Passed | | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
It has been suggested that this film won the Best Picture award by default because many members of the Academy were reluctant to vote for the anti-Joseph McCarthy western High Noon (1952), whose screenwriter Carl Foreman had just been blacklisted in Hollywood.
If he should make love well after this, pay no attention - it will be me.
In one scene Buttons the clown is wrapping cloth tape around Holly's trapeze bar. He wraps it for about a third of its length then lays it down. When he lays it down it is clear that there is almost no tape left on the roll. When he picks it back up a short time later the bar is wrapped almost three quarters of the way and the roll of tape is much bigger.
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