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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
[Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens, Helen Westcott]

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Duke Johnson was credited as a juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
[Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara, Dan Seymour]

Before they can return to America from Egypt, Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.

At 22:12, Duke Johnson, Harry Johnson, and Harry Johnson Jr. juggle 3 clubs each in an outdoor Cairo market, shown several times over about 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Adam Powers, The Juggler (1981)
[Richard Taylor animation]

This computer animated short film was produced by Information International Inc. as a sample reel for exhibition the Association of Computing Machinery's annual SIGGraph conference in 1981. This was the first motion capture CGI animation, and showcased its storytelling potential and I.I.I.'s innovative polygonal modeling technique. The film led directly to both the company's and producer Richard F. Taylor's involvement in Disney's groundbreaking feature film Tron.

At 00:02, Adam juggles 3 three dimensional geometric shapes for 16 seconds. This is seen again at 00:28 for another 5 seconds, and yet again at 01:31, also for 5 seconds.

At 02:04, Adam does a back flip and disappears, except for his hat.


The Addams Family 2 (2021)
[Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Moretz, Javon "Wanna" Walton]

Animation. The Addams get tangled up in more wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters.

At 25:26, Uncle Fester juggles babies in a hospital nursery, and soon after juggles 2 older children, in a sequence lasting almost 85 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Addams Family (1991)
[Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Wilson]

The Addams step out of Charles Addams' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in a false lost Uncle Fester.

At 1:06:39, The Passing Zone, Jon Wee and Owen Morse, were stand-ins for Fester and Gomez, passing six unweighted knives in the Mamushka dance.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Agoust Family of Jugglers (1898)
[silent; Alfred Agoust, Emmanuel Agoust, Henri Agoust, Louise Agoust]

40 second silent film. A splendid picture showing this notable family of jugglers in their restaurant scene, in which they toss dishes and chairs about with marvelous dexterity.

Features the Agoust Family, Alfred Agoust, Emmanuel Agoust, Henri Agoust, and Louise Agoust.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Airplane! (1980)
[Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves]

This is a spoof of the airport disaster movies. When the crew of an airplane are struck by some form of virus, the fate of the passengers depends on an former war pilot who is the only one able to land the plane safely! The passengers represent a selection of interesting wacky characters who seem to take every word for its literal meaning.

At 20:32, Robert Hays juggles 3 balls for about 3 seconds as part of a disco dancing scene.


Aladdin (1992)
[Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman]

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

At 01:25, Genie does a 4 Genie-head shower in the "Friend Like Me" song.

At 02:18, there is some unrealistic club juggling in the "Prince Ali" scene, when the elephant crashes through the palace door.


Alan & Naomi (1992)
[Lukas Haas, Vanessa Zaoui, Michael Gross, Amy Aquino, Kevin Connolly]

Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis. Alan's well-meaning efforts to help the girl at first seem to do more harm than good, but eventually the boy's compassion wins out.

At 41:43, after his efforts succeed in getting Naomi to speak, Alan, played by Lukas Haas, juggles 3 oranges for her for 8 seconds.


Alexander (2004)
[Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto]

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

At 1:07:02, someone in the background juggles 3 balls for 1 second.

At 1:24:00, someone juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds, and 7 seconds later someone else juggles 3 clubs for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Alfred the Great (1969)
[David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome, Colin Blakely]

U.K. This swashbuckler is based on the life of the dashing 9th-century English leader who tries to keep England safe from the vicious Danish raiders threatening the country. He must also save his wife from the Viking invaders.

At 1:10:10, there is a Viking banquet and two club jugglers are in the background, seen 7 times during this two minute scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Alice in Wonderland (2010)
[Tim Burton film; Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter]

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

At 39:01, Jack Kalvan juggles 3 torches while Chris Grabher juggles 3 top hats.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
[Joseph Bologna, Dee Wallace-Stone, Richard Lynch, Woody Brown]

A giant alligator runs riot in a small town with a lake connected to a sewer drainage system. Nobody believes the sightings until many people have been killed.

At 1:11:57, the alligator enters a carnival, where Jerry Spicer is a clown riding a tall unicycle.

At 1:16:19, we see Steve Solo as a clown juggling 3 clubs.


Allotria (1936)
[Renate Müller, Jenny Jugo, Anton Walbrook, Heinz Rühmann]

German comedy about best friends who unknowingly share a mistress who they each must leave to marry their sweethearts.

At 1:19:17, Anton Walbrook juggles 3 fruits at a dinner table for 7 seconds.


Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)
[Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr, Alan Hale]

A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

At 12:31, Duke Johnson does a 3 club cascade on a stage with Milton Berle and two dancing girls. He would stop each time Berle started talking, and then start again when Berle was done, which happened 8 times.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)
[Benjamin Berman, Criss Angel, Bruce Block, Penn Jillette, Chad Taylor]

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician, this becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

At 38:37, while being interviewed for this documentary at his home in Hollywood, Chad Taylor demonstrates juggling 2 balls and a chainsaw, and some of his promotional video is shown.


American Burger (2014)
[Fredrik Hiller, Liam Macdonald, Benjamin Perry, Aggy K. Adams]

Sweden. A bus load of American students, all jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, are on a culture trip in Europe when they stumble upon a mysterious Hamburger stand in the deep European woods, selling 100% American Burgers. A visit to the Burger Factory behind the stand, renders them trapped in this unknown territory, and they are about to realize that European notion of American Hamburgers is terrifyingly different from what they're used to... The road trip descends into a battle for survival as Americans are treated as cows. Who's going to end up in the slaughterhouse? Will the nerds ever get to score with the cheerleaders? Cliques are formed... Strategies are made... And in the midst of it all they learn a thing or two about friendship, survival, consumerism, horny teenage urges and, perhaps most importantly, to never visit a fast-food restaurant ever again. And the nerds somehow end up having the... Best. Summer. Ever.

At 49:29, Jonatan Dovner plays a butcher wearing a bloody butcher's apron in the woods. He juggles 3 varied butcher's knives for 15 seconds, while a blond cheerleader walks across the screen behind him holding her torn panties to keep them from falling off.


American Nightmare (1983)
[Lawrence Day, Lora Staley, Neil Dainard, Lenore Zann, Claudia Udy]

A man investigates the disappearance of his sister with the help of her roommate. He uncovers a trail of prostitution, incest, blackmail -- and murder.

At 12:11, a woman who plays a stripper juggles 3 apples for 35 seconds while sitting topless in the apartment she shares with other women.

At 13:41, she juggles again for 7 seconds.

At 42:10, we see her doing part of her 3 ball juggling for 9 seconds while performing at the strip club.


Americathon (1979)
[Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby, Nancy Morgan]

In the not too distant future, the United States government is virtually bankrupt and in danger of being foreclosed on by a group of Native Americans, now owners of the massive Nike Corporation. A desperate President decides to make a last-ditch effort to save the country, by raising money with a telethon!

At 31:20, The Carlssons, Carl Carlsson and Ruth Carlsson are introduced by the host of the telethon to perform their juggling act. As soon as they appear on stage, the scene shifts to the host talking to people backstage, with the Carlssons in the background. Carl begins with 3 hats while Ruth does a diabolo. They then each do ping pong balls with their mouth simultaneously.

It is clear from what the script called for the host to say that the makers of this movie thought poorly of jugglers.

Introduction:
I'd like to introduce a wonderful act. Straight from the gambling capital of America, Miami Florida, here they are, a nice big welcome for the Carlssons!
Watching them from backstage:
Look at this act. The worst! Got to get 'em off.
Coming out while they were on to force them off:
All right, let's hear it. Come on, let's hear it. Beautiful, hey, wonderful! What an act, what an act. He was very good, but the lady with the balls, outstanding!
At 34:09, someone walks across the screen juggling 3 clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.

An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945)
[Kaye Dowd, Robert Duke, David Street, Barbara Perry, Charles Kemper]

An angel returns to Earth to help a Broadway producer put on a show, so a struggling young actress will have a job.

The Shattucks, Ward Shattuck and Ethel Shattuck, appeared as jugglers.


Animal Crackers (2017)
[Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, John Krasinski, Ian McKellen, Raven-Symoné]

Animation. A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

At 01:42, someone juggles 3 clubs for 2 seconds.


Annie (1982)
[Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Aileen Quinn]

Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

At 0:08:20, during "It's the Hard Knock Life," a girl in the orphanage juggles three cans for less than a second before falling off her bed.

At 2:00:16, the finale of the movie begins with a nearly 4 minute medley of "I Don't Need Anything But You," "We Got Annie," and "Tomorrow," featuring a circus sequence, credited to the Big Apple Circus. Juggling begins with two jugglers passing 6 clubs and juggling 3 each, while 2 others are juggling 3 torches behind them, and then swinging 2 torches each. We also see fire spitting and 2 men on tall unicycles. Two of the jugglers are Michael Moschen and Fred "Garbo" Garver.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Arabian Adventure (1979)
[Christopher Lee, Milo O'Shea, Oliver Tobias, Emma Samms, Puneet Sira]

An evil caliph (Christopher Lee) offers his daughter's hand in marriage to a prince if he can complete a perilous quest for a magical rose. Helped by a young boy and a magic carpet, Prince Hasan (Oliver Tobias), has to overcome genies, fire breathing monsters and treacherous swamps to reach his prize and claim the hand of the Princess Zuleira (Emma Samms).

As the film begins, near the end of the opening titles, we follow a hungry waif through the cruel streets of the Caliph's city.

At 04:09, and for the next 2 minutes, as he travels the streets, we see many people engaging in acts of ball juggling, knife juggling, diabolo, fire-breathing, and devil sticking.

At 37:17, and for just over a minute, there are a few glimpses of 3 ball and 3 club juggling in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Arabian Nights (1942)
[Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson, Billy Gilbert]

Dancer Sherazade was told by the stars that she will become wife of the kalif in Bagdad. She tells Kamar, brother of kalif Haroun. He planned a coup d'etat, which failed at first, but supported by the wasir he finally succeeds.

At 06:03, The Three Swifts pass 9 flaming torches in a feed.


The Aristocrats (2005)
[George Carlin, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Bob Saget, Robin Williams]

Documentary. One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very dirty, filthy joke, one shared privately by comics since vaudeville.

Juggling is mentioned four times early in this film. The first three times are from 07:47 through 08:06, 16:05 through 16:32, and 24:40 through 25:59.

At 36:20, for 26 seconds, there is the only actual juggling seen in the film, by The Passing Zone, Owen Morse and Jon Wee. Jon stands on Owen's shoulders, as they each juggle 3 torches, and tell their version of the joke.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
[Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald]

In this sequel to the 1981 hit movie, Arthur manages to lose his entire $750 million fortune. Will the former millionaire playboy be able to survive as a broke, unemployable alcoholic? To add to Arthur's problems, wife Linda's biological clock is ticking louder than ever, and she's pressuring him to start taking responsibility for himself.

At 1:24:34, in a visit to a Big Apple Circus training center, two 3 club jugglers are seen for about 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Arti di stratte a Roma (2010)
[Emanuele Marchione, Gianluigi Capone, Fabio Cicirelli, Adrian Kaye]

Italy. Documentary. Street arts in Rome. Street performers.

At 00:32, Emanuele "Moon" Marchione does contact juggling
At 06:20, someone is doing 2 devil sticks
At 09:15, Gianluigi "Gigi" Capone does contact juggling
At 09:28, Stefano, L'Orbita juggling shop owner, is interviewed
At 09:41, Volturno theater, where many jugglers are meeting
At 11:21, Gianluigi "Gigi" Capone juggles 3 balls
At 12:56, someone does a devil stick
At 16:02, Fabio "Ciuffo" Cicirelli juggles 3 torches on a tall unicycle


The entire movie may be seen here.


Artist and Models (1937)
[Jack Benny, Ida Lupino, Richard Arlen, Gail Patrick, Martha Raye]

Mac Brewster (Jack Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Richard Arlen) wants an amateur from high society rather than a professional model to become "the Townsend Girl." Upset that she was passed over sight-unseen as a professional, Brewster's top model (Ida Lupino) goes to Miami with plans to bump into Townsend and pass as a society debutante.

At 32:04, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, audition for 60 seconds, passing 6 clubs, along with many other variety performers.


Assiettes tournantes (1896)
[Louis Lumière film; Félicien Trewey]

France. Short documentary film.

Documents the performance of the juggler Félicien Trewey spinning plates.


Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)
[René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo film]

France. Original title: Astérix et Cléopâtre. Animation based on comic strip.

At 26:28, the workers are given some magic potion from the French alchemist. An Egyptian worker does some foot juggling with one brick followed by another worker juggling 1, 2, 3, and 4 huge bricks in the shower pattern, that are used to build up the Pharaoh's pyramid,


At the Circus (1939)
[Marx Brothers, Kenny Baker, Florence Rice, Eve Arden, Margaret Dumont]

Jeff Wilson, the owner of a small circus, owes his partner Carter $10,000. Before Jeff can pay, Carter lets his accomplices steal the money, so he can take over the circus. Antonio Pirelli and Punchy, who work at the circus, together with lawyer Loophole try to find the thief and get the money back.

At 05:20, Chico walks past 2 club jugglers and 2 hoop jugglers, seen in the background.

At 22:13, when Groucho sings "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady," a man in the foreground juggles 2 clubs for 3 throws.


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
[Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe]

Dr. Evil is back and has invented a new time machine that allows him to go back to the 1960s and steal Austin Powers' mojo, inadvertently leaving him shagless.

At 07:18, Bryson Lang spins a plate for 5 seconds at the climax of the production number performed during the opening titles. He is seen on the far left side of the screen.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Babadook (2014)
[Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall]

Australia. A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home.

At 30:03, Stephen Sheehan plays a clown performing for a children's party, and juggles 3 balls poorly for 8 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Babar: The Movie (1989)
[Gordon Pinsent, Elizabeth Hanna, Lisa Jai, Marsha Moreau, Bobby Becken]

Animation. In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos.

At 00:54, in a circus parade during the opening credits, an elephant juggles 3 balls on a unicycle.


The Baby of Mâcon (1993)
[Peter Greenaway film; Julia Ormond, Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone]

A movie about the corruption in all levels of society. A baby is born from a supposed virgin woman, so a chain of hysteria about divine intervention in the birth takes place.

At 1:43:55, there is a 3 ball cascade in the background for 9 seconds, and again at 1:45:00 for 6 seconds, both seen from the side during a horrific gang rape scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Baby Phase (1960)
[Animation; Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Jackson Beck]

Popeye drifts off to sleep while reading a book about juggling. He dreams Swee'Pea is the star juggler in a circus and is under the contract of a malevolent ringmaster.

Swee'Pea juggles 10 times throughout this 6 minute cartoon, mostly circular showers of 4 household objects.


Babyface 2 (1986)
[Lois Ayres, Kristara Barrington, Jerry Butler, Tom Byron, Candie Evans]

Pornographic. A young woman's girlfriends throw her a "bachelorette" party shortly before she is to be married, and they hire a male stripper (Jamie Gillis) for the occasion. As things get hot and heavy, however, they also tend to get a bit out of hand, and the result is that they wind up humiliating him. What they don't know, however, is that he's not just your average male stripper--he has "magical" powers, and he uses those powers to take his revenge on the women.

At 53:40, Kevin James seems to be learning to juggle. In just over a minute he starts to juggle 3 tennis balls many times. We never see him drop, but he usually stops cleanly after 1 or 2 throws. We do see him get a few clean runs of 3 throws and catches.


The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020)
[Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Jenna Ortega, Emily Alyn Lind]

Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he's living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell.

At 07:52, Ken Marino plays Archie, Cole's father, who juggles 3 lemons in the kitchen for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bachelor Party (1984)
[Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed, George Grizzard, Barbara Stuart]

Tom Hanks is about to marry Tawny Kitaen. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money while he gets a cut of the crap games on the Catholic school bus he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties with an expensive hotel, booze, movies and hookers.

Reported to contain juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Back to the Future, Part III (1990)
[Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson]

The conclusion of the trilogy sends Marty McFly on a rescue mission to the year 1885, where he must save Doc Brown from death at the hands of yet another member of the Tannen clan.

At 1:02:35, during the celebration in the evening, Mickey O'Connor juggles 4 balls for 36 seconds, which is out of focus and far in the background. It seems to be a half shower in each direction, as well as async, async fountain, and columns.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Badlands of Dakota (1941)
[Robert Stack, Ann Rutherford, Richard Dix, Frances Farmer]

Indian raids are being perpetrated by an outlaw gang in disguise.

The Johnson Brothers, Harry Johnson and Harry Johnson Jr., juggle clubs three times in this movie.

At 02:50, they are seen juggling 3 clubs each for nearly 30 seconds, while marching in a parade.

At 04:19, Andy Devine introduces them as the "Johnson Brothers" as a preview of their act in the Bella Union saloon, and they pass 6 clubs for about 4 seconds.

At 49:17, they are seen doing their club passing routine on the saloon stage, when Lon Chaney Jr., as bad guy Jack McCall, uses his handgun to shoot the clubs as they fly between the jugglers, until Robert Stack, as Marshall Jim Holliday, stops him.


Bagboy (2007)
[Dennis Farina, Paul Campbell, Marika Dominczyk, Robert Hoffman]

A teenager enters the competitive world of grocery store bagging.

At 08:02, Paul Campbell plays Phil the bag boy, and does several tricks while bagging, including juggling 3 oranges before dropping them into the bag,

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Bandmaster (1947)
[Walter Lantz Productions; animation]

Andy Panda is the conductor of an all-animal circus orchestra.

At 01:33, a kangaroo juggles 8 balls, and finishes by catching them all in its pouch.


The Barbarians (1987)
[Peter Paul, David Paul, Richard Lynch, Eva La Rue, Virginia Bryant]

Two twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children.

Two brief juggling scenes appear early in the film.

At 01:51, 3 clubs are juggled in two shots of less than a second each.

At 02:27, someone juggles 3 clubs for 6 seconds while riding in a wagon.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Barnum (1986)
[Burt Lancaster, Kirsten Bishop, Lorena Gale, Sandor Raski, Rob Roy]

In Burt Lancaster's highly acclaimed portrayal of the circus legend, Phineas T. Barnum looks back at his life, starting when he is just a little boy. This made-for-TV movie shows how he muddled through his life and how he finally became a successful circus master. But to get there he had to risk everything he had and show enormous courage.

Fresh out of Ringling Brothers Clown College, Joel Heidtman appears as a juggler, along with John Mark St. Jules, Gene Jones, and 12-year-old Shane Hanson. There are 6 juggling scenes, usually 10-20 seconds each, and all in the first half of the movie.

At 01:11, during the opening credits, we see a young boy followed by a man, each juggling 3 clubs.

At 11:40, there is a 45 second outdoor scene with 2 men juggling 3 clubs each and a boy juggling 3 rings, followed by a woman foot juggler and a man juggling 4 clubs.

At 18:28, someone is juggling 6 rings in the background.

At 20:36, there is a nearly 4 minute long scene, starting with a spinning plate, followed by a knife juggling act, and a challenge to anyone who can duplicate the feats of the performer, leading to more knives, and then 4 rings and 4 torches.

At 26:52, there is a brief view of juggling 3 torches.

At 45:49, there is another outdoor scene lasting a minute, with 3 jugglers doing 3 clubs each and another juggling 3 balls, but who later changes to a ball, a club, and a ring.


Bathing Franky (2012)
[Henri Szeps, Maria Venuti, Shaun Goss, Bree Bain, Kath Leahy]

When Steve is released from prison, he is unable to connect with his girlfriend, as he is still haunted by his relationship with a fellow inmate. Taking a "meals-on-wheels" job, he meets Rodney, a wildly irrepressible older man, who is the full time caretaker for his invalid mother who, when not confined to a wheelchair, gets about on her modified ride-on lawn mower. Steve is captivated by the older pair's extravagant world of make-believe and a close friendship between the men develops.

At 05:01, Henri Szeps, playing Rodney, juggles 3 balls in the back yard to entertain several neighborhood children.


Batman and Robin (1997)
[Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman]

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

At 40:21, for 8 seconds during a very large and crowded party, Bryson Lang, Eric Cohen, and Steve Cohen all could be seen juggling 3 lighted clubs each, starting with one on the left side, then one in the middle, and finally one in the lower right corner.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Batman Forever (1995)
[Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell]

Batman must battle former district attorney Harvey Dent, who is now Two-Face, and Edward Nygma, The Riddler, with help from an amorous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

At 33:21, Eric Cohen and Steve Cohen appear in the Gotham Charity Circus, with one juggling 3 clubs, and the other 3 balls, seen for 10 seconds in the distance while many others are also performing.

At 33:54, one of the Cohen twins is seen juggling 3 balls for 5 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Batman Returns (1992)
[Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken]

In this, the second Batman movie, megalomaniac businessman Max Shreck sets a plot against Gotham City in motion. He is joined by Penguin, a deformed and rather deranged man abandoned at birth by respectable parents. Penguin, backed by hoodlums and real penguins, runs for mayor. The plot is further complicated by Serena, a wronged secretary who transforms into Catwoman, a villain with mixed motives.

The Penguin's cohorts exhibit many circus skills.

At 13:48, 3 men on stilts with 3 torches each appear on and off for about 35 seconds, but only one juggles the torches, while the others just wave them around.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Beach Girls (1982)
[Debra Blee, Val Kline, Jeana Tomasino, James Daughton, Adam Roarke]

School is out, and three girls head to the beach for vacation. Two of the girls are world-wise party-goers who attempt to loosen up their naive, virginal friend, whose uncle has allowed the girls to stay at his beach house.

At 38:32, Fritz Turner does some fairly simple tricks using 3, 4, and 5 balls, for 23 seconds. He does some 3 ball chops and 4 ball multiplex throws. With 5 balls, he does a cascade and some multiplex tricks. The scene was more notable for the people who pass in front of him as he juggles. First a young woman, holding a wine bottle in one hand and a spatula in the other, displaying her rather large bare breasts. She was closely followed by a bare-chested man wearing a football helmet and holding a toilet plunger. I'm not making this up.


Beau Brummell (1954)
[Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley]

In 1796, Captain George Bryan "Beau" Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the Army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

At 47:43, Danny Gray juggles 3 long thin clubs for 2 seconds.

At 48:31, he is seen juggling again for 22 seconds, though in the background and somewhat obscured.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[Walt Disney Productions]

Belle is a girl who is dissatisfied with life in a small provincial French town, constantly trying to fend off the misplaced "affections" of conceited Gaston. The Beast is a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. A wrong turn taken by Maurice, Belle's father, causes the two to meet.

Brief juggling is seen in each of two songs. The juggling was short, but they got it right. Credited as acrobat/jugglers were Rafi Goldvasser, Eduardo Hobshar, Nitzan Zytzer, and Eran Lavy.

At 29:07, Gaston juggles 6 eggs and a bowl, followed by a man who throws about 20 eggs up that all land on his face.

At 40:03, Lumiere, the candelabra, juggles 2 candles as he sings, "We tell jokes, I do tricks with my fellow candlesticks."

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bête de scène (1994)
[Bernard Nissile film; Emmanuel Salinger, Bulle Ogier, Patrice Chéreau]

France. 18 minute film. The protagonist is an actor who does the bear's character in a Shakespearean piece of theater. He's not satisfied with that, because he is always ignored by all the other actors, as they think he's unimportant. Even his parents in the audience didn't mention him at all. Only one somewhat older woman seems to like him and his role. She plays the female protagonist in the Shakespeare drama. He falls in love with her, but in the end she wants to be only a good friend. When the theatre goes up in flames one evening, everyone runs out of the building, except the protagonist. No happy end.

At 16:07, someone juggles 3 balls in the background for 5 seconds.


Becoming Colette (1991)
[Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mathilda May, Virginia Madsen, Paul Rhys]

At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a diary of all her experiences, which Villars, the spendthrift heir to a publishing house, prints as the Claudine series under his pen-name of Willy. Villars sets up a threesome with Gabrielle and Polaire, one of his mistresses, but the women become lovers and allies. Gabrielle finally becomes fed up with the duplicity of Villars, and publishes her books under her own name, Colette.

At 1:09:25, a performer on stage in the background juggles 3 mixed objects for 3 seconds, and is seen partially on screen for another 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Becoming Jane (2007)
[Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell]

United Kingdom. The year is 1795 and young Jane Austen (Anne Hathaway) is a feisty twenty-year-old and emerging writer who already sees a world beyond class and commerce, beyond pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable, marrying for love. Naturally, her parents are searching for a wealthy, well-appointed husband to assure their daughter's future social standing. They are eyeing Mr. Wisley (Laurence Fox), nephew to the very formidable, not to mention very rich, local aristocrat Lady Gresham (Dame Maggie Smith), as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy (James McAvoy), sparks soon fly along with the sharp repartee. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire, then knock her head over heels. Now, the couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends, and fortune.

At 38:25, and for the next 40 seconds, there are several people juggling 3 torches each, both men and women, among many other entertainers at the Laverton Fair.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
[Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe]

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in World War II.

At 0:00:28, a still drawing of a jester juggling 7 bowls appears in the opening credit for David Tomlinson.

At 1:13:00, an animated ostrich juggles 1 ball for 24 seconds.

At 1:29:04, David Tomlinson juggles 3 green apples for 29 seconds, with an unfortunate ending.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Behind the Sun (2001)
[José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos]

Portuguese. Original title: Abril Despedaçado. When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.

At 0:43:18, Flavia Marco Antonio, as Clara, performs many tricks with fire over a 4 minute period. She starts with "blow outs" with 1 and 2 torches, followed immediately by 2 torch swinging. 2 minutes later, she demonstrates transferring flame from one torch to her tongue and then lighting a second torch from this flame in her mouth.

At 1:04:01, at an outdoor fair, 2 jugglers perform continuous steals with 3 clubs and a hat.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Benny & Joon (1993)
[Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore]

Benny runs a car repair shop, and is having trouble keeping a housekeeper to take care of his mentally disturbed sister Joon. Without supervision she tends to set things on fire and create public disturbances. One night they lose in a poker game and have to agree to take in a friend's cousin, Sam, who also has some erratic personality traits. When Joon and Sam begin falling in love, Benny must deal with his feelings about not being needed as much by his sister, and about his plans to put her in a group home.

Johnny Depp performs some Keaton-esque physical comedy.

At 21:08, he spins a hubcap on his finger.
At 23:45, he makes dinner rolls on forks dance, and then hands 3 plates back and forth between 2 other people.
At 52:20, he does a bit of street performance.


Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
[Walter Ruttmann film, Paul von Hindenburg]

Germany. Original title: Berlin, Symphonie einer Großstadt. This movie shows us one day in Berlin and the rhythm of that time, starting in the early morning and ending in the deepest night.

At 55:33, there's a 3 club juggler on the stage of a vaudeville theater.


Besieged (1998)
[Thandiwe Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John C. Ojwang]

Italy. Original title: L'assedio. While in exile in Italy, an African woman finds herself trying to get back home and free her imprisoned husband. But the only man that can help her do so is in love with her.

At 1:11:35, David Thewlis juggles 2 oranges and an apple for nearly 80 seconds, and does several tricks, including taking bites out of the apple.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Betty Boop Limited (1932)
[Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer; short animation]

On a special train, Betty's show troupe rehearses: Betty sings, Bimbo juggles, and Koko does a soft-shoe. The train itself also does tricks.

At 03:17, Bimbo showers 5 balls.


Betty Boop's Hollywood Mystery (1989)
[Melissa Fahn, Michael Bell, Lucille Bliss, Hamilton Camp, Jodi Carlisle]

In Los Angeles, Betty Boop works as a waitress with her friends Koko the Clown and Bimbo, in the kitchen of a diner that is permanently crowded. The greatest attraction for customers is Betty Boop singing while dreaming to be a Hollywood star. When Betty and her friends accidentally break some dishes, they are fired by the owner. However, the private eye Sam Slade hires the team to help him in a surveillance job at a party in the house of the famous star Lola DaVille, whose secretary Miss Green has just hired him for the protection of a valuable necklace. When the jewel is stolen at the party, Betty Boop becomes suspect number one, since the criminal left his gun in her hands during a blackout, and Sam is unable to prove her innocence while wounded in the hospital. Betty Boop is rescued from the police station by Koko and Bimbo, and the trio investigates who could be the thief. Meanwhile, the diner is completely empty, since customers do not have Betty Boop any more.

At 02:24, Koko the Clown showers 4 (or 6) plates. The juggling begins when Bimbo tosses Koko a plate. We then see Koko showering 4 plates, though it is possible that 2 more are higher than we can see. The shower pattern can be seen for just over a second, and ends by Koko sliding the plates down his body and his right leg and directing them over to someone who catches them one at a time stacked in his left hand. We clearly see, and hear, 6 plates caught, though we never saw more than 4 juggled.

At 02:44, Koko juggles plates again for 2 seconds in a failed attempt to keep them from falling and breaking.


Between the Towers (2005)
[Michael Sporn animation; Jake Gyllenhaal narrator]

Animated. Original title: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. This tells the story of Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

At 00:46, Philippe Petit juggles 3 balls while he rides a unicycle, followed by juggling 3 torches, also while on a unicycle.


The Big Picture (1989)
[Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh, Jennifer Jason Leigh]

Nick Chapman graduates from film school, and his short film wins a special prize. This gives him a high enough profile that he can get Hollywood to back the film he has long dreamed of making. Studio head Allen Habel is interested. But Nick soon is seduced by Hollywood and makes one concession after another until his original movie is lost altogether. Worse, Nick is lost, too, turning on girlfriend Susan and old buddy Emmet. Will he come to his senses before everything is lost?

At 26:57, during a party at a Hollywood producer's home, Marc Schiltz Takoda juggles torches while standing over a pool with two nude women lounging on air mattresses below him. Marc is seen 4 times over the next 4 minutes.


The Big Shot (1942)
[Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters]

Three time loser Duke Berne risks life in prison with one more armored car robbery. His attorney's wife Lorna, Berne's old sweetheart, keeps him from it, but he goes to jail anyway. Duke and Lorna get some time together again after he stages a prison break, but if he stays with her, his old friend George will have to take the rap for killing one of the guards.

The Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, both play prisoners who perform a juggling act in a show on stage for the other prisoners. They appear on and off warming up backstage for about 40 seconds, starting at 52:08.

At 52:50, they do their show dressed as clowns, seen for 46 seconds. As the curtain opens there is a long shot of them passing 7 clubs. Changing to a closer shot, one club has evaporated, and now they are passing 6 clubs low and fast. They then switch to doing 5 hats, using several different patterns. They take their final bows, and leave.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
[Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Penelope Ann Miller, Susan Tyrrell]

Sequel to Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure. This time, Pee-wee finds himself involved with a circus that becomes held up in a storm in his home town. However, the local community are hostile to the freakish traveling band.

There are 5 brief glimpses of juggling:

At 0:26:45, a circus parade includes a man juggling 3 clubs soon followed by a boy juggling 3 balls.

At 0:32:12, two brothers pick apples and then juggle 3 apples each and then toss some to Pee-wee.

At 0:40:35, two brothers juggle 3 apples each in a store.

At 0:51:16, a man in the background juggles 3 balls, soon followed by a woman also juggling 3 balls.

At 1:16:10, a woman in the circus ring juggles 3 balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bill: On His Own (1983)
[Mickey Rooney, Helen Hunt, Edie McClurg, Tracey Walter, Teresa Wright]

Continuation of "Bill," the 1981 movie about a retarded man, played by Mickey Rooney.

At 1:22:26, in a scene at the beach, Turk Pipkin plays a street performer juggling and eating 3 apples.


Billy Bathgate (1991)
[Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Steven Hill, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis]

Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death.

At 08:31, Billy Bathgate, played by Loren Dean, and Bo Weinberg, played by Bruce Willis, are in a freight train, on their way to Bo's execution by Billy's gang. Bo asks Billy, "How'd you get into this, kid?" Billy replies, "Juggling. It was juggling got me into it."

This is immediately followed by a flashback showing Billy juggling 3 and 4 balls on and near the railroad tracks with his friends, where he was seen by Dutch Schultz, the gang leader played by Dustin Hoffman, leading to his being recruited into the gang.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Billy Madison (1995)
[Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson, Bradley Whitford]

In order to inherit his fed-up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

At 28:28, during a garden party, a stilt walking clown, played by Jonathan Seglins, juggles 3 clubs briefly before being tripped and falling.

At 46:04, he is also seen, juggling 3 clubs for about 5 seconds while walking.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
[Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante, Martha Raye, Dean Jagger]

A debt-ridden circus is saved by a well-meaning but inept publicity man.

At 11:10, there is a big circus scene lasting just over 3 minutes with many acts performing at once. Miss Loni is featured doing foot juggling. There is also some ring spinning, and ending with all of the performers working together, including Miss Loni again and Ron Henon juggling 3 clubs on a tall unicycle.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Bindlestiffs (2011)
[M.J. Loheed film; Keith Nelson, Stephanie Monseu, Francisco Monroy]

Documentary. "The Bindlestiffs" documents a year in the travails and triumphs of The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Sixteen years ago, Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson created the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, one of the last true touring vaudeville shows in America. Their shows combine traditional circus high wire aerialists, clowns, and juggling with sideshow denizens like sword swallowers, fire eaters, and burlesque dancers. With these basic ingredients, The Bindlestiffs cook up an alchemical brew that promises to enthrall audiences. But their showbiz dream does not come easy. It takes hard work, dedication, time and more than just standard juggling. The company is precariously balanced and fighting off bankruptcy. Without a patron of any sort, and a national economy in tatters, Stephanie and Keith must find the will to make it happen. The show must go on. The path they find, and the heart and strength it takes to get there, involves gunning a motorcycle across a wire twenty feet in the air, cracking whips, eating fire, and their clown Kinko's audacious real-life bid for the presidency of the USA. Prepare yourselves for a rare peek behind the curtain into the lives of true modern circus vagabonds as they live their lives, and run their business without a net.

There were at least three dozen scenes of juggling scattered throughout this 98 minute film. This was mostly 3 clubs, or club passing between 2 to 5 people, juggling 3 clubs each. There was also quite a bit of manipulation of 3 cigar boxes, and even some with 4 boxes. Use of diabolo was also common as well as ball juggling and ball spinning.

Much of the juggling was done by Bindlestiff founders Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu. Also, Adam Kuchler did a lot of club juggling and passing and cigar box manipulation. Sean Blue is seen club and ball juggling and ball spinning. Ariele Ebacher, Francisco Monroy, and Marcus Monroe were all seen juggling as well. Though they did not appear, jugglers Viveca Gardiner and Hovey Burgess were both thanked for their help in the production of this documentary.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
[Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor]

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

At 0:03:39, during the opening credits, 75-year-old Jester Hairston, as Furry Taylor, juggles 3 baseballs for about 4 seconds, just outside the ticket window.

At 0:07:50, he is seen again for 2 seconds, still juggling.

At 1:28:56, Hairston is also seen juggling 3 baseballs in a parade for 16 seconds.


Bird on a Wire (1990)
[John Badham film; Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke]

Rick has been given a new identity by the FBI for helping convict a drug dealing FBI agent. Fifteen years later his former fiancee recognizes him. Rick's FBI "minder" has been replaced by a corrupt agent who helps the drug dealing FBI agent and his accomplice locate him. There are many subsequent chase scenes as Rick and his girlfriend revisit his former haunts.

At 04:48, a girl clown juggles 3 clubs at a child's party, first on the lawn, and a few seconds later by the pool, for about 7 seconds total.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Black Arrow (1985)
[Oliver Reed, Fernando Rey, Benedict Taylor, Stephan Chase]

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's adventure novel, "Black Arrow" follows the daring exploits of an expert bowman against the evil Sir Daniel. The action takes place during the War of the Roses in 15th century England. This historical conflict led to the accession of Henry VII.

