|Jerry Hotchkiss (Jerry) and Pete Nelson (Dean) are discharged from the army and get jobs at the circus. Saadia (Zsa Zsa Gabor) is the circus’ top performer and has eyes for Pete. The tension builds between the circus owner Jill (Joanne Dru) Pete, and Jerry. Jerry is allowed to go on as a clown and overshadows the head clown, who is fired when he complains. Jerry becomes Jerrico the Wonder Clown, Pete finally dumps Saadia and falls for Jill, who is in love with him, and everyone makes up at the orphan’s charity benefit. There are many funny sequences in this film which include Jerry trying to shave the bearded lady, played by Elsa Lanchester.|
Three Ring Circus (1954). USA. Color. Produced by: Hal B. Wallis. Released by: Paramount Pictures. Language: English Genre: Comedy. Shooting title: The Big Top. Runtime 103 min. Directed by Joseph Pevney. Cast (in alphabetical order): Nick Cravat…Timmy, Joanne Dru.... Jill Brent, Wallace Ford…Sam Morley, Douglas Fowley…Payroll Official, Zsa Zsa Gabor…Saadia, Elsa Lanchester…The Bearded Lady, Jerry Lewis.... Jerry Hotchkiss, Dean Martin.... Pete Nelson, Sig Ruman…Fritz Schlitz, Gene Sheldon…Puffo, Written by: Don McGuire. Cinematography by: Loyal Griggs. Music by: Walter Scharf. Production Design by: Tambi Larsen, Hal Pereira. Costume Design by: Edith Head. Film Editing by: Warren Low. Produced by: Hal B. Wallis.