Favorite aunt Jessica arrives three days before the society wedding of Carol Bannister, who is convinced the silver leprechaun she receives among the wedding gifts is from her grandfather, Jessica's late husband Frank's brother Neil Fletcher, who is presumed dead. When the antiques salesman sort of recognizes his picture as the out of town buyer, Jessica guesses right that he may be among Edgar Carmody's family circus which was in town then, and goes snooping there. She is on Neil's trail, as he works there as a clown under the name Carl Schulman, as Edgar knows. Neil/Carl ran but is arrested after unpopular Hank Sutter, who harassed fellow artist Katie McCallum and bullied her teenage son Charlie, is found dead near, however not trampled by, elephants as none has a blood-stained foot, but beaten to death instead. Neil explains why he staged his own death to escape his loveless marriage. Jessica is determined to prove her brother-in-law's innocence, investigating the other circus ...
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When Carl is putting on his clown makeup, a close-up shows most of his right cheek covered in clown white. In the next shot, his cheek is clean and he starts applying make-up to it again. See more
Love and loyalty. How admirable. A sentiment that certainly has its place... embroidered on a throw pillow.
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