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Five Men in a Circus 1935

  • Mikio Naruse
  • June 3, 1935
  • 65 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Comedy
The main focus is on the 5 member band of a small circus as it runs into problems while touring rural Japan. It also pays lots of attention to the two daughters of the aging and irascible ringmaster-circus owner. The high points are the sound (and score) and cinematography featuring a lot of vertiginous panning (appropriate - as high wire trapeze artists are also an important element in the film). A fascinating side-light on 30s Japan.


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