Synopsis by Hal Erickson
E.A.Dupont's Trapeze was originally released in 1931 as Salto Morale (aka Circus of Sin). A rehash of Dupont's silent classic Variety, the film stars Anna Sten and Adolph Wohlbruch. A huband-and-wife pair of circus performers. Deeply in love, the couple is rent asunder by the intrusion of another man. Things end on a tragic note when the husband wreaks what he thinks is a clever vengeance -- but isn't. The film that made Anna Sten a star in Europe, Trapeze's 1934 American release coincided with the appearance of Sten's first Hollywood picture, Nana.
circus-performer, extramarital-affair, acrobatics, murder, trapeze, betrayal