Juggling in Movies

The Juggler (1953)

[Stanley Kramer film; Kirk Douglas, Richard Benedict, Alf Kjellin]

Kirk Douglas plays Hans Muller, a juggler and a Jewish concentration camp survivor, who emigrates to Israel in 1949 to begin a new life. When asked what he did when he was looking for a job, Muller said, "I'm a juggler." The response was, "What else can you do besides throw things up in the air?" Muller replied, "I throw things up in the air like Shakespeare was just a writer."

Douglas shows some skill with three clubs, doing behind the back throws and other basic tricks. Near the end, Douglas does a simple three ball routine.


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