Man on a Tightrope
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Man On A Tightrope
Elia Kazan directed this drama inspired by a true story. Karel Cernik (Fredric March) is the leader of a troupe of Czechoslovakian circus performers who have been plying their trade in Eastern Europe for years. When Czechoslovakia falls under Communist rule, the proud and independent Cernik finds that he is no longer free to operate his circus as he sees fit. Many of his performers are conscripted into military service, and his equipment and possessions are declared government property, though the state fails to maintain it properly, or even to give him access to the material to fix it… More

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"Writer Robert E. Sherwood never gets the screenplay to gracefully walk across the tightrope."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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