Sideshow

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Some gem thieves led by Abbott and Walker use a carnival sideshow as their front. McGuire, a Treasury man, goes undercover as a carny handyman in order to ferret out the thieves. Roberts is a cooch dancer who helps him out. The film ends with a climactic chase through a wax museum leading to the roller coaster, where Walker plunges to his death. The script...read more

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Some gem thieves led by Abbott and Walker use a carnival sideshow as their front. McGuire, a Treasury man, goes undercover as a carny handyman in order to ferret out the thieves. Roberts is a cooch dancer who helps him out. The film ends with a climactic chase through a wax museum leading

to the roller coaster, where Walker plunges to his death. The script is a confusing mess, hampered by some choppy editing. The direction does what it can but is ultimately hampered by the film's low budget. The performers are fine for the fare. Leading-man McGuire gave up his acting career the

year following the release of this one to become a director/writer; his writing credits include BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1954). This appears to be actress Roberts' first leading role, though most research sources suggest that her screen career started two years after this film's release.

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