Juggling in Movies

Sensations of 1945 (1944)

[Eleanor Powell, W.C. Fields, Cab Calloway, Sophie Tucker, Lyle Talbot]

This is an entertaining movie featuring many excellent variety acts, presented well, not just as background fluff.

Some club juggling appears by Duke Johnson, his brother Red Johnson, and Duke's son, and the Christianis. Note how a 4 club juggler is moments later doing 3, after a quick scene change, with the missing fourth club nowhere in sight. There is some amazing acrobatics. Someone rides a tall unicycle while inverted, peddling with his hands. Hubert Castle performs a good piece of his amazing comedy tightwire act, in which he plays drunk.

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