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Other screen housekeepers have been devoted to their mistress over the years. Very often they double as companions which creates such affection that the housekeeper shows. Diana Rigg did play a liberated woman of that period and I think she should have carried a brolly as a ladies' weapon of the time. She did look and sound like Mary Poppins so perhaps she should have given the other woman a stern lecture or a spoonful of nasty medicine to take. Laurel and Hardy shared a double bed in a lot of their films. Something that a lot of husband and wives were not allowed to be seen sharing on screen at that time. I was wondering if this movie was catching onto the Adam West and Burt Ward versions of Batman and Robin in that parade. Or whether it was from the 1940s by sheer coincidence close to the West & Ward revival of the characters? Her legs looked really good in this. Her ringmaster's costume showed them off perfectly. Another 1960s movie to use Billy Smart's Circus was Christopher Lee's 'Circus of Fear' in 1966. I think 'Berserk' has got the best circus scenes of the three films. Watching this was the first time I discovered Blackie was an ex-jewel thief like the Lone Wolf in the other Columbia series. I didn't think I'd ever get to see Boris Karloff playing Jonathan Brewster but a fortnight ago I did see him in the 1962 TV Movie version. A shocking print of the movie but it was still good to see Boris playing the character. Perhaps not exactly lying. But she did scheme to get herself away from her complicated life. After watching this, the next Fritz Lang movie I saw was 'Human Desire' (1954). I enjoyed it especially Gloria Grahame as the femme fatale. View all replies >