The implausibility and absurdity of the finale seems to completely obliterate any prior positives the film had going for it. I don’t think my opinion of a film has ever changed as quickly as it did with "Berserk". I went from ‘pleasantly surprised’ in the first 93 mins to ‘so ridiculous, it’s funny’ in the last 3 mins. Not recommended unless you're a huge Crawford fan.
Unremarkable B-movie big top murder mystery was one of Joan Crawford's later paychecks. The plot is slow-paced and the conclusion of the mystery not too satisfying. Much of the running time is padded out with full-length circus acts (including some sideshow performers in a very fun offbeat musical number), which are often more entertaining than the story itself. Watchable, but instantly forgettable.