Directed by Phil Goldstone (USA, 1933, 65 min.). Digital.
An audacious use of flashbacks within flashbacks contributes to the feverish, hallucinatory tone of this lurid melodrama, about a circus performer who becomes the mistress of an ambitious politician and ends up convicted of a murder she didn’t commit.
Newsreel: Hearst Metrotone News, Vol. 4, No. 269 (USA, 1933, 9 min.). Digital.
Cartoon: Balloon Land, directed by Ub Iwerks (USA, 1935, 7 min.). Digital.
Digital restorations provided by UCLA Film and Television Archive. Synopsis courtesy of MoMA.