Man On A Tightrope (1953) (DVD)
Starring: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame and Cameron Mitchell
Karel Cernik (Fredric March) is the leader of a Czechoslovakian circus troupe. When the country falls under Communist rule, the proud and independent Cernik finds that he is no longer free to operate his circus as he sees fit. Many of his performers are conscripted into military service, and his equipment and possessions are declared government property. Aside from the politics, he has his daughters romance with the handsome but unreliable lion tamer to deal with.
Finally, when Cerniks remaining performers are ordered to insert pro-Communist messages into their acts, he decides that he can take no more. He hatches a plan. But is there a Communist spy in the circus?
A triumphant drama of a circus, escape and suspense from the writer of The Best Years of Our Lives and the director of A Streetcar
Release Date: 12th May 2014
Director: Elia Kazan
Running Time: 90 min
Cat No: 135043
No Disc: 1
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