Cast & Crew
Lester Le May
Jimmie Jones, a boy living in Three Forks, visits a traveling circus where he falls in love with Pansy, tightrope walker Terry O'Neill's daughter, after rescuing her from ruffians. Ambitious to learn tight-rope walking, Jimmie sets up a wire in his backyard. A fall brings on a dream that ten years later he is an acrobatic house painter, who thrills the townspeople as he paints the church steeple. The circus returns, now owned by O'Neill. After O'Neill dies from a fall, Pansy is cared for by an ex-equestrienne who schemes for Pansy to marry her son so she can control the circus. With Jimmie's help, however, the wedding is prevented. Pansy's guardians have her hypnotized so that she will marry one of them, but Jimmie steals the marriage license and eludes the pursuing circus hands by doing acrobatic feats to an audience's delight until Pansy emerges from her spell. She has the hands drive her guardians out and marries Jimmie, whereupon the boy awakens.
Lester Le May
Julia N. Stark
This was the second film of Fred Stone, a famous stage acrobat and comedian. According to news items, episodes in the film were founded on Stone's early life in the Midwest when he was an acrobatic clown in the circus. Wanda Hawley was scheduled to play Pansy, but illness prevented her participation in the film.