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Classic Hollywood Films
 Under the Big Top  (1938)
[Model A2Z-DVD-00320] [UPC 882012600320]
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Running Time: 66 Minutes

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The Post Combined Circus draws the biggest crowd ever when pretty Penelope (Anne Nagel) does her heart-stopping blindfolded trapeze act In the course of events she falls in love with Pablo (Grant Richards) , her co-artist. Pablo and his brother Ricardo (Jack La Rue) are shown the door when Sara Post (Marjorie Main) , the tough talking owner of the show and Pennyís aunt, finds out. The show goes on, but it is never the same without the dare-devilry of the famous aerial trio..

Running Time: 64 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: Approved


This thrilling feature film from the last century revolves around the lives of men and women who work for a circus. Marjorie Mainís portrayal of Sara Post, a hard-bitten, no-nonsense boss is worthy of an award. The rare occasions on which she lets her guard down provide an insight into a soft heart, which circumstances and the demands of a tough job compel her to mask. Director Karl Brown too is at his best, focusing on seemingly unimportant incidents that eventually add to the true-life quality of the film. The trapeze acts are captured to thrilling effect, and you will find yourself holding your breath on several occasions as the aerial acrobatics of Penny and her co-artists hold the audience spellbound. Outstanding photography, imaginative direction and some noteworthy performances have gone a long way in turning an ordinary plot into an extraordinary feature film. Witness this exhilarating drama, now brought to you on DVD by A2ZCDS, which keeps you engrossed and enthralled till the end!


"Isnít it strange? ĎUnder The Big Topí made me nostalgic for a time and life Iíve never known. But great movies do that to us, and I adored this vintage classic. My heart goes out to the characters of Anne Nagel and Grant Richards...what a unique premise - star-crossed lovers in the circus. Where is this kind of magic today?"
Tracey E. Smith (Bangor, MAINE)

"This old movie (ĎUnder The Big Topí) left me breathless with admiration. Anne Nagel is achingly beautiful and totally convincing as a talented circus trapeze artist, and Marjorie Main plays her negative role with a real flourish. A toast to A2ZCDS for re-releasing a perfectly conceived and executed movie - from someone who has seen his fair share of good ones..."
Ulrich Neugebauer (Stuttgart, GERMANY) - translated from German


Directed by
Karl Brown

Written by
Karl Brown

Marjorie Main
Anne Nagal
Jack La Rue
Grant Richards

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Our professionally-produced DVDs are shipped in retail Amaray style DVD cases just like you would find in a store. These beautifully packaged DVDs make great gifts and are themselves works of art. While we offer some of the best prices anywhere, we have never sacrificed quality for price.

Product Details
Video Run Time - 66 Minutes
Video Format - NTSC
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Standard
Region Code - Worldwide
Packaging Type - Amaray
Release Date - 1938
UPC - 882012600320
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