- Original title
- Running time
- 95 min.
Ewald André Dupont
Ewald André Dupont (Novel: Felix Hollaender)
Karl Freund, Carl Hoffmann (B&W)
Lya De Putti,
Universum Film (UFA)
Drama. Romance | Silent Film. Circus. Jealousy. Crime. German Expressionism
- Synopsis / Plot
- The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap side-show that displays ''erotic sensations''. But he longs for his former glamorous life in the circus. When he meets the orphan Berta-Marie, he falls under her spell and leaves his wife and young son behind. He makes Berta-Marie his partner in a new trapeze number. One day, the famous trapeze artist Artinelli takes note of them and engages them for his trapeze show in Berlin. Their salto mortale becomes an immediate sensation.
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