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Trapeze - Preview

Trapeze

Preview by Jack Foley

TRAPEZE is Carol Reed’s breathtaking circus melodrama featuring an all-star cast including Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida and former trapeze artist Burt Lancaster.

This spellbinding 1950s MGM classic from renowned director Reed (The Third Man, Oliver) comes to UK DVD on July 30, 2012 courtesy of Second Sight.

Mike (Lancaster) is the circus’s master of trapeze, but is severely injured after an accident while attempting a dangerous triple mid-air somersault.

Tino (Curtis) is an aspiring aerialist who is determined to learn the death-defying trick and persuades Mike to teach him.

The pair become firm friends but their relationship is threatened by the arrival Lola (Lollobrigida), a beautiful and driven acrobat.

With death-defying stunts performed by the best circus performers in Europe, this is a must see high-flying visual treat.

Total Film magazine described it as “part ménage à trois melodrama and part CinemaScope spectacle”.

Win Trapeze on DVD

To celebrate the release of the classic Trapeze, starring Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster, on DVD on July 30, IndieLondon has 1 of 2 copies of the film up for grabs! Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who directs Trapeze?

Simply send the answer to Trapeze competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: U
Running time: 102mins
UK DVD Release: July 30, 2012