Under the Big Top

Under the Big Top

Anne Nagel
Director: Karl Brown Cast: Anne Nagel
Anne Nagel
, Marjorie Main
Marjorie Main
, Jack LaRue
Jack LaRue
Karl Brown


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Veteran cinematographer Karl Brown also had several directorial efforts to his credit. Most were on a par with Monogram's Under the Big Top: slick and mildly entertaining, but not much more. Circus aerialist Penny (Anne Nagel) may be the queen of the trapeze, but she can't seem to manage her life on solid ground. She spends most of the film as the romantic bone of contention between her partners Pablo and Ricardo (Grant Richards and Jack LaRue incongruously cast as brothers). Hostilities break up the act, but by film's end the hatchets have been buried and "The Three Flying Pennies" are soaring again. Future "Ma Kettle" Marjorie Main has a sizeable role as a circus manager.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
UPC: 0089218515391
Original Release: 1938
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:03:00

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Disc #1 -- Under the Big Top
2. Chapter 1 [9:27]
3. Chapter 2 [10:38]
4. Chapter 3 [9:41]
5. Chapter 4 [9:39]
6. Chapter 5 [12:09]
7. Chapter 6 [9:54]

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