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Woman inherits a traveling circus which brings financial difficulties.

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Smiley Johnson
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Frankie
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Mary Rainey
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Bud Conway
Tom Howard ...
Amos K. Shrewsberry
Dave Chasen ...
Dave
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Dalton - the Ringmaster
Adolph Milar ...
Foltz - the Lion Tamer
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Nero
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Mrs. Conway
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Mr. Conway (as Edward Martindale)
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Grace Conway
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Lord Hugo Gwynne (as Tyrrell Davis)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Gemora ...
Charlie the Gorilla (uncredited)
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Boy at Circus (uncredited)
Ethel Loreen Greer ...
Carmencita, The Fat Lady (uncredited)
James J. Jeffries ...
Extra (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ...
Waiter at Dinner Party (uncredited)

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Frank Capra ... (as Frank R. Capra)

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Jo Swerling ... (dialogue and continuity) and
Dorothy Howell ... (dialogue and continuity)
 
James Gleason ... (book of musical play) and
Maurice Marks ... (book of musical play)

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Harry Cohn ... producer
Frank Capra ... producer (uncredited)

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Joseph Walker ... (photography) (as Joe Walker)

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Maurice Wright ... film editor

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Harrison Wiley ... (uncredited)

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Sam Nelson ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Edward Bernds ... sound technician (as E.L. Bernds)
John P. Livadary ... chief sound engineer (uncredited)

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C. Bakaleinikoff ... musical director (as Bakaleinikoff)
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Plot Summary

After her father's death, Mary Rainey takes over the Rainey Circus (which operates twice daily, rain or shine) but runs into financial troubles. In one bit reminiscent of the Marx Brothers, the circus performers are up to some ridiculous antics at a dinner party with the family of Bud Conway, Mary's beau. As times become worse and the performers go on strike, Mary must try to save the circus from rioting patrons. Written by Paul Donahue

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Also Known As
  • Pasa el circo (Spain)
  • Luci del circo (Italy)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia The circus tent was set up in Burbank California, on the ranch of former heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries, who also appeared as an extra. See more »
Soundtracks Happy Days Are Here Again See more »
Quotes Smiley Johnson: You will also see the voluptuous princess de shimmy. The most gorgeous Oriental dancer in the world today. Why, she wiggles and shakes like a bowl of jelly on a frosty morning.
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