At 33:30, during a feast and games of the knights, one man juggles 3 torches while another does 3 rings, seen several times over a 95 second period.


The Black Ball (1913)
[Franz Hofer film; Mia Cordes, Manny Ziener, Paul Meffert]

Original title: Die schwarze Kugel. German. Two sisters get a letter from their third sister just after coming from the third sister's funeral. It informs them that a nobleman has ruined her life and is responsible for her death. They swear revenge and that they will never fall in love with a man. They start working as a vaudeville act called "Die geheimnisvollen Schwestern" (The Mysterious Sisters). They juggle with balls and burning torches. Of course, one sister falls in love with an attending nobleman and it turns out he is the same one that was responsible for their sister's death. They plan to kill him and the one who should do it is the one who holds the black ball ("die schwarze Kugel") in her hands after juggling. The end includes a nice chase partially on rooftops.

At 04:32, Mia Cordes playing Edith and Manny Ziener playing her sister Violetta appear on stage wearing masks, and begin a routine with 6 torches.

At 22:51, they begin a routine passing 6 and 8 balls.


Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
[Emir Kusturica film; Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan Todorovic, Branka Katic]

Yugoslavia. Original title: Crna macka, beli macor. Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17-year-old son Zare. After a failed business deal, he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a sister, Afrodita, that he desperately wants to see get married so they strike a deal: Zare is to marry her. But neither of the two care much for an arranged marriage: Zare is in love with Ida, Afrodita is waiting for the man of her dreams.

At 1:26:03, Srdan Todorovic, playing Dadan Karambolo, juggles 3 hand grenades and does some tricks, seen 5 times over a 4 minute period. He then drops with predictable consequences.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Black Cauldron (1985)
[Grant Bardsley, Susan Sheridan, Freddie Jones, Nigel Hawthorne]

Animation. A young boy and a group of misfit friends embark on a quest to find a dark magic item of ultimate power before a diabolical tyrant can.

At 19:33, someone does a 3 ball shower for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Black Knight (2001)
[Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason, Vincent Regan]

Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in the Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

At 30:45, during a banquet scene, 2 jugglers are passing balls in front of the king's table. They are seen for about 12 seconds. Frank Jeffreys is on the left and Chris Julian is on the right.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Blackball (2003)
[Paul Kaye, James Cromwell, Alice Evans, Bernard Cribbins, Johnny Vegas]

United Kingdom. Try as he might, the roguishly handsome Cliff Starkey, just can't keep out of trouble. In his sleepy home town on the English coast, nothing much inspires him, apart from bowls. Cliff has always preferred to play by his own rules much to the disapproval of the regimented, elderly bowls fraternity. Before long, the bay boy of bowls is turning the sedate and very English pastime upside down with hysterical results.

At 03:34, Paul Kaye, playing Cliff, juggles 3 balls for 1 second.

At 20:34, Paul Kaye juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Blackie the Pirate (1971)
[Terence Hill, Silvia Monti, Jorge Martín, Diana Lorys, Mónica Randall]

Italy. Original title: Il Corsaro nero. Captain Blackie conceives a plan to acquire a shipment of Spanish gold after he discovers about it when he stumbles upon Don Pedro. Three other pirate captains want the gold for themselves and try to foil Blackie's plan.

At 46:20, a man juggles 3 apples at an outdoor market for 4 seconds. A few seconds later he is shown in close-up, but now just doing a 2 ball shower.


Blind Chance (1987)
[Boguslaw Linda, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Marzena Trybala]

Poland. Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.

At 1:47:00, two men pass 12 balls, seen twice over 35 seconds. This is a surprisingly high level of technical juggling seen in a movie. The dialog implies that this is a world record, though of course it is not even close.

At 1:51:30, a man is seated in the kitchen with a bowl of apples on the table, and juggles 1 and then 2 apples, but fails completely at trying 3, when he gives up and eats one.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Blue Kite (1993)
[Tian Yi, Wenyao Zhang, Xiaoman Chen, Liping Lü Cunxin Pu, Xuejian Li]

Alternate title: Lan feng zheng. A Chinese movie about societal conditions around the time after Stalin died. The lives of a Beijing family throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as they experience the impact of the Hundred Flowers Campaign, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution.

At 10:42, a Chinese boy plays with a simple wooden one-piece whistling diabolo for 30 seconds while several other children watch excitedly.


Bobby May: America's Great Juggler (1988)
[Stewart Lippe film; Bobby May, Dick Franco]

This is a documentary on the great American juggler Bobby May. All significant known film footage was obtained through the efforts of Emily May, Dick Franco, and Stuart Lippe, and it is the definitive video on one of history's greatest jugglers.

This includes a live interview, the earliest known film of Bobby May from 1920, previously unseen rare archival footage, and features a high-quality seven-minute copy of "The Juggling Fool" produced in 1938 by the Vitaphone Corporation.

The entire film may be seen here.


Boop-Oop-A-Doop (1932)
[Animation; Ann Little, Billy Murray, William Pennell]

This is an early Betty Boop cartoon starting with Betty dancing a shimmy, and when the scene zooms out, it reveals that this is actually a drawing of Betty on a circus banner, rippling in the wind. When an elephant lumbers past, bearing a giant inkwell on his back, Koko the Clown makes his familiar entrance out of the inkwell. Betty works in the circus as a lion tamer and walks on a high wire. Betty is pursued by the lustful ringmaster, whose moustache has a life of its own. Betty sings "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away."

At 06:53, Koko the Clown does a 5 ball shower, and when he walks away, his hands remain and continue juggling without him.


Born to Kill? (2013)
[Christopher Slade, Ron Bender, Harriet Eckstein, Guy Maler, Jon Zuber]

Season 5, Episode 5, Thor Christiansen, aired October 22, 2013. In the late 1970s, female co-eds began to disappear from the college town of Isla Vista, knowing nothing of Thor Christiansen, a blond local boy and his descent into darkness in broad daylight. One of Christiansen's victims was Patty Laney, an amateur juggler and a student at the University of California-Santa Barbara in Isla Vista, who was killed January 18, 1977. Just 10 weeks later, local jugglers created the first Isla Vista Jugglers Festival in Patty's memory, and have continued to do so every year since.

At 00:01, for 10 seconds, we hear about this case and see some ball juggling.

At 02:12, for 41 seconds, more is learned, amid ball and club juggling.

At 13:46, for 92 seconds, we hear about Patty and see more ball juggling.

At 42:24, for 67 seconds, we learn the origin of the Isla Vista Jugglers Festival and see club juggling.


The Bounty (1984)
[Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Daniel Day-Lewis]

The familiar story of Captain Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian (Mel Gibson) to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Captain Bligh (Anthony Hopkins) to get his loyalists safely to Australia in a tiny lifeboat.

At 55:51, at an outdoor feast in Tahiti, a native is seen on the left edge of the screen juggling 3 fruits for 8 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (1970)
[David Wayne, June Havoc, Dabbs Greer, Parley Baer, Whitney Blake]

TV Movie. A frontier huckster, Colonel Ryder, and a young orphan, Davey, operate a traveling tent show. They are loaned an elephant by an old friend, Molly, who is also a rival circus owner. Davey trains the elephant and the two soon become inseparable. When the Colonel loses the elephant in gambling, Davey steals the elephant and begins a 20-mile search for Molly, the rightful owner.

At 24:09, Danny Rees juggles 3 clubs while riding a unicycle, for about 5 seconds.


The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
[Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell, Richard Lyon]

Peter Frye, typical American boy played by Dean Stockwell, is orphaned when his parents are caught in the London Blitz. He is not told of their fate, but shuttled from one selfish relative to the next, ending with Gramp, a kindly ex-vaudevillian played by Pat O'Brien. Peter and Gramp, both fond of "Irish bulls," get along fine; but the morning after Peter finally learns he's an orphan, his hair spontaneously turns green. The absurd over-reactions of stupid people overturn his life as the story becomes a parable.

At 13:23, a stand-in for Pat O'Brien juggles 3 balls and 2 balls in one hand for 6 seconds, in front of 12 year old Dean Stockwell.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Boys of Paul Street (1968)
[Mari Törőcsik, Sándor Pécsi, László Kosák, Anthony Kemp]

Hungary. Original title: A Pál-utcai fiúk. In Budapest, two rival gangs of young boys lay claim to a vacant lot. The hostilities escalate, yet never quite boil over into actual violence. Just when things do get out of hand, however, the problem is "solved" by the city government, which takes over the lot for future development.

At 1:06:14, Orsolya Zeitler plays a little girl who works a diabolo for 12 seconds while she tells three boys where to find the boy they are looking for.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Boys on the Side (1995)
[Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Drew Barrymore]

Jane is a night club singer, out of work and looking for a ride-share to accompany her to Los Angeles. Her advertisement is answered by Robin, a shy young lady very unlike the brash Jane. A stop in Pittsburgh picks up a third, Holly, escaping a violent and drug-dealing husband. Girls on the road, reaching understanding, respect, and care for each other.

At 57:28, there is a 2 second scene of a leapfrog steal with 3 clubs, followed by flourishes, performed by David Kha and Angelo Romeo, both from Tucson, AZ.


Brain Donors (1992)
[John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, George De La Pena, John Savident]

A lawyer, cab driver and a handyman are three manic idiots who team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet.

At 35:38, Bob Nelson does some juggling with 3 scarves for about 30 seconds during a dance scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bratz (2007)
[Janel Parrish, Skyler Shaye, Nathalia Ramos, Logan Browning]

During their first year of high school, four best girlfriends face off against the domineering student body President, who wants to split them up into different social cliques.

At 0:26:03, Scot Nery plays a juggling boy, and juggles 5 balls for 12 seconds as he prepares to enter the high school talent show.

At 0:58:23, a period of just over 9 minutes contains at least 20 shots of juggling by 5 different jugglers doing walk-around performing at a lavish outdoor party. This begins with a stilt walker in a blue paisley costume juggling 3 blue clubs for 6 seconds. He is seen again several times, including at 1:00:38, 1:06:40, and 1:07:20.

At 0:58:39, we see Eric Cohen and Steve Cohen, the dancing twins, for the first of many times, as they march in a parade juggling 3 clubs each. Dressed in bright yellow costumes with black polka dots, they are seen again at 0:59:04, 0:59:12, 1:01:22, 1:05:33, and 1:05:42.

At 1:00:29, someone in a blue costume with a silver belt is seen for 1 second in the background juggling 3 white clubs. He is seen again at 1:07:13 for 3 seconds standing on a platform, now juggling 3 white clubs with blue trim, while a stilt walker juggles 2 balls in 1 hand behind him. He is seen most prominently at 1:07:27, still juggling 3 clubs until he is pushed off the stage.

At 1:06:40, a stilt walker in a black and white costume juggles 3 balls for 3 seconds. He is seen again in the background at 1:07:13 for 3 seconds juggling 2 balls in one hand.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Braveheart (1995)
[Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack]

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

At 22:00, when Wallace is back in his village and the wedding is going on, two men are seen for 15 seconds at the left of the picture in a crowded field, juggling 3 knives each and passing 6 knives.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Breaking and Entering (2010)
[Benjamin Fingerhut, director]

Documentary. Explores the lives of would-be record-breakers as they pursue their dreams of fame and fortune, sometimes both, usually neither. This describes in detail the competition for the fastest joggling marathon between Michal Kapral and Zachary Warren, and briefly shows Ashrita Furman setting the record for the longest time juggling underwater.

At 0:02:05, we are briefly introduced to Michal Kapral, contender for fastest marathon while juggling.

At 0:06:31, we meet Michal's family and see a bit of his training.

At 0:14:24, we see Michal at home with his wife and two little girls, and he discusses how much time he puts into his joggling pursuits.

At 0:21:47, Michal, now holder of the Guiness record for joggling marathon at 3:07:46, talks about what motivates him to do this.

At 0:34:50, Michal learns that Zach Warren has broken his world record, and they agree to meet in Boston in a duel. They both beat Zach's former record, but Zach's time was better, so he kept the record. But a few months later, in Toronto, Michal regains the record. Two months later, in Philadelphia, Zach takes the record back, and they agree to meet again for another duel.

At 0:53:20, Michal and Zach meet again in Salt Lake City. Michal won the duel this time, but was not fast enough to regain the record.

At 1:06:47, Ashrita Furman sets a Guiness record for the longest time juggling underwater and extends his record for holding the most Guinness records.

At 1:12:48, at the 2007 Toronto Marathon, Michal regains the record with a time of 2:50:12, which still stands today.

At 1:21:29, Soon after recapturing his world record, Michal accepted a job as editor-in-chief of Canadian Running Magazine.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Brewster's Millions (1985)
[Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins, Jerry Orbach]

Brewster is a minor league baseball player. Unknown to him, he had a (recently deceased) rich relative. In order to test if Brewster knows the value of money, he is given the task of disposing of $30m in 30 days.

At 40:42, Richard Pryor and John Candy are featured walking through a crowded scene in a hotel, while 2 jugglers appear on and off over 90 seconds, passing clubs and one balancing a club on his nose.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Bribe (1949)
[Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price]

In pursuit of stolen aircraft engines on a Central American island, federal agent Rigby meets chief suspect Hintten and his wife Elizabeth, a sultry cafe singer; and is watched by Bealer, a "pie-shaped man" with sore feet. Rigby knows he's on the right track when Bealer offers him money to leave Carlota. When Rigby and Elizabeth are drawn to each other, the gang realizes there's more than one kind of bribe.

At 1:22:44, during an evening parade, Jerry Pina does foot juggling of a barrel on the side of the street for 7 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
[Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent]

Forty-something and single again, Bridget decides to focus on her job and surround herself with friends. Then she discovers that she is pregnant, but she is only 50% sure of the baby's father's identity.

At 0:22:58, we see someone in the background using a lighted diabolo for about 3 seconds.

At 1:21:48, for 45 seconds, we see Patrick Dempsey, in 5 brief shots totaling 16 seconds, juggling 3 balls in a gazebo to entertain two small children.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
[Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Ian Hunter]

In New York City, the dance team of Johnny Brett (Fred Astaire) and King Shaw (George Murphy) are at the bottom of the heap, and barely scraping by in dance halls. When a producer, Bob Casey (Frank Morgan), catches sight of Brett's moves, he wants to cast him as the dance partner of the Broadway star Clare Bennett (Eleanor Powell). However, after some misdirection and confusion, Shaw becomes Bennett's partner instead, but Brett still has some dancing to do when Shaw fails to perform.

At 0:23:55, Trixie Firschke does ball spinning and juggles 6 plates, followed by some mouthstick and ball tricks, in a scene with Fred Astaire lasting almost 4 minutes.

At 1:01:04, Fred Astaire begins a 2 minute 15 second dance routine containing 2 sequences of 1 ball manipulation, one near the beginning and one near the end. This may be the closest Astaire ever got to juggling in his films.

At 1:12:31, unicyclist Blair Woolstencroft appears for an audition after a big build-up, and immediately falls off the stage.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Brothers Bloom (2008)
[Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi]

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job, showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

At 26:26, Penelope (Rachel Weisz) demonstrates to Bloom (Adrien Brody) her numerous "uninteresting hobbies," including juggling balls, clubs, and chainsaws, and finally extreme unicycling.


Brubaker (1980)
[Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander, Murray Hamilton]

Henry Brubaker is the new warden at Wakefield prison. He makes his entrance as a prisoner in order to get a convict's view of the real state of the institution. To his horror, he finds all manner of abuse and corruption, which after disclosing his real identity, he sets out to correct.

Philip E. Plubell, also known as Philip the Foole, has a minor role as a prisoner and is seen juggling twice.

At 0:07:13, the prisoner sits on his bed juggling 3 balls for 3 seconds.

At 1:14:48, the prisoner is juggling 3 balls to entertain the families at a picnic, seen in the background for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Bubble (2006)
[Ohad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Freidmann, Zohar Liba]

Israel. Original title: Ha-Buah. The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. The movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the points of view of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. It all begins when Noam, a young Israeli soldier, serves in the reserve forces and meets a Palestinian young man called Ashraf at a check point. Following an incident during which Noam misplaces his ID card at the check point, Ashraf shows up on the doorstep of the apartment that Noam shares with a gay man and a straight woman. How will the meeting affect all of their lives?

At 1:11:45, during a rave at night on the beach, someone juggles 3 torches for 3 seconds. This is seen again at least 5 more times in the background over the next 4 minutes, sometimes juggling 3 torches and sometimes swinging 2 torches.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Bug Vaudeville (1921)
[Winsor McCay, animation]

Winsor McCay was the first to bring animated cartoons to a wide audience, predating Walt Disney and Max Fleischer. McCay started as a newspaper cartoonist, creating the successful strips "Little Nemo in Slumberland" and "Dream of a Rarebit Fiend." In this 12 minute film, a tramp comes out from a group of meticulously drawn trees and falls asleep, muttering that cheesecakes give him strange dreams. A series of bugs put on vaudeville acts against highly detailed and realistic backgrounds. The performance ends with a spider who grabs a silhouetted member of the audience and eats him whole.

At 00:49, the performance begins with a grasshopper who "juggles" an ant for 70 seconds, though this would probably be better described as a Risley act.


A Bug's Life (1998)
[John Lasseter animation; Kevin Spacey, David Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus]

A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe.

At 1:02:28, a walking stick bug (plasmid) juggles 6 balls with 4 hands for 3 seconds.


Bula's Fortune (2009)
[Lee Meriwether, Marie Del Marco, Patrick Hume, Russell Duncan]

14 minute short video. This unexpected adventure of a lonely widow is both dangerous and ridiculous, but ultimately helps our heroine to find herself in more ways than anticipated.

Jack Kalvan and Jeri Kalvan juggle.


Bullseye! (1990)
[Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Barrymore]

Moore and Caine play dual rolls in this off-beat and highly silly caper - a pair of small time con-men and a partnership of nuclear physicists.

At 1:08:10, we briefly see two unicycles, one tall.

At 1:13:07, Michael Angelo and Leif Lewis pass 6 clubs as Roger Moore and Michael Caine run between them and break up the juggling.

At 1:13:35, and for the next minute, we see juggling 3 clubs, a unicycle, juggling 3 machetes, a tall unicycle, and a stilt walker, all briefly and in the background.


Bus 174 (2002)
[Documentary by José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda]

Brazil. Alternate title: Ónibus 174. On June 12, 2000, a young man tried to rob a bus in Rio de Janeiro and ended up in a hostage situation as the police SWAT team surrounded the bus. However the police at first fail to control the situation, allowing crowds of the public and the media to gather right outside the bus, putting the story at the top of every channel's output. The police gradually bring the situation outside under control but inside the bus things are only getting worse as the young man demands grenades, a rifle and a driver for the bus before starting to set deadlines for killing the passengers one by one.

At 18:12, 3 boys juggle at a traffic stop for tips. One stands on the shoulders of the other two and juggles 4 balls for 12 seconds, while one of the lower boys juggles 3 balls, but drops. 20 seconds later, the boy that was on top is now on the shoulders of one of the other boys, again juggling 4 balls, while the third boy juggles 3 balls, seen for 14 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Buskers, for Love or Money (2008)
[Chad Taylor film; The Amazing Johnathan, Robert Shields, Jim Rose]

Mad Chad Taylor, the renowned chainsaw juggler, has created this one-of-a-kind documentary, that delves inside the world of street performers before they vanish from our streets for good.

Some of the jugglers included are Mad Chad Taylor, The Spice Boys, Jim Tavare, Dexter Tripp, Michael Davis, Wheeler Cole, Ricky the Juggler, Big Ben, A. Whitney Brown, Fred Anderson, Will Soto, Sean and Dave, Robert Nelson (The Butterfly Man), Grinn and Barrett, Frank Olivier, Michael Moschen, Mardene Rubio, Rich Ross, Mickey O'Connor, and Mark Nizer.

The entire film may be seen here.


The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
[Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming, Peter Lorre, Larry Keating]

Donald O'Connor plays the great silent comedian.

At 1:21:08, Donald O'Connor does a nice half spin with a bouquet of flowers to a catch in a balance on the back of his hand.

At 1:25:29, O'Connor cascades three clubs in a late scene of Keaton in performance. Picking up three more, he hurls all six in the air, only to be showered by a hailstorm of about 20 clubs.


The Butcher's Wife (1991)
[Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, George Dzundza, Frances McDormand]

A clairvoyant thinks she's met her husband-to-be because she's seen him in her dreams. They marry quickly, and return to the husband's home in the city. She has a big impact on everyone she meets by anticipating their questions and actions and advising them on their love life. Her interference then brings her into contact with the real man of her dreams.

At 34:03, Mickey O'Connor does a 5-ball lift bounce in the background of a street scene, seen for about 8 seconds. He is out of sync as the camera picks him up, and he loses it completely on-screen, as a white ball bounces away.

At 50:02, in the far background behind Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels, O'Connor is seen on and off juggling rings for about 40 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Cadence (1990)
[Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Larry Fishburne, Michael Beach]

Charlie Sheen plays Franklin Bean, an Army private, who is sentenced to 90 days in the stockade for drunkenly assaulting a military policeman on his base in West Germany in the 1960s. Sheen's father, Martin Sheen, plays Master Sergeant McKinney, who is the stockade commander who takes a dislike to the rebellious Bean.

At 0:59:38, in the back of an army truck, 2 men each juggle 3 oranges for 4 seconds.

At 1:00:08, they each juggle 2 oranges and a roll of toilet paper for 5 seconds.

At 1:00:30, they each juggle an orange, a small box, and a roll of toilet paper for 2 seconds.


Cadet Rousselle (1954)
[François Périer, Dany Robin, Bourvil, Madeleine Lebeau]

France. The adventures of Cadet Rousselle, who left his hometown during the French Revolution in search of fortune. He is in love with Violeta, a dancer in a band of comedians, but it ends up involved with a monarchist plot.

At 18:35, Émile Riandreys is a juggler with a small band of traveling performers, who briefly juggles 4 clubs, including splits, for 5 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Caligula (1979)
[Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole]

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organizes elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).

At 0:21:22, a man juggles 3 clubs, seen twice over a 9 second period.

At 1:24:58, a man keeps many plates spinning on top of tall sticks for nearly 5 minutes.

At 1:57:57, two men juggle and pass fire torches in the background for nearly a minute.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Call Me (1988)
[Patricia Charbonneau, Stephen McHattie, Boyd Gaines, Sam Freed]

A journalist (Anna) receives an obscene phone call that she mistakes for her boyfriend. She then agrees to meet with the caller at a bar, but instead of meeting the boyfriend, she witnesses a murder.

At 39:37, a street performer wearing clown pants juggles 3 balls for a small crowd for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Camelot (1967)
[Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings]

The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Mordred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

At 1:17:22, a man wearing a gorilla mask juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds, immediately followed by another man juggling 3 wooden clubs for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Candace Against the Universe (2020)
[Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, David Errigo Jr., Dan Povenmire]

Animation. Phineas and Ferb the Movie. The famed stepbrother inventors know what they're gonna do today. They're gonna rescue their sister from an alien abduction.

At 0:02:21, and for the next minute and a half, a robot juggles 8 kids in what looks like a realistic cascade, seen 4 times for a total of 18 seconds. However, because there is an even number of objects there is a gap that they hide by moving the kids at different speeds.

At 1:19:58, a mime does a 3 ball shower for 3 seconds during a song.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Can't Stop the Music (1980)
[The Village People, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg]

This is a pseudo biography of disco's The Village People.

At 0:05:41, near the end of the opening credits, Gabriel Barre plays a mime, juggling 3 balls for 2 seconds.

At 1:06:20, there is a 90 second scene in a casting office showing many variety acts auditioning. Included jugglers are Edward Jackman with 3 and later 4 tennis rackets, Gene Jones with 3 balls, Gordon Haight singing with swords, and James Marcel juggling 3 giant knives.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Captain (2017)
[Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes]

Germany. Original title: Der Hauptmann. In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

At 10:02, after finding the captain's uniform, Max Hubacher juggles 3 apples for 18 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Care Bears Movie (1985)
[animated film; Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Georgia Engel]

The Care Bears team up with a troubled brother and sister who just moved to a new town to help a neglected young magician's apprentice whose evil spell book causes sinister things to happen.

At 01:00, as the movie begins, even before the opening titles, Mr. Cherrywood juggles 3 balls for the children at bedtime.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Carnival of Sinners (1943)
[Pierre Fresnay, Josseline Gaël, Noël Roquevert, Guillaume de Sax, Palau]

France. Original title: La main du diable. Roland Brissot bought for one cent a talisman that gives him love, fame, and wealth. The talisman is a severed left hand, and it works perfectly. Of course, there is nothing free in this world, and after one year, the devil comes and asks for his due.

At 1:07:28, someone juggles 2 balls in one hand for 2 seconds. The credits list Garzoni as "le jongleur."

At 1:08:56, Garzoni juggles 3 clubs in a shower pattern, cascade, and 1 up 2 up. This is immediately followed by him juggling 5 balls, though he says they are eggs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Carousel (1956)
[Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick]

Billy is sent down "from above" for one day to try and make amends for mistakes he made in life. Billy worked at the carnival running the carousel, which is where he met Julie. The carny owner Mrs. Mullen fires him because of jealousy, and he and Julie get married. Billy gets into bad habits when he can't find a job and they are forced to live a meager existence on Julie's factory pay. When Julie tells him she's pregnant, he feels compelled to somehow find a way to support his family, but the only option seems to be falling back into crime with his old pal Jigger.

At 07:30, Harry Johnson juggles 3 clubs on a small stage at a carnival, on and off camera for over 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Carousel (1967)
[Robert Goulet, Mary Grover, Pernell Roberts, Marlyn Mason]

TV Movie. In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant and, desperately intent upon providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery.

Danny Rees juggles at 3 times during the film:

At 0:00:16, and for the next 4 minutes during the opening titles, he juggles 3 clubs in 4 shots, appearing for a total of about 40 seconds.

At 1:30:09, he juggles a ball, a club, and a ring as part of the Mary Grover dance routine, appearing 3 times for a total of 36 seconds out of a 4 minute period.

At 1:45:13, he appears for about 50 seconds during the closing credits, again juggling 3 clubs.


Casablanca (1942)
[Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains]

Rick Blaine, who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa is in town with her husband, Victor Lazlo. Lazlo is a Resistance leader, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country - but will he?

At 02:08, in the opening scene at a bazaar, a man juggles 3 balls in various patterns for about 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Casino (1995)
[Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles]

Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, a mob-connected casino operator in Las Vegas, attempts a civilized lifestyle with his money-conditional wife, Ginger. Nicky Santoro, a boyhood friend of Ace and now a Made-Man of the Mafia, arrives in town with an ambitious agenda of his own that soon disrupts Ace's life. Before long, Ginger and her long-time leeching lover Lester, along with Nicky's mistakes, cause problems.

At 1:48:38, Robert De Niro juggles three white balls for about 15 catches, using many edits to make it look like he was juggling for a while, though he is only shown making a few throws in each edit. The scene ends with him chasing the balls around the Las Vegas stage he is on.

Listed in the credits as a juggler is the excellent professional juggler Gil Dova, who was likely only used to teach De Niro to juggle.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Casper Comes to Clown (1951)
[I. Sparber animation; Alan Shay, Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond, Arnold Stang]

Casper the Friendly Ghost befriends a bear cub with a natural talent for juggling. Soon the cub is in the circus, but a gorilla proves to be much scarier than any ghost.

At 03:54, in 4 shots over the next 30 seconds, we see Brownie Bear walking on a hoop and balancing a tin can on top of a stick on his nose, while doing a 5 apple cascade.

At 04:50, we see a sign promoting the sensational juggling bear with a picture of him doing a similar trick.

At 05:12, Brownie Bear is on a tight wire in the circus, doing a 5 ball shower. A few seconds later Brownie Bear is showering 6 balls, while balancing a beach ball on top of a stick balanced on his nose. And a few seconds after this, he is doing all of this while also walking on a hoop on the tight wire.

At 06:32, the film ends with Brownie Bear walking on a hoop on the tight wire, while balancing a beach ball on top of a stick balanced on his nose, with Casper standing on top of the beach ball doing a 4 ball shower.


Castle Ra-Tim-Bum (1999)
[Diego Kozievitch, Rosi Campos, Sérgio Mamberti, Marieta Severo]

Brazil. Portuguese. Original title: Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum. A young wizard must create new spells in his magic book before the planets align. His uncle and aunt, powerful mages themselves, help him achieve that.

At 08:46, Diego Kozievitch (age 12) picks up 3 bean bags, walks to the back of the room, sits down, and juggles them for 4 seconds, seen out of focus.

At 30:13, Diego Kozievitch is on a hillside with his 3 friends, and juggles 3 bean bags for 17 seconds.


Cat People (1982)
[Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole]

The Cat People originated way back in time, when humans sacrificed their women to Leopards, who mated with them. Cat People look similar to humans, but must mate with other Cat People. We follow brother and sister - who seem to be the only ones of their kind left.

At 12:22, Malcolm McDowell juggles 3 balls and then tosses them to Nastassja Kinski who continues to juggle them, somewhat awkwardly.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
[Paul Rudd, Pierfrancesco Favino, Tom Wilkinson, Connie Nielsen]

This stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg (Paul Rudd), the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox, the enigmatic Berg was enlisted by the US government to go behind enemy lines and assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans could develop an atomic bomb.

At 16:47, Paul Rudd, playing Moe Berg, juggles 3 balls for 7 seconds after an exhibition baseball game in Japan in 1934.


Chained for Life (1952)
[Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins]

A Siamese twin kills the husband who left her. The courts have to decide if she is convicted of murder, how can they punish her sister, who had nothing to do with the crime?

At 12:19, Whitey Roberts performs his wonderful comedy juggling act with 3 plates, lasting 2 minutes.


Chained for Life (2018)
[Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo]

A beautiful actress struggles to connect with her disfigured co-star on the set of a European auteur's English-language debut.

At 26:46, Stephen Plunkett, playing Max, and Jennifer Miller, the bearded lady, playing Clementine, each juggle 3 balls together. A third person then joins them.


The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)
[Olivier Martinez, Romane Bohringer, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Didier Bezace]

France. Original title: La femme de chambre du Titanic. An ordinary foundry worker fakes a love story between him and the chambermaid from the RMS Titanic. When the ship sinks and the chambermaid probably dies, his story gains popularity. But lie always has its price.

Alberto Cassadie plays Giovanni, a young juggler in a traveling show.

At 1:05:03, Giovanni practices juggling 3 clubs outdoors for 23 seconds.
At 1:15:11, Giovanni practices juggling 3 balls outdoors for 3 seconds.
At 1:19:06, Giovanni juggles 3 small clubs on stage for 6 seconds.
At 1:22:48, Giovanni juggles 3 small clubs on stage for 6 seconds.


The Champion (1915)
[Charlie Chaplin, Gilbert M. Anderson, Billy Armstrong, Lloyd Bacon]

Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose, Charlie puts the horseshoe in his glove and wins. The trainer prepares Charlie to fight the world champion. A gambler wants Charlie to throw the fight. He and the trainer's daughter fall in love.

At 10:20, Charlie Chaplin does a parody on club swinging.


Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
[Warner Oland, Keye Luke, George and Olive Brasno, Francis Ford]

While ostensibly on vacation with his wife and twelve children, famed detective Charlie Chan visits a circus at just the right time to become involved in the murder of one of the circus owners. Chan is prevailed upon to travel with the circus in hopes of discovering the killer before he, she - or it - strikes again.

At 01:16, as the movie begins, there is a shadow of 3 club juggling.


Charlotte's Web (1973)
[Debbie Reynolds, Charles Nelson Reilly, Paul Lynde, Henry Gibson]

Animated version of E.B. White's story about a young pig that is saved from slaughter by a spider with a flare for promotion.

At 1:11:34, during a musical scene, a rat is eating everything in sight at a fair. He juggles 4 pieces of fruit in a shower pattern, and then catches them all in his mouth.


Children of Paradise (1945)
[Marcel Carné film; Arletty, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir]

France. Original title: Les enfants du paradis. This movie usually appears in lists of the best films ever made. The protagonist is a mime, but don't hold it against him. He works at the Funambules in Paris. It seems that at some stage a century or two ago, theatre was made illegal in Paris. To get around this, theatre shows were performed on a tightrope, since circus and vaudeville weren't illegal.

There is some background juggling and various other circus skills in this amazing film.

At 0:22:15, and for the next 2 minutes 20 seconds, a man dressed in a striped shirt and pants is seen many times juggling 3 clubs.

At 2:08:21, a man is juggling 3 torches in a large crowd, seen from a distance.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Children of Sorrow (2012)
[Bill Oberst Jr., Hannah Levien, Whitney Nielsen, Nich Kauffman]

Simon Leach is a very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate teens and showers them with the love and affection they're so desperate for. But Simon has a much darker plan for his followers. When a young woman embeds herself in the cult looking for answers to her sister's disappearance, she discovers their dark secret and an even darker secret within herself.

An informal talent show allows each person to demonstrate something to the others.

At 25:20, Peabo Powell, playing Frank, juggles 3 apples and attempts one trick.

At 25:52, Hannah Levien, playing Ellen, juggles 3 small oranges briefly.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Child's Cry (1986)
[Gilbert Cates film; Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe]

TV Movie. A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6-year-old whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.

At 35:02, for 10 seconds, Dan McFeely and Bob Mendelsohn pass 6 clubs and speak a bit, which they weren't supposed to be doing as extras, but it allowed them to join the Screen Actors Guild as a result. The juggling scene had an abuse victim show a bit of excitement in an otherwise withdrawn existence. Attracted by the skill and joy of Bob and Dan juggling at the L.A. Zoo, our tot shows a smile.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Chivalrous Deeds of a Nincompoop (1988)
[Carl Caldana, Suzie Marr, Glenn Havlan, John Brebner, Susan Zelinsky]

Original title: Nincompoop. Our hero, the nincompoop, falls in love and gets involved in a crazy murder investigation in this film made in San Francisco.

At 18:55, 10-year-old Mark Bakalor appears in a 2 minute scene at the child psychiatrist's office, providing comic distraction as the psychiatrist speaks with the hero. Mark is dumped out of a chair, then balances an umbrella, juggles 3 balls, and does a Groucho Marx impersonation. After the door is closed, you hear the sound of a slap come from inside, followed by Mark yelling, "Oww!"


Chocolat (2000)
[Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Leslie Caron]

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor lead to a crisis.

At 1:52:40, during a town celebration in a courtyard near the end of the film, 2 jugglers appear passing 6 clubs, in 3 shots over 22 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Christopher and His Kind (2011)
[Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan, Perry Millward, Toby Jones]

United Kingdom. TV Movie. How real-life British-American author Christopher Isherwood and his German boyfriend Heinz met and fell in love during the 1930s and the rise of Nazism.

At 33:32, a 3 club juggler is clearly seen for 43 seconds on a black and white TV in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Chronicle (2012)
[Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly]

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

At 46:54, Dane DeHaan, playing high school student Andrew Detmer, uses his new power in a 2 minute talent show act featuring 4 ball and 3 ball juggling, some real, some telekinetic.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Cinderella Swings It (1943)
[Guy Kibbee, Gloria Warren, Helen Parrish, Dick Hogan, Leonid Kinskey]

Scattergood Baines, Coldriver's most popular citizen, neighborly counselor and sly old fox, entices a Broadway producer to Coldriver to see the gay musical extravaganza Baines is staging for the benefit of the U.S.O. He is also promoting the singing career of his latest local protégé, Betty Palmer. There are a few problems but the Sage of Coldriver manages to keep pulling the right strings.

