Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The obligatory opening cat-and-mouse chase in this cartoon is periodically punctuated by the production credits, written in the style of circus posters. In keeping with this motif, Jerry tries to escape Tom by hiding out in a circus, where he befriends an elephant by removing a tack from the big fellow's foot. Thus, whenever Tom threatens Jerry, the elephant is on hand to mete out a painful retribution. Ultimately, Jerry joins the circus as a clown, while Tom plots to get even with both mouse and pachyderm. Things come to a head during a "high and dizzy" chase on a tightrope and an impossibly tall ladder.