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The Lure of the Circus
(1918) American
B&W : Serial / 36 reels
Directed by J.P. McGowan

Cast: Eddie Polo [Eddie Somers], Eileen Sedgwick [Alicia Page], Molly Malone [Nan Harden], Harry Carter [Edward Lawrence], Noble Johnson [Silent Andy], Frederick Starr [Steve Harden], Duke R. Lee [Richard Van Norman], Charles Hill Mailes [Malcolm Somers], James Gordon [Guy Brock], Andrew Waldron [‘Dynamite’ Dan], Fred Montague [Howard Mason], Sidney Dean (Sydney Deane) [Reynolds], Josie Sedgwick

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Hope Loring and William E. Wing. / 18 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Big Tent,” released 18 November 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The serial was also edited to feature film length and rereleased. A separate production from Universal’s two-reeler The Lure of the Circus (1917).

Drama: Adventure.

Survival status: Prints exist (of the feature version) [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Circuses - Serials

Listing updated: 15 May 2014.

References: Edmonds-BigU p. 103; Lahue-Bound pp. 19, 24; Lahue-Continued pp. 188-189, 286 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

Home video: DVD.

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