Looping the Loop (1928)

Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - Chile  |  
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Looping the Loop is not an aviation picture (as one might expect), but instead a circus drama, starring Werner Krauss as a famous, Grock-like clown named Bitto. Falling in love with heroine Jenny Jugo, Bitto is convinced that she could never care for a man who puts makeup on his face and takes pratfalls. Thus, he poses as a prominent businessman, and she swallows the subterfuge. Later on, Jugo joins a circus acrobatic act, which comes to a sudden end when her partner is seriously injured. At this juncture, the heroine discovers Bitto's true identity -- which makes her love him all the more! The title refers to the dangerous mid-air stunt which nearly kills the heroine and forces Bitto to reveal that he is Bitto.

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clown, impersonation, love, love-conquers-all