Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 11, 1956

Trapeze (Hecht-Lancaster; United Artists). Less than a century after Phineas Taylor Barnum raised it high, the Big Top is folding all over the U.S. (TIME, May 28), and the Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze may soon pass into history with the flagpole sitter and the Human Fly. Trapeze is an attempt by Producer-Actor Burt Lancaster—who got his start in show business as an acrobat—to give the sons of the leotard what may prove to be their last fling in the big time.

Like every circus worthy of the name, Trapeze offers plenty of...

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