At 50:03, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, perform their juggling act for 2 minutes 20 seconds. They start with a comedy bit having each juggling 3 clubs. They then do run-arounds with 3 clubs and a hat. Then back to comedy with 3 hats each, followed by passing 6 hats. Then many variations with 5 hats. Finally, they then do some fast 6 club passing.


Circle of Iron (1978)
[David Carradine, Christopher Lee, Jeff Cooper, Roddy McDowall]

A young martial artist competes for and wins the right to go on a quest for the Book of All Knowledge held by a wizard named Zetan. Along the way, he meets strange enemies and allies - often having difficulty determining which is which.

At 40:40, and for about 45 seconds, a large variety of performers are seen at an evening carnival, and a 3 club juggler is seen three times.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Circus Stars (1958)
[Leonid Kristi film; Oleg Popov, Vladimir Durov, Alexandre Serge]

USSR. Original title: Artisty tsirka. Crowd-pleasing performances from renowned juggler and clown Oleg Popov, tiger trainer Margarita Nazarova, dancing bears and others highlight this profile of a Russian circus.

Features the juggling act of Oleg Popov. His sequence, which runs almost ten minutes, closes the film. Among other bits, he presents two juggling acts.

He first performs with kitchen articles while dressed as a chef. He begins with several interesting moves with two and three plates. He does sliding moves with three plates and works up to three in one hand.

Next is a fork, plate and apple, ending with the fork balanced on his forehead. The apple is thrown high into the air, seemingly to land on the tines of the fork. But it crashes onto his forehead instead and breaks apart for a surprise gag finish.

Next he juggles two prop forks and a potato, catching the vegetable on the prongs of one fork. Then he throws the second fork so that it sticks into the legume.

He follows with a plate, pot and potato juggle sequence, ending up with the potato in the pot and plate on it acting as a lid or cover. He then spins the pot on his finger, and does a finger transfer move behind his back while bending over. Then he spins another pot so that one is spinning on each finger. He finishes by carefully putting one spinning pot onto the other without the spinning action being arrested in the slightest degree.

His second juggling act is done on the slack wire, and is played for more laughs than his first sequence. He works with a standard curved handle cane and his soft cap. He cleverly flips the cap from his head to the head of his cane, which is held behind him. He balances the cane on his forehead and throws the cap up onto it. Thusly balanced on the slack wire with the cane and hat balanced on his forehead, he juggles four rings.

His finishing trick has him balancing on one foot on the wire while his left hand spins a ring on his cane, his right hand juggles two rings, a ring spins on his left foot, he spins a ring on a mouth prop and keeps another going on the wire on which he balances.


The Circus (1928)
[Charlie Chaplin, Allan Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker]

Silent film, comedy, 72 minutes. The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

At 33:33, Charlie Chaplin juggles bread, sausage, and cheese for 3 seconds.


Circus World (1964)
[John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale, Rita Hayworth, Lloyd Nolan]

Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.

At 0:03:22, a one minute period begins with 3 different juggling acts. First, there are 3 men and a woman passing 12 clubs in a box pattern, as another woman walks through it. This is immediately followed by some foot juggling. Then a unicyclist juggles 3 clubs in the background. This is soon followed by the foot juggler again.

At 2:04:03, near the end of the movie, there is about 5 seconds of 4 ring juggling on a tight wire.


Cirkus v cirkuse (1975)
[Oldrich Lipsk film; Evgeniy Leonov, Natalya Varley, Aleksandr Lenkov]

Alternate title: Circus in the Circus. To Moscow have arrived the participants of the international conference of the zoophilologists and also the international jury which is to elect for the world festival the best performance of the program of Moscow circus. Mrs. Whistler (Iva Janzurová British associate professor, makes her understood with the animals in their language but the Czech professor Ruzicka (Jirí Sovák), though he is capable of using the animals language, prefers teaching the animals the human language. Ruzicka's friend, the poodle Archibald, speaks "in Human" very well. The scientific dispute ends with a bet - if Ruzicka teaches the circus elephant to sing, Mrs Whistler will eat up her hat.

At 1:36:49, one man is doing a trampoline act, while 4 jugglers pass 12 clubs across the trampoline in a box pattern.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Le Cirque conferénce (1989)
[Marc Caro film]

France. 4 minute film.

Reported to contain juggling.


Cirque du Soleil: Dralion (2001)
[Zhao Jian, Erik Karol, Agnèss Sohier, Luan Leilei, Viktor Kee]

Fusing the 3000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never ending quest for harmony between man and nature.

At 19:06, Viktor Kee performs for over 7 minutes, with a dramatic act featuring acrobatics and juggling of 1 to 7 balls.

At 53:32, Zhang Wei does a 3 minute foot juggling act, beautifully manipulating 1 and 2 parasols.

At 57:16, Soizick Hébert juggles 1 to 5 scarves, accompanied by the drumming of Johnny Filion, in their very entertaining 3 minute clown act.


Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away (2012)
[written and directed by Andrew Adamson]

A young woman named Mia goes to a traveling circus and falls in love with its main attraction, the aerialist. After the aerialist falls during his act, he and Mia are transported to another world where each encounter the different worlds of Cirque du Soleil. It incorporates acts from the seven Cirque du Soleil shows that were running in Las Vegas in 2011: O, Mystère, Kà, Love, Zumanity, Criss Angel Believe, and Viva Elvis.

At 02:28, there is brief 3 ball juggling in the background at the left edge.

At 03:34, there is just over a minute of juggling and other skills seen together, including 6 hats juggled by 2 men, foot juggling with large balls, and club juggling and passing by 2 people.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Un Cirque passe (1950)
[Achille Zavatta, Serge Reggiani, Romuald, Lydia Zavatta]

France. 15 minute short documentary. Behind the scenes at the Zavatta Circus in 1950.

At 08:38, a woman juggles 3 clubs backstage, seen for 4 seconds.


City of Missing Girls (1941)
[H.B. Warner, Astrid Allwyn, John Archer, Sarah Padden, Philip Van Zandt]

A string of mysterious deaths and disappearances of young women have all been traced to a drama school, where all the girls were students. The district attorney suspects the school may be a front for a prostitution ring and sets out to investigate it. After the D.A. is blackmailed into dropping the investigation, a female reporter decides to go undercover to learn the truth.

At 28:08, there is a 2 minute scene in a practice room at the Crescent School of Fine Arts, where Harry Johnson is juggling 3 clubs, mostly in the background, while 2 girl dancers are rehearsing,

The entire movie may be seen here.


Clash of the Titans (1981)
[Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Laurence Olivier]

Perseus has to rescue Andromeda, before she has to marry a monster. Zeus has set up a few tests for Perseus on the way, like capturing Pegasus, defeating Medusa, and finding a way to kill the dreaded Kraken.

At 27:43, at an outdoor market, there is a 3 second shot of a man juggling 3 torches and a boy juggling 3 sticks.

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Close Shave (1995)
[Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animations]

Wallace and Gromit become involved in a sheep rustling operation run from the local wool shop. Wallace falls for Wendolene, the shop owner, while Gromit is framed for the rustling by her pet dog.

At 05:21, a toy sheep is shown in the window of Wendolene's Wools shop, juggling 7 balls in the time-honored pattern that people who can't juggle assume we all use, balls traveling in a perfect circle. This is seen for 42 seconds, then again at 13:16 for 3 seconds, and again at 30:30 for 44 seconds during the closing credits.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Cocktail (1988)
[Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown, Elisabeth Shue, Lisa Banes, Kelly Lynch]

After leaving the army, Brian Flanigan (Tom Cruise) tries to get a job in New York, but without a degree, this was not possible. He then decides to start studying for a business degree and gets a part time job as a bartender. He realizes it's not that easy, but when boss Douglas Koglan (Bryan Brown) teaches him the secrets of the trade they become the most famous bar-men in town.

At 26:00, Tom Cruise amd Bryan Brown perform some bottle and shaker cup manipulation for 50 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


College (1927)
[Buster Keaton, Anne Cornwall, Flora Bramley, Harold Goodwin]

Ronald's high school valedictory address praises books and condemns sports. His girlfriend Mary condemns his attitude. He fears losing her to rival Jeff, decides to go to college and pay more attention to sports.

At 15:52, Buster Keaton tries his skills on his new job at the soda fountain.


The Color of Money (1986)
[Martin Scorsese film; Paul Newman, Tom Cruise]

Pool hustler Fast Eddie Felson finds the young promising pool player Vincent in a local bar, and he sees in him a younger version of himself. To try and make it as in the old days, Eddie offers to teach Vincent how to be a hustler. After some hesitation, Vincent accepts, and Eddie takes him and Vincent's girlfriend Carmen on a tour through the country to work the pool halls. However, Vincent's tendency to show off his talent - and by doing so warning off the players and losing money - soon leads to a confrontation with Eddie.

At 54:50, the talented Vincent, played by Tom Cruise, shows off his cockiness with some celebratory pool cue stick manipulation for 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Come and Get It (1936)
[Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan]

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

At 1:19:00, Frances Farmer works a diabolo for 47 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Comedy of Errors (1987)
[Karla Burns, Ethyl Eichelberger, Avner Eisenberg]

The Flying Karamazov Brothers take over the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center as they tell the story of the two sets of identical twins, separated long ago by a tragedy at sea, who grow up never knowing of the other, and accidentally meet up in the same town to the confusion of a wife, a courtesan, three or four merchants, and their own parents.

Much juggling and other circus skills appear throughout, by the Flying Karamazov Brothers and others. Appearing as the FKB's were Tim Furst, Paul Magid, Randy Nelson, Howard Patterson, and Sam Williams. Others who juggled were Avner Eisenberg, Derique McGee, Wendy Parkman, Rosalinda Rojas, Daniel Mankin, Jeff Raz, and Mark Sackett.

The entire show may be seen here: Act 1. Act 2.


Comrades (1986)
[Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Field, John Hargreaves, Robert Stephens]

The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs." A group of 19th century English farm laborers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

At 48:37, John Lee juggles 3 balls in the background, seen on and off for about 20 seconds.

At 50:37, he juggles 3 torches and blows them out with a bit of comedy, all lasting about 20 seconds.


The Confidant (2012)
[Jirí Mádl, Michaela Majerníková, Maciej Stuhr, Jan Budar, Ondrej Vetchý]

Slovakia. New husband Adam reluctantly takes a job with state security in a totalitarian country, thus becoming a secret police agent. This "contract with the devil" helps secure a flat for the happy couple, as well as a prosperous future. However, he soon finds out that he too is under surveillance.

At 22:43, while a group of people are in a field picking and cutting apples, one man pauses to juggle 4 apples.


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
[Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, William Bendix, Cedric Hardwicke]

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

At 27:42, Duke Johnson juggles 3 large axes for 8 seconds to entertain King Arthur.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Conqueror (1956)
[Dick Powell film; John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz]

Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

At 1:02:47, Boy Foy juggles 3 torches, seen three times over the next 24 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Cool Hand Luke (1967)
[Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas]

Luke is sent to a prison camp, where he gets a reputation as a hard man. The head of the gang hates him, and tries to break him by beating him up. It doesn't work, and he gains respect. His mother dies, and he escapes, but is caught, escapes again, and is caught again. Will the camp bosses ever break him?

As the camera moves along a prison corridor, on the left there's someone juggling with his back to the camera.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Crazy Kingdom (2016)
[Vladimír Polívka, Ales Bílík, Denisa Pfauserová, Bolek Polívka]

Czech Republic. Original title: Rachanda. By some quirk of fate, the two small-time thieves and the spoiled princess find themselves in the Black Forest full of magic beings who believe that everyone has a chance to mend his ways. However, sometimes even the best intentions need to take a pretty long way round to be achieved. Funny fairy tale full of action, excitement, fun, magic, but also love.

At 0:44:08, in a parade, a man on stilts juggles 3 torches, while 3 boys right behind him juggle 3 clubs each.

At 1:39:02, 1 boy juggles 3 clubs at a wedding, while a man passes 6 clubs with another boy.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
[Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Paul Rodriguez, Jonathan Banks]

Australian outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio.

At 21:14, Chad Taylor is seen on and off for 50 seconds doing a street show at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. He is juggling 3 large plastic baseball bats while riding a tall unicycle.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Croquette (1927)
[Louis Mercanton film; Betty Balfour, Rachel Devirys, Madeleine Guitty]

Croquette, the youngest daughter of a circus artist, shares her dreams between the handsome Bob and becoming an artist.

Gaston Palmer is featured as the juggler.


Crossed Swords (1977)
[Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine]

Original title: The Prince and the Pauper. Tom Canty is a poor English boy who bears a remarkable resemblance to Edward, Prince of Wales and son of King Henry VIII. The two boys meet and decide to play a joke on the court by dressing in each other's clothes, but the plan goes awry when they are separated and each must live the other's life.

Early in the film, there is a street fair with someone juggling three clubs who appears three times. The first two are very brief and he is far in the background though clearly seen. The third is much longer and closer.

At 04:16, he juggles 3 clubs for 4 seconds and makes a high throw.
At 05:34, he juggles 3 clubs for 5 seconds and does some double spins.
At 06:01, he juggles 3 clubs for 30 seconds and does several tricks.


The Crowd (1928)
[King Vidor film; Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach]

The future holds unlimited for newborn John Sims as he is born on the Fourth of July 1900. But dreams soon fade with his father's death when John is still but a lad. Like many before him, John sets out to make his mark in New York City, but ends up a faceless worker in a large office of a large business. Still, he is happy with his fate and soon meets a young woman named Mary on a blind double-date. Things take their course and they soon marry and live in a small apartment. Soon John is bickering with Mary and finds that he has no love for the in-laws. When the marriage looks like a bust, he finds that Mary is with child and he stays. After 5 years, he has a son and a daughter and the same dead-end job. When tragedy strikes, John must find the conviction to continue or lose what little he has left.

At 0:13:16, John Sims sees a man working on a busy sidewalk, dressed as a clown and juggling 3 balls for 8 seconds, and makes fun of him, as if he was the definition of failure in life.

At 1:00:11, John Sims, played by James Murray, is at the beach and juggles 3 balls to entertain his wife Mary their 2 small children.

At 1:23:40, down on his luck, John Sims is dressed as a clown on the sidewalk, juggling 3 balls, and has become the man he had made fun of earlier.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dad (1989)
[Gary David Goldberg film; Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis]

Jake Tremont is about to go into surgery. He's 75 and scared, and feeling that he might have only these last few moments left to live, he wants to make some peace with his son, John, who is standing by his bedside.

At 1:11:31, Ted Danson juggles three balls during a montage of waiting.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
[Mel Blanc, Roy Firestone, B.J. Ward, Ben Frommer, Julie Bennett]

Animation. Daffy Duck opens a detective agency for the supernatural alongside his Looney Toon buddies.

At 1:00:16, Daffy Duck juggles 4 books while filling out his income tax forms.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Daltons' Women (1950)
[Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Jack Holt, Tom Neal, Pamela Blake]

The Dalton gang has moved west taking new identities and Marshals Lash and Fuzzy are after them. They receive help from Pinkerton agent Joan Talbot as they try to sort out who the bad guys really are.

Duke Johnson appears as a performer in a saloon, juggling 3 clubs in 3 scenes, aided by two lovely assistants.

At 21:56, in 19 seconds, he does club on club balances, flourishes, and one behind the back throw.
At 37:57, in 48 seconds, he does several under the leg and behind the back throws,
At 39:12, in 7 seconds, while doing 1 up 2 up in splits, a gunshot from his audience causes him to drop all 3 clubs.


Daniel's Daughter (2008)
[Laura Leighton, Sebastian Spence, Derek McGrath, Brandon Firla]

Canada. TV Movie. When a woman learns that her father has passed away, she must confront the past (and the town) she left behind.

At 47:28, during a local outdoor fair, a clown juggles 3 balls for 6 seconds.


Daredevil Droopy (1951)
[Tex Avery animation; Bill Thompson, Daws Butler, Droopy, Spike]

Droopy and Spike are in competition for a circus acrobat's job.

At 02:53, Droopy juggles 16 balls that were fed to him by Spike, who then adds 2 lit bombs. Droopy gathers the balls and sets them down, bows, and leaves. Spike comes to investigate what happened to the bombs, shrugs his shoulders, and holds out his hands to indicate he doesn't understand. The bombs land in his hands, and explode.


Daring Circus Youth (1953)
[Oleg Popov, Eduard Sjereda, Artisti Shubini, Manuela Papyan, Abdulayev]

USSR. Original title: Arena smelykh. Alternate title: Ring of Daring. This film features many of the greatest circus stars of the USSR in the early 1950s. The famous clown Oleg Popov is the master of ceremonies. In addition to all of the juggling described below, there are many other high quality circus acts in this film.

At 01:47, in the opening parade, the Artisti Kozhukovoi, consisting of a woman and 4 men, all march out juggling 3 clubs each for 10 seconds.

At 09:24, Abdulayev performs a very interesting and creative routine,, juggling with knives, fruit, plate, stick, and 12 boxes, for 2 minutes.

At 11:21, a very young and not yet world famous Oleg Popov does a routine as a chef, juggling 2 knives and a potato, and then 3 potatoes while he eats one of them, all for about a minute.

At 12:27, Artisti Kozhukovoi do a quick 30 second club passing act with clubs made of flower bouquets, with the woman first feeding the 4 men, and they then form a star pattern.

At 12:55, Aleksandr Kiss and his sister Violetta Kiss perform alternately for 3 minutes, in one of the most technically challenging juggling acts one can hope to witness. They did this act night after night in front of live audiences, and reports confirm that a drop was an extremely rare occurrence.

At 15:50, the 5 jugglers making up Artisti Kozhukovoi are back to do a quick trick with 10 hats lasting 16 seconds.

At 19:04, someone juggles 3 knives while walking on a barrel, then jumps down and continues juggling the knives while dancing. He then juggles 4 knives while dancing, and does the 4 knives in a shower pattern. He finishes by spinning a large bowl on a long stick balanced on his forehead, while he continues to dance.

At 53:04, Oleg Popov returns, walking on a slack wire for just over 2 minutes, while juggling 4 rings with a stick balanced on his forehead, and then spinning 6 rings on his arms, leg and the rope, while spinning 2 plates on sticks in his mouth and mounted on his forehead.

The Day of the Wolves (1971)
[Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Rick Jason, Jan Murray, Frankie Randall]

A gang tries to take over a small town to rob its banks.

At 1:26:20, a television is displayed, and a children's program comes on featuring "Uncle Willy" played by Danny Rees. Uncle Willy is a clown who juggles 3 clubs while riding a unicycle, and is shown for about 30 seconds. Rees is then replaced by another actor when Uncle Willy takes off his mask to read the Story of the Week.


Days of Heaven (1978)
[Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz, Robert J. Wilke]

Bill and Abby, a young couple who pretend to be brother and sister, are living and working in Chicago at the beginning of the century. They find employment on a farm in Texas. The rich and handsome farmer invites them to stay because he has fallen in love with Abby.

At 43:54, Sam Shepard juggles three potatoes for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dead Mail (2023)
[James Balsamo, Greg Tally, Joe Estevez, Daniel Roebuck, Al Burke]

This one is postal! The last stop for mail and monsters?

Jack Kalvan juggles as The Amazing Kane Saw.


Dear God (1996)
[Garry Marshall film; Greg Kinnear, Laurie Metcalf, Maria Pitillo]

When letters written to God start getting results, and replies, people everywhere are amazed. The Post Office however is annoyed.

At 1:14:22, 75-year-old Bud Markowitz is seen twice over 14 seconds juggling 3 balls while dressed in biker gear. He is asked, "As a retired juggling motorbike hoodlum, what are you praying for?" He replies, "I need a new hog."

The entire movie may be seen here.


Death Defying Acts (2007)
[Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan]

When famous escape artist Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) arrives in Edinburgh and offers a $10,000 reward to anyone who can contact his mother from beyond the grave, a beautiful but deceptive psychic (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and her young "sidekick" daughter (Saoirse Ronan) take the challenge. As Houdini spends time with this mysterious woman, he is beguiled by her charms, and what begins as a con evolves into a far more complicated and dangerous affair.

At 1:25:29, Saoirse Ronan juggles 2 balls, on and off, for nearly 30 seconds.

On November 5, 2015, AOL news reported the following:

Ronan is fazed by one thing: her inability to juggle. Ronan doesn't measure up, even after her turn in 2007's "Death Defying Acts."

"I can't juggle to save my life. And that's sharing a lot about myself. That's a big part of myself that I swore I would never share. Years ago I did a film about Harry Houdini and I played this little Scottish girl from Edinburgh," she says. "We were these con artists. I had to juggle in a scene. I just could not. I still can't do it."


Death in the Saddle (1959)
[Rudolf Jelínek, Eduard Dubský, Radovan Lukavský, Jirí Sovák]

Czechoslovakia. Original title: Smrt v sedle. On the state stud-farm, Tomás (Rudolf Jelínek) is preparing to become a jockey together with other boys. He loves to read cowboy stories and Western pulp magazines and his passion makes him a laughing-stock of his friends and pretty Vera, his coach's daughter. Tomás looks for refuge with aging jockey Kosina (Eduard Dubský) and listens in admiration to his tales of old jockey glory. He doesn't suspect that Kosina had to leave the racecourse because of fraud and that he is still looking for ways to get easy money.

At 24:24, a man does some rope tricks outdoors for 36 seconds.

At 29:35, we see a plate spinning on a stick, done by a stand-in.

At 29:54, someone pretends to juggle 3 wine bottles, but they are actually juggled by a stand-in.

The entire movie may be seen here.


De-Lovely (2004)
[Irwin Winkler film; Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce]

De-Lovely is an original musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter, filled with his unforgettable songs. In the film, Porter is looking back on his life as if it was one of his spectacular stage shows, with the people and events of his life becoming the actors and action onstage. Through elaborate production numbers and popular hits like "Anything Goes," "It's De-Lovely," and "Night and Day," Porter's elegant, excessive past comes to light--including his deeply complicated relationship with his wife and muse, Linda Lee Porter. This is a very "classic musical theater" themed film.

At 0:31:54, during "Let's Misbehave," Philip Widdicombe, as the Harlequin juggler at a ball, juggles 3 orange balls for 2 seconds. He is seen again in the background at 0:32:39.

At 1:02:06, the song "Be a Clown" begins and lasts 3 minutes. During this time, 3 ball juggling is seen briefly about 12 times by various chorus members, usually in the background, but a few times prominently. Most notable was at 1:03:40, when Kevin Kline, playing Cole Porter, juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Destry Rides Again (1939)
[Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger]

Kent, the unscrupulous boss of Bottleneck has Sheriff Keogh killed when he asks one too many questions about a rigged poker game that gives Kent a stranglehold over the local cattle rangers.

Several performers appear briefly on the stage at the Last Chance Saloon, including jugglers Loren B. Brown and Harold DeGarro.

At 02:50, for 10 seconds, one of them juggles three balls, and the other spins a tray on his finger.

At 04:32, they are seen again for 8 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)
[Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin, Jeroen Krabbé, Til Schweiger]

Deuce is tricked again into man-whoring by T.J., only in Amsterdam while other man-whores are being murdered in his midst.

At 40:17, during an outdoor fair, a street performer is seen in the background for about 15 seconds doing a few 3 ball tricks, including a Mill's mess, as a unicyclist rides across.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Diary of a Hitman (1991)
[Forest Whitaker, John Bedford Lloyd, James Belushi, Sherilyn Fenn]

Hitman Dekker (Forest Whitaker) is on his last job, out to kill the wife, Jain (Sherilyn Fenn), of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.

At 06:20, Bruce Manners juggles 3 clubs briefly in a park.


Dinner at Fred's (1997)
[Gil Bellows, Parker Posey, Kevin McDonald, John Neville]

An orderly and average man finds himself entrenched in the odd lives in a strange town. Attempts to depart lead him to discover the best parts of himself have found a home and a belonging he could never have dreamed of.

At 19:56, Damian Gryski, playing Juggling Dave, juggles 3 machetes in a Christmas Talent Show for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dinner in America (2020)
[Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs, Lea Thompson, Griffin Gluck, Pat Healy]

An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey together through America's decaying Midwestern suburbs.

At 1:09:09, Kyle Gallner juggles 3 balls from a Skee-Ball game at an arcade for 2 seconds to entertain his girlfriend played by Emily Skeggs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dish Dogs (2000)
[Sean Astin, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy, Shannon Elizabeth]

Morgan and Jason are two of the most ineligible bachelors in town. Budding philosophers, they pride themselves on their resistance to the female art of persuasion. Determined to maintain their single status, they travel the California coast surfing, philosophizing, and washing dishes to earn their keep.

At 00:37, during the opening title, we see two hands juggle 3 wet sponge balls for 2 seconds.

Steve Cohen and Eddy Rice Jr. are each credited as jugglers. We do not know which of these the two hands belong to, and we have not found any other juggling in this video.


Dixie Jamboree (1944)
[Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth]

A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootlegger, and has to evade them.

At 35:14, The Shattucks, Ward Shattuck and Ethel Shattuck, perform a talking comedy juggling act on stage for 3 minutes 20 seconds. After being introduced as Doakes and Doakes, they enter the stage from opposite sides, each juggling 3 large hoops, and then pass the 6 hoops between them. They then switch to 3 clubs, performing steals, and then passing the 3 clubs, with tricks and jokes. In particular, Ethel makes several incredibly hard throws of their wooden clubs to Ward. They finish with Ethel quickly throwing 11 hoops to Ward.


Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
[Emir Kusturica film; Ljiljana Blagojevic, Slobodan Aligrudic]

Yugoslavia. Original title: Sjecas Li Se Dolly Bell? Alternate title: Erinnerst Du Dich an Dolly Bell? Young pop singer hastens to grow up in the workers' paradise of 60's Yugoslavia. This surreal social comedy has a grim edge. His workers' state is a perpetual shadow world, where progress is measured by the number of years it takes to move into a new apartment or the few inches of flesh a stripper reveals in the light of a miner's lamp.

At 1:19:14, a woman in a nightclub juggles 3 clubs in 3 shots over 25 seconds.


Doctor Dolittle (1967)
[Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough]

Doctor Dolittle is a world-reknowned veterinarian who speaks a wide array of animal languages. He sets off from his home in Puddleby-by-the-Marsh, England, in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

At 54:05, and for the next 5 minutes, there is a little circus going on, where 3 club juggling is seen in the background at least 8 times, but very briefly. The jugglers were Danny Rees and Bob Winters.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Doctor (1991)
[William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin]

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all. He's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems, until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors from a patient's perspective, he realizes that there is more to being a doctor than surgery and prescription.

At 1:02:17, Mandy Patinkin and Kyle Secor juggle 3 golf balls each at a nurses' station.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dog Pound (2010)
[Adam Butcher, Shane Kippel, Mateo Morales, Slim Twig, Taylor Poulin]

Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.

At 0:37:35, Adam Butcher, playing Butch, briefly does some footbag kicking.

At 0:59:05, Butcher juggles 3 rolled up pairs of socks for about 40 seconds.

At 1:04:12, Butcher juggles 3 cookies briefly, finishing by catching one in his mouth.


Dogwood Tree (2010)
[Yui Aragaki, Toma Ikuta, Nichola Grant, Manatsu Hayashi, Arata Iura]

Japan. Original title: Hanamizuki. Sae (Yui Aragaki) is a high school student who is studying hard for her college entrance exams. She lost her father when she was very young and so lives with her mother Ryoko (Hiroko Yakushimaru) in Hokkaido, Japan. Sae is trying to maintain a long-distance relationship with an aspiring fisherman.

At 1:18:37, a street performer juggles 4 green clubs for 7 seconds.


The Dolly Sisters (1945)
[Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall, Reginald Gardiner]

In 1904, Uncle Latsie comes to New York from Hungary with two little nieces, who immediately take to cafe dancing. To pay Uncle's card debts they decide to go into vaudeville. Lots of songs with a little story.

George Davis plays a French juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Double Obsession (1992)
[Maryam d'Abo, Frederic Forrest, Margaux Hemingway, Scott Valentine]

Thriller. A disturbed lesbian librarian kidnaps a beautiful young woman she's obsessed with, breaks her foot to keep her incapacitated, then starts to kill off people she believes are intruding in their "relationship."

At 16:53, Kevin Durkin juggles 3 clubs on a slack rope at an outdoor farmers market. This is immediately followed by someone else juggling 3 balls and another juggling 3 clubs, all seen for about 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Double Trouble (1967)
[Norman Taurog film; Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams]

Elvis goes to England in this musical. There the handsome "King" helps a beautiful British heiress out of a bind involving two jewel thieves and the police. He does so because the fleeing thieves stashed their loot in his luggage. Mayhem, music, and ultimately romance ensues.

At 46:01, for the next 5 minutes, we see many scenes with juggling at a fairground, passing 6 clubs and then 6 torches. Danny Rees and Rodney Hoeltzel were one of the teams, and Bob Johnson and Barry Cole were the other team.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
[John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Nita Naldi, Brandon Hurst]

Dr. Henry Jekyll believes there are two distinct sides to men - good and evil. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde, who commits horrendous crimes.

At 35:50, a jester in a music hall juggles 3 balls for 7 seconds.


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
[Victor Fleming film; Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner]

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be. He kills Ivy who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll, and Sir Charles, Jekyll's fiancee's father.

At 54:34, the Johnson Brothers pass 7 clubs on a music hall stage for about 5 seconds during a brawl.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dragons Forever (1988)
[Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Biao Yuen, Pauline Yeung, Deannie Ip, Wah Yuen]

Hong Kong. Original title: Fei lung mang jeung. Alternate title: Action Hunter. Lawyer Jackie represents the insidious interests of an illegal narcotics manufacturer. It seems these drug lords are dumping waste into a local pond and the pond's matriarch is suing. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty friends Samo and Biao to help out. Torn between love and the law, Jackie and his clan solve the dilemma the only way they know how, by beating the bad guys into plasma.

At 56:50, Jackie Chan and Pauline Yeung are cooking in the kitchen. Jackie does some tricks with a knife and a wooden masher. Pauline does better by juggling 3 lemons, until he throws an onion at her, messing up her pattern. He then teases her because he made her look foolish.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Dragonslayer (1981)
[Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam]

A king has made a pact with a dragon that he sacrifices virgins to, and the dragon leaves his kingdom alone. An old wizard and his keen young apprentice offer to kill the dragon and attempt to save the next virgin in line - the King's own daughter.

Peter MacNicol juggles at a village celebration.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Drop Zone (1994)
[Wesley Snipes, Gary Busey, Yancy Butler, Michael Jeter, Corin Nemec]

A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Busey specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords.

At 1:16:46, in a scene that takes place in Washington D.C., there's a nice 4 second view of Adam Zimman standing in the reflecting pool juggling 3 torches.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Drowning by Numbers (1988)
[Bernard Hill, Joan Plowright, Juliet Stevenson, Joely Richardson]

Three generations of women, a mother, her daughter and her niece - all called Cissie Colpitts - experience dissatisfaction with their husbands and cause them to drown. The local coroner, an inveterate game player called Madgett, is drawn into a plot to disguise the murders. The story is paced by the numbers one to one hundred, which appear sequentially through the film.

At 49:43, near the end of the wedding party, someone juggles 3 balls in the background for 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Du Barry Did All Right (1937)
[Irène Bordoni, Charles Dingle, Regina Wallace, Eddie Noll, Marian Nolan]

A woman living in Paris feels neglected by her husband, so she decides to go to New York City and enjoy herself.

At 06:01, Charles Carrer performs his juggling waiter routine for just over a minute.


Die Dumme Augustine (1993)
[Juraj Herz film; Therese Herz, Bernhard Paul]

Czech Republic. Film from a circus environment where all the artists are circus artists also outside the manege. The circus' main attraction is the clown August, but one day he gets a toothache and his wife, Augustine, has to take over his job.

This film has several juggling scenes.

At 03:30, a woman in the background briefly juggles 3 rings.
At 15:48, Therese Herz juggles 3 hot dumplings.
At 22:28, a man juggles 4 clubs.
At 36:33, Therese juggles 3 hot eggs.
At 39:02, Therese juggles 3 apples.
At 40:48, a man in the background juggles 4 balls.
At 41:52, he still juggles 4 balls, as seen in a mirror.


Dynamite Dance (2019)
[Warner Bros. Animation, A Looney Tunes Cartoon]

Animation. In this 2 minute short, Elmer Fudd is in pursuit of Bugs Bunny once again, however Bugs turns the table with the help of dynamite.

At 00:44, Elmer Fudd rides a unicycle and juggles sticks of dynamite that Bugs Bunny tosses to him, until they explode.


Eat and Run (1986)
[Ron Silver, Sharon Schlarth, R. L. Ryan, John J. Fleming, Derek Murcott]

A humanoid alien lands on earth, and soon discovers he likes to eat Italian. Italian people, that is. Incompetent detective McSorely is the only one with a clue about what's going on, and even his grasp of the situation isn't too firm. The rest of the police force thinks he's crazy, while the alien continues sampling the Italian cuisine of New York City.

At 1:00:32, Gabriel Barre plays a very bad street mime who desperately keeps trying things to try to impress what spectators he has, including a 3 second run of a 3 club cascade.


Edvard Munch (1974)
[Geir Westby, Gro Fraas, Kersti Allum, Erik Allum, Susan Troldmyr]

Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, the film also flashes back to the death from consumption of his mother, when he was five, his sister's death, and his near death at 13 from pulmonary disease. The film finds enduring significance in Munch's brief affair with "Mrs. Heiberg" and his participation in the café society of anarchist Hans Jaeger in Christiania and later in Berlin with Strindberg. Through it all comes Munch's melancholy and his desire to render on canvas, cardboard, paper, stone, and wood his innermost feelings.

Early in the film, there are three short scenes of a juggler in a vaudeville theater.

At 01:17, he juggles 3 balls for 20 seconds.
At 03:51, he juggles 4 balls for 10 seconds.
At 24:51, he juggles 3 clubs for 8 seconds.


Eel Squad (2019)
[Oldrich Kaiser, Matej Hádek, Krystof Hádek, Jirí Vyorálek]

Czech Republic. Original title: Úhori mají nabito. Alternate title: Benzina Dehtov. Five bored guys get a thrill from dressing up like police commandos and "raiding" wrongdoers until they accidentally stumble onto an actual crime.

At 09:04, for 2 seconds Krystof Hádek attempts to juggle 3 balls, without much success.


Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
[Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, José Montini, Cristina Velasco Lozano]

Netherlands. In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Canedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

At 14:22, a clown juggles 2 scarves in one hand for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Die Eisprinzessin (1996)
[Katarina Witt, Christopher Barker, Vernon Dobtcheff, Daniela Lunkewitz]

This is another variation of the Cinderella story. The bright and beautiful Ella lives in the household of a lord since her mother died. She's unhappy because the lord's daughters treat her like their servant. The country has problems, because the prince is a dreamer and doesn't realize that his chancellor abuses his power. When the day nears that the prince is forced by law to find a wife, a celebration on a frozen lake is arranged. Ella manages to skate on the lake for him too, hiding her identity. The prince falls in love with her, so he tries to find her. His chancellor attempts to hinder them, since he knows about Ella's critical thoughts.

At 21:03, there's torch passing far in the background at a medieval ice feast.


