Passed | | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Lucille Ball was Cecil B. DeMille's first choice for the role of Angel, but she was pregnant with daughter Lucie, and was replaced by Gloria Grahame. Paulette Goddard also campaigned strongly for the role but was turned down owing to her reluctance to perform stunt scenes.
Buttons! If that detective sees you doing this, he won't need *fingerprints*!
Jimmy Stewart's character, Buttons, has sharp edges around his mouth and eyes. It is said that round corners are softer and more appealing to children. Sharp corners are frightening and provoke fear.