Juggling in Movies

The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

[Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon]

Twelfth century Lombardy lies under the iron heel of German overlord Count Ulrich, The Hawk, but in the mountains, guerrillas yet resist. Lighthearted swashbuckling, plus romantic interludes with lovely hostage Anne.

Circus arts are used to fight the evil tyrant. Starting about 69 minutes into the movie, there are several juggling bits during the next 13 minutes. First, 3 club passers appear. Then a balance trick. Then, in the background, we see 3 balls in a cascade and 3 clubs in columns. Finally, someone uses shoulder chops with clubs to knock out his enemies.

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