The Emperor and the Golem (1952)
[Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský, Jirí Plachý]

Czechoslovakia. Original title: Carev pekar. Alternate titles: Cisaruv Pekar, Pekaruv cisar. Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, an animated clay statue, Matthew the Baker is thrown into the dungeon for selling the special buns for the emperor to people. Matthew is accidentally mistaken for the emperor and takes his place. And when the Golem is finally found, it will complicate things beyond comprehension.

At 0:49:45, one man juggles 3 torches with 3 behind the back throws, while a second man juggles 5 rings next to him. They both stand in front of a stage, while 2 acrobats perform on the stage behind them. They are seen for 20 seconds.

At 1:55:38, is Vladimír Svitácek, who is credited as a juggler. He is seen several times over a 25 second period during a song, doing a cascade with 2 apples.


Empire Vampire (2015)
[Alison Fraser, Andrea Harvey, Bernard Hazen, Anton James, Kayla Rummel]

This music video for the song "Empire Vampire" by The Goodnight Darlings is about epic change, and features performers from Cirque Du Soleil, The Orlando Ballet, and a cast of dancers, actors, magicians, and circus performers from across the globe.

Bernard Hazen replaced Anthony Gatto in Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba in 2014. In this video Hazen does ball juggling, fire juggling, knife twirling, knife throwing, and rola bola.

At 0:01:32, Hazen showers 3 balls for 3 seconds.
At 0:02:09, Hazen cascades 3 balls for 2 seconds.
At 0:02:23, Hazen and a partner pass 6 torches for 2 seconds.
At 0:02:35, Hazen juggles 3 torches with tricks for 4 seconds.
At 0:03:08, Hazen juggles 4 torches on multiple rola bolas for 1 second.


Employee of the Month (2006)
[Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick, Tim Bagley]

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

At 09:47, Dax Shepard, playing Vince Downey, juggles 3 odd items for 3 seconds at the grocery store checkout counter.

At 21:37, Dax Shepard again juggles 3 items at the checkout counter, and 10 seconds later he is seen doing it again.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Ernest and Celestine (2012)
[Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner, Anne-Marie Loop, Patrice Melennec]

Animation. Original title: Ernest et Célestine. The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

At 53:44, Ernest juggles 3 balls while riding a unicycle around his bedroom, and then adds Celestine as a fourth object, for a total of 24 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Escape Artist (1982)
[Raul Julia, Griffin O'Neal, Desi Arnaz, Teri Garr, Joan Hackett]

The young and self-confident Danny (Griffin O'Neal) bluffs at the local police station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and aunt, who are vaudeville artists themselves. We also follow the problems of Danny with the corrupt son of the mayor (Raul Julia).

At 07:38, Griffin O'Neal juggles 2 balls in one hand.

At 19:44, he does some brief 3 ball juggling.


Escaping Bogan (2021)
[Animation; Gideon Adlon, Calum Worthy, Erica Lindbeck, Victoria Grace]

To take back Atlas Destroyer and save Hayley and Boy, Taylor attempts a risky maneuver known as "ghost piloting." Joel and Mei make a deadly choice.

At 25:24, Joel Wyrick, voiced by Vincent Piazza, picks up 3 small stones and juggles them realistically for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


EuroTrip (2004)
[Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Michelle Trachtenberg, Travis Wester]

Dumped by his girlfriend, a high school grad decides to embark on an overseas adventure in Europe with his friends.

At 02:01, during the opening titles, there is an animation of an airline flight attendant juggling 3 chainsaws for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Everybody Sing (1938)
[Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen, Billie Burke]

Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive, very conservative private school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a jazzy style in her music class. Mayhem ensues as she returns home to her actress mother, playwright father and dysfunctional Russian maid played by Fanny Brice, and tries out as a blackface singer in a musical.

At 48:39, The Shattucks audition as a variety act for a musical show. Ward Shattuck rolls 3 hoops over his back, while his wife Ethel Shattuck juggles 3 clubs. Ethel then quickly tosses many hoops one at a time to be caught by Ward over his head.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Everything Turns, Everything Revolves (1929)
[Hans Richter; short documentary]

Germany. Original title: Alles dreht sich, alles bewegt sich. There are a number of acrobats at a show in a tent, which quickly gets out of hand. There is some wonderful editing with the head of a man being displaced before rejoining his body, and includes an interesting juggling scene made abstract in only the way Richter can do.

At 01:01, a woman stands on a man's head and juggles 3 plates for 16 seconds. 10 seconds later she juggles 3 clubs for 13 seconds.


Everything's Ducky (1934)
[Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough, Eddie Gribbon, Joyce Compton, Maude Truax]

In this Radio Pictures 20 minute short comedy, Clark & McCullough are traveling salesman who are selling pots and pans. To demonstrate how great these things are, the duo go to folks' homes and cook for them. The problem is that the pair are idiots and invariably make a mess of things. It all begins with them blowing up a cop's kitchen! Later, they knock on the door of a house where they want to throw a dinner party and the pair agree to do all the work. The deal sounds too good to be true, and Clark & McCullough manage to botch it and cook the man's beloved pet duck!

At 07:27, Bobby Clark, as Doctor Cook, juggles 3 vegetables, and finishes by hitting Joyce Compton, playing Jennie Taylor, on the head.


Excess Baggage (1928)
[William Haines, Josephine Dunn, Ricardo Cortez, Neely Edwards]

Silent Comedy.

Reported to contain juggling.

A reconstruction with stills of this lost film may be seen here.


Exit to Eden (1994)
[Garry Marshall film; Dana Delany, Paul Mercurio, Rosie O'Donnell]

Elliot is going to the island of Eden to live out his submissive fantasies, but inadvertently photographs diamond smugglers at work. Smugglers and detectives follow him to the island, where they try to retrieve the film. Elliot begins falling in love with Lisa, the head mistress of the island, and Lisa must evaluate her feelings about Elliot and her own motivations.

At 1:03:04, Bud Markowitz juggles 3 Ben-Wa balls for 3 seconds at the beach.

At 1:22:06, there is a 44 second period in which someone juggles 5 balls for 3 seconds, then juggles 3 clubs for 5 seconds, then 3 clubs again for another 5 seconds, and finally does a 5 ball drop bounce seen for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (2000)
[Bob Einstein, Dan Hedaya, Gia Carides, Don Lake, Art Irizawa]

Super Dave Osborne, our accident-prone stuntman hero, comes out of a self-imposed retirement to raise money for his new girlfriend's son's heart operation.

At 1:21:01, a clown juggles 3 balls briefly.


Faerie Tale Theatre (1984)
[Dana Hill, Christopher Lee, Peter MacNicol, David Warner, Jeff Corey]

Season 3, Episode 7, The Boy Who Left Home to Find Out About the Shivers, aired September 17, 1984. An intelligent, fearless boy living in a superstitious Transylvanian village goes out into the world to figure out what everyone else is afraid of, "the shivers." The king hires him to rid the castle of ghosts and evil spirits.

At 33:22, axes are passed around Peter MacNicol for about 15 seconds, though the jugglers doing it are not seen.

At 34:10, 3 ghosts juggle and pass torches around Peter MacNicol for about 20 seconds. The juggling was performed by The Mums, made up of Roy Johns, Albie Selznick, and Nathan Stein.


Fanfan (1993)
[Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Marine Delterme, Gérard Séty]

Alexandre (Vincent Perez) believes that romance ends when sex enters into a relationship. Determined to prevent this from happening with his latest love interest -- a sexy young woman named Fanfan (Sophie Marceau) -- he decides that platonic love is the solution. Despite the wonderful, romantic, and inventive ways Alexandre finds for them to spend time together, Fanfan is left disappointed by his refusal to make love to her. Their exciting relationship becomes jeopardized by Alexandre's unwillingness to change his new approach to love.

At 0:17:05, Sophie Marceau juggles 3 balls quite well, as seen for 9 seconds.

At 0:39:24, she walks a rope and works on a trapeze for just over a minute.

At 1:06:25, she juggles 2 small fruits in one hand for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Fanny (1961)
[Joshua Logan film; Leslie Caron, Horst Buchholz, Maurice Chevalier]

Marius feels himself in a rut in Marseille and he longs for the sea. As he is leave on a 5-year voyage, Fanny, a girl he grew up with, reveals that she is in love with him, and he discovers that he is in love with her. He must choose between an exciting life at sea, and a boring life with the woman he loves. And Fanny must choose between keeping the man she loves, and letting him live the life he seems to want.

At 2:12:44, just before the film ends, a clown juggles 3 clubs two times at an outdoor party.


Fantastic Animation Festival (1977)
[Animation]

A collection of fourteen award winning animated short films.

At 25:06, "The Last Cartoon Man" is a 4 minute animation by Derek Lamb and Jeffrey Hale, in which the cartoon character juggles his own head.


Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
[Errol Morris film; Dave Hoover, George Mendonça, Ray Mendez]

What do an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer, a man fascinated by mole rats, and a cutting-edge robotics designer have in common? Both nothing and everything in this unconventional documentary. These four separate and highly specialized subjects are presented and interrelated in this study of humanity, raising questions about the future of mankind.

The segments on the lion tamer include juggling scenes at the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus.

At 18:54, there is an old 9 second film, with 6 seconds of a woman swinging 2 clubs and 3 seconds of a man and 2 women juggling 3 clubs each.

At 37:09, there are 2 seconds of 3 torch juggling in very fast motion, and 18 seconds later there is another 1 second of this.

At 50:34, there is 6 seconds of 3 club juggling with many right-handed behind the back throws.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Fat Man (1951)
[J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg]

An innocent dentist is murdered, the only apparent motive is to steal a set of dental x-rays. To the police it looks like an accident, so Jane Adams, loyal dental assistant, consults massive private eye Brad Runyan.

At 39:50, Emmett Kelly juggles 2 balls in one hand while balancing a (glued) feather on his nose.


Fatal Instinct (1993)
[Carl Reiner film; Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan]

A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct. A man leads a dual life. As a cop, he arrests criminals, and then defends them as an attorney. He is seduced by a woman while his wife is having an affair with a mechanic. Lots of other subplots and visual gags in the style of Naked Gun.

At 36:37, Sean Young spins 3 plates with her feet while having sex.

At 48:43, Deon Aumaier is the torch juggler between two torch twirlers in a restaurant scene. The movie originally included a great sight gag where the waiter bumped into Aumaier, causing him to catch the torches on the wrong end. Then, after burning his hands, he ran to grasp the breasts of the mermaid ice statue centerpiece. Unfortunately, this scene ended up on the cutting room floor.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Fear (1990)
[Ally Sheedy, Lauren Hutton, Michael O'Keefe, Stan Shaw, Dina Merrill]

Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent, who wants to share the fear of his victims with her.

At 1:23:09, during the showdown at the fairground, Ally Sheedy passes by a three ball juggler seen in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
[Terry Gilliam film; Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire]

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

At 33:48, a clown is juggling 3 balls at Circus Circus when Johnny Depp walks by and grabs one of the balls out of the pattern.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Feline Follies (1919)
[Otto Messmer; animation]

This is the first appearance of Felix the Cat, though he has not yet been given that name, and is here called Master Tom. To female cats, Master Tom is a heart-breaker; and to mice he's a head-breaker. But when Tom falls in love with Miss Kitty White, all that changes. Now, all the time he would have spent terrorizing the mouse population is instead spent primping in front of the mirror. Tom and Kitty first make love, and a great deal of noise, on a back-alley fence. Someone ends their tryst by throwing a boot. Later, they meet up by an ash can. Tom plays his banjo and Miss Kitty dances. Later, cartoon magic allows them to pluck notes from the air and turn them into go-carts. It's all fun and frolics until the mice destroy the house that an oblivious Tom is supposed to be guarding, and the lady of the house throws him out by the tail. And then poor Tom gets a worse surprise.

At 02:42, a mouse juggles 2 chicken drumsticks for 2 seconds, even more unrealistically than the common circular shower pattern.


Fields of Play (1982)
[Keith Critchlow, Roger Sharpe, Teddy Tinling, Diane Page, Alan Page]

Season 1, Episode 4, Playing Ball, aired April 13, 1982. Documentary. A series of eight contrasting "films within a film" about the astonishing cultural history and economic importance of ball games, and the huge role they now play in people's lives the world over. Each one is about a different facet of our extraordinary obsession with ball games of every kind. Shot in both the UK and the USA and ranging from juggling to pinball, soccer to baseball, tennis to bowls, American football to cricket, each film offers an unusual perspective on the ever-increasing cultural and socio/economic significance of ball games.

At 10:13, two street performers entertain their audience with comedy ball juggling, some of which is shown in slow motion, over a nearly 3 minute period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Finders Keepers (1984)
[Richard Lester film; Michael O'Keefe, Beverly D'Angelo, David Wayne]

On the run from the police and a female roller derby team, scam artist Michael Rangeloff steals a coffin and boards a train, pretending to be a soldier bringing home a dead war buddy. He gets more than he bargained for from the train and the coffin.

At 34:47, Michael O'Keefe juggles three oranges for 5 seconds, including 3 chops and an under the neck catch finish.


The First Auto (1927)
[Roy Del Ruth film; Barney Oldfield, Patsy Ruth Miller, Russell Simpson]

Hank owns horses, stables horses, and races horses. His favorite horse always wins and he is prosperous and well-known. His son Bob, however, dreams only of the future of the horseless carriage and not of the horse. This causes problems between Hank and Bob. As the people in the town convert from horses to autos, Hank detests those who switch, so he loses his friends, his son Bob, and finally his livery business. Bob leaves his flame Rose and goes to Detroit, gets involved with the auto industry and does very well. He does not forget Hank and promises to see him again, but Hank's hatred of the auto may cause Bob's death.

At 04:33, a man at a bar juggles 3 eggs and 2 in one hand, on and off for 40 seconds.


The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
[David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White]

This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

At 09:04 of Part 2, Edward Wiley, playing Coach John Graham, tosses 3 large oranges one at a time to William Armstrong, playing hurdler William Hoyt, who begins to juggle them. Wiley then steals them and continues the juggle, and then Armstrong steals them back again. The Coach then comments, "Let's just hope you can hurdle as well as you can juggle." This all lasts 17 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here: Part 1 (1:34:35), Part 2 (2:22:30).


First Time in the Circus Arena (1961)
[Animation; Margarita Kupriyanova, Aleksey Gribov, Sergey Martinson]

Soviet Union. Original title: Vpervye na arene. Elephant Timka really wants to perform in the circus, but is shy. A story about what is worth trying for the sake of a dream.

At 02:06, a seal juggles 3 balls on its nose.
At 05:36, Timka starts to practice juggling hard and shows great progress.
At 07:52, Timka juggles in the center ring and is the star of the circus.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979)
[Jonathan Winters, Flip Wilson, Stockard Channing, Debbie Allen]

The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.

At 00:06, two hopefuls show up at the open tryouts for Pittsburgh's professional basketball team, demonstrating their skills with devil sticks.


A Fistful of Fingers (1995)
[Graham Low, Martin Curtis, Oliver Evans, Quentin Green, Edward Scotland]

A comic western about a cowboy who seeks a wanted and evil man who caused the death of his beloved horse Easy.

At 38:00, Antony Wilson is credited as the Doomed Juggler, who juggles 3 balls on a stage for 6 seconds, until he is shot and killed by someone in the audience.


Five Broken Cameras (2011)
[Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi film]

Palestine. Documentary. A Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

At 08:07, a traveling circus has reached the village of Bil'in in the occupied Palestinian territory, and a performer is juggling 3 machetes on a rola-bola for 12 seconds in the street to entertain the villagers.


Five Fingers of Death (1972)
[Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao, Chin-Feng Wang, Mien Fang, Feng Tien]

Hong Kong. Original title: Tian xia di yi quan. Promising young student Chi-Hao is sent away to train under a new master in order that he may be able to win a martial arts tournament and thus prevent the local thugs from getting the power and prestige that would come were they to win it.

At 09:51, an entertainer before the martial arts competition juggles 3 torches for 7 seconds, including 2 under the leg throws.


The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
[Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk]

An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie (Jon Voight), is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

At 12:38, Steven Grayhm, playing the young Eddie character, shows two young boys how he can juggle 3 balls from a Skee-Ball game.

At 58:13, Eddie is a prisoner of war during World War 2, along with his friends, who are being held in the Philippines by Japanese guards. Eddie uses juggling to escape from the guards. When one of the guards tries to juggle 2 rocks, Eddie offers to show him how, and juggles 2 rocks, and then 3. He asks for a fourth rock, and 3 guards are now watching him. While still juggling 3, he suddenly starts to throw them at the guards, and all of the prisoners start fighting the guards and gain freedom.


The Flame and the Arrow (1950)
[Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon]

Twelfth century Lombardy lies under the iron heel of German overlord Count Ulrich, The Hawk, but in the mountains, guerrillas yet resist. Lighthearted swashbuckling, plus romantic interludes with lovely hostage Anne.

In the last 20 minutes of the film, many circus arts are featured, in addition to the juggling scenes described below, including dog balancing, broom balancing, blowing fire, lots of acrobatics, and walking on a pole.

At 1:08:16, 2 men pass 3 clubs for 9 seconds.

At 1:13:53, and for the next minute, there are 3 shots of juggling in the background, with 3 balls and 3 clubs, with both in cascades and showers.

At 1:21:46, someone juggling 3 wooden clubs uses shoulder throws to launch them at his enemies.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Flirt (1917)
[Billy Gilbert film; Harold Lloyd, Harry Pollard, Bebe Daniels]

One-reeler silent comedy. A man takes a job in a café hoping to get to know the pretty waitress working there.

At 03:04, to impress the girl he is flirting with, Harold LLoyd does a bit of juggling with eggs.


The Flying Fontaines (1959)
[Michael Callan, Evy Norlund, Joan Evans, Rian Garrick, Joe De Santis]

After military service, a trapeze star fights to rebuild his career and his love life.

At 02:24, Ruth Carlsson practices juggling 3 clubs inside the circus tent for 8 seconds, while 2 men each practice tricks with 1 hat. At 2:45, Ruth and the 2 men are seen again for 4 seconds, while Harold DeGarro is also seen stilt walking.

At 14:46, Carl Carlsson juggles 4 large rings in the background for 5 seconds.

At 35:34, Carl and Ruth each juggle 3 clubs and then briefly pass 6 clubs, all for about 10 seconds.


For Hope (1996)
[Dana Delany, Polly Bergen, Harold Gould, Tracy Nelson, Chris Demetral]

A TV movie about the life and death of a young woman who suffered from scleroderma, and how she and her family coped.

At 12:00, Hope and a friend are walking at a carnival, and she had the first attack of her disease right after walking by someone who was juggling 3 clubs, seen for 12 seconds.


For the Boys (1991)
[Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal]

With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North Africa to the Pacific to act for "the boys."

At 1:02:24, as James Caan and Bette Midler are walking backstage at a TV show, the camera backs up, and clubs start passing across in front of them. The clubs are dropped immediately and James Caan disgustedly kicks one away and says to one of the jugglers, "What, you can't see?"

The entire movie may be seen here.


Forbidden Zone (1980)
[Richard Elfman film; Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley]

The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

At 1:09:58, in the last scene of the movie, a 3 club juggler appears for 15 seconds.


The Founder (2016)
[Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini]

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and turned it into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

In a flashback sequence, Mac McDonald is telling Ray Kroc how he started his hamburger business, and hired local amateur jugglers to entertain at his grand opening.

At 23:32, we see the juggling on and off for about 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Frankie and Johnny (1991)
[Garry Marshall film; Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hector Elizondo]

Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.

Bud Markowitz is one of the regular cafe customers, and he appears several times during this movie, but he is only seen juggling once.

At 09:22, in a scene with Michelle Pfeiffer as the waitress, he juggles 3 oranges at a table for 5 seconds to get vitamin C.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Frasier (1998)
[Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin]

Season 5, Episode 16, Beware of Greeks, aired March 17, 1998. Frasier discovers that the Crane men are not invited to a family wedding because of a grudge Frasier's intense Greek aunt has held against him ever since he gave her son, Nikos, some advice she didn't like.

At 18:39, Heide Karp, as Crystal the Juggler, passes 6 breadsticks with Joseph Will, playing Frazier's cousin Nikos Crane.

The entire show may be seen here.


Freddy, Tiere, Sensationen (1964)
[Freddy Quinn, Marisa Solinas, Erna Sellmer, Josef Albrecht]

Germany. When artist Freddy hears about the worries of his parents' circus Baldoni, he immediately returns home. There he learns that half-brother Raoul has forcibly appropriated the plans for a new, sensational trapeze number.

There are two juggling scenes, mostly obscured in the background.

At 44:58, an acrobat spins 5 rings while doing a one-handed handstand.

At 58:52, someone juggles 3 clubs.


Friday the 13th, Part III (1982)
[Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Tracie Savage, Jeffrey Rogers, Larry Zerner]

Having escaped in the last episode, Jason is back, hockey mask and all, this time in 3-D to continue his murderous rampage across Crystal Lake.

At 23:08, Larry Zerner plays Shelly, a chubby guy seen at a beach in the background, who picks up 3 rocks and juggles them for 4 seconds.

At 45:21, in a scene lasting just over a minute, Zerner competes with the handsome lead Andy played by Jeffrey Rogers to see who can juggle the longest. Zerner does 3 apples in a shower pattern, sometimes viewed from just above the pattern for optimal 3-D effect. Rogers does a 3 ball cascade. Two girls look on in pained boredom, until one tells Rogers that she can think of better things he could be doing with his hands, and he immediately drops, declaring Zerner the winner, and heading off with the girl to a bedroom.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Friendly Persuasion (1956)
[Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer]

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

At 31:12, the Quaker family goes to a county fair, and as the scene opens, someone is using a diabolo in the background on the left side.

At 40:34, and during the next 2 minutes while wrestling is happening, someone juggles 3 clubs in the background on the right side.

At 44:16, in the last scene at the fair, in the background on the left side, a man juggles 2 rings in one hand for 3 seconds while holding a third ring in his other hand.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Frighteners (1996)
[Peter Jackson film; Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson]

A psychic private detective who consorts with deceased souls becomes engaged in a mystery as members of the town community begin dying mysteriously. While investigating, he is aided by a friendly doctor who believes in his psychic abilities and is hindered by a crazed G-man, a woman involved in an old serial killing, and what may be the spirit of Death itself.

At 40:14, in a Renaissance-themed restaurant, a court jester, played by Stephen Aitken, is seen juggling 3 clubs for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


From Fez to Marrakech (2000)
[Rashid Akdim, Saida Ezzahoui, Fred Heiman, Peggy Heiman]

Morocco, land of contrasts, from the Berber villages to the souks of the imperial cities of Fez, Marrakesh and Casablanca.

At 24:45, Peggy Heiman juggles 3 bean bags for a small group of children.


Frontier Circus - S1E06 (1961)
[Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, J. Pat O'Malley, Roy Barcroft]

Season 1, Episode 6, Karina, aired November 9, 1961. A woman, on the run after shooting her vicious husband, stows away in Casey's wagon. Casey agrees to let her join his circus as the target in a knife-throwing act, but local lawmen and her vengeful spouse soon arrive to exact retribution.

At 03:18, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, pass 6 clubs for 11 seconds, dressed as jesters.

At 21:55, a chef juggles 3 metal pie pans.

At 22:12, the chef balances a stack of 12 cups and saucers.


Frontier Circus - S1E14 (1962)
[Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Gilbert Roland]

Season 1, Episode 14, Quick Shuffle, aired February 14, 1962. Due to a lack of communication between Casey and Ben, the circus has two new prime attractions and no money to pay their creditors. Ben tries to make up for the shortfall by entering a high-stakes poker game, but winds up deeper in debt and framed for murder to boot.

At 14:53, Duke Johnson is dressed as a clown and juggles 3 clubs while riding a unicycle.

At 15:24, Duke Johnson juggles 3 balls with several tricks, for 15 seconds.


Frontier Circus - S1E20 (1962)
[Chill Wills, John Derek, Richard Jaeckel, Glenda Farrell, Jena Engstrom]

Season 1, Episode 20, Mighty Like Rogues, aired April 5, 1962. The Circus meets a stranded family whose wagon is filled with Indian arrows. The mother, "Ma Jukes", claims that she and her children were attacked, and they haven't seen anyone in weeks. Tony is suspicious, because they are in Sioux country, but the arrows are Comanche arrows. Casey doesn't care what kind of Indians are around. He invites the Jukes family to come take shelter at the Circus camp. But trouble soon abounds, because the Jukes children are petty thieves and pickpockets. The performers start missing gold watches, bracelets, and other valuables. And Ma Jukes has her sights set on a bigger take. She wants the money from the safe in Colonel Casey's office.

At 05:38, Carl Carlsson juggles 4 rings for 7 seconds while Ruth Carlsson spins a plate on a stick.

At 06:09, Carl and Ruth pass 6 clubs for 3 seconds.

At 08:05, Carl and Ruth juggle 3 clubs each for 8 seconds.


Frosty the Snowman (1969)
[Jimmy Durante, Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Paul Frees, June Foray]

Animation. A discarded silk top hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician named Professor Hinkle and a group of schoolchildren after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in a colder climate, Frosty and a young girl who he befriends stow away on a freight train headed for the north pole. Little do they know that the magician is following them, and he wants his hat back. This animated short is based on the popular Christmas song of the same name.

At 04:45, Professor Hinkle does a hat trick.

At 06:50, Frosty juggles 3 snowballs.

At 21:01, Frosty's earlier juggling scene is shown again.


The Fugitive (1993)
[Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore]

Dr. Richard Kimble comes home to find an intruder has murdered his wife. The police fail to find any evidence to back the doctor's story, and he is convicted of his wife's murder. On route to the prison, Kimble has the chance to escape. He uses this opportunity to find the real killer. Hunting Kimble is a persistent US marshal.

At 1:22:21, two 3 club jugglers are seen in a Chicago Saint Patrick's Day parade for about 3 seconds. The one in the foreground does single spins, the one in the background does some double spins.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Full Monty (1997)
[Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp, William Snape]

U.K. Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

At 37:22, a store clerk juggles three brushes for 14 seconds. Later he is referred to as "that jooglin' booger."

The entire movie may be seen here.


Funny Bones (1995)
[Oliver Platt, Jerry Lewis, Lee Evans, Leslie Caron, Richard Griffiths]

Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to England, where his comedian father started, and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous.

Many variety acts are seen briefly. The dazzling clown George Carl appears along with British stand-up comic Freddie Davies as a fictional comedy team, The Parker Brothers.

At 0:50:46, three male unicyclists in tutus ride in a cascade pattern.
At 0:56:18, George Carl and Freddie Davies do plate manipulation for about a minute.
At 1:43:23, Laci Endresz Jr. juggles 3 clubs.
At 1:53:03, George Carl does some hat tricks,

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
[Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford]

Pseudolus is the laziest slave in Rome who has but one wish, to purchase his freedom. He concocts a deal in which he will be freed if he can procure a beautiful girl for young Hero.

The big military guy, Miles Gloriosus, orders an orgy for 40 men and part of the entertainment is a juggler. Don't watch this if you don't like slapstick or many female bosoms.

At 54:41, he juggles 3 apples for 3 seconds.
At 55:42, he juggles 3 apples for 8 seconds.
At 58:17, he juggles 2 ping pong balls with his mouth for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Futureworld (1976)
[Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, Yul Brynner, Stuart Margolin]

Two reporters, Chuck and Tracy, get a message from another who discovered something about Futureworld and gets killed before he could tell anyone about it. They visit Futureworld to find out what he knew.

At 32:29, a jester juggles 3 green apples in a medieval scene for 7 seconds.

At 33:36, she appears again, still juggling apples, for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Gas (1981)
[Susan Anspach, Howie Mandel, Sterling Hayden, Helen Shaver]

Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people become involved, culminating in a multiple car chase.

At 0:02:02, during the opening credits, a mime juggles 2 balls in one hand while eating a banana, shown 3 times over 40 seconds.

At 1:20:00, there is a 30 second scene with 2 guys riding tall unicycles in the street in the middle of a car chase.


Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (1995)
[Wim Wenders film; Udo Kier, Otto Kuhnle, Christoph Merg]

Germany. Alternate title: A Trick of the Light. A rare gem of cinematic storytelling that weaves docudrama, fictional reenactment, and experimental photography into a powerful, reflective work on the early days of German cinema. The film tells the story of the Skladanowsky Brothers, the German-born duo responsible for inventing the "bioskop", an early version of the film projector.

Christoph Merg, playing Eugen, joins a circus in the first act. In the second act, he juggles instead of Paul Petras, and even has to save the show with his juggling at the Wintergarten in Berlin.

At 02:13, we see Christoph Merg juggling large rings for his niece Lucie and her friends, lasting 24 seconds.

At 03:29, he juggles 2 large spoons and a small object for 18 seconds for Lucie while preparing dinner.

The entire movie may be seen here.


George of the Jungle (1997)
[Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree]

Heiress Ursula Stanhope treks off to Africa for adventure, and to get away from fiance Lyle Vandergroot. He follows her anyway. Ursula is rescued from a lion attack by George, who whisks her to his jungle tree house. There they are smitten by each other. Returning with her to San Francisco, it is George's turn to be bewildered by the urban jungle. Meanwhile, Lyle and his devious trackers pursue schemes of their own to kidnap George's elephant "doggie."

At 45:22, Brendan Fraser smoothly juggles three apples in a tennis pattern while waiting to answer the phone.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Georgia Rule (2007)
[Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney]

Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to California to be with her husband. Rachel shakes up the town, a beautiful girl in the boring Mormon country. Then she reveals her deepest secret to one of her new friends, and her mother comes rushing back to find out if its true. In the midst of this crisis the three women become closer than ever and start to understand each other more.

At 28:48, Krista Goodsit juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds at the Fourth of July barbecue picnic in Hull, Idaho.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story (2017)
[James Lester documentary]

This documentary peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy sub-culture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City.

At 22:31, a male performer on stage juggles 5 clubs for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Ghoulies II (1987)
[Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing, Kerry Remsen]

The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

At 27:23, someone juggles 3 clubs for 4 seconds outside at the fairground.

At 28:44, the juggler is seen again, on and off for 25 seconds, in the background and out of focus.

At 37:51, he is seen again for about 30 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


G.I. Blues (1960)
[Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas]

In Frankfurt, the G.I. Tulsa McLean bets all the money his friends Cookie and Rick and he are saving to buy a night-club of their own in USA that his mate Dynamite will seduce and spend a night with the untouchable cabaret dancer Lili. When Dynamite is transferred to Alaska, Tulsa has to replace him in the bet, but he falls for Lili and tries to call off the game.

At 1:38:06, Hugh Manning is warming up backstage juggling 3 rings, seen over the next 12 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1990)
[Richard Kiel, Foster Brooks, Ellen Crawford, Noley Thornton]

A reclusive giant who lives on Thunder Mountain is falsely accused and pursued by people of a small western frontier town for kidnapping three children of the town.

At 35:22, there is a carnival parade that shows Greg Kovacevich, from Fresno, California, juggling 3 clubs followed by a 3 ball juggler and another club juggler. Another 3 ball juggler is seen a few seconds later, and Greg is seen again 2 minutes later, along with two 3 ball jugglers.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Girl Next Door (1953)
[Dan Dailey, June Haver, Dennis Day, Billy Gray, Cara Williams]

Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of him and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. After Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go.

At 17:54, the one standout number has no dancing. Dan Dailey and Billy Gray as father and son sing a ditty while doing the dishes. They handle the dishware and silverware very cleverly. Regardless of how many takes it took to do it, it's a highlight of the movie and that bit alone is worth watching the film.

At 27:08, Dan Dailey, June Haver, and Dennis Day manipulate 4 hats for 12 seconds during a song and dance.


Give a Girl a Break (1953)
[Marge and Gower Champion, Debbie Reynolds, Helen Wood, Bob Fosse]

The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehearsals. The producers of the show, Ted Sturgis, Leo Belney and Bob Dowdy begin to search for a replacement. After a quick audition, each favors someone else: Madelyn Corlane, Joanna Moss, and Suzie Doolittle. The rest of the movie tells in a series of musical and dance scenes how they finally pick.

At 1:17:01, near the end of the movie, Marge and Gower Champion perform the song and dance "Applause, Applause" accompanied by many other dancers and variety artists.

At 1:18:51, in the middle of this song, we see the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, appear as clowns juggling 3 clubs each for 11 seconds.

At 1:20:15, near the end of the song, the Johnson Brothers are seen again, juggling for 13 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)
[Dan Dailey, Charles Winninger, Nancy Guild, Charles Ruggles]

The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family want out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now that she's engaged. That only leaves Dad and his son Bert, who are happy to work as a twosome. Soon Bert's love of baseball overtakes his showbiz ambitions, especially after he's offered a Major-League contract to play. Now he must figure out how to break the news to his dad.

Juggling occurs in 6 scenes, featuring Dan Dailey and to a lesser degree Charles Winninger. Barbara Lawrence appears in two of these, though her juggling skills were minimal. These scenes were all created with the help of their juggling coaches, Bill Talent (Coughlin) and Duke Johnson.

At 0:08:25, Dailey does a 3 ball routine for just over a minute.

At 0:13:00, Dailey and Winninger juggle for about 25 seconds with balls and clubs.

At 0:22:39, Dailey, Winninger, and Lawrence juggle for 45 seconds passing 6 and 7 plates.

At 0:33:42, Dailey, Winninger, and Lawrence juggle for almost a minute passing 6 oranges and a hat.

At 0:51:54, Dailey and Winninger perform a 3 minute 30 second juggling act, beginning by each balancing a feather on their nose. They then pass 5 hoops between them. Next, they manipulate 5 hats together. Then they each juggle 2 balls in one hand, and go on to each doing a brief 3 ball cascade. They finish by each showing 6 balls, but then throwing them away.

At 1:25:48, Dailey and Winninger reprise their 5 hat routine for 40 seconds to end the film.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Gladiator (2000)
[Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed]

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

There are 3 scenes having someone outside the Colosseum juggling balls in the background.

At 1:08:58, he appears to attempt 5 balls unsuccessfully, but over the next 30 seconds, we see him 3 more times juggling 3 balls with a few simple tricks.

At 1:25:46, just after a scene change to the Colosseum starting with someone blowing fire, we see the juggler in the far distance on the right side, juggling 3 balls for about 4 seconds.

At 2:11:02, another scene change to the Colosseum begins with our juggler doing 3 balls for about 6 seconds, with a few tricks, including a quick Mill's Mess, apparently predating its invention by over 2,000 years.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Glass Slipper (1955)
[Leslie Caron, Michael Wilding, Keenan Wynn, Estelle Winwood]

Retelling of the fairy tale of the same name. Cinderella, adopted daughter of an upper-class lady, is made a slave in her own home. While her mother and ugly step-sisters are out at the royal ball she gets a surprise visit from a friend.

At 1:05:01, there are 2 jugglers passing strange looking clubs, but their audience ignores them to focus on Cinderella coming down the stairs. The jugglers are seen 6 times over a one minute period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Going Postal (2010)
[Richard Coyle, David Suchet, Claire Foy, Andrew Sachs, Charles Dance]

United Kingdom. TV mini-series. A skillful con artist finds the tables turned and it's he himself who is conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General, a position that has not been filled in years.

At 2:40:22, a woman jester juggles 3 clubs in a small parade, seen 3 times for 9 seconds over a 22 second period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Good Mother (1988)
[Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, Jason Robards, Ralph Bellamy, Teresa Wright]

A divorced mother may lose custody of her young daughter to her ex-husband after he learns that the little girl crawled into bed with the mother and her boyfriend.

