Pierre is a young and handsome circus rider whose mother has long tolerated his amorous adventures but becomes genuinely concerned when he actually falls in love. She reveals to him that he's the son of a wealthy man, whom she could not marry because of the circus life. But Pierre uses this knowledge as a springboard to wealth and fame himself, as an automobile maker in the early days of the industry, and as a munitions dealer when war breaks out. But his ambition seems to take its toll on all his relationships, and he seems unaware that he is over-reaching himself...
Gary Dickerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Via a telegram, we learn that the town of Pentland is in Illinois. See more
At the beginning of the film, Pierre is shown at the circus getting on a horse and going around the ring counter-clockwise. But, in the close-up shots, he is going around clockwise. See more
I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover
Music by Harry M. Woods
Played on the organ when Pierre tells his mother he hates the circus See more