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The Big Show (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 14 July 1961 (West Germany)
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Hillary Allen
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Josef Everard
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Bruno Everard
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Klaus Everard
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Carlotta Martinez
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Garda Everard
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Hans Everard
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Teresa Vizzini
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Fredrik Everard
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Pietro Vizzini
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Trivia

The last of three movies written by screenwriter Philip Yordan, based on the novel, "I'll Never Go Home Again," by Jerome Weidman. The other two were House of Strangers (1949) with Edward G. Robinson, and Broken Lance (1954), with Spencer Tracy (for which Yordan won an Oscar for Best Story). See more »

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Version of House of Strangers (1949) See more »

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Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
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Music by Johann Strauss
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Ho-Hum
26 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Boring melodrama about a family of circus performers. I only watched it for Esther Williams and I was sorely disappointed she has little to do but play the rich lady slumming with Cliff Robertson. If these were the kinds of roles she was being offered, it's no surprise Esther would retire from the screen a couple of years later. The story is uninteresting. Good son (Robertson), bad son (Robert Vaughn), hard-to-please father (Nehemiah Persoff). It's a variation on "House of Strangers" and not the least bit exciting. All in all, a mediocre film that's instantly forgettable. I can't recommend it as anything other than a sleep aid.


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