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The Big Circus (1959)

TV-PG
109 min | Drama

A circus owner tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road, despite the efforts of a murderous saboteur who has decided that the show must not go on.
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Writers
Irwin Allen (screenplay) (story) | Charles Bennett (screenplay) | Irving Wallace (screenplay)
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Winton C. Hoch (as Winton Hoch)
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Updated Jul 5, 1959

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Jul 5, 1959 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Victor Mature
Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling   See fewer
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Red Buttons
Randy Sherman Randy Sherman   See fewer
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Rhonda Fleming
Helen Harrison Helen Harrison   See fewer
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Kathryn Grant
Jeannie Whirling Jeannie Whirling   See fewer
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Vincent Price
Hans Hagenfeld Hans Hagenfeld   See fewer
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Gilbert Roland
Zach Colino Zach Colino   See fewer
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Peter Lorre
Skeeter Skeeter   See fewer
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David Nelson
Tommy Gordon Tommy Gordon   See fewer
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Adele Mara
Maria 'Mama' Colino Maria 'Mama' Colino   See fewer
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Howard McNear
Mr. Lomax Mr. Lomax   See fewer
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Charles Watts
Jonathan T. Nelson Jonathan T. Nelson   See fewer
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Steve Allen
Steve Allen Steve Allen   See fewer
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Fay Alexander
Trapeze Artist (uncredited) Trapeze Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Bacon
James Bacon - Reporter (uncredited) James Bacon - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nesdon Booth
Jules Borman - Rival Circus Owner (uncredited) Jules Borman - Rival Circus Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cisar
Bill - Reporter (uncredited) Bill - Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Davis
Circus Perfomer (uncredited) Circus Perfomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Anne Dore
Circus Perfomer (uncredited) Circus Perfomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Forbes
Interviewer at Niagra Falls (uncredited) Interviewer at Niagra Falls (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Bank Board Member (uncredited) Bank Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eden Hartford
Circus Perfomer (uncredited) Circus Perfomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
Circus Concessionaire (voice) (uncredited) Circus Concessionaire (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Onlooker at Niagara Falls (uncredited) Onlooker at Niagara Falls (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vera Lee
Circus Perfomer (uncredited) Circus Perfomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Bank Board Member (uncredited) Bank Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Edward McKinley
Circus Perfomer (uncredited) Circus Perfomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Mendez
Trapeze Artist (uncredited) Trapeze Artist (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Nolan
Police Lieutenant (uncredited) Police Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Jim Slade - Circus Saboteur (uncredited) Jim Slade - Circus Saboteur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marion Ross
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Patti Saunders
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Seltzer
Small Boy on Steps of Bank (uncredited) Small Boy on Steps of Bank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Jack - Photographer (uncredited) Jack - Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Wald
John Wald - Commentator at Niagara Falls (uncredited) John Wald - Commentator at Niagara Falls (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geraldine Wall
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Yerkes
Circus Performer (uncredited) Circus Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.3 / 10 | 497 votes