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The Greatest Show on Earth

Lady in Limbo (Season 1, Episode 13)
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Family

Johnny Slate (Jack Palance) is trying to decide which act to send to Russia for a cultural exchange program with the Moscow Circus. Horse trainer Kate Reynolds (Lucille Ball) wants the coveted spot. Menagerie feeder Charles is mauled by ...See moreJohnny Slate (Jack Palance) is trying to decide which act to send to Russia for a cultural exchange program with the Moscow Circus. Horse trainer Kate Reynolds (Lucille Ball) wants the coveted spot. Menagerie feeder Charles is mauled by one of Kirov's trained bears and dies, leaving his young son Jeff alone in the circus. Coldy ambitious Kate takes care of the boy until Slate locates his Aunt Agatha, a spinster living near Washington DC. Jeff wants to stay with Kate and their separation is surprisingly difficult for her. Kate reveals to Slate that she was a 17 year-old widow with a child on the way, but that she lost the baby. Unhappy, Jeff runs away from his Aunt and returns to the circus in hides with the help of Kirov. Kate and Agatha agree that Jeff belongs with the circus and Kate will be his guardian. Written by Michael Mooney See less
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Producer
Bob Rafelson (as Robert Rafelson)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 10, 1963

Release date
Dec 10, 1963 (United States)

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Jack Palance
Johnny Slate Johnny Slate   See fewer
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Lucille Ball
Kate Reynolds Kate Reynolds   See fewer
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Stuart Erwin
Otto King (as Stu Erwin) Otto King (as Stu Erwin)   See fewer
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Robert F. Simon
Greenwalt Greenwalt   See fewer
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Irene Tedrow
Agatha Potter Agatha Potter   See fewer
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Dabbs Greer
Charles Charles   See fewer
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Ralph Manza
Acrobat Acrobat   See fewer
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David Bond
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
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Bill Erwin
Food Truck Cook Food Truck Cook   See fewer
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Stanley Farrar
Business Manager Business Manager   See fewer
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Tura Satana
Showgirl Showgirl   See fewer
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Bill Mumy
Jeff (as Billy Mumy) Jeff (as Billy Mumy)   See fewer
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Elephant (uncredited) Elephant (uncredited)   See fewer
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