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8 May 1912 (Denmark) See more »
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Lili Beck ... Ula-Kiri-Maja (as Lili Bech)
Peter Fjelstrup
Richard Jensen
Alfred Lind ... The Bear Tamer

Directed by
Alfred Lind 
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(in alphabetical order)
Alfred Lind 

Cinematography by
Alfred Lind 

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Also Known As:
"Bjørnetæmmeren" - Denmark (original title)
"The Bear Tamer from the Flying Circus" - International (English title)
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50 min | Denmark:41 min (DVD edition)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Rasmus Ottesen was originally cast as the bear tamer, but the bear gave him a nasty bite in the arm and he had to be replaced.See more »
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Follows The Flying Circus (1912)See more »


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Fiery love, 1 January 2011
Author: ackstasis from Australia

To date, I've seen two 1912 Danish circus films directed by Alfred Lind, which ought to be more than sufficient to get me married one of these days. Unfortunately, the second installment in this little-known melodramatic saga is far less interesting than its predecessor, 'The Flying Circus (1912).' The earlier film at least had all the components of an entertaining circus drama: high-wire antics, burning buildings, high-wire antics from burning buildings...

'The Bear Tamer (1912)' barely takes place in a circus at all, and the frequent bear-dancing is a depressing reminder of how miserable the lives of circus animals have always been. The three-act story revolves around a Bear Tamer (played by the director himself), who marries the vampiric Ula-Kiri-Maja (Lili Bech, seemingly reprising her role from the previous film). When the woman becomes unfaithful, the Bear Tamer decides that a trained bear should be utilised in his retribution.

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