Man on a Tightrope
Man on a Tightrope (1953)

This film is a fact-based account of a tiny family-run Czech circus troupe that managed to safely cross the Iron Curtain to Austria. The trouble begins after the communists overtake Czechoslovakia. Before that, the circus thrived, but then… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 1, 1953
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Dennis Schwartz
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Writer Robert E. Sherwood never gets the screenplay to gracefully walk across the tightrope.

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Randy Tippy
Fredric March leads his small circus troupe in a daring escape from Soviet occupied Czechoslovakia. Say what you want about Elia Kazan and his shameful role in… More
Mike T.
Although it lacks the fire and energy of Kazan's masterpieces, Man on a Tightrope is still an expertly crafted and wholly engaging film.