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A mysterious man under the name Mister Iks performs in the circle, playing violin on a chair suspended in the air by ropes. His breathtakingly sad melodies reflect his internal turmoil - he's in love with a noble lady and this relationship is frowned upon in their society. A beautiful story of friendship, love, and circus, accompanied by the astonishing voices of the actors.

The movie is based on Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Die Zirkusprinzessin". The compositor dedicated his work to Agnes Eszterhazy, a famous Hungarian actress. To write it, he spent 8 months, working 16 hours every single day.

The original score of Mister X aria (intended for a tenor) was lowered by one tone because George Ots is a baritone.

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    • Author: FRAY
    Excellent vocal by Georg Ots but the movie itself is lame. May be it should always be this way with operetta.
  • Credited cast:
    Georg Ots Georg Ots - Mister X
    Marina Yurasova Marina Yurasova - Theodora Verdier
    Anatoly Korolkevich Anatoly Korolkevich - Baron
    Zoya Vinogradova Zoya Vinogradova - Marie (as Z. Vinogradova)
    Nikolai Kashirsky Nikolai Kashirsky - Toni (as N. Kashirsky)
    Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova Glikeriya Bogdanova-Chesnokova - Karolina
    Grigori Yaron Grigori Yaron - Pelikan (as G. Yaron)
    Oskar Lind Oskar Lind - Poisson (as O. Lind)
    Dmitriy Volosov Dmitriy Volosov - Circus Manager (as D. Volosov)
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Tamara Bogdanova Tamara Bogdanova - Theodora Verdier (singing voice)
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