Circus clown Felix Heidemann marries Lisa in a whirlwind. Part owner Jerry Franklin, who is also in love with Lisa, is taken aback. In her drunken exuberance Lisa accidentally releases a tiger that seriously mauls Jerry. Four years later, Lisa has married wheelchair-bound Jerry out of pity, but she did not divorce Felix. The two owners of the circus have an agreement that gives each an option to buy the other owner out for $180,000. The second owner, Judd Curtis, comes to Felix telling him he wants the money Felix is raising for Jerry for his own use or he will tell Jerry about Lisa and Felix. Another clown, Tim Durant, tries to oust Felix from the circus to take his job by supporting Curtis, in his bid to buy out Jerry. Felix consults Perry Mason, and everyone goes to the circus that evening, including Lt. Tragg who has been called about an attempted murder. During Felix's act, the main attraction, one stunt involves blank cartridges, but one shot fired was a live round that kills ... Written by
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Ken Curtis, seen here as Tim Durant, had a recurring role in one of the longest running series in TV history: Between 1959 and 1975, Curtis appeared in 304 episodes of Gunsmoke, usually as Sheriff Dillon's hayseed sidekick Festus. See more
Two people standing a few feet away from the murderer fail to hear the report from his murder weapon, a .357 Magnum revolver. See more
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The threshold. I've got to carry you.
The threshold. The threshold.