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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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Eric Solden
Carol Christensen ...
Garda Everard
Kurt Pecher ...
Hans Everard
Renate Mannhardt ...
Teresa Vizzini
Franco Andrei ...
Fredrik Everard
Peter Capell ...
Pietro Vizzini
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Judge Richter
Philo Hauser ...
Ringmaster
Mariza Tomic ...
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Ed Sullivan says: "THIS IS REALLY THE BIG SHOW" (original print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Diabos do Circo  »

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Trivia

Esther Williams last Hollywood movie role. (She made one final movie, 'Magic Fountain (1963)_, a Spanish film, with her future husband, Fernando Lamas.) See more »

Connections

Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: The Last Patriarch (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
(uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played during the opening credits
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The Bears!
7 November 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A good cast struggles with a silly, mawkish script about how the children of tyrannical circus owner Nehemiah Persoff struggle for control of the circus -- a remake of HOUSE OF STRANGERS -- and the result is boring, but some pretty shots of mountains and great animal acts -- including trained polar bears and hippopotomi -- make this worth seeing at least once.

The casting is interesting. Esther Williams is present for star power, even though, as others have noted, wet she's a star, dry she's nothing. The rest of the cast is excellent, including Robert Vaughn and Cliff Robertson before they hit it big, but they aren't given much help in direction. Still the animal acts may make this worth your time.


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