Juggling in Movies

War and Peace (1956)

[Henry Fonda, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer, Anita Ekberg, Herbert Lom]

Spruced up adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel about the life of a Russian family during the War of 1812. The historical and personal events are seen mostly through the eyes of Natasha, who is 16 years old at the start of the movie.

In the second half of the film there is a scene of a soldier's party. One unidentified soldier juggles three champagne bottles, standing next to Henry Fonda, who holds a similar bottle himself. The chap does a basic cascade, flips up a bottle to Fonda and takes another bottle and continues with his cascade. I recall a few doubles in the mix. Fonda also juggles, though with just the two bottles. For a moment there are five bottles in motion side by side, though they never exchange any.


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