Juggling in Movies

Give a Girl a Break (1953)

[Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Debbie Reynolds, Helen Wood, Bob Fosse]

The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehearsals. The producers of the show, Ted Sturgis, Leo Belney and Bob Dowdy begin to search for a replacement. After a quick audition, each favors someone else: Madelyn Corlane, Joanna Moss, and Suzie Doolittle. The rest of the movie tells in a series of musical and dance scenes how they finally pick.

At 1:17:01, near the end of the movie, Marge and Gower Champion perform the song and dance "Applause, Applause" accompanied by many other dancers and variety artists. In the middle of this song and again at the end, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, appear as clowns juggling 3 clubs each.

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