Side Show


1h 6m 1931
Side Show

Brief Synopsis

A carnival dancer fills in for the show's high diver.

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Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Sep 19, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
The Vitaphone Corp.; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Pat, who keeps things running at Colonel Gowdy's circus, is in love with Joe, the barker. She keeps their affair secret, however, when her younger sister Irene joins the circus during her school vacation. The rest of the employees quit because the Colonel has not been able to pay them, and Pat takes their places. Pat plans a surprise birthday party for Joe and asks Irene to keep him occupied during the day. While they are together, Irene confesses that she has fallen in love with Joe and plans to drop out of school to stay with him. Joe also believes that he is in love with Irene. After a huge fight breaks out at the circus, Pat decides to send Irene home. Irene refuses to go, announcing that she wants to stay with Joe. Brokenhearted, Pat breaks off her relationship with Joe. Meanwhile, a troublemaker tells Irene about Joe and Pat, and Irene accuses her sister of sending her home to keep her away from Joe. Not knowing what else to do, Pat quits the circus. Before too long, Joe comes looking for her with Irene and her Aunt Sarah. Joe realizes that it is Pat that he loves. Irene is also happy to return home, finally admitting that she really loves her home-town boyfriend. Joe proposes to Pat and she eagerly accepts.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
Sep 19, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
The Vitaphone Corp.; Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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Notes

Motion Picture Herald notes that Winnie Lightner shows off her talents as a mimic by performing various circus acts, such as the "Wild Man of Borneo," hula dancing and high diving.