Three Ring Circus | 1954
Two ex-GIs use their discharge money to finance a trip to Florida, where Jerry Hotchkiss hopes to find work as a circus clown. Pete Nelson isn't quite as ambitious, though he decides to stick around when he meets gorgeous circus owner Jill Brent. Soon Pete finds himself assisting temperamental aerialist Saadia, while Jerry does his best as the assistant to lion tamer Schlitz. Jerry's big break comes when Puffo the Clown drinks himself into oblivion and Jerry takes his place.