At 23:10, a man juggles 3 balls as a girl walks across the screen in front of him juggling 3 clubs, all for 10 seconds.

At 27:02, we see torch swinging far in the background for over a minute.

At 41:07, someone is seen riding a tall unicycle for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Good Witch (2016)
[Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison, James Denton, Catherine Disher]

Season 3, Episode 0, Secrets of Grey House, aired October 22, 2016. Canada. The author of a series of magic-and-romance-filled novels comes to Grey House to celebrate the release of her newest book, titled "The Enchantress Unites." But it's Cassie who ends up doing the uniting, bringing together the people of Middleton to put on the special event while also coming to a special realization about Sam.

At 1:06:36, we see a stilt walker juggling 3 orange clubs for 11 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Goodbye Broadway (1938)
[Alice Brady, Charles Winninger, Tom Brown, Frank Jenks, Dorothea Kent]

Pat and Molly Malloy, once famed vaudeville and Broadway performers, arrive to play the small town of Hamilton, with a troupe of dancers, singers, a trained dog and an educated seal. Harry Clark, the clerk at the rundown Swanzey Hotel, insults Pat and the latter uses the $4000 that he and Molly have been saving for years to buy a retirement farm, so he can fire Harry. Local skinflint, J.A. Higgins wants the hotel as he knows the state has intentions to buy it for a museum, but Pat won't sell. Higgins puts an ad in "Variety" and a swarm of jobless vaudevillians, headed by Marvello descend to take advantage of the "free board" mentioned in the ad, and soon turn it into a three-ring circus. The only paying customer, Iradius P. Oglethorpe, informs Pat that the old chairs stored in the cellar are priceless antiques. Based on that, Pat refuses Higgins' second-and-higher offer, but soon learns that Oglethorpe is the village idiot and the chairs are worthless. Their last hope is a benefit show, staged by Higgins' nephew, Chuck Bradford, who loves Jeanne Carlyle of the Malloy troupe. But the free-loading vaudeville boarders skip town.

Credited as the Juggling Normans were Duke Johnson, Harry Johnson, and Roy Dove, and as a barrel juggler was Jerry Pina. Also listed as jugglers were the Four Clarkes, made up of Adeline Clarke, Althea Clarke, Catharine Clarke, and Charl Clarke.


Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen (1976)
[Senta Berger, Adolfo Celi, Vittorio Gassman, Nino Manfredi]

Italy. Original title: Signore e signori, buonanotte. An episodic satire of the social and political status of Italy in the 1970s through the programming of a television channel.

At 0:31:06, the first part of a juggling animation appears, with the second part starting at 0:31:43. These are repeated at 1:14:08 and 1:15:05. These show a cartoon man unzipping his zipper, reaching inside to pull out 2 juggling balls, but they turn into 5 balls when he starts to juggle them, done very quickly in a perfectly circular pattern. He then stops juggling, and the 5 balls have become 2 again, which he puts back inside his zipper.

These 2 parts can be seen combined into a single 17 second animation.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Grand Slam Opera (1936)
[Buster Keaton, Diana Lewis, Harold Goodwin, John Ince, Melrose Coakley]

20 minute comedy short feature. The story follows Buster as a hopeful who wants to win a prize by juggling on a radio amateur show, which is, of course, no less absurd than Edgar Bergen's ventriloquism on the radio.

At 04:47, Buster Keaton rehearses his juggling routine.

At 14:56, Buster attempts to perform his juggling act on a live radio broadcast.


Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
[Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Blount, Trey Wilson]

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

At 51:29, someone is juggling 3 balls at the entrance to the high school as Jerry Lee Lewis drives by, seen twice over 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Great Flamarion (1945)
[Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Steve Barclay]

Flamarion, an expert marksman, entertains people in a show featuring a beautiful woman and her alcoholic husband. Flamarion and Connie fall in love and decide to get rid of her husband.

At 28:10, Harry Johnson rides a unicycle and juggles 3 clubs in a 3-man bicycle act. The other two performers may be Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson Jr.


The Great Gatsby (1974)
[Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson]

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

At 1:14:36, a woman at a party does a 2 ball shower for 12 seconds while she is dancing.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Great John L. (1945)
[Linda Darnell, Barbara Britton, Greg McClure, Otto Kruger, Wallace Ford]

Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

John L. Sullivan and Mickey Steele are in a New York nightclub, seated at a table with a show happening on a stage in the background behind them.

At 14:57, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, appear on stage passing 5 hats between them. They then each shower 3 hats. Finally, one tosses a large number of hats across to the other, who gathers them all. They are seen for nearly a minute.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Great Man: W.C. Fields (2005)
[W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mae West, Gracie Allen]

Documentary. The legendary W.C. Fields is featured in rare behind-the-scenes footage and home movies at work and at play, along with hilarious scenes from some of his greatest films.

W.C. Fields is seen juggling many times throughout this documentary, in clips from his various films.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Great Moments in Aviation (1994)
[Rakie Ayola, Jonathan Pryce, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Dorothy Tutin]

United Kingdom. Alternate title: Shades of Fear. The film follows Gabriel Angel (Rakie Ayola), a young Caribbean aviator who falls in love with the forger Duncan Stewart (Jonathan Pryce) on her journey to England. Stewart is pursued by his nemesis Rex Goodyear (John Hurt), and the group is supported by Dr. Angela Bead (Vanessa Redgrave) and Miss Gwendolyn Quim (Dorothy Tutin), retired missionaries who become lovers during the voyage.

At 1:17:41, as a lavish costume party was about to begin on board the ship to England, the entertainers were climbing stairs and we see two jugglers, one juggling 3 balls, and the next manipulating 1 ball while holding 2 others.

At 1:19:26, the two jugglers are passing 6 clubs by the pool for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
[Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek]

Animation. Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan.

At 19:46, there are 2 mice on the floor of the large room, each showering 5 balls in a circle for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Great Rupert (1950)
[Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth, Sara Haden]

Alternate title: A Christmas Wish. Shortly before Christmas, a family moves into an apartment where Rupert the squirrel lives in the attic rafters. Just as it seems that the holiday will come and go without so much as a Christmas tree, Rupert acts as the family's guardian angel - not only saving Christmas, but changing their lives forever.

At 38:58, Jimmy Durante says, "I can work alone. Why, I can out-juggle anyone in the business. And you know somethin', I can juggle 25 plates with one hand, and with the other hand, I pick up the broken ones." Using a stand-in to do the juggling, he then demonstrates juggling 5 walnuts. He makes one last high throw, intending to catch it behind his back, but Rupert, the squirrel, has stolen it.


The Great Wallendas (1978)
[Lloyd Bridges, Britt Ekland, Taina Elg, Cathy Rigby, John Van Dreelen]

TV movie. The true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.

At 1:01:30, a group of people are practicing their juggling with clubs and balls in the background, seen on and off for nearly 2 minutes.


The Greatest Gift (1942)
[Edmund Gwenn, Hans Conried, Lumsden Hare, Robert Emmett O'Connor]

Medieval French legend tells of monks who devote the cold nights of winter to making gifts they offer to Our Lady when spring comes. On the night snowfall blocks the pass to Italy, the monks find a nearly frozen juggler, Bartholomew, and take him in. Fr. Cyprian invites him to stay for the winter. He proves inept at most tasks, is embarrassed by their hospitality, and is too poor to pay. Plus, his vagabond life draws the suspicion of young Fr. Fabian. When spring arrives, Bartholomew is anxious to leave, but Fr. Cyprian asks him to stay while they offer their gifts to Our Lady. The juggler has nothing to give. Should he just slip away?

At 06:08, Edmund Gwenn, playing Bartolomé the Juggler, wants to offer two of his wooden juggling clubs as a gift.

At 07:51, we see and hear a stand-in for Edmund Gwenn from behind juggling 5 clubs. The sound of 5 clubs continues into a second scene in which only 3 clubs are juggled. A third and fourth scene, also with 3 clubs, now have the proper sound to match.


The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
[Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour]

To ensure a profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground.

At 0:09:18, Massimiliano Truzzi juggles 5 clubs for 4 seconds.

At 1:29:39, Veronica Martell force bounces 5 balls, and then moves them into the air, all for 14 seconds.

At 1:29:53, Miss Loni does some foot juggling, accompanied by 2 men.

At 1:33:40, someone juggles clubs in the background for 11 seconds.

At 2:22:57, Massimiliano Truzzi juggles 3 clubs in a parade, with several under the leg throws, seen 4 times over a 2 minute period.

At 2:31:15, Miss Loni does foot juggling outdoors, seen twice in half a minute. While she is doing this, someone else juggles 3 balls in front of her.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Green Man (1990)
[Albert Finney, Linda Marlowe, Sarah Berger, Nicky Henson]

Maurice Allington, the alcoholic, sexually promiscuous, and unappealing lead character owns a country inn called "The Green Man." He frightens and regales his guests, when he's not trying to seduce them, with tales of ghosts and spirits haunting his hotel. A ghost story for adults.

At 00:34, during the opening credits of part 2 of this mini-series, Albert Finney juggles three eggs for 2 seconds while making breakfast.


Grimaldi: The Funniest Man in the World (2017)
[Barry Chuckle, Paul Chuckle, David Essex, Jordan Conway, Vicki Michelle]

An aging Joe Grimaldi builds up towards an ill advised final comeback, while his son struggles with living in his father's shadow.

At 01:20, Brothers Laci Endresz Jr. and Tom Endresz pass 6 clubs, credited as Mooky and Bubu.

At 11:46, Barry Chuckle, as Joe Grimaldi, briefly juggles 3 balls, and then a few seconds later while sitting on the floor, he juggles 3 balls again a bit longer.


Grind (2003)
[Mike Vogel, Vince Vieluf, Adam Brody, Joey Kern, Jennifer Morrison]

Four skateboarders follow their idol on his summer tour in an attempt to get noticed, get sponsored, and become stars themselves.

At 1:15:08, 2 clowns pass 6 clubs for 3 seconds.

At 1:16:06, we see the 2 clowns passing 6 clubs again, for 2 seconds, while a third clown balances a giant tennis racket on his chin.


Grisù, der kleine Drache (1975)
[Nino & Toni Pargot film; Wayne LeGette, Paolo Torrisi]

Italy. Season 1, Episode 19, Circo, aired 1975. Animated. The protagonist is a young dragon named Grisù.

At 13:34, in a circus scene, a worm juggles 4 balls with his tail, and then 3 worms juggle 6 objects each side by side, using cubes, clubs, and balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969)
[George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Monte Markham, Reni Santoni]

Third sequel to popular action/adventure finds the seven trying to free a Mexican revolutionary. Plenty of action to please genre buffs, fans of series, though this is familiar territory.

At 34:00, someone juggles 3 clubs in the background at a fair for about 30 seconds, and then seen again in the background several times over the next 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Gussle's Day of Rest (1915)
[Syd Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Cecile Arnold, Slim Summerville]

Mr. and Mrs. Gussle are taking a day outing together at a park. Henpecked Mr. Gussle just wants to go somewhere quiet and have a drink, but Mrs. Gussle will have none of that. Instead they get into one misadventure after another at the park, including with a newspaper boy, with a couple in a motor car, and with a monkey at the zoo. But their encounter with a young picnicking couple could cause the biggest problem, as Mr. Gussle is attracted to the woman and would rather spend the day with her than with his wife.

At 13:38, Syd Chaplin (Charlie's brother), playing Mr. Gussle, juggles 3 apples for 1 second and finishes by catching one of them on a fork held in his mouth.


Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
[Jason Palmer, Desiree Garcia, Sandha Khin, Frank Garvin, Andre Hayward]

After connecting with the shy Madeline, a jazz trumpeter embarks on a quest for a more gregarious paramour, but through a series of twists and turns punctuated by an original score, the two lovers seem destined to be together.

At 05:56, Daniel Forlano, credited as Daniel the Juggler, plays a street performer juggling 3 clubs. He is seen for about 90 seconds, but is only shown juggling for about 10 seconds.


Hair (1979)
[John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden]

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the sixties, tells the story of Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to Vietnam.

At 04:15, Michael Moschen does about 11 seconds of torch swinging in a tunnel. Moschen is not seen, just the fire.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Halloweentown High (2004)
[Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag]

Marnie and her friends from Halloweentown are back in this made-for-cable feature. Marnie is a teenage witch living with her family of supernatural beings in the village of Halloweentown. Marnie and her pals are interested in attending high school in the nearby mortal community, where they'll be able to spend more time with kids their age, and with the help of her grandmother Aggie, she's able to convince the town council to go along with the suggestion. However, there's a catch -- if anything dangerous happens as a result of their presence in the mortal school, Marnie and her friends will lose their magical talents. Trouble does make its way to the school, but not in a way anyone expected -- the Knight of the Iron Dagger comes to the mortal world determined to wipe out Marnie and her magical companions.

At 1:07:35, Brent Johnson juggles 3 torches in the initial Halloween Carnival scene. As the scene progresses and the haunted house mannequins are brought to life, a zombie chases the juggler away, and a torch is dropped, which is then used to set a booth on fire.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hamlet (1990)
[Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield, Ian Holm]

Hamlet returns to Denmark when his father, the King, dies. His mother Gertrude has already married Hamlet's uncle Claudius, the new King. They urge Hamlet to marry his beloved Ophelia. But soon the ghost of Hamlet's father appears and tells Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and Gertrude. Hamlet must choose between passive acquiescence and the need for a vengeance which might lead to tragedy.

At 1:06:13, during the festivities surrounding the play Hamlet created to expose his murdering uncle, we see a trio of jugglers appear and begin with a bit of acrobatics for 20 seconds.

At 1:06:59, the one in center rear juggles 3 torches alone while the two in front pass 6 torches between them, all for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hands of a Stranger (1962)
[Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey, James Stapleton, Ted Otis, Michael Rye]

A surgeon must graft new hands on a concert pianist to replace his badly mangled ones. However, after the operation, the pianist comes to believe that his new hands have a mind of their own, and are trying to force him to commit evil acts.

At 1:05:14, Carl Carlsson, dressed as a clown at a carnival, juggles 3 clubs in 2 shots for 4 seconds.


Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
[Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joey Walsh, Philip Tonge]

A completely fabricated biography of the famous Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, featuring several of his stories and a ballet performance of "The Little Mermaid."

At 34:28, while Hans is in jail, he looks out the window and talks to a little girl carrying a red diabolo and hand sticks.


Happy (2012)
[Roko Belic writer and director; Marci Shimoff narrator]

This documentary takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, we explore the secrets behind our most valued emotion.

At 01:01, a Salvation Army worker on the street is very happy to be juggling 3 balls for 1 second.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hardware (1990)
[Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch, William Hootkins]

A wandering soldier finds a robot head in the post-apocalyptic desert. He brings it back to his girlfriend for use in one of her sculptures. He investigates the origin of the head, and discovers it's from the Mark 13 project, canceled because of unreliability. His girlfriend becomes endangered when the robot puts itself back together using parts she has for her sculptures.

At 15:40, as Dylan McDermott walks in the city, someone working a diabolo appears at the right edge of the screen for about 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Harlequin (1931)
[Lotte Reiniger film]

Germany. Alternate title: Harlekin. A typically graceful and beautiful example of Lotte Reiniger's silhouette animation, a ballet of two lovers to baroque music.

At 07:33, Harlequin receives 2 items, and proceeds to juggle them to impress the woman he loves.


Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
[James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton, Charles Durning]

In 1892, two vaudevillians and petty con artists get involved, together with the most notorious bank robber, in a New York City bank heist.

At 00:12, the opening scene shows Danny Rees as a juggler in 1892, practicing 3 clubs backstage at a vaudeville theater, seen for 16 seconds as the opening titles appear.

At 01:04, Rees is seen again backstage for 5 seconds, still juggling 3 clubs, as James Caan and Elliott Gould are seen onstage doing their act.

At 01:43, Rees is seen yet again in the background, now juggling 3 plates for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
[Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane]

Harry Potter finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.

At 06:20, at the Quiddich World Cup, someone juggles about a dozen strange objects, using magic, or at least CGI.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Harry Putter and the Sorcerer's Phone (2007)
[Nathan Shrake, Christina Holaday, Erik Skramstad, Janie Castilla]

Harry Putter is a mockumentary with interviews and stories about the "real boy," Harry Putter, upon whom JK Rowling based her famous books. As Putter explains, Rowling (and Hollywood) took a lot of literary license to his life's tale, changing or outright omitting many of the actual facts about his life for "artistic" purposes. Harry now intends to set the record straight in this revealing and honest documentary about what REALLY happened. For example, not ALL wizards ride around on fancy Nimbus 2000 broom sticks; those who can afford it much prefer the more technologically advanced and smoother riding Oreck XL vacuum cleaner!

At 08:04, Nathan Shrake, playing Harry Putter, juggles 3 bean bags for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Das Haus in Montevideo (1963)
[Heinz Rühmann, Ruth Leuwerik, Paul Dahlke, Hanne Wieder]

Germany. A stiff German professor inherits a house in Montevideo, Uruguay.

At 46:30, a woman juggles two rings in one hand for 10 seconds on her arrival in Montevideo.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Heavenly Creatures (1994)
[Peter Jackson film; Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse]

New Zealand. Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.

At 52:15, we see 3 seconds of juggling of 3 oranges in a dream sequence with earthen people in medieval outfits.


The Hellfire Club (1961)
[Keith Michell, Adrienne Corri, Peter Cushing, Peter Arne, Kai Fischer]

Years after fleeing his ancestral home with his mother, Jason returns home to claim his birthright, only to find his way blocked by his evil cousin Thomas. In order to reclaim his title, Jason must do battle with his cousin, who calls upon the members of the deadly Hellfire Club to stop him.

At 12:09, Michael Balfour plays John the Juggler, a circus performer seen juggling 3 clubs outdoors for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hello, Sucker (1941)
[Hugh Herbert, Tom Brown, Peggy Moran, Walter Catlett, Lewis Howard]

A young couple buy a bankrupt vaudeville booking agency, and try to make it a success.

At 09:29, Baron Emerson juggles 3 balls in an audition room, seen in over 10 shots during the next 10 minutes, with over 90 seconds of total screen time. This was mostly just a cascade, with an occasional high throw, over the top throw, or 1 up 2 up.

Harry Johnson was also credited as a juggler, but his appearance has not yet been found in the video.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hellzapoppin (1941)
[Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert, Jane Frazee]

Crazy as hell, at 100 miles an hour, loaded with sight gags that sometimes work and sometimes fall as flat as a burned pancake; but the feeling is surprisingly contemporary. The story begins in Purgatory, with Olsen and Johnson jumping in and out of a story that's barely there, basically a little romance tale of poor boy meets rich girl and wins her heart after putting on the traditional show. O. and J. constantly argue with the film's director and cameraman on camera about the restraints put upon them while mindless mayhem ensues - someone constantly yelling "Jones!" for no good reason; Auer, a rich count, chasing Martha Raye about madly, and vice versa.

At 02:29, near the beginning of the film, 2 devils pass 3 torches for 9 seconds while 3 other devils walk through their pattern. There are many other variety acts.


Her Alibi (1989)
[Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino]

A writer of bad detective novels has writer's block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder, at first thinking her innocent. But as she shows more and more interesting abilities - such as knife throwing - he begins to doubt his first assessment. He is still falling for her, but more and more nervous as time passes, and there are more close calls with death on his part.

Laura Green did stand-in juggling and taught Tom Selleck and Paulina Porizkova to juggle.

At 1:22:16, there is an almost 7 minute segment during a clown meeting, with quite a lot of juggling in the background, including brief bits of club juggling and passing. One of the "evil enemies" even gets knocked out by a dozen clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Her Majesty, Love (1931)
[Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, W.C. Fields, Leon Errol, Ford Sterling]

Romance develops between a humble girl and a blue-blooded German heir. The two decide to wed. They hold a dinner party to celebrate their engagement. There, his stuffy parents are shocked and appalled by the girl's father. Naturally the wealthy family insures that the lovers break up.

At 33:31, the wealthy Von Wellingens are shocked when the father (W.C. Fields) of their son's fiancée begins his juggling act at the table, juggling 3 plates and then 3 dinner rolls at a formal dinner.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (1994)
[Kevin Sorbo, Anthony Quinn, Renée O'Connor, Robert Trebor, Eric Close]

Mythological adventure. Hercules is provoked till he has no other choice then fight a giant who had absolutely no quarrel with him.

At 23:53, in the first town, a man juggles 3 knives at an outdoor market for 3 seconds on the right side of the screen.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hey, Rookie (1944)
[Ann Miller, Joe Besser, Larry Parks, Joe Sawyer, Jimmy Little]

Musical comedy star Jimmy Leighter wants to get away from show biz and his leading lady Winnie Clark, so he joins the Army. There he gets the order to put on a show. Winnie Clark appears in a camp show, hears about his task and offers him her help. He thinks she's doing it for her publicity only, so he doesn't want to know anything about it, till he finds out that she has no such intentions.

The Johnson Brothers pass 6 fire torches.

The entire movie may be seen here.


High School Debut (2011)
[Junpei Mizobata, Ito Ohno, Masaki Suda, Rina Aizawa, Yûki Furukawa]

Japan. Original title: Kôkô debyû. Haruna has devoted herself to softball, but decided to find a boyfriend in high school with help from Yoh, who is willing to teach her, but only with one condition. Don't fall in love with him.

At 1:18:29, and for the next 12 seconds, during a Christmas celebration where many people are dressed in Santa suits, several of the Santas are juggling 3 rings, 3 clubs, or 3 balls.

At 1:24:18, and for the next 20 seconds, we see more Santas juggling 3 rings, 3 balls, or 5 balls.


High Tide (1987)
[Judy Davis, Jan Adele, Claudia Karvan, Colin Friels, John Clayton]

A backup singer for an Elvis impersonator re-enters her past when she leaves a tour in a small town and finds her daughter in a mobile home park.

At 1:20:05, Judy Davis juggles 3 balls for 10 seconds on a small stage.


Hiko in Tonga (2019)
[Connie "Paprika" Leaverton documentary]

Alternate title: The Queen's Influence - A Vanishing Culture Awakens. Connie "Paprika" Leaverton, Host and Director of this award-winning film, explores the vanishing female art form of hiko or juggling, while sharing the unique history of these Polynesian women and their Queen Salote in the Kingdom of Tonga.

This hour long documentary by Connie "Paprika" Leaverton has almost non-stop juggling throughout, nearly all of which was shower patterns of 2 through 5 tui tui nuts by the girls and women of Tonga.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hills of Home (1948)
[Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh, Rhys Williams]

William McClure is the village doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the bigger problem that he is getting older and must ensure the glen will have a new local doctor ready.

At 27:11, Duke Johnson, Harry Johnson, and Harry Johnson Jr. are seen juggling 3 clubs each, on a small stage in the background, for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


His Lordship's Dilemma (1915)
[Edwin Middleton film; W.C. Fields, Bud Ross, Walter Fields]

10 minute silent short comedy. (Prints of this film no longer exist.)

W.C. Fields included an adaptation of his famous golf routine that he performed in the Ziegfeld Follies at that time.


The Hit Parade (1937)
[Frances Langford, Phil Regan, Louise Henry, Pert Kelton, Edward Brophy]

Agent Pete Garland (Phil Regan) is fired by society singer Monica Barrett (Louise Henry) after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds (Monroe Ownsley) fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison (Frances Langhord), drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further, she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, and the result is Monica is fired and Ruth got her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again?

Credited as jugglers were Harry Johnson and Phil La Toska.


Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
[John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner, Warren Clarke]

The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism after the SA is disbanded and Karl is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army. Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins.

At 1:45:51, Billy Gray juggles 3 clubs for 7 seconds on a stage in a 1941 Nazi pub near Kharkov, Russia.


Hollywood Varieties (1950)
[Paul Landres film; Robert Alda M.C.]

Entertainment trade-paper headlines report the resurgence of vaudeville as the new medium of television searches for new talent. At the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, master of ceremonies Robert Alda introduces the vaudeville performers while being frequently interrupted by several comedians.

At 0:02:36, we see a brief glimpse of the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, juggling 3 clubs each, representing the ghosts of past great vaudeville performers.

At 1:00:08, the Johnson Brothers each juggle 3 clubs again in the grand finale.


Honey Boy (2019)
[Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Byron Bowers, Laura San Giacomo]

Shia LaBeouf plays James Lort, the abusive father of Otis Lort, a young movie star suffering from alcoholism. In many flashbacks, Otis at age 12 is played by Noah Jupe, and at age 22 is played by Lucas Hedges. This is loosely based on LaBeouf's life and struggle with mental health, and his relationship with his father.

At 16:16, Shia LaBeouf and Noah Jupe take turns juggling 3 balls as they alternately pass one to the other, for about a minute. For every time Otis drops, he has to do 10 pushups.

At 38:54, Lucas Hedges juggles 4 balled up socks alone in his room for about 12 seconds.

Melissa Kaplan is credited as the juggling coach, while Malaika Abramson is credited as the assistant juggling coach. The credits also list The Gballz Factory as providers of juggling balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hook (1991)
[Steven Spielberg film; Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts]

Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's granddaughter. Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, and Peter returns to Never Land with Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts).

At 1:23:13, someone juggles 3 torches for 6 seconds in a very crowded dock scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hot Moves (1984)
[Michael Zorek, Adam Silbar, Jeff Fishman, Johnny Timko, Jill Schoelen]

Fat kid watches girls on the beach with a telescope. Many street performers appear.

At 31:06, Robert Gruenberg, the Chainsaw Juggler, juggles 3 bowling balls for 3 seconds.


Hot Pursuit (1987)
[John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Jerry Stiller, Wendy Gazelle, Monte Markham]

Young Danny is following his rich girlfriend's family to the Caribbean. But suddenly he simply must take a chemistry test and cannot go with them. After they have left, he gets a leave from his professor and takes a plane to find them. But he is not quite sure where they are, and meets smugglers, crazy captains, and murderers.

At 18:15, in a party atmosphere at an outdoor night club where people are dancing, someone juggles 3 machetes for 3 seconds for no apparent reason.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Hotel Transylvania 4, Transformania (2022)
[Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Steve Buscemi]

Animation. After one experiment, Johnny turns into a monster and everyone else becomes human. Now it has to be seen whether they will be able to reverse this experiment.

At 03:56, Frank juggles 3 chainsaws for 5 seconds while riding a unicycle.

At 04:14, 3 monsters perform pyrotechnic flow arts for 2 seconds with fire batons a flaming poi.

At 04:30, Frank is still juggling the chainsaws for another 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


House (1977)
[Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ôba, Ai Matsubara, Mieko Satô]

Japan. Original title: Hausu. A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

At 17:26, as she shows an old film of her aunt's house, they see her mother entering the house juggling 2 balls. Seconds later they see her aunt juggling 2 balls, and then her aunt's fiancé juggling 2 balls.

At 57:53, there is a fantasy scene of the girl walking outdoors in the mist, thinking of music and dancing, when 1, then 2, and finally 3 round balls of light appear that she "juggles" for 15 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


House Calls (1978)
[Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney, Richard Benjamin]

Charley is a surgeon who recently lost his wife. He embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age, who immediately and unexpectedly captures his heart.

At 34:23, while Ann, played by Glenda Jackson, prepares dinner in the kitchen, her son Michael, played by Charles Matthau, juggles 3 lemons for 23 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


House of Wax (1953)
[Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni]

In order to rebuild his wax museum after a fire, Professor Henry Jarrod has resorted to using human bodies covered with wax. One visitor is convinced that the "Joan of Arc" is in fact the body of a friend, which had been stolen from the morgue. Originally in 3-D.

At 43:35, Reggie Rymal, the master paddle-ball artist, does tricks with two paddle-balls for nearly 2 minutes, catching the balls in his mouth, doing a rock the baby move, and more.

At 54:45, he appears again for about 40 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


How I Got Into College (1989)
[Anthony Edwards, Corey Parker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Finn Carter]

The simple story of two young Michigan high school students attempt to get into a small Pennsylvania college. Jennifer is class president, local smart girl, and object of Marlon's affections. Jennifer fights off her parent's expectation of going to their alma mater of the University of Michigan, while Marlon fights his grades and SAT scores.

At 0:55:57, Corey Parker juggles 3 oranges in his bedroom very smoothly.

At 1:11:29, as part of a video he makes to get into college, he juggles torches, seen in two shots over 22 seconds. This ends when he tosses a torch over his shoulder and makes the whole set go up in flames. The torch juggling appears to have been done with the use of a stand-in.

The entire movie may be seen here.


How the West Was Won (1962)
[John Wayne, James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck]

The history of western expansion in the United States, as told by the story of one pioneer family's history. Zebulon Prescott takes his family from New York, heading west in the early 1800s. His children and grandchildren eventually reach the western shore after years of hardship, war, and struggle.

At 1:58:14, two men are passing 6 clubs for 24 seconds in the background, on a stage in a saloon, possibly wearing native American costumes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


How to Break 90 (1933)
[Bobby Jones, W.C. Fields]

Fields appears in one 9 minute installment called "Hip Action," in this series of golf-improvement shorts starring links legend Bobby Jones. A delightful ditty with one good line by Fields, and a look at his truly horrible golf swing before Jones puts things right. An interesting instruction video for duffers that shows how far golf technique had already advanced by 1933. This film is available on various golf instruction videos, probably under various titles at a well-stocked pro shop.

At 02:28, W.C. Fields juggles 3 golf balls for 20 seconds while talking to Bobby Jones about his golf swing.


How to Juggle (1925)
[Joe Cook]

A 2 minute excerpt from a Kinogram newsreel found on archive.org.

Joe Cook provides a juggling lesson. First he bounces 5 balls, and then he juggles 5 clubs. Each segment repeats in slow motion.


Howling II (1985)
[Christopher Lee, Annie McEnroe, Reb Brown, Marsha Hunt, Sybil Danning]

A man discovers that his sister is a werewolf, and helps an investigator track down a gang of the monsters through the United States and eastern Europe.

At 46:25, during a crowded outdoor festival, someone is seen juggling 3 torches on and off for 12 seconds.

At 50:05, he is seen again for 3 seconds, but his face is shown clearly.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
[Animated; Walt Disney Productions]

Now that Frollo is gone, Quasimodo rings the bell with the help of his new friend and Esmeralda's and Phoebus' little son, Zephyr. But when Quasimodo stops by a traveling circus owned by evil magician Sarousch, he falls for Madellaine, Sarouch's assistant. But greedy Sarousch forces Madellaine to help him steal the Cathedral's most famous bell.

There are many juggling scenes in this movie, nearly all animated unrealistically.

At 07:32, Sarousch the magician does a 3 ball shower for 3 seconds.

At 19:36, a clown does a 5 ball shower for 3 seconds while sitting on someone's shoulders, while a stilt walker spins 6 plates.

At 21:37, there is a 35 second scene starting with 2 bears showering 3 clubs each while walking on rolling globes. This is followed by one jester on a rolling globe and another showering 3 balls with his feet while he walks on his hands. They are then on a stage with the 2 bears passing their 6 torches between them and around the jester on a rolling globe. Soon after this, Sarousch appears on stage and showere 3 balls.

At 23:57, Zephyr does a 3 ball shower for 3 seconds while sitting on Quasimodo's shoulders.

At 25:13, a jester juggles 3 clubs while balancing on a rolling globe on top of a table.

At 25:28, Zephyr does a 3 ball shower briefly until Quasimodo steals the balls and juggles all 3 in one hand.

At 38:35, Zephyr does a 3 ball cascade, animated realistically for 15 seconds, other than the occasional assistance he gets from a goat.

At 45:02, Zephyr does a 3 ball shower for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
[Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara]

King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool's Day and sends Quasimodo to catch her. Quasimodo, with the girl, is captured by Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, who frees the girl. The courts sentence Quasimodo to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Later, at a party of nobles, Esmeralda again meets both Frollo, who is bewitched by her, and Phoebus. When Phoebus is stabbed to death, Esmeralda is accused of the murder, convicted by the court and sentenced to hang. Clopin, King of the Beggars, Gringoire the Husband of Esmeralda, and Quasimodo, the bellringer, all try different ways to save her from the gallows.

At 06:19, Ward Shattuck juggles 3 large hoops in a crowd for 3 seconds.

At 07:00, Earl Clyde walks on a rolling globe.

At 41:37, Esmeralda balances a chair on her chin, and Gregoire also attempts it. This was faked, but contains dialogue about juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
[Walt Disney Productions, Buena Vista Pictures]

Animation. In 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by the Minister of Justice. Quasimodo meets the lively gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame.

At 09:06, there is a brief moment of juggling in a shower pattern. It occurs near the beginning of the movie when the gargoyles are encouraging Quasimodo to go to the Festival of Fools and mention that jugglers will be there. The actual festival scenes, however, don't include any jugglers.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Hungry Wolf (1942)
[Hugh Harman film]

Animation. In the dead of winter, a wolf is torn between hunger and his affection for an adorable young rabbit.

At 04:31, the wolf does some plate juggling.

At 07:37, a little rabbit does a clever teaspoon balance on his nose.


I Didn't Do It (1945)
[George Formby, Billy Caryll, Hilda Mundy, Gaston Palmer, Jack Daly]

Comedy crime film about an aspiring entertainer who comes down to London in search of fame and fortune, but soon must try to clear his name after being accused of a murder at his lodgings.

At 0:21:14, Gaston Palmer, as Le Grand Gaston, attempts to do the 8 spoons in 8 glasses trick, and fails.

At 0:27:06, he attempts the trick again, after first balancing one of the spoons on his nose, and again fails.

At 1:32:03, on stage during a great commotion at the film's climax, he attempts the trick a third time, and succeeds.


I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
[Charis Michelsen, Tom Larson, Richard Spore, Chris Cooke, Ruth Ray]

Animation. A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man and his ability and sees a way to achieve world domination if only the man can be taken alive.

At 26:41, a man is on a stage and coughs up several of his body organs, which he proceeds to juggle for about 12 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


I Remember (1973)
[Federico Fellini film; Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noël]

Original title: Amarcord. Fellini portrays his home town of Rimini as he remembered it in the '30s, during his youth. Many bizarre but very warm and human characters and specific Mediterranean humor made this movie the most popular of all Fellini's works.

At 25:18, Nando Orfei, playing Titta's uncle Patacca, juggles 2 napkin rings and a piece of bread for 4 seconds during a scene at the lunch table.


The Immigrant (2013)
[Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk]

Alternate title: Nightingale. In 1921, an innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in quarantine within the confines of Ellis Island.

At 45:29, we see a juggler on stage finish his act by juggling 3 wooden clubs for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


In and Out (1997)
[Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds]

A high school drama teacher is wrongly outed as a gay man by a former student while accepting an Academy Award. Comedy ensues in the teacher's private life and small town where he teaches. Story is loosely based on Tom Hanks' acceptance speech when receiving his Academy Award for "Philadelphia."

At 57:10, immediately following the wedding scene, some of the high school students are in a basement discussing the events of the wedding. Shawn Hatosy, playing Jack, does a flash of 3 oranges.

The entire movie may be seen here.


In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
[Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui]

Original title: Ai no Corrida. This controversially explicit Japanese film is based on a true story set in pre-war Japan. A man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair, and their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.

At 19:58, there is a scene of two women sitting on the floor and juggling small stones during a singing game that is shown for almost 30 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


In Too Deep (1990)
[Hugo Race, Santha Press, Rebekah Elmaloglou, John Flaus]

Australia. Musical thriller. Mack, a rock star, has a tape that some politicians want. Various people, including the police, try to get the tape back. Wendy attempts to juggle her relationship with Mack, caring for her younger sister, singing jazz at a bar and tending her clothing shop.

