Pierre is a young and handsome circus rider whose mother has long tolerated his amorous adventures but becomes genuinely concerned when he actually falls in love. She reveals to him that he's the son of a wealthy man, whom she could not marry because of the circus life. But Pierre uses this knowledge as a springboard to wealth and fame himself, as an automobile maker in the early days of the industry, and as a munitions dealer when war breaks out. But his ambition seems to take its toll on all his relationships, and he seems unaware that he is over-reaching himself...
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Did You Know?
Because of its age, its pre-code situations, and the lack of contemporary "name value" of its leading players, television broadcasts were initially infrequent. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Columbus, Ohio Thursday 4 July 1957 on WTVN (Channel 6), in Sacramento CA Wednesday 24 July 1957 on WBET (Channel 10), and in Elkhart IN Wednesday 28 August 1957 on WSJV (Channel 52). It now resides in the library of Turner Classic Movies and receives an occasionally airing on TCM. See more
At the beginning of the film, Pierre is shown at the circus getting on a horse and going around the ring counter-clockwise. But, in the close-up shots, he is going around clockwise. See more
You better go now, Dearie. I'll be getting drunk shortly. And I ain't a pretty sight when I'm drunk.
Music by John Klohr
Played when Pierre performs his equestrian act See more