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Circus Girl (1937)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 March 1937 (USA)
Trapeze artist Kay Rogers marries aerial-act member Charles Jerome, who immediately become jealous of fellow-trapeze artist Bob McAvoy, and sets out to kill him through a series of staged ... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Adele Buffington (screenplay), Bradford Ropes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
June Travis ... Kay Rogers
Robert Livingston ... Bob McAvoy
Donald Cook ... Charles Jerome
Betty Compson ... Carlotta
Charles Murray ... Slippery
Lucille Osborne Lucille Osborne ... Gloria
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Gabby
Emma Dunn ... Molly
John Wray ... Roebling
John Holland ... Reporter
Kathryn Sheldon Kathryn Sheldon ... Nurse
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Storyline

Trapeze artist Kay Rogers marries aerial-act member Charles Jerome, who immediately become jealous of fellow-trapeze artist Bob McAvoy, and sets out to kill him through a series of staged accidents including setting him up for a tiger mauling that goes awry and gets circus-performer Gloria instead. Members of the famed Escalante Family doubled the three leads. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Without a Net See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Edited into King of the Carnival (1955) See more »

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Considering the budget, it's a pretty good film.
10 August 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Donald Cook, June Travis and Robert Livingston star in this low-budget B-movie from Republic Pictures. The fact that this studio made it isn't surprising, as Livingston was a very familiar face in their cowboy films.

The film is set, not surprisingly, at a circus. The film is about three trapeze artists. A nice young lady (Travis) is infatuated with a handsome and VERY confident new man to their troop (Cook). Little does she know that the other trapeze artist (Livingston) is infatuated with her as well. Soon she marries Cook, but Cook quickly realizes Livingston is interested in Travis--and they get into a fight. Soon after this, Cook falls from the trapeze and he assumes Livingston dropped him by mistake. See the film to see what happens next in this circus romance.

All in all, a reasonably diverting film. There is a problem with the film, however, and that is the ending. This just didn't feel right and Travis' reaction was inexplicable. HOWEVER, this might not be the fault of the filmmakers. That's because the version now available is severely truncated--and runs well under an hour. Perhaps in its original form the ending made more sense and Travis' change of attitude made more sense. As is, it just seemed rushed and incomplete despite being an otherwise good film.


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