Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Italian Hero of the Circus was a showcase for popular movie strongman Bartolomeo Pagano, a.k.a. Maciste. Returning from a lion-hunting expedition in Africa, Maciste joins a travelling circus, where he becomes enmeshed in the trials and tribulations of pretty equestrienne Sarah (Miny Dovia). For the girl's sake, our hero crosses swords with the cruel circus manager, who is the sort of fellow who thinks nothing of unleashing wild and hungry lions upon his enemies. But Maciste is able to pacify the snarling beasts and put the villain in his place, just in time to save the heroine from disgrace and the circus from bankruptcy.
bad-guy, bankruptcy, circus, damsel-in-distress, dishonorable-discharge, good-guy, love, manager, rescue, romance