At 29:06, Colin Bogaars performs with a fire devil stick for about 40 seconds at an outdoor cafe.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
[Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini]

A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

At 1:24:24, Ron Pearson plays a juggling ventriloquist, juggling 3 dummies for 11 seconds on a Las Vegas showroom stage.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Inkheart (2008)
[Brendan Fraser, Sienna Guillory, Eliza Bennett, Richard Strange]

A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

At 49:39, for 30 seconds while Dustfinger is spinning fire, there are 4 jugglers in the background. 2 are on stilts, one juggling 3 clubs and the other swinging 2 clubs, a woman is swinging fire poi, and a bit later another person is juggling 3 machetes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Innerspace (1987)
[Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, Meg Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Fiona Lewis]

A test pilot is miniaturized in a secret experiment, and is accidentally injected into a hapless store clerk.

At 25:23, a clown casually walks through a shopping mall juggling 3 clubs for 7 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Inside the Labyrinth (1986)
[Jim Henson, David Bowie, Charles Augins, Brian Henson, Brian Froud]

Documentary. A behind-the-scenes look at the 1986 David Bowie film Labyrinth, also featuring director Jim Henson and co-star Jennifer Connelly.

At 01:20, during the opening titles, some of the crystal ball manipulation is shown that was used in Labyrinth.

At 27:34, for just over 2 minutes, Jim Henson used Michael Moschen to create the illusion that David Bowie was doing the crystal ball manipulation.


International House (1933)
[W.C. Fields, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Béla Lugosi]

Professor Wong has invented a television machine and invites everyone to see it at China's International House Hotel. Every time Tommy Nash attempts to wed his fiancee Carol Fortescue, he comes down with an illness, and when he breaks out in a rash the hotel is quarantined. Into this hotel flies Professor Quail in his helicopter-plane.

At 41:52, W.C. Fields does a wonderful quick cane trick as he is walking down a hallway.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Invitation to the Dance (1956)
[Gene Kelly, Igor Youskevitch, Claire Sombert, Tamara Toumanova]

Three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part.

At 08:11, a clown juggles 3 very large striped clubs for 4 seconds.

At 08:22, a jester in a crowd juggles 4 white rings while spinning a plate on a mouthstick for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


It (1990)
[Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Richard Masur, Annette O'Toole]

Alternate title: Stephen King's It. A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would come back to Derry to do battle again.

At 1:09:19, a photo in a book suddenly comes to life and you can see someone juggling 3 clubs in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Jade Claw (1979)
[Billy Chong, Yuen Siu Tin, Hau Chiu Sing, Brandy Yuen, Chu Tiet Wo]

Hong Kong. Original title: Ji zhao. Alternate title: Crystal Fist. A martial arts student is bound and determined to avenge his father's murder. To decimate the gang responsible, he must go into the most intense training of his life.

At 30:16, there is an amusing 2 minute scene with two Japanese men, one young and one old, with classic terrible dubbing into English. The old man displays his better reflexes, dodging a knife used by the young man to chop vegetables. Then, for no apparent reason, the old man manipulates 2 and 3 plates fairly well, and then a plate and bowl. He finishes the scene by tossing 8 bowls into a stack on his head, the last from his foot.


J'ai échoué (1995)
[Philippe Blancher, Rufus, Marina Tomé, Véronique Varlet, Mario Pilar]

French short film. The prenatal experiences of a boy metaphorically shown by the adventures of a man in an endless sea.

At 10:28, on the "ship of the forgotten souls," Niels Dubosc does a pretty bad three ball cascade in two attempts over 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Jefferson in Paris (1995)
[Nick Nolte, Gwyneth Paltrow, Estelle Eonnet, Thandie Newton]

One of the obsessive speculations in American history is whether Thomas Jefferson, in the years before he became president, had an affair with (and fathered a child with) his 15-year-old slave Sally Hemings. Here we follow Jefferson to France, and see the death of his wife, his friendships and flirtations with the French, and his relationship with his daughters and slaves from home (especially Sally), against the backdrop of the beginning of the French Revolution.

At 28:33, a man juggles 3 balls for 4 seconds outside a French cathedral.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Jerk (1979)
[Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King, Richard Ward]

Navin is an idiot. He grew up in Mississippi as adopted son of a black family. But at his 18th birthday he feels he wants to discover the rest of the world and sets out to St. Louis. Everyone exploits his naivete, but then a simple invention brings him a fortune.

At 1:11:50, there is a 2 minute scene showing Steve Martin as a Mexican carnival performer, juggling 3 kittens. From the script: (A scene in a Mexican bar - cat juggling!! Navin is shocked. The juggler looks suspiciously like Navin, but rest assured, according to the movies credits, Steve Martin plays Navin, and Pig Eye Jackson is credited as the cat juggler.) "Good Lord - I've heard about this - cat juggling! Stop! Stop! Stop it! Stop it! Stop it! Good. Father, could there be a god that would let this happen?"

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
[Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Focás]

This is the sequel to Romancing the Stone, where Jack (Michael Douglas) and Joan (Kathleen Turner) have their yacht and easy life, but are gradually getting bored with each other and this way of life. Joan accepts an invitation to go to some middle eastern country as a guest of the sheik, but there she is abducted and finds herself involved with the "jewel." Jack decides to rescue her with his new partner Ralph. They go from one adventure to another.

The Flying Karamazov Brothers play a band of sufis and juggle and pass scimitars. Avner Eisenberg, who incorporates juggling in his one-man physical comedy shows, has a large role. The FKB's, consisting of Paul Magid, Howard Patterson, Randy Nelson, Sam Williams, and Tim Furst, can be seen in the background throughout the whole film. Juggling is featured prominently several times.

At 0:27:43, the desert dancing scene lasts nearly 2 minutes and has almost nonstop juggling throughout.

At 1:09:50, we see a minute of walking and juggling on hot coals.

At 1:40:26, all 5 FKB's pass torches around a central torch juggler for 5 seconds.

At 1:41:26, as Joan and Jack's wedding ends, the newlyweds walk between 6 jugglers with 3 machetes each, and a few seconds later they are with Ralph (Danny DeVito).

The entire movie may be seen here.


Jocks (1986)
[Scott Strader, Perry Lang, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Roundtree]

The coach of a college tennis team is given an ultimatum: put together a winning team, or else.

At 54:48, during a team meeting, one member seated on a couch juggles 3 balls on and off for two minutes.


Jongleur javanais (1896)
[Louis Lumière film]

France. 40 second documentary film.

A Javanese man manipulates one ball with his feet in the manner of hacky sack (footbag).


Judge Dee and the Monastery Murders (1974)
[Khigh Alx Dhiegh, Mako, Soon-Taik Oh, Miiko Taka, Irene Tsu, Keye Luke]

China, 7th century. On their way to a provincial centre Judge Dee and his three wives spend the night at a taoist monastery. Soon the judge discovers that the secluded place holds a secret - the former abbot died of unnatural causes. After a number of mysterious events and more cases of murder, Dee tracks down the true villain.

At 17:20, a Chinese woman in a restaurant entertains the customers, starting with a very large wooden diabolo. This is seen on and off for about 3 minutes.

At 20:50, she changes to manipulating three spinning plates.


Juggler (1999)
[Bravo TV, Eagle Entertainment Group, Danny Kaplan director]

This documentary aired on Bravo TV and examined juggling in general.

Many jugglers were featured, including Daniel Bennett, Steve Brown, Hovey Burgess, W.C. Fields, Dave Finnigan, Barry Friedman, Forrest Hobbs, Daniel Holzman, Sergei Ignatov, Katerina Ignatova, Edward Jackman, Andrew Krizman, Albert Lucas. Bobby May, Ernest Montego, Robert Nelson, Enrico Rastelli, Mardene Rubio, JoAnn Swaim, and Kezia Tenenbaum.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Juggler of Notre Dame (1970)
[Jessica Benton, Barry Dennen, Christopher Ellis, Dunga Gabor]

Alternate title: The Magic Legend of the Juggler. This is the classic Anatole France story translated to the new world and updated to the 1970's. An amazingly religious and inspirational story, despite the fact that Anatole France was a devout agnostic. Regardless of how many times you see it, you will still gasp and jerk a tear or two at the beautiful climactic ending.

Barry Dennen is the juggler, and performs in several juggling scenes. The trailer shows plate spinning and juggling of oranges.


The Juggler of Notre Dame (1982)
[Carl Carlsson, Patrick Collins, Melinda Dillon, Merlin Olsen]

Based on the classic fable by Anatole France. About an itinerant juggler who can't make a go of it in any "practical" line of work. On Christmas Eve, it is customary for the clergy at Notre Dame cathedral to offer presents to the statue of the Virgin Mary. He knows no craft, can sing no song, can write no books. What can he offer the blessed Virgin? The answer is implicit in the title, but even without the element of surprise, The Juggler of Notre Dame is a captivating, heartwarming tale.

Carl Carlsson does a lot of juggling throughout this movie. During the opening titles for the first 2 minutes he juggles 3 balls, 3 rings, 3 clubs, 3 cigar boxes, 3 balls again, and 3 hats.

At 07:31, for the next 5 minutes he juggles 3 apples in a field, then juggles the apples some more and passes apples with his friend, then juggles a variety of fruits, vegetables, and eggs at an outdoor market, then moves on to juggling 3 cigar boxes and 3 hats in a park, then 3 clubs on a railroad track, and then spins 9 plates on sticks.

At 16:31, during a children's party, he juggles 3 clubs and then exchanges rings with some people from his audience.

At 43:50, he performs for the statue of the Virgin Mary, juggling 3 clubs, a shaky 4 balls, some 3 ball tricks, 4 rings, spinning plates, then 3 clubs followed by 3 clubs while spinning 2 plates on a mouthstick, and then finishing with spinning plates on sticks held in both hands while still spinning 2 more plates on a mouthstick.

At 47:28, he juggles 3 balls, 3 clubs, and spins plates during the closing credits.


The Juggler of Our Lady (1957)
[Terrytoons short; Boris Karloff (voice)]

9 minute animated adaptation of the classic French story of "The Juggler of Notre Dame."

There are over a dozen juggling scenes throughout, most in the first three minutes and the final minute, all animated unrealistically.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Juggler (1953)
[Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart, Joey Walsh, Alf Kjellin]

Kirk Douglas plays Hans Muller, a juggler and a Jewish concentration camp survivor, who emigrates to Israel in 1949 to begin a new life. When asked what he did when he was looking for a job, Muller said, "I'm a juggler." The response was, "What else can you do besides throw things up in the air?" Muller replied, "I throw things up in the air like Shakespeare was just a writer."

At 0:00:18, a juggler in silhouette does a 1 minute 3 ball routine behind the opening titles.

At 0:36:03, Kirk Douglas shows some skill juggling 3 apples for a minute, including a variety of tricks.

At 0:42:19, Joey Walsh briefly juggles 3 balls outdoors.

At 1:04:00, Douglas briefly juggles 2 balls and then 3.

At 1:05:47, Joey juggles 3 balls while sitting on a bed, then passing them to Douglas who continues juggling for a short time. Soon after this, Joey again juggles 3 balls briefly while sitting in bed.

At 1:15:56, Douglas performs a 3 ball juggling act as a clown. He then introduces Joey, also dressed as a clown, and they pass 6 balls, before Joey juggles 3. Douglas then juggles 3 eggs, ending with one breaking on his forehead.


Jugglers 2 (2010)
[Niven Wilson animation]

Jugglers juggle again. Jugglers 2 was finished in December of 2009. It has appeared in the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Brazil's Animacursed Festival, and Romania's Anim'est Festival.

8 minutes of somewhat disturbing, but sometimes interesting, animation of juggling.


Juggling (1984)
[Strider Productions, Bob Crossley, Kim Hoeg; hosts Shields and Yarnell]

This documentary features a wide variety of jugglers and juggling.

This 49 minute documentary hosted by Robert Shields and Lorene Yarnell featured Enrico Rastelli, Bobby May, Homer Stack, Francis Brunn, Lottie Brunn, W.C. Fields, Robert Nelson, Dick Franco, Anthony Gatto, Ray Jason, Pickle Family Circus, Barrett Felker, the Flying Karamazov Brothers, Peter Davison, and Kezia Tenenbaum.

Also included were Fred Anderson, Craig Barnes, Charlie Brown, Gary Calder, Mark Chesebrough, Marty Coffey, Wheeler Cole, Dave Finnigan, Larry Forsberg, Mike Goudeau, Jerry Graham, David Gregory, Have Balls Will Travel, Allan Jacobs, Todd Kermit, Lee Letchworth, Robert Lind, John Luker, Benji Marantz, Mark McMahon, Frank Militello, Shawn O'Keefe, Andrew Potter, James Schmid, Dale Schuck, Gale Schuck, Kit Trueblood, Ned Van Alstyne, Jeff Walker, and Eastman Webber.


00:46 introduction
03:56 history of juggling
05:19 Enrico Rastelli, footage
05:48 Bobby May, ball juggling
06:16 vaudeville, Homer Stack
07:15 Francis Brunn, balancing and juggling
08:04 Lottie Brunn
08:47 W.C. Fields, comedy juggling
10:27 Robert Nelson, The Butterfly Man, street performing
14:56 Bobby May, ball juggling
15:55 Dick Franco & Bobby May, ball juggling
17:50 Dick Franco, ping pong balls
18:51 Anthony Gatto, age 9
20:28 recreational jugglers
22:21 Chinese jugglers, diabolo, plate spinning, foot juggling
24:04 jugglers from Tonga, women showering up to 7 balls
28:08 San Francisco street juggling acts
31:50 Shields and Yarnell, street mime, 1970s and 1980s
33:15 Ray Jason, street juggler
34:52 Pickle Family Circus, comedy club passing
37:15 Barrett Felker, ring juggling, Harlem Globetrotters
37:57 Flying Karamazov Brothers, club passing, percussion
40:36 Peter Davison and Kezia Tenenbaum, club juggling and passing
42:56 recreational jugglers
48:17 credits


Juggling Dreams (2002)
[Josh Freed, Marc Laporte, Miro Cernetig, Tania Cooper, Arnie Gelbart]

Thousands of children in Mongolia find themselves braving harsh winters every year by traversing the maze of heating pipes underground with little hope of a brighter future. Marc Laporte has made it his mission to help as many as he can to escape this gloomy existence, by seeking out talent in the most unlikely places for a chance to join the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.

There are many scenes of children learning and practicing a wide variety of juggling skills throughout this 43 minute documentary.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Juggling Fool (1938)
[Lloyd French film; Bobby May, Anita Simpson]

This 7 minute short comedy film was released by Warner Brothers as part of the Vitaphone Varieties series.

Bobby May becomes a soda jerk and cannot resist juggling everything in sight. He gets fired.


The Juggling Movie (1981)
[Patrick Melly film; Larry Pisoni, Peggy Pisoni, Cecil MacKinnon]

The Pickle Family Jugglers share the essentials of juggling, including: Three Elements That Separate Juggling From Playing Catch, Throwing To The Imaginary Spot, and Keeping It Away From The Monkey In The Middle. An old-school optical printer (no digital effects!) reveals the mystery and danger of the Back-To-Back Triangle performed at the Pickle Family Circus.

Featuring the Pickle Family Jugglers, Larry Pisoni, Peggy Pisoni, Cecil MacKinnon, and many others.


Juggling with Fate (1913)
[William Duncan film; Tom Mix, Myrtle Stedman, Lester Cuneo]

Silent film. Dare Devil Tom Wallace, so called because of his seeming lack of fear, is held up while riding in the stage and robbed by a masked desperado named Morgan. Wallace finds the trail of the robber and follows it to the face of a cliff. After some reconnoitering he discovers that the bandit has been hoisted to the top of the cliff by his two confederates, Manuel and Dolores. He returns to town only to find that other depredations have been committed during his short absence. Sheriff "Bill" Andrews is much vexed over the turn of affairs and implores the further aid of Wallace. By a series of exciting and successful ruses, the foxy Morgan is finally captured. When unmasked, the bandit proves to be a combination of marshal and road agent, a daring double.

Unknown if juggling appears beyond this film's title.


Just Friends (2005)
[Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Giacomo Beltrami]

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high-school crush and best friend--a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

At 59:30, Ryan Reynolds juggles 3 tennis balls for 10 seconds, seen on an old video being played on a TV.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Kelly and Me (1956)
[Van Johnson, Piper Laurie, Martha Hyer, Onslow Stevens]

A failed vaudevillian finds a trained dog who helps him succeed in early talking films.

At 16:44, as Len Carmody, played by Van Johnson, and Kelly go backstage after finishing their act, we see the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, warming up in the background to do their juggling act next, seen twice over a 45 second period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
[Thomas Ian Nicholas, Joss Ackland, Art Malik, Paloma Baeza]

Young Calvin Fuller is pulled into King Arthur's court by Merlin, his mission to save Camelot. To do this he must overcome the villain known as Lord Belascoe, train to become a knight, and rescue the Princess Catherine who has fallen in love with him. Ultimately, he must help Arthur regain his confidence before he can go home.

At 09:26, there is a banquet scene in which two jugglers wander through, the first doing a three ball shower and the second doing a three ball cascade, followed immediately by a fire spitter.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Kikujiro (1999)
[Takeshi Kitano, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Gurêto Gidayû]

Japan. A young, naive boy sets out alone on the road to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way.

When the taxi Kikujiro steals breaks down, they are forced to hitchhike to Toyohashi, and get a lift from a girl juggler, played by Fumie Hosokawa, and her boyfriend on a date.

At 50:56, Fumie Hosokawa juggles 3 oranges, with a few simple tricks, followed by Kikujiro attempting to juggle, unsuccessfully, all for 1 minute.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
[Debi Fares, Rick Rockwell, John Witherspoon, John Astin, Crystal Carson]

Professor Gangreen attempts to brainwash the world. A police assistant and a tomatologist team up to stop him.

At 02:28, during the opening titles, Rick Rockwell juggles three apples for 7 seconds and eats one. A few seconds later he balances a golf club on his nose.

The entire movie may be seen here.


King Kong (2005)
[Peter Jackson film; Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody]

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

The movie opens with a two minute montage that contrasts scenes from depression-era New York City life with vaudeville theater, all backed by an Al Jolson recording of "I'm Sitting on Top of the World." This contains several interesting specialty acts, including 3 that make use of juggling.

At 0:02:18, Daniel Tusia juggles and eats 3 apples for 2 seconds.

At 0:02:20, Sosina Wogayehu bounce juggles 3 balls while bent over backwards, also seen for just 2 seconds.

At 0:02:30, this sequence finishes with part of a routine by Naomi Watts, playing vaudevillian Ann Darrow, in which she dances and does several hat and acrobatics tricks that are all faked.

At 2:10:31, Ann Darrow tries to win over the giant ape by dancing and juggling. Digital effects were used that fail to make it appear that Naomi Watts is actually juggling three rocks and doing a shoulder throw and under the leg throws.

The entire movie may be seen here.


King of Kings (1961)
[Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell]

The life of Jesus Christ.

At 1:13:05, just before Salome dances for the king and requests the head of John the Baptist, a man walks across the floor juggling 3 torches for 10 seconds, and makes throws under each leg.

The entire movie may be seen here.


King of the Cowboys (1943)
[Roy Rogers, Trigger, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers]

Saboteurs are blowing up government warehouses during World War II. Roy and his pals work undercover to put an end to their operations.

Duke Johnson is a juggling clown in the parade during the opening credits.


King of the Mardi Gras (1935)
[Dave Fleischer film; Jack Mercer, Mae Questel, Gus Wicke]

Animation. A Mardi Gras celebration, looking pretty much like any carnival. Bluto is a strongman, claiming to be King of the Mardi Gras, and drawing a large crowd. Popeye, nearby, claims only, "I yam what I yam," and has no crowd, but still draws Bluto's wrath. He manages to spoil a balance trick, then tops it with Wimpy in a chair. Olive Oyl then volunteers to be levitated, and Bluto pulls her over and saws her in half. Olive escapes to a roller coaster with the boys in pursuit.

At 02:42, Bluto does magic tricks to make a fishbowl, with 2 fish, appear in his left hand and then a stick appear in his right hand. He then balances the fishbowl on top of the stick balanced on his nose. He then makes 3 balls magically appear in each of his outstretched hands, and juggles the 3 balls in each hand for 3 seconds while maintaining the balance.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The King's Pirate (1967)
[Doug McClure, Jill St. John, Guy Stockwell, Mary Ann Mobley]

Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Fleming is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates. He soon finds himself involved with the Captain's girlfriend, and then finds himself having to work quickly and smartly to capture a band of thieves.

At 0:07:38, among a troupe of acrobats are two jugglers, Danny Rees and Rodney Hoeltzel, who pass 6 clubs for about 40 seconds.

At 0:15:57, they juggle 3 clubs each while parading for about a minute, and then pass 6 rings.

At 1:33:17, near the end of the film, a fight breaks out, and the jugglers are seen juggling in the background for no apparent reason or affect on the battle.


Kiss Them for Me (1957)
[Cary Grant, Jayne Mansfield, Leif Erickson, Suzy Parker, Ray Walston]

Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson (Cary Grant), a master of procurement, arranges to populate it with party people. Lieutenant Wallace (Werner Klemperer) is trying to get the pilots to make speeches to rally the homefront at shipyard magnate Eddie Turnbill's (Leif Erickson) plants, but they're tired of the war and just want to have fun. While Crewson begins falling in love with Turnbill's fiancée Gwinneth Livingston (Suzy Parker), he tries to ignore the distant call of war.

At 58:07, someone attempts to juggle cups and saucers unsuccessfully for 12 seconds.


Der Kleene Punker (1992)
[Michael Schaack film]

Germany. Animation. Amadeus is a small Punker living in a trash can. He gets the idea to participate in a punk concert in front of the Brandenburger Tor and convinces his friends to found a band. But they have no instruments and thus have to earn some money. The eager police officer Herr Schulze is out to chase punks in Berlin and is about to interfere with their plans.

At 12:42, one of the punkers juggles 5 fruits in a supermarket, in the unrealistic circular juggling pattern typical of most cartoons.


Knickerbocker Holiday (1944)
[Nelson Eddy, Charles Coburn, Constance Dowling, Ernest Cossart]

It's 1650 in New Amsterdam, and Brom Broeck, a young outspoken newspaper publisher is arrested for printing advanced opinions on the undemocratic rule of Governor "Peg-Leg" Stuyvesant. While Brom is in prison, old "Peg-Leg" goes on the make for Brom's sweetheart. But, when "Peg-Leg" is forced to release Brom, watch out!

At 1:12:20, a circus is featured with several acts, including the Johnson Brothers juggling team, shown here in 2 scenes of 24 seconds, featuring Duke Johnson, Harry Johnson, and Harry Johnson Jr.


Knightriders (1981)
[Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll, Patricia Tallman]

A traveling troupe of jousters and performers are slowly cracking under the pressure of hick cops, financial troubles and their failure to live up to their own ideals. The group's leader, King Billy, is increasingly unable to maintain his warrior's rule while the Black Knight is being tempted away to Los Angeles and stardom, as they all have to ask why they were here in the first place.

Simple 3 ball and 3 club juggling appears many times throughout this film. Some examples are:

At 0:02:46, during the opening credits, a jester walks across juggling 3 balls for 2 seconds at an outdoor festival.
At 0:11:33, a parade is led by a 3 ball juggler followed by a 3 club juggler, shown for about 30 seconds.
At 0:37:48, the jester is seen again for about 15 seconds juggling 3 balls.
At 1:01:42, during another parade, we see a 3 ball juggler riding in a motorcycle sidecar.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Kung Fu Commandos (1979)
[John Liu, Shangkuan Ling-Feng, Shangkuan Lung]

Alternate title: Incredible Kung Fu Mission. John Liu plays one of five martial arts masters in Kung Fu Commandos. One of the masters' comrades in arms is captured by an evil warlord. The quintet heads to the villain's lair, only to be confronted by an army of kung-fu experts. Several chops, lunges, slashes and "arghs" later, they meet the bad guy face to face - and hand to hand and foot to foot. Never does one second of the film's 90 minutes slip by without something happening, usually explosively violent in nature.

At 09:14, one of the martial arts masters declares, "I'm a juggler. Speciality juggling." He then demonstrates his skill with one object for 16 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


L.A. Story (1991)
[Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker]

Steve Martin plays Harris K. Telemacher, the Wacky Weather presenter for a Los Angeles television station. He finds himself battling the insane conditions and people caused by the manic chaos that is Los Angeles.

At 0:43:31, as Steve Martin and Sarah Jessica Parker are walking at Venice Beach at night, we see Robert Lind in the background juggling 3 torches with a few tricks for 32 seconds. At 0:44:26, we see him again for another 5 seconds.

At 1:10:37, we see Robert Lind blowing out a juggling torch for 1 second, and a second later, we see him juggling 2 balls and a chainsaw for 2 seconds.

At 1:12:29, Robert Lind is juggling 3 torches in the afternoon far in the background for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Labyrinth (1986)
[George Lucas/Jim Henson film; David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly]

Young Sarah is left home alone by her parents and has to babysit her little brother Toby. While telling him a story to make him sleep, Sarah inadvertently conjures from a fantasy world the King of Goblins, who steals the child and brings him to his castle in the middle of a labyrinth. Sarah has to rescue him before midnight, or the baby will became a goblin.

Michael Moschen performed contact juggling for David Bowie by sticking his arms through Bowie's costume and watching on a video monitor. Moschen was credited as a choreographer. See Inside the Labyrinth.

At 0:12:41, one ball is manipulated for 12 seconds.

At 1:04:40, multiple balls are in motion for 16 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Larger Than Life (1996)
[Bill Murray, Janeane Garofalo, Matthew McConaughey, Keith David]

This family oriented comedy waddles along happily, much like its star - no, not Murray, but an elephant named Tai. She plays the unexpected inheritance left to Murray by his father, a circus clown who drops dead while touring in Maryland.

At 1:16:56, there is a circus scene with 4 jugglers seen in the background. On the left is someone juggling 4 rings with 2 jugglers passing 6 clubs in front of him. These jugglers are Chip Lowell, Deon Aumaier, and Richard Dubicki. Also, on the right side is Matt Love on stilts juggling 3 clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
[George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper, Bob Dishy]

Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.

At 1:26:54, Betty Gorham juggles 3 yellow apples at a party, seen for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Last Unicorn (1982)
[Animation; voices: Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Tammy Grimes]

The last unicorn in the world goes on a quest to discover what has happened to all the others of her kind. The story is part fantasy, part allegory about fairy tales, and part a tale about life itself.

At 32:26, an unrealistic juggling scene has Prince Lir juggling 5 balls on horseback.

At 57:52, there is an extremely unrealistic juggling scene. Schmendrick juggles 16 balls in 2 circles, one inside the other, going in opposite directions. Then, being a wizard, he walks away and leaves the balls juggling themselves.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Late for Dinner (1991)
[Peter Berg, Brian Wimmer, Marcia Gay Harden, Cassy Friel, Ross Malinger]

Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are cryogenically frozen in 1962. The two are so preoccupied with the fact that the police are pursuing them that they don't realize what they are doing. The next thing they know is that they are in a strange new world thirty years later.

At 1:26:02, during the closing credits, Marcia Gay Harden juggles 3 apples while seated at a kitchen table.


Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women (1989)
[Ricky Jay, Matt Biondi, Elayne Boosler, Steve Martin, Michael Moschen]

Based on Ricky Jay's book of the same title, this special was made up of a combination of magic, juggling, amazing feats, stunts, and performances, including a musical performance on wine glasses, a human calculator who could determine cube roots of numbers in her head, and an antique acrobatic clockwork doll.

At 00:52, Michael Moschen is seen in a 2 second teaser manipulating a single crystal ball.

At 10:14, after an introduction by Ricky Jay referencing great jugglers of the past, Michael Moschen performs for 4 minutes, manipulating 4, 3, 2, and finally 1 crystal ball.


Leben nach Microsoft (2001)
[Walt Moore, Marlin Eller, Dave Atcheson, Penny Atcheson, Koki Atcheson]

Germany. Documentary. Life after Microsoft. The film portrays Microsoft dropouts, retired at the age of 32, multimillionaires and pretty clueless as to what to do with the rest of their lives. Their years with the corporation, the hype of the gold-rush and the adrenaline of success has left them burned out but determined to make more of their lives, to find sense and meaning in the real world.

At 1:10:06, near the end of the documentary, a former Microsoft employee juggles 3 and then 4 bean bags for 18 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Liar, Liar, Vampire (2015)
[Rahart Adams, Brec Bassinger, Tiera Skovbye, Alex Zahara, Pauline Egan]

Nickelodeon TV movie. When Caitlyn, the most popular girl in school, mistakes new kid Davis for a vampire, he gains instant celebrity status. Davis enlists the help of his next-door neighbor, Vi, to dial up his vampire act. Together, will they fool the school?

At 0:52:20, someone juggling 3 clubs can barely be seen among a crowd in the distance for 2 seconds. About 7 seconds later, he can be seen closer for 1 second.

At 1:00:30, 2 people are passing 6 clubs while someone runs between them scattering the clubs.

At 1:05:28, 2 people are juggling 3 clubs each in the background for 13 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Life Is a Circus (1960)
[Bud Flanagan, Jimmy Nervo, Teddy Knox, Jimmy Gold, Charlie Naughton]

This zany film marks the screen debut of Britain's popular comedy troupe, The Crazy Gang. The story begins as the gang are busy sweeping up for the almost bankrupt circus they work for. The owner of a rival carnival endeavors to put them out of business for good. The Crazies manage to foil his evil scheme after they find a magical oil lamp containing a helpful genie.

Along the way, the troupe performs a variety of specialty acts including a comic trapeze act, juggling, magic, cornball jokes, and songs, which include: "Life is a Circus," "For You, For You," and "Underneath the Arches."


Life with Mikey (1993)
[Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper]

Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem to find the next big thing and they have to deal with another agency who's not above bribery to get the kids to sign with them. One day Michael meets a girl named Angie and she's a real spitfire. Michael thinks she could be what they are looking for. Problem is that she has a big chip on her shoulder.

Many child performers appear briefly as they audition.

At 0:51:36, one young boy tries out by juggling 3 scarves.

At 1:11:02, another boy, Damian Gryski, is seen twice over 16 seconds attempting to juggle 3 balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Light Touch (1951)
[Richard Brooks film; Stewart Granger, Pier Angeli, George Sanders]

Sam and Felix are art thieves. Sam has just stolen a picture from a museum in Italy, but told Felix that it was lost in a boat accident. He wants copies made to sell while he will sell the original and get paid both ways.

At 26:30, an Arab boy played by Louis Velarde juggles three knives in a restaurant. He drops one at the feet of Stewart Granger to get his attention for a tip.

The entire movie may be seen here.


L'inhumaine (1924)
[Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hériat, Fred Kellerman]

France. Alternate title: The Inhuman Woman. Claire Lescot is a famous first lady. All men want to be loved by her and among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself. But the story is much less important than the scenery. This movie was intended to be a manifesto of the modern decorative arts.

At 22:14, a foot juggler manipulates a barrel, seen on and off for nearly 5 minutes.


Little Evil (2017)
[Adam Scott, Evangeline Lilly, Bridget Everett, Owen Atlas]

Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

At 24:54, Schuyler White plays a birthday party clown who begins to juggle torches. Within 15 seconds he drops a lit torch on his clown shoe, and it instantly catches his loose pants on fire, and very quickly he is engulfed in flames. He runs and jumps in a small pool to douse the fire.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Little Hut (1957)
[Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven, Walter Chiari, Finlay Currie]

Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow, played by Ava Gardner and David Niven, and Henry Brittingham-Brett, played by Stewart Granger, are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to eat, they can concentrate on the love triangle between Susan and the two men.

At 49:07, and for the next minute, David Niven practices juggling three coconuts three times. He is a bit clumsy, with obviously little expertise, but he does it himself.

At 50:45, and for the next minute, David Niven demonstrates his juggling skill for Ava Gardner, and then for Stewart Granger. Granger responds with a polished juggling routine with several tricks, but he clearly does not juggle himself, but only through the use of a stand-in.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Little Sister (1985)
[John Savage, Tracy Pollan, Roxanne Hart, Richard Jenkins, Jack Kehoe]

TV movie. Alternate title: The Tender Age. This film explores the lives of Boston street kids, focusing on Nicki (Tracy Pollan), a well-to-do eighteen-year-old girl from the suburbs whose self-destructive behavior leads her into Boston's once-infamous Combat Zone. On her downward spiral she is aided by a probation officer (John Savage), whose interest in Nicki's case borders on obsession. This is a complexly drawn portrait of sexual abuse.

At 01:47, immediately following the opening title, there is good coverage of Boston's Amazing Fantasy Jugglers in a street performance doing club passing and torch juggling for over 2 minutes. Appearing were Rawd Holbrook, Don Reed, Lana Reed, and their drummer Tom Clark. Robert Dunning also appeared as the torch juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Lola Montès (1955)
[Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol]

The tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who became the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of many important European men.

At 04:30, 18 women in 2 lines juggle clubs, balls, rings, and disks for 50 seconds.
At 22:50, a woman in the background juggles 3 clubs, double spins, for 13 seconds.
At 23:51, a woman in the background juggles 3 clubs, single spins, for 4 seconds.
At 49:00, 2 women from the group of 18 juggle 3 clubs each for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Lookin' to Get Out (1982)
[Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Jude Farese, Allen Keller]

Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

At 1:19:35, for a 90 second period, Kris Kremo performs in the background for 9 seconds with 3 hats, and a minute later, for 9 seconds with cigar boxes.

At 1:56:25, for over 3 minutes during the closing credits, much of Kremo's stage act is featured prominently, including 3 balls and 3 hats.

Kremo's scenes were filmed at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. His name was misspelled in the credits as Kris Kemo.


Looking for Trouble (1996)
[Holly Butler, Susan Gallagher, Gerry Russell, Shawn McAllister]

Jamie Miller is having a bad day. Her mom married a jerk and gave away her dog, and tomorrow doesn't look much better. But everything changes when she meets a runaway baby elephant named Trouble. When her newest buddy is recaptured by a mean old circus ringmaster, Jamie and her friend, Harry the Magician, hit the road to save him. She's looking for Trouble, but what she finds is pure adventure.

At 1:03:07, Mark Myers plays Juggles the Clown, who is juggling 3 clubs when he is knocked down by a stampede of people running away from the circus tent.

At 1:08:33, Myers juggles 3 clubs for 2 seconds.

At 1:15:24, Myers juggles 3 clubs for 2 seconds in each of 2 shots.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Lost Boys (1987)
[Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes]

A mother and two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two boys who claim to be vampire hunters, while the older boy is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl.

At 05:39, there are brief 3 ball cascades during the opening titles by 2 unidentified jugglers.

At 11:36, we see Ken Martin and Jeff Napier passing clubs on the boardwalk with 2 unseen jugglers, visible on and off very poorly for 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Lost Christmas (2011)
[Eddie Izzard, Larry Mills, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer]

Urban fairytale set in Manchester. A series of tragic events that blight a young boy's life are reversed one Christmas Eve, giving him and those around him the happy ending that they were destined to have.

At 1:23:22, Alex Dandridge, stand-in for Eddie Izzard, juggles 3 torches, seen on and off for about 40 seconds.


