To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Let the show begin! Written by
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Locations - DeMille filmed the real circus performances in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. The Washington scene was filmed in what is now the parking lot for RFK Stadium, and the scenes of the circus being set up, are in the area near the sports complex in Philadelphia, where today there are stadiums for the Eagles and Phillies and an arena for the 76ers and Flyers. See more »
When Klaus is seen waving to stop the second section as the engine speeds towards him, the right Cylinder on the Locomotive are discharging steam. When Klaus' car is hit by the locomotive, there is no steam in sight. As a side note, the left Cylinder cock is not discharging steam, in fact both would very quickly alternate on and off. See more »
I send Angel for a doctor and she comes back with an *elephant*!
[Filled with sarcasm]
You better let Birdie bandage up the pixie if you want to say good bye to our boyfriend!
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Since this film was released in 1952, some scenes in the film will really be outdated (effects). But other than that, the film is a feast to the eyes and if you're sentimental, to the heart. With a seemingly thin plot, Cecil B. deMille made the film work with visuals and moments of suspense that is missing from a lot of big films nowadays. Mr. deMille is a master of epic films and this is one example. He made the circus one of the main characters in the film, that you will find yourself missing it at this day and age. A guilty pleasure? For me this is a magical pleasure.
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