Burt Lancaster
Director: Carol Reed Cast: Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
Carol Reed


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Former circus aerialist Burt Lancaster was the logical choice to star in the Technicolor drama Trapeze. Lancaster plays a crippled acrobat, disabled after attempting to perform a dangerous triple mid-air somersault. Tony Curtis co-stars as an aspiring aerialist who coerces Lancaster into teaching him the tricks of the trade. The friendship between Lancaster and Curtis is threatened by the arrival of beautiful, ambitious circus tumbler Gina Lollobridgida (it's a toss-up as to which of the three stars looks best in spangled tights). Surprisingly, Lancaster's former circus partner Nick Cravat is nowhere to be found in the film; we are, however, treated to the harmonica virtuosity of Johnny Puleo. Trapeze is highlighted by its truly breathtaking stunt sequences, performed by the cream of the European big-top circuit.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2009
UPC: 4897007032815
Original Release: 1956
Source: Castaway Pictures
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 31,659

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Mike Ribble
Tony Curtis Tino Orsini
Gina Lollobrigida Lola
Katy Jurado Rosa
Thomas Gomez Bouglione
Johnny Puleo Max the Dwarf
Minor Watson John Ringling-North
Gerard Landry Chikki
Jean-Pierre Kerien Otto
Sidney James Snake Charmer
Pierre Tabard Paul
Willy Krause Actor
Edward Ward Actor
Gabrielle Fontan Old Woman
Michael Thomas Ringmaster

Technical Credits
Carol Reed Director
Malcolm Arnold Score Composer
Bert Bates Editor
James Hill Producer
Robbert Karsker Cinematographer
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Rino Mondellini Art Director
Liam O'Brien Screenwriter
James R. Webb Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Trapeze
1. Circus Bouglione [19:04]
2. Meeting Mike and Tino [15:02]
3. Lola in Between [17:10]
4. Trio in the Trapeze [18:32]
5. Save the Triple [18:08]
6. A Flier is Born [13:13]

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