Juggling in Movies

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

[Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour]

To ensure a profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground.

Opens with Massimiliano Truzzi juggling 3 clubs in a parade, with several under the leg throws. He is later seen juggling 5 clubs briefly. Just after this, Veronica Martell force bounces five balls, and forces them up into a cascade in the air. A devil stick is used briefly in the background. There are also good views of some excellent foot juggling by Miss Lani and two other women.

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