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7 Ratings

The Devil's Circus

Directed by Benjamin Christensen
United States, 1926
Silent, Drama


Mary and Carlstop are a trapeze artist and a pickpocket who get themselves almost fatally involved with Lieberkind, a lion-tamer, and his jealous wife Yonna.

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The Devil's Circus Directed by Benjamin Christensen

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    A friend (a colleague & enduring square peg in an unerodable round hole) proclaims abruptly during an early coffee intake that my fix on the silent cinema is just an aberrant extension of my job. The peremptory tone enamels her with firefly radiance, so bright it hurts to look upon, she feels she’s close to flashy clinical breakthrough. It’s morning and my gearwheels turn screechingly slow-mo, so I snap back a fuzzy

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