Juggling in Movies

The Pirate (1948)

[Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen, George Zucco]

A girl is engaged to the local rich man, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Val Setz juggles 3 clubs in a circus parade about 12 minutes into the movie. His character is announced as one who juggles 7 balls in the air at the same time, while balancing a sword on the tip of his nose. However, he is only shown juggling 3 clubs for 30 seconds, doing double spins, 1 up 2 up, under alternating leg throws from the right hand, and flat overhand tosses.


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