Circus World (1964)

 


 

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In the early years of the 20th century, Matt Masters takes his rambling Wild West Show to Europe. His decision is prompted by his desire to find Lili Alfredo, who disappeared fourteen years earlier following the death of her husband, The Flying Alfredo. At the time it was believed that Alfredo dove to his death deliberately when he realized his wife loved Matt and not him. Toni, a beautiful trapeze performer, raised by Matt is actually Lili\’s daughter, and she is in love with Steve McCabe, one of the stars on Matt\’s show. Doing their first show in Barcelona, aboard a ship, the ship keels over and Matt loses his show. Now broke, he leaves for Paris with Toni, Steve and his long-time friend, Cap Carson, to seek a job with Colonel Purdy\’s Wild West Show. But a year later, Matt has rebuilt his own show. First to be signed is a remarkable 12-year-old wire-walker named Giovana, and her guardian, Tojo the Clown, whose real named is Aldo Alfredo, formerly of the Flying Alfredos. Continuing his search for Lili, Matt\’s show plays Brussels, Vienna, Prague, Copenhagen, Rome, Milan, and finally Madrid, where Lili is part of the audience.

Written by
Les Adams {[email protected]}

Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.

Written by
Jim Beaver <[email protected]>

Genre: Drama,Western

Circus World (1964)
  
Release Date:25 June 1964 (USA)
Country:USA , Spain
Director:Henry Hathaway
Cast:
  • John Wayne
  • Claudia Cardinale
  • Rita Hayworth
  • Lloyd Nolan
  • Richard Conte
  • John Smith
  • Katharyna
  • Katherine Kath
  • Wanda Rotha
  • Margaret MacGrath
  • Miles Malleson
  • José María Caffarel
  • Kay Walsh
  • Francois Calepides
  • Robert Cunningham


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4 Responses to Circus World (1964)

  1. AndersonWhitbeck

    Frank Capra a legend of Hollywood who fell upon difficult times was the Director of this film but he soon found out Duke Wayne called all the shots on his movies..so Capra ankled the pic and was replaced by western director Henry Hathaway who had recently either quit or been fired from Kim Novak’s Of Human Bondage becuase Hathway found out on her movies Miss Novak like Duke Wayne ran the set. I never ever understood while Hathaway was hired for Of Human Bondage in the first place, it seems the completely wrong choice.

  2. Figaro14

    I seem to recall that the roadshow version of Circus World was a 70mm Cinerama film, projected on the curved screen. Does anyone else remember this?

  3. hobnob53

    CIRCUS WORLD is one of the four Samuel Bronston films the Weinstein Group is supposed to be releasing to DVD in 2008.

    EL CID is in fact coming out on Jan. 29, 2008. But as yet no word about CW, 55 DAYS AT PEKING or THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

    Will keep an eye out for further information. Frankly, CIRCUS WORLD is definitely not in the same league with the others, but they’re all long overdue for release.

  4. Adventure369

    Miss Hayworth a true movie star was relegated to 3rd billing ( and glad to get it) in this John Wayne extravaganza. After Miss Hayworth left Columbia her star faded. Too bad and too sad. A real Legend. And from what I hear she had not one enemy in Hollywood which is truly astouding. Kim Novak recently is quoted as saying that Miss Hayworth was the nicest person she ever met in Hollywood. Lucille Ball also tried to showcase her to keep her in the public eye, but that failed too. Lucy was very loyal to the great stars of the

    30′s and 40′s…Stanwyck, Jean Arthur, Hayworth.

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