Trapeze

77
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1956
  • Running time: 105 min
Mike Ribble was once at the very top of his profession - one of the few trapeze artists to have pulled off the perilous triple somersault. However, Mike has paid the price for his professional daring and is now crippled. He sees something of himself... read more

Mike Ribble was once at the very top of his profession - one of the few trapeze artists to have pulled off the perilous triple somersault. However, Mike has paid the price for his professional daring and is now crippled. He sees something of himself in Tino, a talented young performer who begs Mike to teach him how to do the triple somersault. Mike agrees to take Tino under his wing, but their relationship begins to degenerate when they both find themselves falling for the beautiful Lola.

Original Release

05/30/1956

Cast

Burt Lancaster Mike Ribble
Tony Curtis Tino Orsini
Gina Lollobrigida Lola
Katy Jurado Rosa O'Flynn
Thomas Gomez Bouglione
Minor Watson John Ringling North
Johnny Puleo Max (as John Puleo)
Gérard Landry Chikki (as Gerard Landry)
Jean-Pierre Kérien Otto (as Jean-Pierre Kerien)
Sidney James Snake Charmer
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carol Reed

Writers

Ben Hecht, Wolf Mankowitz, James R. Webb, Liam O'Brien, Max Catto

Cast

Burt Lancaster Mike Ribble
Tony Curtis Tino Orsini
Gina Lollobrigida Lola
Katy Jurado Rosa O'Flynn
Thomas Gomez Bouglione
Minor Watson John Ringling North
Johnny Puleo Max (as John Puleo)
Gérard Landry Chikki (as Gerard Landry)
Jean-Pierre Kérien Otto (as Jean-Pierre Kerien)
Sidney James Snake Charmer
Gimma Boys Circus Family Children
Los Arriolas Specialty Act
Gamil Ratib Stefan
Pierre Tabard Paul
Edward Hagopian 3rd partner of Lola
Fay Alexander Double for Tony Curtis
Serge Bento Circus boy / A journalist
Paul Bonifas Paul - circus peddler
Roland Carey Trapeze Artist
Henri Coutet Circus electrician

Producers

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