Lost in a Harem (1944)
[Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte]

Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

At 38:39, there is a 12 second scene showing many circus acts all at once, including Paul Gordon on a tall unicycle, Louis Manley eating fire, several acrobats, and many others. Included in the foreground are Jerry Pina and Jenaro Pina doing foot juggling with barrels. Just behind them are the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, joined by Johnnie Johnson and Ward Shattuck, to make a four man juggling team, each juggling 3 clubs or passing 6 clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Love Actually (2003)
[Richard Curtis film; Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson]

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

At 37:29, we can see someone juggling 3 orange balls for 2 seconds in the background of Harry's office.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Love Among Thieves (1987)
[Audrey Hepburn, Robert Wagner, Patrick Bauchau, Jerry Orbach]

TV Movie. Original title: Here a Thief, There a Thief. Audrey Hepburn plays a widowed baroness and classical pianist, who steals three Faberge eggs from a museum in order to ransom her kidnapped fiance. En route to the "drop," Audrey is rescued from a mysterious assailant (Jerry Orbach) by suave stranger Robert Wagner. Wagner proceeds to demonstrate that he's not all he seems by swiping the valuable jeweled eggs. The rest of the film is a maelstrom of double-crosses, clinches and hairbreadth escapes.

At 32:04, and for the next 2 minutes on and off, Edward Jackman plays a fire juggling bandito passing torches in front of the kidnapped Audrey Hepburn. The other juggler, who will remain unnamed, was off camera, as he was not capable of passing 6 torches as he claimed when he accepted the role. As a result, he simply attempted to throw Edward as many torches as he could, while he continuously burned himself off camera.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Love and Lies (2017)
[Aoi Morikawa, Takumi Kitamura, Kanta Satô, Nana Asakawa, Shôzô Endô]

Japan. This live-action film is set in a modern Japan where the government combats a low birthrate by matching men and women dependent on an analysis of their DNA. With two men and a girl as the main focus the story revolves around a love triangle.

At 51:08, a clown juggles 3 clubs, seen on and off for 30 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
[Mieko Harada, Natsuko Kahara, Meiko Kaji, Shigeo Katô, Mihoko Nakagawa]

Japan. Original title: Daichi no komoriuta. Mt. Ishizuchi, island of Shikoku, 1932. Leading a simple, sheltered life with her grandmother in the bosom of her small, isolated mountain community in 1932, 13-year-old Rin finds herself forced to do on her own when a duplicitous stranger talks her into following him. As Rin struggles to find her feet in Mitarai village on the Seto Inland Sea island of Osaki Shimojima, a cruel life awaits her at her new home, a cheap brothel on the waterfront. But now it's too late, and rebellion can only do more harm than good. If she works hard and pays off her debt, will Rin get to see her home again?

At 27:08, Rin, played by Mieko Harada, does a 2 ball shower, and then her new friend Asa, played by Mihoko Nakagawa, does a 3 ball shower.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Lulu femme nue (2013)
[Karin Viard, Bouli Lanners, Claude Gensac, Pascal Demolon]

France. Alternate title: Lulu in the Nude. Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch. She premeditated nothing; it all happened quite simply. She steals a few days of freedom for herself, alone, on the coast with no other purpose in mind than to take full advantage of the moment, without feeling guilty about it. On the way, she crosses paths with a variety of people who, like herself, are at the edge of the world: a strange guy protected by his brothers; an old woman who is bored to death; a female employee hassled by her female boss. Three decisive encounters that will help Lulu rediscover an old acquaintance she's not seen for years: herself.

At 37:38, Solène Rigot, playing Morgane, juggles 3 rocks at the beach for 18 seconds, including Mills Mess and a few other tricks.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mad Max (1979)
[Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Tim Burns]

A police officer in the outback of a grim futuristic Australia is caught up in a struggle with lawless biker gangs. After the death of his partner at the hands of these thugs, he realizes that not only his life is in danger, but also the lives of his wife and child.

At 15:38, Mel Gibson does 4 throws of 3 apples, and then gives up and starts eating them instead.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Madagascar 3, Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
[Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith]

Animation. The Madagascar animals join a struggling European circus to get back to New York, but find themselves being pursued by a psychotic animal control officer.

At 32:30, Melman, the giraffe, juggles 3 clubs shaped like small bowling pins for 2 seconds.

At 37:04, Stefano, the Italian sea lion, juggles many balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Made in America (1993)
[Whoopie Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez]

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

At 02:41, during the opening titles, while Whoopie is riding a bike down the sidewalk, there is a guy working a devil stick. It's just a stick with some yellow balls on the ends and it's only on screen for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Made of Honor (2008)
[Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kathleen Quinlan]

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

At 56:46, while in a store shopping for dinnerware, Patrick Dempsey juggles 3 plates.

You can also learn about the making of this scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Madeline (1998)
[Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Hatty Jones, Ben Daniels]

Horrified at the prospect of her beloved school being sold, a young French girl uses her wit and craftiness to attempt to save it, making an unlikely new friend in the process.

At 1:02:04, and for the next 50 seconds, we see one performer juggling 3 torches, another blowing fire, and a third doing acrobatics.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Madhouse (1990)
[John Larroquette, Kirstie Alley, Alison La Placa, John Diehl]

The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house upside-down.

At 16:44, Robert Gruenberg juggles a bowling ball, apple, and a chainsaw on California's Venice Beach, seen briefly twice over 12 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
[Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Oskar Homolka, Yul Brynner]

Film adaptation of the stage comedy. Nice, eccentric, idealistic and slightly mad Countess Aurelia, who believes that the good must prevail over evil, decides to stand up to corrupt powerful leaders of Paris by putting them on trial with 'unwashed masses' as the jury.

At 24:06, Gaston Palmer juggles 3 balls in the background at an outdoor cafe in Paris. He is seen in 6 shots over a 90 second period.

At 40:24, Palmer juggles 3 balls for Katherine Hepburn at another table in the same Paris cafe in 3 shots over 30 seconds. At one point he tosses a ball to Hepburn and she tosses it back for him to continue juggling. They do this several times.

Gaston Palmer filmed his scenes in 1968, at age 82, and died shortly after that, 9 months before this movie was released.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mafia! (1998)
[Jay Mohr, Lloyd Bridges, Olympia Dukakis, Christina Applegate]

Original title: Jane Austen's Mafia. Young Vincenzo Cortino, son of a Sicilian postman, delivers a package for his father and accidentally sees something he should not see. In America, Vincenzo works his way up to the top of the Mafia. One day, his youngest son makes a mistake and has to leave town. A little later, he ends up as a casino boss in Las Vegas. But the heads of the other families want old Don Cortino out of the way. So, they shoot him 47 times and send a very attractive woman to distract his son from his casino work. Will he fall for her or will he return to Diane, who, by the way, had run for President successfully in the meantime?

At 08:45, Renata Fossett juggles 3 large sausages for 3 seconds in a parade scene, as one of 5 women dressed as 1901 nuns from Italy.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Make the Clown Laugh (1984)
[Vladimir Kremena, Galina Polskikh, Georgiy Teykh, Vladimir Shevchenko]

Soviet Union. Original title: Rassmeshite klouna. Vovchik is a history enthusiast. But he is devoted to his profession, which is that of a clown. Then, an ordinary woman, Ghali, accidentally enters the circus. Will Vovchik fall in love with Ghali?

This made for TV Russian movie is in 2 parts, totaling over 2 hours, and was set in a circus. It contains many scenes of juggling throughout, but most were simple 3 ball juggling of little interest. However, these 7 scenes stood out as exceptional.

At 0:02:26, Yevgeni Bilyauer practices juggling 5 clubs for 10 seconds.

At 0:12:08, for 27 seconds, Bilyauer performs some of his 3 club routine and his 8 ring pull-down started with a ninth ring balanced on his forehead.

At 0:25:15, Bilyauer performs some of his 4 club routine for 17 seconds.

At 0:56:44, Bilyauer practices juggling 5 clubs in front of a mirror for 47 seconds.

At 1:03:35, many performers are practicing at the same time, including one person standing on a raised platform bounce juggling balls, as Bilyauer juggles 5 clubs while running forward and backward twice and then starting backcrosses.

At 1:04:18, someone practices bounce juggling 5 balls while standing on a rola-bola, and soon after we see them performing this for an audience.

At 1:58:10, Bilyauer juggles 7 rings, 3 clubs, and then 5 clubs, seen for 11 seconds, all at unusual angles.


Making the Grade (1984)
[Judd Nelson, Jonna Lee, Gordon Jump, Walter Olkewicz, Ronald Lacey]

A spoiled rich young man hires a young hustler, who lives in a broken car and owes money to a dicey loan shark, to take his place in his elite prep school and graduate for him.

At 06:07, Judd Nelson juggles 3 onions at a hot dog stand for 3 seconds, almost certainly with the use of a stand-in.


Making Up! (1993)
[Katja Riemann, Nina Kronjäger, Max Tidof, Gedeon Burkhard]

Original title: Abgeschminkt! Germany. An original satire about women of the 90's in search of the men of their dreams. Franzy believes she's through with men, but desperately needs new amorous story lines for the comic strip she writes for a newspaper. So she observes her friend Maischa struggling to satisfy her need for love - and someone who knows how to install her new shelf. Since joiner Klaus demands too much attention, she sets her eyes on the good-looking footballer Rene.

At 24:39, Gregor Kiock from Munich flips a juggling club in one hand while holding 2 more in his other hand, as he rides a tall unicycle in a park.


Malibu Summer (1993)
[Peter Anthony Elliott, Rhett Sinclair, Carrie Bittner, Randi Randolph]

Beaches and bikinis. Rhett Sinclair is Stacy, a college student who is so tired of her clerical summer job at a firm named "Fantasy Encounters" she decides to talk her friends into starting a similar business of their own. So Stacy, Jill, and Lisa team up with "Fantasy Encounters" former employee Marcia to launch "Fantasy Girls," a company that offers every man a chance to make his fantasy come true -- on a "nothing illegal, nothing kinky" term (meaning no sex involved, mind you).

At 24:08, Mark Virkler juggles 3 balls on the Malibu beach for about 30 seconds, with about 10 people watching. An occasional right hand throw over the top was his only trick. He then picks up a meat cleaver, a long axe, and a machete. He is shown trying to juggle these in 2 shots of 1 second each, showing a total of 4 throws and 0 catches, but receiving great applause. He passes the hat and gets some tips.

At 31:32, Virkler makes 3 more attempts to juggle these dangerous objects. He does best in the first with 2 catches of 4 throws. Next is 1 catch of 3 throws. In his final attempt, he catches the first throw and possibly the second, but the camera cuts away after the third throw of the long axe to show the spectators gasping in horror and gathering around him on the ground after it supposedly injured him badly.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Man on a Tightrope (1953)
[Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell]

A Czech circus owner and clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

There are 5 scenes that include juggling:

At 0:06:44, a clown juggles 3 balls while girls spin plates.
At 0:15:18, a man and a woman practice passing 6 clubs outdoors.
At 0:45:02, a knife thrower briefly juggles 3 knives.
At 1:31:33, a circus parade includes clowns juggling 3 balls and doing devil sticks.
At 1:44:30, a clown juggles 3 balls as he walks down the road.


Man on Wire (2008)
[James Marsh film; Philippe Petit, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix]

A documentary on tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers on August 7, 1974. See also: Walk.

This documentary includes short scenes of very early Philippe Petit performances that included brief bits of juggling.

At 0:09:19, young Philippe juggles 3 clubs for 4 seconds while walking a wire.

At 0:13:22, Philippe juggles 3 clubs for 2 seconds while walking between the towers of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, June 26, 1971.

At 1:24:23, Philippe juggles 3 balls for 1 second, naked.


The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
[Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina]

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.

At 1:16:58, British jugglers Sean Gandini and Simon Mylius juggle 3 Russian wooden dolls each, and then pass 6 between them, while Bill Murray pretends to juggle one of the dolls, which unknown to him contains a bomb.


The Man with a Cloak (1951)
[Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron]

In 1848, a young French woman goes to New York to see the grandfather of her fiance. He had been with Napoleon and may be sympathetic to the political aims of his grandson. She finds the old man in bad spirits, living in a large house with a housekeeper and a butler who are just waiting for him to die (and perhaps helping him along a bit) so they can inherit his fortune. They see her as a threat to their plans. She is aided in her dealings with these strange people by a mysterious man in a cloak.

At 33:26, Duke Johnson juggles 3 china plates at a party for 8 seconds, when a man in a wheelchair smashes them all in anger.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Man with Two Brains (1983)
[Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict]

Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention - cranial screw-top brain entry. Hfuhruhurr becomes entangled in a series of murders.

At 1:16:47, Steve Martin is asked by the police to walk a straight line on the road to prove he is not drunk. Then he is asked to walk on his hands, and finally tap dance, sing, and juggle simultaneously. He juggles 3 balls for several seconds in this very funny scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Maniac Juggler (1907)
[Pathé Frére]

France. This is a 7 minute silent comedy feature.

The main character is a tramp clown who cannot stop juggling. He starts with 3 balls, but appears bored. He then runs down the street and juggles everything he can find, getting into more and more trouble. This includes hats, puppies, loaves of bread, 4 balls, bottles, milk containers, and 4 plates. At last he even manipulates a baby, including the devil stick propeller trick.


Mardi Gras (1943)
[Betty Rhodes, Johnnie Johnston, Val Setz, Adriana and Charley]

The first of a series of six two-reel "Musical Parade" shorts produced in Technicolor for the Paramount 1943-44 production season. The series would continue into 1948.

Val Setz did a juggling act.


María y el Araña (2013)
[Florencia Salas, Diego Vegezzi]

The tender love story of María (Florencia Salas), a 13-year-old girl who lives in a shantytown, and Araña (Diego Vejezzi), a 17-year-old who scrapes a living by juggling balls in the subway dressed in a cheap Spider-Man costume. María and Araña are surrounded by adults who do little or nothing for them.

At 03:28, the opening credits begin with a glimpse of colored beanbags just reaching the peak of a shower pattern 8 times.

At 08:40, we see Diego Vegezzi as Araña do a 3 ball shower in a moving subway, and then collect tips.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Marie Antoinette (2006)
[Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Coogan, Judy Davis, Rip Torn]

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette, from her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

At 1:08:58, there were several Chinese plate spinners and umbrella balancers performing for 17 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Marvels (2023)
[Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson]

Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe.

At 51:05, the three heroines get together seeking balance and coordination, using rope skipping, ball juggling, and book balancing for close to a minute. Unfortunately, the "juggling" consists of each of them throwing one ball straight up at the same time and catching it, or each attempting to toss the ball to the next one, without much success.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Master Minds (1949)
[Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Alan Napier, Jane Adams]

Bowery Boys comedy. Candy on a toothache turns Sach into a prognosticator, which attracts the attention of an exploitative Slip and a personality-switching doctor hoping to create an obedient super race.

At 06:35, Whitey Roberts juggles 3 plates for 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Max Juggles for Love (1912)
[Max Linder film]

France. Original title: Max jongleur par amour. 7 minute slapstick comedy.

At 06:13, this ends with about 15 seconds of 3 ball juggling.


Max, the Heartbreaker (1917)
[Max Linder film; Max Linder, Marcelle Leuviell]

France. Slapstick comedy. Original title: Max entre deux feux.

At 16:23, Max Linder does short tricks with his top hat and then his cane.


Maytime (1937)
[Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, John Barrymore, Herman Bing]

An elderly Miss Morrison recounts her life as the once young and beautiful opera singer Marcia Morney. She encounters an American voice student, Paul Allison, and the two unexpectedly fall in love. Unfortunately for her, she has already accepted the marriage proposal of her mentor, Nicolai Nazaroffs, out of obligation more than any feeling of love for him.

At 1:12:58, playing a clown at an outdoor festival, Ed Goddard juggles 3 clubs for 3 seconds, and then again at 1:14:09 for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Meet Me At the Fair (1953)
[Dan Dailey, Diana Lynn, Chet Allen, Scatman Crothers, Hugh O'Brian]

In 1904, Doc Tilbee, medicine show huckster and champion tall tale teller, gives a ride to a young boy escaped from an orphanage, where bad conditions (the result of political graft) are being investigated by new appointee Zerelda Wing, who doesn't know that her fiancee is one of the politicians responsible. Tad wants to stay with his new friend Doc, who is attracted to Zerelda, to the discomfiture of his old flame Clara, all amid nostalgic musical numbers.

The end credits list a juggling act of Johnson and Diehl.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Men in Her Life (1941)
[Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, Dean Jagger, Eugenie Leontovich]

Loretta Young plays Lina Varsavina, a circus performer who dreams of becoming a ballerina. She finds a mentor who can help her attain her dream and marries him, more out of gratitude than love. She soon begins to find out that stardom isn't quite all she thought it would be.

At 01:13, Billy Rayes plays Nurdo, the Demon Juggler Extraordinary, set in 1858, and appears in the opening scene in a circus ring dressed in a Cinquevalli style traditional juggler's costume. His juggling routine consisted of a good solid 5 ball cascade and 3 balls in 1 hand.

Watch closely to the editing of this juggling act. It appears in three distinct shots. The first shows the 5 ball cascade and 3 in one hand while a woman, supposedly Loretta Young, stands on a horse running around the ring. Rayes is still juggling 3 balls in one hand when the shot ends and switches to Loretta Young sitting sidesaddle on the horse and getting off, while Rayes is oddly back to juggling 5 balls, and stopping to take a bow. The shot ends to show the audience clapping in appreciation. The third shot comes back to Rayes, who is now strangely holding plates, not 5 balls, as he finishes his bows and runs out of the circus ring.


Menschen, Tiere, Sensationen (1938)
[Harry Piel, Ruth Eweler, Elisabeth Wendt, Edith Oß, Josef Karma]

Germany. Circus film.

At the beginning some solo jugglers are doing rings. Later, at 17 minutes, there is a man bouncing a ball on his forehead, while a woman is seen holding 2 clubs.


Menschen vom Varieté (1939)
[Josef von Báky film; La Jana, Christl Mardayn, Karin Hardt]

Germany and Hungary. Features music hall performers and criminal deeds.

Near the beginning, some juggling clubs are packed up, and unfortunately aren't unpacked until the end of the movie.


Meridian (1990)
[Sherilyn Fenn, Malcolm Jamieson, Hilary Mason, Charlie Spradling]

Two American girls go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. They invite the players of a traveling sideshow to dinner, and are slipped drugs, leading to an orgy of abandon. They learn of a 15th century curse, and the troupe they have entertained is a part.

At 02:28, in the opening scene of the movie, the sideshow performers enter a cave one at a time, including Gianni Bisbini juggling 3 torches, seen for 22 seconds.

At 11:31, he juggles 3 clubs in front of a crowd in a park, seen on and off for almost 2 minutes.

At 17:03, 4 rings are being juggled, seen through a window, for 28 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Merry Andrew (1958)
[Danny Kaye, Pier Angeli, Baccaloni, Noel Purcell, Robert Coote]

Musical comedy. A downtrodden but creative English school teacher (Danny Kaye) on an archeological trip discovers the joys of love and circus life with an acrobat (Pier Angeli).

At 0:45:00, Danny Kaye learns the three ball cascade from Pier Angeli in about a minute.

At 0:53:07, a circus performer practices juggling 3 bottles outdoors for a few seconds.

At 1:14:48, Danny Kaye juggles in front of his students, giving a very nice 20 second juggling demonstration.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Merry Circus (1951)
[Jirí Trnka; animation]

Czechoslovakia. Original title: Vesely Cirkus. The joy of different characters in the colorful world of the circus.

At 01:09, there are almost non-stop juggling animations with 1 or 2 seals as the jugglers, manipulating 1 to very many colorful objects for just over a minute.


The Merry Monahans (1944)
[Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth, Rosemary DeCamp]

The Merry Monahans are a vaudeville family act bouncing from circuit to circuit reconnecting with past friends and loves, creating new friends and romances, and dealing with personal vices.

At 01:57, as a delivery boy is walking backstage, he passes several performers warming up for their acts, including Duke Johnson doing a 3 club shower.

At 05:05, as Jack Oakie, playing Pete Monahan, is walking backstage, we see Murray Parker holding 3 clubs, but not juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Messenger (1999)
[Milla Jovovich, John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman]

The story of Joan of Arc. A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.

At 26:38, one person juggles 3 torches for 5 seconds while another manipulates a fire devil stick. Fire juggling can be seen again in the background at least 8 times over the next 8 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Miami Blues (1990)
[Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nora Dunn]

When sociopath Fred Frenger gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student/prostitute Susie Waggoner. Opposing Frenger is Sgt. Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, especially since the job of cop in 1980's Miami is getting crazier all the time.

At 15:18, a mall clown juggles 3 balls with some simple tricks for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mickey Steps Out (1931)
[Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Pinto Colvig]

Animation. Mickey heads over to see Minnie, but Pluto won't leave him alone. He gets there and watches through the window, standing on Pluto, while Minnie plays piano. Pluto runs off to chase a cat and leaves Mickey stuck in the window. Minnie has him in, and he dances to her playing. Pluto chases the cat into the house and causes havoc. The chase leads into the piano, where Pluto picks up the player-piano roll as an extended tail, and the destruction continues.

At 05:29, Mickey Mouse balances a broom on his nose with a fishbowl on top complete with two fish, while spinning a plate on one finger and spinning another plate on an umbrella in his other hand, all for 4 seconds. A few seconds later he improves on this by adding several more objects to the balances, until Pluto trips him, with disastrous consequences.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mickey's Circus (1936)
[Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig]

Animation. Mickey is ringmaster of a circus for orphans. Donald has a trained sea lion act, and does a bit of juggling himself. Mostly, though, he fights with a baby sea lion who keeps stealing both the fish and the show. Donald then finds himself and Mickey in an unrehearsed high wire act, which kicks into high gear when one of the orphans electrifies the wire. They end by doing a high dive into the seals' tank.

At 01:37, Donald Duck juggles 8 balls with many tricks, while 3 seals combine to juggle 3 beach balls.


Million Dollar Legs (1932)
[Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti, Susan Fleming]

The government officials of Klopstokia, where everyone has outstanding athletic abilities, decide to enter their country in the Olympic Games.

At 08:27, W.C. Fields does some club swinging for 34 seconds as a morning gymnastic routine.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
[Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian]

Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

At 1:31:56, and for the next 70 seconds, 2 clowns are seen 4 times juggling 3 clubs each for a total of 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Million Year Man (2019)
[Simon Allmer, Fabian Köberl, Celina Diwisch, José Mendosa, Karl Köberl]

Austria. In the year 2025 the ICU Corporation finds an object that lets you live a million years: the Paraclete. Secret Agent John Collins suspects a global threat coming from its founder. He has 24 hours and one corporation to fight.

At 27:14, and for the next 70 seconds, Simon Allmer can be seen juggling 1 through 5 balls, with some tricks, as well as 4 balls in one hand.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Miracle Season (2018)
[Helen Hunt, Erin Moriarty, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh]

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline "Line" Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.

At 28:44, someone is in the gym juggling 3 volleyballs in 2 shots over a 10 second period.


MirrorMask (2005)
[Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, Gina McKee]

In a fantasy world of opposing kingdoms, a 15-year-old girl must find the fabled MirrorMask in order to save the kingdom and get home.

Brief juggling scenes are featured prominently many times, as in:

0:04:47 3 clubs, for 9 seconds
0:05:34 contact juggling, for 9 seconds
0:05:48 3 balls, for 1 second
0:06:46 6 club passing, for 12 seconds
0:07:29 6 club passing, for 24 seconds
0:20:28 3 balls, for 24 seconds
0:26:27 3 balls and 6 ball passing, for 12 seconds
0:43:14 3 balls, for 2 seconds
1:22:35 6 ball passing, for 9 seconds
1:36:55 3 balls, for 1 second

Nikki Lucas was the juggling double for Stephanie Leonidas, and Anton Mackman was the juggling double for Rob Brydon.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Les Miserables (1978)
[Richard Jordan, Anthony Perkins, Cyril Cusack, Claude Dauphin]

Jean Valjean, convicted of stealing bread, is hounded for decades by Javert, a relentless and cruel policeman.

At 35:15, Javert is at a street fair in France where Valjean has become mayor, and a performer juggles 3 clubs for 12 seconds, but is far in the background and mostly obscured and difficult to see.

At 36:10, the performer is now close and in the foreground, still juggling 3 clubs for 5 seconds.


Miss Jiao Jiao (1986)
[Jinjing Chen film; Xundong Gong, Haiguang Cheng, Yuan Shi]

China. Film for children.

In a circus school several juggling skills are shown, including balancing a glass pyramid on the nose, balancing a puppet on a mouthstick, ball spinning on Rola Bola with cups on the head, spinning a plate, and juggling 5 rings.


Mission: Impossible II (2000)
[Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames]

IMF agent Ethan Hunt is sent to Sydney to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".

At 1:57:25, in the final scene of the movie, there are 2 jugglers passing 6 torches on the beach in Sydney, Australia. They are seen for 3 seconds.

At 1:58:33, we see them again for another 14 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Moana (2016)
[Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison]

Animation. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

At 40:25, a coconut tree in the upper left corner showers 4 coconuts for 5 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Modern Problems (1981)
[Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville, Dabney Coleman, Mary Kay Place]

Air traffic controller Max (Chevy Chase) has a life so stressful that he feels himself constantly on the verge of a breakdown. When his girlfriend, Darcy (Patti D'Arbanville), leaves him, the feeling worsens until a freak accident endows him with telekinetic powers. He immediately puts them to work in order to win Darcy back, sabotaging every new relationship she attempts. The plan begins to succeed until the two spend the weekend at a friend's beach house, and Max grows mad with power.

At 16:53, Mike Washlake appears for about 40 seconds. He is in jeans with his shirt draped around his neck, as he walks down the sidewalk next to Chevy Chase. He stops at a hot falafel stand until the vendor chases him away. He moves on to the next stand where he takes 3 food items and briefly juggles them until that vendor also chases him away.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)
[Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Thalmus Rasulala, Wallace Shawn]

An alien Overlord plans to blow up the Earth, but first he snatches and proposes to marry an Earthman's wife.

Bryan Sapphire juggles at a wedding.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Monsters, Inc. (2001)
[John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn]

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.

At 0:25:48, an octopus sushi chef juggles knives for 8 seconds.

At 1:22:37, a small monster in the background juggles 3 donut shaped objects as someone rides by on a unicycle, lasting 4 seconds.

At 1:23:43, one monster juggles 8 balls with 4 hands, while another spins 5 plates on sticks on his head and 4 hands, and another rides a unicycle, all in 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Monty Python's Meaning of Life (1983)
[Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones]

The comedy team takes a look at life in all of its stages in their own uniquely silly way.

At 30:39, in a crowded scene during the song "Every Sperm is Sacred," someone is juggling 3 clubs in the middle of the screen.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Moonstone (1996)
[Greg Wise, Keeley Hawes, Antony Sher, Patricia Hodge, Peter Vaughan]

United Kingdom. TV Movie. When the fabulous Moonstone diamond is stolen, all the suspects appear to have alibis. Even the young girl who owns the diamond won't say whom she saw take it. A dear family friend calls in the famous Sergeant Cuff to solve the case, but they'll have to untangle a skein of lies and retrieve lost memories before they'll find the path to the diamond.

At 24:59, 3 east Indians appeared in front of the home, with 2 of them beating drums, and the 3rd juggling 3 torches, all seen for 14 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The More the Merrier (1943)
[George Stevens film; Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn]

It's World War II and there is a severe housing shortage everywhere - especially in Washington, D.C. where Connie Milligan rents an apartment. Believing it to be her patriotic duty, Connie offers to sublet half of her apartment, fully expecting a suitable female tenant. What she gets instead is mischievous, middle-aged Benjamin Dingle. Dingle talks her into subletting to him and then promptly sublets half of his half to young, irreverent Joe Carter - creating a situation tailor-made for comedy and romance.

At 40:51, Duke Johnson does some simple club swinging for exercise, on a rooftop in the background, for about 10 seconds.


More Wild Wild West (1980)
[Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Jonathan Winters, Harry Morgan]

West and Gordon only want to remain in retirement, but the secret service is determined to use their expertise. They are convinced to stop another mad scientist, this time Albert Paradine, an evil genius who can become invisible at will and now plans to take over the world.

At 33:18, a 3 club juggler and a 3 ball juggler are seen in a circus themed casino many times over a 2 minute period.

At 39:23, the club juggler is seen twice again.

At 46:40, the club juggler is seen yet again.


Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
[Paul Mazursky film; Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso]

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend Vladimir (Robin Williams) comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian immigrant from behind the perfume counter. We follow his life as he works his way through the American dream and tries to find work as a musician.

At 0:04:32, there is some 3 club juggling in the background for about 10 seconds.

At 0:12:42, Lyudmila Kramarevskaya, playing Vladimir's mother, juggles 3 rolls of toilet paper in his apartment in Moscow for 2 seconds.

At 1:43:21, she again juggles toilet paper rolls, but this time it is on the sidewalk in New York for 14 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mother Night (1996)
[Nick Nolte, Sheryl Lee, Alan Arkin, Kirsten Dunst, Bernard Behrens]

Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American living in Germany since childhood, is recruited by the United States to become an informer during the upcoming Second World War. What he does become, is one of the leading anti-semitic news broadcasters of Nazi Germany. After the fall of Hitler's Germany, Campbell's government friends arrange for a quiet life in the United States. His life is quiet until a complex web of spies and neo-Nazis draws him back into the life that he once led. Eventually captured by the Israelis, Campbell's one defense was: "I was an American Spy."

At 1:12:41, 2 street performers pass 3 clubs and 3 machetes for 25 seconds, with Nick Nolte and Sheryl Lee in the background, as the camera zooms in on Sheryl Lee.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Moulin Rouge! (2001)
[Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent]

A poor Bohemian poet in 1890s Paris falls for a beautiful courtesan and nightclub star coveted by a jealous duke.

At 40:55, a man in a bear costume juggles 3 balls for less than a second during a musical number.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mouse Cleaning (1948)
[Hanna-Barbera animation; Stepin Fetchit, Lillian Randolph]

Mammy Two-Shoes threatens to throw Tom out of the house if he makes a mess. Jerry sees an opportunity to rid himself of his feline nemesis.

At 03:38, an amusing 41 second scene features both Tom and Jerry juggling 6 eggs and spinning a plate. The juggling, of course, was in a shower, with Jerry left-handed and Tom right-handed.


Movie Circus (1942)
[Leonid Amalrik and Olga Khodatayeva; animation]

Soviet Union. Original title: Kino-tsirk. This anti-fascist war propaganda cartoon made in the Soviet Union during World War 2 is in 3 short acts, all featuring Adolf Hitler.

At 02:28, the third act begins, titled "Adolph the Juggler on Powder Kegs". In it, Adolph Hitler juggles 2 through 7 burning torches on a pile of powder filled barrels, representing the European countries he has occupied. When he accidentally drops one of the torches, the barrels explode.


Movie Movie (1978)
[George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach]

Three movie genres of the 1930s--boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals--are satirized using the same cast.

At 1:09:23, Barry Bostwick, playing Dick Cummings, juggles a thermos jar, a cup, and an apple, for 5 seconds during a musical number.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1938)
[Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field, John Carradine]

In Port Said Mr. Moto discovers that spies are planning to sink French ships and blame the British.

At 17:25, Jacques Lory stands in for Peter Lorre doing a high fast three clubs. Could anyone be fooled by this into thinking Lorre is doing the juggling? This is followed in about 15 seconds by a juggler throwing 4 boomerang hats.

At 50:05, someone juggles 3 balls awkwardly for nearly 20 seconds.


Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)
[Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Lauri Fraser, Guillaume Aretos, Pat Musick]

Animation. The time-traveling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

At 0:28:40, Mr. Peabody does a beautifully choreographed and animated 40 second juggling routine as a bartender preparing 3 drinks.

At 1:03:01, the last half of the above bartender scene is repeated,

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
[Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt, Mary Mara]

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself.

At 04:33, Chad Taylor and another juggler are in a scene where the camera is running all over backstage looking for Mr. Saturday Night. The jugglers are seen for about 1 second in the background near the end of that scene and appear to be juggling 3 clubs between them. In an outtake that appears on the video version, the two jugglers are passing instead.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
[Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly]

United Kingdom. Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, amongst other things, its all-nude revues.

At 20:36, during auditions on a theater stage, an applicant appears juggling 3 machetes while riding a unicycle.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Multiplicity (1996)
[Michael Keaton, Andie MacDowell, Zack Duhame, Katie Schlossberg]

Construction worker Doug Kinney finds that the pressures of his working life, combined with his duties to his wife Laura and daughter Jennifer leaves him with little time for himself. However, he is approached by geneticist Dr. Owen Leeds, who offers him a rather unusual solution to his problems - cloning.

At 1:52:35, someone juggles 3 clubs for 5 seconds, makes one under the leg throw, and drops.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
[Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Michelle Yeoh]

Alternate title: The Mummy 3. In the Far East, Alex O'Connell, the son of famed mummy fighters Rick and Evy O'Connell, unearths the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin, a shape-shifting entity cursed by a witch centuries ago.

At 0:46:16, as the camera pans from right to left across a stage on the street, we see 3 Chinese performers. The first juggles 3 white plates, the second juggles 3 long red clubs, and the third juggles 3 orange balls, all for just 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
[Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi]

In 19th century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship.

At 0:08:55, in a carnival, a juggler does 3 torches for about 2 seconds.

At 0:11:48, 3 clubs are juggled for about 4 seconds.

At 0:29:40, we see a ball on a parasol in the foreground and a 3 ball juggler in the background doing several tricks for 10 seconds. Over the next 3 minutes this juggler is seen with 3 balls another 3 times.

At 1:13:29, the juggler who was doing 3 balls is now juggling 3 clubs, for 6 seconds, and seen again a minute later still with 3 clubs for another 14 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Murdoch Mysteries (2014)
[Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Hélène Joy, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly]

Season 8, Episode 9, The Keystone Constables, aired December 8, 2014. Canada. Inspector Murdoch investigates shooting of vaudeville comedian Bert Grady who is found dead on the street, shot three times in the chest. Grady had just finished his performance at the Bradley theatre, with Constables Crabtree and Higgins in the audience. The shooting looks like - or was made to look like - a robbery. He was not well-liked by others in the show, including a young juggler by the name of W.C. Fields and Ed Ward, Grady's one time comedic partner who is now far less popular on his own. The police find Grady's hotel room ransacked and suspect someone may have been out to steal his jokes. Would-be comedians Crabtree and Higgins join the show undercover and quickly identify Grady's mistress, Eleanor Moffat, wife of the show's manager, Lewis Moffat who became aware of their affair a week ago. A buried body gives them the clue to solving the crime.

At 00:51, Andrew Chapman, playing W.C. Fields, is on stage juggling 3 balls badly, and drops a lot. He gets booed off the stage while several in the audience throw vegetables at him.

At 14:16, Chapman is again juggling 3 balls on stage, but this time he does not drop.

At 37:07, Chapman is once again juggling 3 balls on stage, without dropping.


My Butt Has a Fever (2022)
[Animation; Loren Bouchard and Bernard Derriman]

A new Bob's Burgers theatrical short screened before other new films leading up to The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022) release. The new short is a classy, understated piece of animation about the finer things in life, aptly titled "My Butt Has a Fever."

At 00:55, Rudy performs his juggling act in the school talent show, seen in 4 shots totaling 20 seconds during a 40 second period. He juggles 3 inhalers for asthma treatment in a realistic juggling pattern, and uses all 3 while he juggles, similarly to eating an apple while juggling.


My Gal Loves Music (1944)
[Bob Crosby, Grace McDonald, Walter Catlett, Betty Kean, Alan Mowbray]

Oeiginal title: My Gal Sings. A sister act finds itself stranded and broke, and teams up with a medicine man who is promoting a child talent contest.

