Flick Review < The Devil's Circus | Benjamin Christensen, 1926



Benjamin Christensen, 1926 / Silent, USA
Stars: Norma Shearer, Charles Emmett Mack, Carmel Myers

A pickpocket and a trapeze artist fall in love, but their relationship is threatened by 
a cruel lion tamer and his jealous wife.


This is Christensen’s first American film, in which the circus meets the Devil. 
Almost a sequel to Haxan, the Devil appears a number of times to demonstrate
that it is he who pulls the strings in every human drama, from unhappy love
affairs to world war.


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