The Spell of the Circus

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The Spell of the Circus
The Spell of the Circus FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Robert F. Hill
Produced by Henry MacRae
Written by Jay McCloskey
Starring Ralph Bushman
Alberta Vaughn
Tom London
Music by Sam Perry
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1931 (1931-10-23)
Running time
12 chapters (240 minutes)
Country United States
Language English

The Spell of the Circus (1931) is a Universal 10-chapter movie serial. Francis X. Bushman Jr. played the trick horseback rider/ hero Jack Grant. This is considered to be a lost film.


Butte Morgan (villain) plans to take over the circus by marrying Maria Wallace, the daughter of the circus's owner. She, however, is interested only in the trick rider, Jack Grant (the hero).


Chapter titles[edit]

  1. A Menacing Monster
  2. The Phantom Shadow
  3. Racing with Death
  4. A Scream of Terror
  5. A Leap for Life
  6. A Fatal Wedding
  7. A Villain Unmasked
  8. The Baited Trap
  9. The Terror Tent
  10. The Call of the Circus


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)
Universal Serial
The Spell of the Circus (1931)
Succeeded by
Detective Lloyd (1932)