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Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes

Colourful circus drama in which the manager of a small travelling show decides to mount a continental tour to avert financial crisis and, at the same time, find the mother of his 14-year-old daughter. However, disaster strikes when their boat sinks in a European harbour. Having salvaged what he can, the owner declares that the show must go on and plays to huge crowds. Then a mysterious woman appears on the scene.

Last on

Fri 23 Aug 2013 10:35 BBC Two

Credits

Matt Masters
John Wayne
Lili Alfredo
Rita Hayworth
Toni Alfredo
Claudia Cardinale
Steve McCabe
John Smith
Cap Carson
Lloyd Nolan
Aldo Alfredo
Richard Conte
Emile Schuman
Hans Dantes
Mrs Schuman
Wanda Rotha
Henry Hathaway
Producer
Samuel Bronston
Writer
Ben Hecht
Writer
Julian Halevy
Writer
James Edward Grant

Broadcasts

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