Three Maxims (1936)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The Three Maxims are trapeze artists Pat (Anna Neagle), Toni (Tuilio Carminati) and Mac (Leslie Banks). After spending most of their careers in the small time, the threesome finally get their big chance in Paris, at which point Mac realizes he's in love with Pat. Too shy to propose, he asks Toni to do it for him. But it's "Miles Standish" time, since Pat has been crazy about Toni all along. When Mac finds this out, he threatens to kill Toni, whereupon a nervous Pat agrees to marry him. Finally Mac wises up, removing himself from the picture to allow nature -- and true romance -- to take its course. Three Maxims was released in the U.S. as The Show Goes On.

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circus, love-triangle, revenge, rival, romance, self-sacrifice, trapeze-artist