Cheers: Peterson Crusoe (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Danube (An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314)
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
Played during the trapeze routines
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Very Entertaining Film
7 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed this great 1956 Classic film starring Burt Lancaster, (Mike Riddle) who gave an outstanding performance as an experienced trapeze artist. In real life, Burt left Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in his second year and decided to join a circus and traveled all around performing on the high wires. As Burt's movie career became successful, he had the opportunity to make this picture which he had longed to do for many years. Burt teams up with Tony Curtis, (Tino Orsini) who gave a great supporting role along with the beautiful Gina Lollobrigida, (Lola) who added her great charm to this picture and had two men fighting over her for her love. Thomas Gomez,(Bouglione) was the circus manager and gave an outstanding performance to his role as a man who ran his circus with an iron fist. This is a great picture with great veteran actors, enjoy.


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