Juggling in Movies
[Burt Lancaster, Kirsten Bishop, Lorena Gale, Sandor Raski, Rob Roy]
In Burt Lancaster's highly acclaimed portrayal of the circus legend,
Phineas T. Barnum looks back at his life, starting when he is just a
little boy. This made-for-TV movie shows how he muddled through his
life and how he finally became a successful circus master. But to get
there he had to risk everything he had and show enormous courage.
Fresh out of Ringling Brothers Clown College, Joel Heidtman appears as
a juggler, along with John Mark St. Jules, Gene Jones, and 12-year-old
Shane Hanson. There are 6 juggling scenes, usually 10-20 seconds each,
and all in the first half of the movie.
At 01:11, during the opening credits, we see a young boy
followed by a man, each
juggling 3 clubs.
At 11:40, there is a 45 second
with 2 men juggling 3 clubs each and a boy juggling 3 rings, followed
by a woman foot juggler and a man juggling 4 clubs.
At 18:28, someone is
juggling 6 rings
in the background.
At 20:36, there is a nearly
4 minute long scene,
starting with a spinning plate, followed by a knife juggling act, and
a challenge to anyone who can duplicate the feats of the performer,
leading to more knives, and then 4 rings and 4 torches.
At 26:52, there is a brief view of
juggling 3 torches.
At 45:49, there is
another outdoor scene
lasting a minute, with 3 jugglers doing 3 clubs each and another juggling
3 balls, but who later changes to a ball, a club, and a ring.
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