• Swing High (1932)

    *** (out of 4)

    Oscar nominated short with Pete Smith narrating this look at The Flying Codonas, a fourth generation family of trapeze artists. The high wire acts are pretty exciting and the film moves along very well. According to the intro, this film originally won the Oscar by three votes but back then that would mean a tie. Another film's producer, Mack Sennett, demanded a recount and on that vote his film won.

    The history of this film is very interesting to say the least.

    If you're interested in seeing this then Turner Classic Movies shows it quite often.