Man on a Tightrope Poster

Release Date: November 10th, 1997

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Karel Cernik (Fredric March) is the owner of a small Czech circus that's been in his family for generations. When the Communists take over, officials begin to dictate almost every aspect of how the tight-knit group can operate. Karel's wife, Zama (Gloria Grahame), becomes increasingly frustrated with the restricted situation, and Karel must struggle to find a way to to escape Communist rule by fleeing the country so that the circus can thrive again.

Cast: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell, Adolphe Menjou, Robert Beatty, Alex D'Arcy, Richard Boone

Director: Elia Kazan

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Marriage, Wife, Emotional, Transformation, Engaging, 1950s, Melodramatic, Escape, Love, Underdog