A dazzling visual style, plus a typically fine performance from Emil Jannings, distinguish this German silent classic, the story of a tragic sexual triangle among trapeze artists.
Boss Huller (Emil Jannings), a trapeze artist in a carnival, passionately loves his pretty wife and performing partner, Berthe-Marie (Lya de Putti). Artinelli (Warwick Ward), a trapezist on the more prestigious theatrical circuit, invites the couple to team up with him in a new act. Huller
initially does not want to accept the offer, but Berthe-Marie talks him into it. When "The Three Artinellis" open at Berlin's lavish new Winter Garden, they score a huge success. One day, while Hulle...