Cinema: Berserk

Joan Crawford, who will be 60 years old on March 23, still has as pretty a set of gams as any actress in films. She displays them right up to the pelvis in the costume she wears as ringmistress and owner of an English circus, in which a killer at large perpetrates a parlay of improbable murders. One high-wire artist is garroted by his wire, another is skewered on a bed of bayonets, the manager gets a tent spike neatly through the noggin, and a Lady-Who-Gets-Sawed-in-Half gets sawed in half. In between, the usual circus acts—elephants, horses, dogs, wild animals, aerialists—plus...

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