France. The former Irish terrorist Maria II joins the vaudeville act of the French singer Maria I in Middle America in 1907. During their first performance on stage they invent - per chance - strip tease, and come to local stardom. When they come across a local rebellion, Maria I falls in love with the leader Flores. When he is mortally wounded, she promises to continue the revolution against military, capitalists and the church.
About 7 minutes into the movie, before Brigitte Bardot joins the artists, you can see four club jugglers in the background for about 8 seconds.