The Big Circus

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Hitchcock's old scriptwriter from Blackmail, Charles Bennett, worked on the screenplay of this pleasing big-top melodrama. Circus owner Mature is left bankrupt when his erstwhile partners walk out on him. He begs a bank loan and puts the show back on the road. But somebody is out to get him. The story is straggly but there are plenty of incidental pleasures: Peter Lorre does a turn as a clown, and matters close with a walk across Niagara Falls.

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Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph M Newman
Screenwriter: Irwin Allen, Charles Bennett, Irving Wallace
Cast: Victor Mature
Red Buttons
Rhonda Fleming
Kathryn Grant
Vincent Price
Peter Lorre
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