Juggling in Movies
[Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe, W.C. Fields, Sophie Tucker, Cab Calloway]
This is an entertaining movie featuring many excellent variety
acts, presented well, not just as background fluff.
The Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Red Johnson, are the
At 18:47, we first see them as they
march out in a parade,
each doing a 3 ball shower. Soon they appear again, each juggling
4 clubs. They then each toss one club behind them to be caught by
an assistant, as they go down to juggling 3 clubs each, side by side,
and then passing the 6 clubs between them.
Mel Hall then rides a unicycle, then a tall unicycle, and then he rides the
tall unicycle while inverted, peddling with his hands.
Hubert Castle performs a good piece of his amazing comedy slack rope act,
in which he plays drunk. There is also some amazing acrobatics.
At 27:11, one of the Pallenberg Bears does a bit of
bear foot juggling
with a long tube,
Sensations of 1945 /
Juggling in Movies /
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