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|Burt Lancaster||Mike Ribble|
|Tony Curtis||Tino Orsini|
|Johnny Puleo||Max (dwarf) (as John Puleo)|
|Minor Watson||John Ringling North|
|Gérard Landry||Chikki (as Gerard Landry)|
|Jean-Pierre Kérien||Otto (as Jean-Pierre Kerien)|
|Sid James||Snake Charmer|
|Gimma Boys||Circus family children|
|Los Arriolas||Specialty Act|
|Edward Hagopian||3rd partner of Lola|
"High...High...High...Above Them All! - in excitement! - in spectacle! - in fire, flesh and fury!"
"The wonder show of the world!"
Crippled trapeze aerialist and former star Mike Ribble (Burt Lancaster) sees great promise in young, brash Tino Orsini (Tony Curtis). Ribble—only the sixth man to have completed the dangerous triple somersault—thinks his protégé is capable, under his rigorous training, of matching his feat. However, Orsini is distracted by the third member of their circus act, the manipulative Lola (Gina Lollobrigida). Tensions rise as a love triangle forms.
Theatrical : 1956-05-30 : United States of America