The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
- " Sprawling circus tale is a visual feast with heavy themes. " – Tracy Moore (Common Sense Media)
- " Fun DeMille full of spectacle and flashy stars…and a great train wreck. " – Steve Crum (Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers)
- " As usual, DeMille megaphones his direction to let us know where we've been, where we are and where we're going, but this is marvellous entertainment, nevertheless. " – Tom Hutchinson (Radio Times)