Varieté - The Masters of Cinema Series

  |  Buy to Own: 23/01/2017
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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Crime drama directed and written by E. A. Dupont and starring Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft and Lya De Putti. Boss Huller (Jannings) has spent the last ten years in prison and finally decides to reveal his story to the prison warden. Boss used to work in a circus as a spectacular trapeze artist with his wife, but the couple ended up owning only a pitiful sideshow and he wanted nothing more than to return to his high-flying life in the circus. It was then he met Bertha-Marie (De Putti) and became utterly entranced by her, leaving his wife and son behind. He established a new trapeze act with his lover and to their delight the trapeze legend Artinelli (Warwick Ward) took an interest in their performance, making them overnight stars. But not long after their success, Artinelli left, leaving Boss with nothing, not even Bertha-Marie...