At 22:49, Trixie Firschke performs her night club juggling act, lasting just over 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


My King (2015)
[Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco]

France. Original title: Mon roi. Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous relationship that she experienced with Georgio (Vincent Cassel). Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? A difficult healing process is in front of Tony, physical work that might finally set her free.

At 1:32:54, while Tony is having lunch at a restaurant with several friends, one of them attempts to juggle a lime, an orange, and a small open container of yogurt, but he soon spills the yogurt on his jacket, causing great amusement to everyone else at the table.

At 1:41:58, Vincent Cassel, playing Georgio, juggles 2 dinner rolls in one hand for 2 seconds while walking through a restaurant.

The entire movie may be seen here.


My Life (1993)
[Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Bradley Whitford, Queen Latifah]

Bob is dying of cancer. His wife, Gail, is expecting their first child. With a prognosis of only a few months of life left, Bob decides to record just about every aspect of his life on video tape.

At 1:43:41, in an 80 second circus scene, Chip Lowell and Deon Aumaier juggle 3 clubs each and pass 6 clubs among acrobats, clowns, and other circus performers.

The entire movie may be seen here.


My Little Margie (1955)
[Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Don Hayden, Clarence Kolb, Dian Fauntelle]

Season 4, Episode 32, The Big Telecast, aired April 6, 1955. Margie lets a group of circus performers stay at her apartment, unaware that her father has arranged to be interviewed there for a live television broadcast.

The Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, play the Marvelous Mandinis, Joe and Moe Mandini, a circus juggling act. They appear many times throughout this 30 minute episode, and have a good amount of dialogue.

At 04:05, Margie and Freddie enter the production company office where they meet the Johnson Brothers, who are seen over 85 seconds juggling 3 clubs each and then passing 6 clubs around Freddie.

At 17:08, the Johnson Brothers juggle 3 clubs each for 17 seconds.

At 18:22, the Johnson Brothers juggle 3 clubs together for 25 seconds.

At 21:08, the Johnson Brothers juggle 3 clubs each and pass 6 clubs for nearly a minute.

At 22:29, for 3 seconds, the Johnson Brothers juggle 3 clubs each.


The Mystery of Carlo Cavelli (1934)
[Erich Engel film; Rudolf Forster, Paul Henreid, Hans Moser]

Germany. Original title: Hohe Schule. The love of a young Austrian aristocrat to a circus rider is put to a heavy test when it becomes obvious that the former officer has killed the brother of the young woman, a traitor of the country, in a duel.

At 01:36, there are many short juggling sequences during the opening.

At 06:14, a man juggles 3 hats while a girl juggles three clubs.

At 09:58, a man spins 4 rings on his arms and legs while balancing on his head on a trapeze.

At 11:00, the girl juggling clubs earlier now juggles 3 hats, while the man who earlier did hats now juggles a ball, a hat, and an umbrella.

There were also many other variety acts shown throughout the film.


National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
[John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce]

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, Anglo-Saxon, rich young men who are so sanctimonious no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus. This film gives high-jinks and fooling around a bad name.

At 49:00, in the infamous toga party scene, James Widdoes, playing the Robert Hoover character, does 2 seconds of tennis racquet juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Navy Seals (1990)
[Charlie Sheen, Michael Biehn, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Rick Rossovich]

While rescuing an American air crew captured by mideastern terrorists, Lieutenant Curran and his team of Navy Seals discover evidence that the terrorists have come into possession of dangerous high-tech weapons.

At 1:13:26, Dennis Haysbert, as Graham, juggles 3 golf balls for 7 seconds in a video played at the end of his funeral.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Necessary Roughness (1991)
[Scott Bakula, Hector Elizondo, Robert Loggia, Harley Jane Kozak]

Due to NCAA sanctions, the Texas State University Fightin' Armadillos must form a football team from their actual student body, with no scholarships to help, to play their football schedule. Using a 34 year old quarterback, a female place kicker and a gang of misfits, they must play the number one Texas Colts.

At 1:16:48, a football player chants "The ball is my friend" as he juggles three apples.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Never Cry Wolf (1983)
[Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah]

This film dramatizes the true story of Farley Mowat, here called Tyler, when he was sent to the Canadian tundra area to collect evidence of the grievous harm the wolf population was doing to the caribou herds. In his struggle to survive in that difficult environment, he studies the wolves and realizes that the old beliefs about them and their supposed threat are almost totally false. Furthermore, he learns that humans represent a far greater threat to the land, and especially to the wolves, an important species that plays a necessary role in the ecosystem of the north.

At 1:41:51, as the movie is ending, Charles Martin Smith, as Tyler, shows Zachary Ittimangnaq, as Ootek, how he juggles 3 small stones.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The New Adventures of Pinocchio (1999)
[Martin Landau, Udo Kier, Gabriel Thomson, Sarah Alexander]

Puppeteer Geppetto becomes a puppet himself after drinking an elixir that Pinocchio bought from a traveling carnival.

At 0:05:57, Simon Schatzberger, playing Volpe the fox, juggles 3 balls for 4 seconds.

At 0:14:17, Warwick Davis, playing Pepe the dwarf, juggles 3 apples for 4 seconds, and ends by throwing one of them at Pinocchio.

At 0:43:49, a clown juggles 3 clubs for 2 seconds.

At 1:00:54, the same clown seen before juggles 3 clubs again for 4 seconds.


New Nightmare (1994)
[Jeffrey John Davis, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, Matt Winston]

Original title: Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Heather is a happily married actress with a little child. She is worried about a maniac who is ringing frequently at her house. She thinks the maniac is Freddy, the killer in her previous film. Meanwhile, Wes Craven is having nightmares and is inspired to write the script for a new film. Heather is scared by some murders and by the schizophrenia of her son. The only way left to save her son is to play the part of Nancy one last time to defeat Freddy forever.

At 17:53, two jesters appear in the background, and soon are juggling 3 clubs each as they walk by Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund after they leave an interview in a TV studio.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Nickelodeon (1976)
[Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith, Stella Stevens]

This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a writer for him, which starts a sensational career. Soon he's promoted to director and shoots one silent movie after the other in the tiny desert village of Cucamonga with a small crew of actors. But the competition is hard, and the talent agency sends out Buck Greenway to sabotage them.

At 12:27, a man passes the screen juggling three apples, seen for 9 seconds.

At 31:03, Stella Stevens is sitting at a table in a saloon, playing with a small diabolo for almost 30 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Nicolas et Pimprenelle sont allés au cirque (1963)
[Claude Laydu, Monique Messine, Martine Merri, Jean Martinelli]

France. Puppets. Nicolas and Pimprenelle went to the circus. They talk about the show with Nounours.

At 01:50, Nounours wants to show the children how Chinese jugglers juggle, and he tries with a stick and a plate. Nicolas and Pimprenelle, each with a plate in hand, collide with the one Teddy is spinning.


A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940)
[Ken Murray, Rose Hobart, Elvia Allman, Blanche Stewart, Earl Carroll]

Newly-elected reform Mayor Jones celebrates his victory over the crooked political machine with a party at Earl Carroll's night club. Steve Kalkus, the defeated racketeer-politician, has Earl Carroll and several of his acts kidnapped, figuring the kidnapping coup will cause Jones to be laughed out of office. In Carroll's absence his assistant, Ramona Lisa, and his press agent, Barney Nelson, put on the show themselves with the remaining talent, the chorus girls and also pressing into the entertainment cigarette girls, cloakroom girls, the doorman and others including oil heiresses Brenda Gusher and Cobina Gusher. Carroll and the other prisoners make their escape when a kidnapped juggling act sends their captors down in a barrage of beer bottles.

At 50:47, The Three Normans demonstrate their juggling act for the bad guys who are holding guns on them. They do 3 clubs each and then transition into a 4-count feed. They toss 2 clubs out to a bystander while they continue the feed, and the 2 clubs are then thrown back into the feed. They switch to 2-count and add shoulder throws. They then save the day by throwing the clubs at the bad guys, knocking their guns away.


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
[Skellington Productions; stop-motion animation]

Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King, ruler of Halloweentown, happens upon Christmastown, and decides to change Christmas into another Halloween. He kidnaps Santa Claus, then takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children.

At 15:25, an elf juggles 3 snowballs, which is rendered correctly.

There is also a clown on a unicycle in several scenes throughout the film.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Nightmare in the Daylight (1992)
[Jaclyn Smith, Christopher Reeve, Tom Mason, Glynnis O'Connor]

A married Wisconsin teacher fears a Los Angeles lawyer who has mistaken her for his long-lost wife.

At 06:08, a fire devilstick is shown for about 35 seconds.


Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
[Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies]

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets into an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to complicate things.

At 10:11, Gene Jones plays a street performer juggling 3 clubs for 3 seconds in a crowded park.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Nob Hill (1945)
[George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine, Peggy Ann Garner, Alan Reed]

The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entry into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.

At 52:36, as part of a stage show in a San Francisco saloon, The Three Swifts perform a 50 second club passing routine in front of 10 girls spinning plates on sticks, with all dressed in Chinese costumes.


A Nose for News (1935)
[Charles Lamont film; Joe Cook, Richard Cramer, George McKay]

Joe gets a job as a newspaper reporter and is sent to the jail to interview a notorious gangster the police have just captured. The gangster steals Joe's newspaper pass, and walks out of jail leaving Joe holding a very messy bag. Joe attempts several futile jail breaks of his own.

At 15:37, comedian Joe Cook juggles 3 and 4 bombs surprisingly well for 35 seconds.


Nothing Ever Happens (1933)
[Jack Bohn, Clarence Rock, Jane Gale, Curtis Karpe, Jeraldine Dvorak]

Short comedy. The terminally ill Mr. Waistline wants the best room in the hotel, so that he can enjoy himself while he still can. The Baron befriends him and graciously gives up his own room. Meanwhile, the great dancer, Madam, is despondent and does not want to perform. The Baron slips into her room to steal her pearls, but then tries to comfort her. Prizering is at the hotel with an attractive stenographer, hoping to close a big business deal. And yet there are still those who say that "nothing ever happens here."

At 16:55, the bartender juggles 3 wine bottles. His first 2 right hand throws were caught in his left hand as expected. But his next 7 right hand throws were caught by a dog, and then taken to continue juggling, making a very rare case of an animal contributing meaningfully in a real juggling pattern.

At 17:18 and 17:30, we can also see the bartender juggling the 3 wine bottles in the background, behind the line of chorus girls, but without the dog. In the second shot, a second bartender is also seen in the background, also juggling 3 bottles.


Octopussy (1983)
[Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Kristina Wayborn]

When an agent is found dead holding a Faberge egg, the British are suspicious and send James Bond to investigate. He discovers a connection between the priceless egg, an elaborate smuggling operation, and a plot by a renegade Soviet general to instigate World War Three.

At 0:37:12, Mark Heap juggles 3 torches on the street in India, when Roger Moore, as James Bond, steals one of the torches to use it to fight the bad guy.

At 1:25:49, a woman is leaning out of a train window juggling 3 tennis balls for 2 seconds.

At 1:41:49, a woman is seated in a train and showers 2 coffee mugs for 2 seconds.

At 1:45:28, a woman does a 3 ball shower in a parade for 3 seconds, followed at 1:45:33 by another woman juggling 3 clubs for 2 seconds.

At 1:46:56, someone in a circus tent juggles 4 rings for 2 seconds, while another person in front of him tosses 1 ring up high.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
[Richard Attenborough film, Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee]

United Kingdom. The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

At 1:26:34, a World War I soldier juggles 3 hand grenades to entertain his war buddies.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Old-Fashioned Way (1934)
[W.C. Fields, Joe Morrison, Baby LeRoy, Judith Allen, Jan Duggan]

The Great McGonigle's traveling theatrical troupe are staying at a boarding house. They are preparing to put on a production of "The Drunkard" (and do so during this movie). In spite of being pursued by several sheriffs, McGonigle is able to keep going and see his daughter Betty happily married.

At 58:23, W.C. Fields performs as "The Great McGonigle". This wonderful complete juggling act is 5 minutes long, and includes hat tricks, 3 and 4 balls, cane, and cigar box tricks.


Oliver Twist (1997)
[Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, Alex Trench]

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

At 16:51, while the artful dodger and Oliver are walking through a street market, there is a 3 ball juggler in the background, seen on and off for 8 seconds.


One from the Heart (1981)
[Francis Coppola film; Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia]

An offbeat musical comedy set in Las Vegas over the Fourth of July weekend. It's a fairy tale, a fantasy in which we can all recognize ourselves and the one we love.

At 1:02:09, a scantily clad Nastassja Kinski performs romantically on the hood of a convertible car for her boyfriend in the front seat. She pulls out 3 scarves tucked between her breasts, and juggles them for 6 seconds.

Jugglers Carl Carlsson and Ruth Carlsson were both thanked in the credits for their assistance in making this movie.

The entire movie may be seen here.


One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
[Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet]

France. Original title: Les cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma. Monsieur Cinéma, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made.

At 0:18:18, a Chinese woman walks across the screen spinning 6 plates for 5 seconds. This is followed 3 seconds later by a man juggling 3 clubs as he walks across the screen for 8 seconds. And a few seconds later he is walking in a field juggling the 3 clubs for 6 seconds.

At 0:21:27, the Chinese woman walks down stairs spinning 6 plates for 12 seconds.

At 1:14:07, the Chinese woman walks outdoors spinning 3 plates for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
[Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Clive Revill, Derek Nimmo, Joan Sims]

A group of spies hide a microfilm inside a dinosaur in the British Museum. Some children enroll a group of nannies to thwart the spies and save England!

At 0:12:12, Max Wall juggles 3 balls in an audition for a job at a restaurant. He does poorly, but gets hired anyway, though not as a juggler.
At 1:26:03, after a fight breaks out in the restaurant, Max juggles 3 balls for no apparent reason.
At 1:28:04, Max is seen juggling 3 balls close up, with Helen Hayes behind him.
At 1:28:41, Max is suddenly juggling 3 clubs, and Helen Hayes grabs one out of the pattern and throws it at a bad guy, knocking him out and ending the fight.

The entire movie may be seen here.


One, Two, Three: Corona (1948)
[Hans Müller film; Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Lutz Moik, Piet Clausen]

In post-war Germany, two rival gangs fight each other in the ruins of Berlin. A pretty young circus artist named Corona comes to the destroyed city with a traveling circus.

At 08:22, a man juggles 3 clubs with double spins.

At 08:52, Eva Ingeborg Scholz does trick roping.

At 51:57, a show in a children's circus has two boys juggling three balls each,

At 54:35, Bob Bramson does hoop juggling and rolls 3 over his body, while 2 boys juggle 3 balls each behind him, followed a bit later by more hoop and ball juggling, unicycling, and trick roping.


Only Me (1929)
[Lupino Lane]

Silent, black and white, 15 minute short. A well-dressed but inebriated man decides to attend a variety show at the Palace Theatre. During the show, both he and the performers are continually harassed by a practical joke-loving boy who is sitting in a box seat near the stage. Soon the inebriated man himself begins to cause disruptions, with his overly emphatic opinions of the various acts. Lupino Lane plays 24 different roles in this cute short. Not only does he play obnoxious patrons, but all of the acts on stage as well -- even the female ones.

At 03:18, Lupino Lane performs the 2 minute juggling act that opens the show. He starts with a competent 4 ball juggle, and then does some faked balance tricks, including a real 3 ball shower. He next does some tricks with a mouthstick and balls, and finishes with a solid juggle of 3 very large flaming torches that are put out in mid-act by a fire extinguisher.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Operation Petticoat (1959)
[Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans]

A submarine newly commissioned is damaged in the opening days of World War II. A captain, looking for a command insists he can get it to a dockyard and captain it. Going slowly to this site, they find a stranded group of Army nurses and must take them aboard. Trying to get a primer coat on the sub, they have to mix white and red in order to have enough, and find themselves with the world's only pink submarine.

At 1:18:38, Tony Curtis awkwardly juggles three golf balls for 3 throws and catches.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
[Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson]

In mid-1800's England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him through a sign to leave his father and his faith and join the Church of England. Lucinda is a teenaged Australian heiress who has an almost desperate desire to liberate her sex from the confines of the male-dominated culture of the Australia of that time. She buys a glass factory and has a dream of building a church made almost entirely of glass, and then transporting it to the Australian Outback. Oscar and Lucinda meet on a ship going to Australia; once there, they are for different reasons ostracized from society, and as a result "join forces" together. Oscar and Lucinda are both passionate gamblers, and Lucinda bets Oscar her entire inheritance that he cannot transport the glass church to the Outback safely. Oscar accepts her wager, and this leads to the events that will change both their lives forever.

At 18:30, two jugglers are seen for 14 seconds, one with 3 torches and the other with 3 crystal balls. The one with crystal balls is seen again briefly 30 seconds later.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Other Sister (1999)
[Garry Marshall film; Juliette Lewis, Diane Keaton, Tom Skerritt]

A mentally challenged girl proves herself to be every bit as capable as her "perfect" sister when she moves into an apartment and begins going to college.

At 01:41, during the opening titles, we look down from a window and see a boy outdoors trying to juggle 3 balls for 5 seconds.

Bud Markowitz has a small role as the Roselake juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Other Zoey (2023)
[Josephine Langford, Drew Starkey, Archie Renaux, Mallori Johnson]

Zoey Miller, a super smart computer nerd who is uninterested in romantic love, has her life turned upside down when Zach, the school's soccer star, gets amnesia and mistakes Zoey for his girlfriend.

Drew Starkey, as Zach MacLaren, juggles 3 raw eggs that are about to be put on a breakfast pizza that he and Zoey are going to bake.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Otto - Der Liebesfilm (1992)
[Otto Waalkes, Jessika Cardinahl, Juraj Kukura, Ruth-Maria Kubitschek]

Germany. Comedy. Armor gets caught by God playing video games and must now make a perfect match for two people to fall in love.

At 20:03, Otto Waalkes juggles three billiard balls for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here: Part 1 (42:14), Part 2 (42:51).


Ödipussi (1988)
[Vicco von Bülow, Evelyn Hamann, Katharina Brauren, Edda Seippel]

West Germany. Screwball comedy. Gray-haired furniture retailer Paul Winkelmann still has his dinner cooked and his laundry done by his mother. He spends his evenings playing Scrabble with Mama's friends and discussing the role of women in society in his carnival club. When he meets psychologist Margarete Tietze, "Pussi" finally begins to rebel against his dominant mother.

At 45:07, three construction workers enter an Italian pub, and one of them briefly juggles three eggs.


Our Man Flint (1966)
[James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Gila Golan, Edward Mulhare, Benson Fong]

When the intelligence agencies of the world find that their agents are being murdered at an alarming rate their leaders suggest the qualities an agent will need to succeed against the terrible crisis they are facing. Derek Flint is the only agent with all the qualities, but his boss refuses to work with him until ordered to by the president.

At 1:08:48, James Coburn, the hero of the film, walks past two jugglers who are practicing near a futuristic city. Carl Carlsson in a red shirt and white pants and Ruth Carlsson in a black swim suit are each juggling 3 clubs, but Ruth soon switches to a diabolo. This continues for about 3 minutes while also prominently featuring many dozens of girls walking around in bikinis.


Outrage (1993)
[Francesca Neri, Antonio Banderas, Eulàlia Ramon, Coque Malla]

Spain/Italy. Original title: ¡Dispara! Alternate title: Shoot! Cynical newshound Marco Vallez (Antonio Banderas) discovers his latent romantic instincts stirred at the circus by Italian-born sharpshooter Ana (Francesca Neri). They commence an affair, but while Marco toils out of town on assignment Ana is brutally raped by three itinerant laborers. Badly injured and still in shock, Ana tracks down the trio to a garage and cold-bloodedly guns them down. Hunted by police and pilloried in the tabloids, Ana nearly runs down a child, then takes the boy's family hostage in their home. Pressured by his editor to put a personal spin on the now-notorious Ana's standoff, reporter Marco refuses and races to save his lover's life.

At 10:19, there is a 45 second period that starts with 6 club passing between a juggler on a tall unicycle and someone on the ground. This is followed by the unicyclist juggling 3 clubs alone while someone else rides a short unicycle, both seen twice. Just after this, we see two 3 club jugglers practicing in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Outside Providence (1999)
[Shawn Hatosy, George Wendt, Alec Baldwin, Tommy Bone]

After one too many run-ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.

At 34:42, Shawn Hatosy juggles 3 apples to impress his girlfriend, until she steals one and eats it.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
[James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff]

A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.

At 02:36, a club juggler and a torch juggler are seen for 20 seconds in the circus backlot as the film opens.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Papillon (2017)
[Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan]

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charrière forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter, Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

At 0:05:59, a street performer juggles 3 knives for 5 seconds.

At 1:08:49, for 20 seconds, while Papillon is in solitary confinement for 2 years, this is seen again in a flashback, and a few seconds later, a bit more from another angle, and then once again.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Parade (1974)
[Jacques Tati, Bertil Berglund, Bertilo, Pierre Bramma, Pia Colombo]

France. Written and directed by Jacques Tati. Two children go behind the scenes of a small circus, where the center ring is filled with quiet little wonders. A series of performers do their acts in center stage. The master of ceremonies is played by Tati. Many circus acts are seen. Acrobats stand on each others' shoulders and juggle clubs, magicians make pretty girls disappear from trunks, a trained horse kicks anybody who tries to ride it, clowns fall over each other, and a tall, elegant man with gray hair plays tennis without a net or a ball. The man is Jacques Tati, a Frenchman who created his own world in the movies with no regard for what anybody else was doing.

At 0:05:34, as the acts are introduced one at a time when the show begins, the lead juggler, a young woman, comes out and briefly juggles 3 clubs and finishes with 5 backcrosses.

At 0:29:26, there is a wonderful 5 minute juggling act with 2 men and a woman, as painters juggling paint brushes as clubs.

At 1:20:18, as part of the finale that brings back all of the performers, we see the 3 jugglers again and their paint brushes, with one of them juggling 3 umbrellas.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Paternity (1981)
[Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Norman Fell, Paul Dooley]

The manager of Madison Square Garden wants a child and, with the help of a doctor, contracts with a music student for her to bear his offspring. The relationship gets complicated when she falls in love with him.

Jason Delgado and Aaron Jessup are both listed in the credits as boy jugglers, though it appears only Aaron actually juggled in the movie.

At 07:34, Jason appears in an office scene for 14 seconds, and again at 08:59 in a 72 second scene with Burt Reynolds on a basketball court, but there was no juggling.

At 12:09, Aaron is in a 20 second scene with Burt Reynolds in a park, and is shown juggling 3 balls as he walks away.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Paul Merton's Palladium Story (1994)
[Paul Merton, Charlie Drake, Johnny Hutch, Des O'Connor, Beryl Reid]

United Kingdom. Documentary. Paul Merton celebrates the history of the London Palladium. Celebrity guests contribute to talking about the history of the venue in 2 parts.

At 30:54, of Act Two: The Television Years, Rob Murray does a 3 ball routine in his performance at the London Palladium, seen for 36 seconds.


The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[Don Bluth and Gary Goldman film]

Animated feature. A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

At 02:16, during the opening titles, a penguin juggles 3 balls in a cascade and then in columns until another penguin steals one ball out of the pattern.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Pelican Brief (1993)
[Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn]

Law student Darby Shaw writes a brief about the assassination of two Supreme Court justices. Her brief makes its way into the wrong hands, marking her for death. She turns to Washington newspaper reporter Gray Grantham for help, and as he learns her story, an incredible conspiracy unfolds.

At 1:02:07, during a Mardi Gras celebration, a man in a black shirt and pants juggles 3 clubs for about 4 seconds, barely visible in the background.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Penny Wise (1935)
[Joe Cook, Charles Olcott, Earle Gilbert, Ann Thomas, Edward Guhl]

17 minute short comedy. When the owner of a department store is about to go on vacation, he tells his children that any idiot could run the store. So they put Joe Cook in charge.

Joe Cook uses the store as a source of props.

At 10:31, he juggles Indian clubs for over a minute. Cook starts juggling 3 clubs, but soon begins a series of quick takeaways with an "old" man. They transition into passing the 3 clubs back and forth. Cook then gets 3 more clubs and they pass the 6 clubs. Finally, the "old" man throws all the clubs to Cook, who takes them and is left juggling 5 clubs, with no explanation for what happened to the sixth club.

At 14:18, Cook walks a rolling globe for about 30 seconds.

At 15:18, Cook rides a unicycle for about 40 seconds.


People on the Road (1960)
[Kazimierz Karabasz documentary]

Poland. Original title: Ludzie w drodze. A portrait of a traveling circus. Watch the everyday life of circus artists on an endless journey from place to place, showing hard work and exercises, all in order to not disappoint the expectations of the audience. The focus is on the daily rituals of artists.

At 05:31, a man in the background practices juggling 4 rings with a balance, seen for 3 seconds.

At 05:49, a man on a tall unicycle rides with one foot, while his other foot holds a ball, as he juggles 3 clubs for 6 seconds.

At 08:23, a man leans back to juggle 3 small clubs over his head for 3 seconds, and seen again 15 seconds later.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Phat Beach (1996)
[Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Brian Hooks, Coolio, Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.]

A wannabe writer dreams of meeting the perfect girl at the beach, so he heads off to the surf with his best friend.

At 1:22:04, in the closing credits, a talent contest on the beach includes a girl in a bikini getting the hook while juggling 3 tomatoes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Phatik Chand (1983)
[Kamu Mukherjee, Rajib Ganguly, Biplab Chatterjee, Haradhan Bannerjee]

India. Bablu Sanyal, a Kolkata based boy is kidnapped by a gang while returning from school. But they have a car accident and Bablu loses his memory. The driver and one more kidnapper died on the spot, while the other two crooks, Shyamlal and Raghu, ran away leaving the unconscious Bablu presuming he is dead. Harun, a juggler and Bohemian street magician, saves him. Bablu calls himself Fatik Chandra Pal since he can not recall his original name. Meanwhile, Bablu's father Saradindu Sanyal advertises in the papers offering a huge reward for information about his son. Shyamlal and Raghu suddenly discover Bablu with Harun and attack them but Harun escapes with Bablu. The film runs with the story of the emotional bond of love and affection between Bablu and Harun. Finally Bablu alias Fatik regains his memory, returns to his home with the help of Harun. When Bablu's father offers the prize money to Harun, he refuses saying he can't take money for taking care of his brother.

At 0:42:55, Kamu Mukherjee, playing Harun, is doing a street show at a crowded outdoor marketplace. He started with drumming to gather a crowd and then did a spinning top balance on a stick on his chin. He now moves on to juggling 3 balls, 4 balls, and 3 torches.

At 0:58:20, someone else juggles 3 machetes without spins, and 3 balls with many tricks.

At 1:14:44, Kamu Mukherjee again juggles 3 and 4 balls.

At 1:41:44, as the film ends and Harun is about to leave, Kamu Mukherjee juggles 2 balls in one hand for Phatik.


The Pick-up Artist (1987)
[Molly Ringwald, Robert Downey, Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello]

A young lady-killer meets his match in a streetwise young woman who consents to a one-night stand but refuses to give him her telephone number.

At 14:43, Dennis Hopper juggles three vegetables in the kitchen next to Molly Ringwald for about 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Pillow Book (1995)
[Vivian Wu, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata, Hideko Yoshida, Ewan McGregor]

As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her mother reads to her from "The Pillow Book," the diary of a tenth century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on bodies, and her sexual odyssey (and the creation of her own Pillow Book) is a "parfait mélange" of classical Japanese, modern Chinese, and Western film images.

At 59:29, a woman spins a plate in the background while the heroine and her lover make love in the bathtub.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Pil's Adventures (2021)
[Kaycie Chase, Paul Borne, Julien Crampon, Pierre Tessier]

Animation. A spunky young girl disguises herself as a princess in order to save the kingdom and the heir to the throne.

At 10:36, a woman juggles 5 bean bags in a parade, seen for 12 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
[Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina]

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission is to stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

At 13:42, playing Inspector Clouseau, Steve Martin bribes the Maître d' of an expensive restaurant so that he could select his own wine from a large wine rack. He chooses 3 bottles but one nearly falls, and when he recovers it, he bumps the rack, which starts to tilt, dropping bottles one at a time. Martin catches each of the bottles, tossing them out to waiters and other customers, and soon bottles are flying through the air being "juggled" by many people. This soon leads to the entire restaurant burning down.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Pirate (1948)
[Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, Reginald Owen]

A girl is engaged to the local rich man, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

At 12:18, Val Setz juggles 3 clubs in a circus parade. His character is announced as one who juggles 7 balls in the air at the same time, while balancing a sword on the tip of his nose. However, he is only shown juggling 3 clubs for 30 seconds, doing double spins, 1 up 2 up, under alternating leg throws from the right hand, and flat overhand tosses.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
[Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, Rex Smith]

Son of a wealthy 19th century man, Frederick was to be apprenticed to a pilot, but due to a hard-of-hearing nursery maid, was instead apprenticed to a pirate. Not just any pirate, but the Pirate King, leader of the not-so-fierce "Pirates of Penzance." But now his indentures are over, Frederick's sense of duty calls him to rid the seas of these rather simple ruffians. Despite their track record, the pirates believe that they have an ace up their collective sleeves.

Reported to contain juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Pirates of Tortuga (1961)
[Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King, John Richardson, Rafer Johnson]

An English captain and his crew are dispatched to the Spanish-controlled island of Tortuga, where famed privateer Henry Morgan has defected from his support of the English Empire and is running a strictly piratical venture, stopping any and all vessels including English.

At 04:37, Duke Johnson juggles 3 balls in the background at a street fair for about 10 seconds.

At 06:56, he showers 3 differently colored balls in 4 shots for about 30 seconds.


Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998)
[Walt Disney Productions]

Animation. Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

At 46:34, a jester juggles 4 colored balls briefly before tossing them to someone who drops them all.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Point of No Return (1993)
[Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel]

Alternate title: The Assasin. Maggie, a convicted cop murderer, is sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, after the execution, Maggie wakes up to find that the government has decided to stage her execution and funeral in exchange for her becoming an assassin. Maggie tries to rebuild her life around the calls for hits.

Three different Venice Beach, California, jugglers appear.

At 42:40, Maggie is going to her new home after finishing training. She passes Robert Gruenberg juggling 2 balls and a chainsaw.

At 59:25, we see one person juggling 3 clubs and another manipulating a devil stick.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
[George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Leslie Easterbrook]

The Russians need help in dealing with the Mafia, so they seek help with the veterans of the Police Academy. They head off to Moscow to find evidence against Konstantin Konali, who marketed a computer game that everyone in the world is playing. With a sequel to the game he wants to put backdoors in all computer systems on which it gets installed, thus providing access to the police and other government systems.

Includes several Moscow circus acts, including acrobat Zemskovi, rope climber Elena Vorobieva, and clowns Alexander Diamandi and Yuri Yermachenkov.

At 27:35, some workers pass a rock and 2 tools back and forth in the background at a building site, seen for about 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Polly of the Circus (1932)
[Marion Davies, Clark Gable, C. Aubrey Smith, Raymond Hatton]

After a trapeze performer is injured during an accident, she is moved to a minister's house where they both fall in love.

At 09:48, a foot juggler manipulates a barrel for 5 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Pool Sharks (1915)
[Edwin Middleton film; W.C. Fields, Marian West, Larry Westford]

Two suitors vie for the attention of one woman. Among their battles for supremacy is a game of pool. This is Fields' first movie, a 9 minute silent one-reeler film.

W.C. Fields performs several pool table tricks. Unfortunately, an opportunity was missed to adequately document the pool game routine Fields was performing on the stage at the time, as the filmmakers instead opted to substitute horrid stop-motion trick photography in the pool scenes.

At 04:40, W.C. Fields briefly juggles 4 pool balls.


Popeye (1980)
[Robert Altman film; Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston]

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

The jugglers in this movie included Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, Larry Pisoni, Peggy Pisoni, Michael Christensen, Hovey Burgess, and Judy Burgess.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Popovich: Road to Hollywood (2021)
[Gregory Popovich, Shannan Calcutt, Voki Kalfayan, Robin Barcus Slonina]

Get ready for a fun-filled, fast-paced family comedy extravaganza. A modern take on slapstick comedy, "Popovich: Road to Hollywood" features amazing circus stunts, intricate set-piece gags, and a colorful cast of wacky characters and cute creatures. Not many actors have the ability to capture the true essence of classic physical comedy like Gregory Popovich, who has headlined his own show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip for over a decade. After being kicked out of his beloved home in a traveling circus, Popovich sets his sights on Hollywood but gets stuck in a little desert town on his way to LaLaLand. He's forced to work a series of dead-end jobs there in the hope of making enough money to get out but winds up even deeper in a cycle of comic mischief and misfortune.

At 0:00:46, Gregory Popovich juggles 4 rings for 3 seconds during the opening titles. About 30 seconds later, he does a few hat tricks.

At 0:05:19, a circus clown in the background briefly juggles 3 clubs.

At 0:23:19, Popovich does 14 seconds of shaker cup manipulation, immediately followed by 20 seconds of juggling 3 oranges.

At 0:32:35, Popovich does about 10 seconds of 3 club kick-up tricks using a broom, a duster, and a dust pan.

At 1:11:10, Popovich excels in a nearly 3 minute production number, with dancing, hat and cane tricks, a devil stick routine, and climaxing with 5 club juggling and tricks with 3 clubs while standing on top of a free-standing ladder.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Poppy (1936)
[W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet]

W.C. Fields plays carnival medicine salesman Professor Eustace P. McGargle. His daughter Poppy, played by Rochelle Hudson, falls in love with the mayor's son. Countess Maggie Tubbs DePuizzi is claimant to the Putnam estates, but McGargle and lawyer Whiffen plot to make Poppy claim the fortune, but then Whiffen and the Countess double-cross the professor.

W.C. Fields does several hat manipulations throughout the movie.

At 59:46, Fields performs a 3 minute 30 second routine featuring rolling a hat around him on the floor.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
[Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner]

An affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner starts a chain of events that culminates in murder.

At 1:33:08, for over a minute, a woman juggles 3 balls in the background, soon joined by a man juggling 3 clubs and then 3 balls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Powder River (1953)
[Rory Calhoun, Corinne Calvet, Cameron Mitchell, Penny Edwards]

Ex-marshall Chino Bull has hung up his guns until his prospecting partner is shot dead. Chino then takes over as the law in town, forming a friendship with gun-man Mitch Hardin and making enemies of the Logan brothers. When Hardin's girl from the east arrives, he makes her pretty unwelcome - as does his new flame, saloon owner Frenchie.

At 53:55, Juggler Val Setz performs as The Great Balso at the opening of the new Palace Saloon. He juggles 4 plates well in multiple patterns, but when he drops, he quips, "I haven't always been this good." The audience just stares quietly. Someone asks the owner, "How much you paying this guy?" The owner answers, "Nothin'." His friend replies, "Too much." Balso then kicks up 4 coins, one at a time, to his mouth, forehead, and each eye, but fumbles a bit. The audience again just stares silently. Balso then says, "I thank you," for the expected applause that was not received. He then juggles a top hat and cane, but when he tries to leave prematurely, the owner yells with gun in hand, "Get back here! You're not much, but you're all we've got."


The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
[Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Richard Wattis]

An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

The Prince was working a diabolo in the background in one scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Princess Bride (1987)
[Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest]

A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story that has been passed down for generations. It is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince Humperdinck.

At 05:48, during the first courtyard scene when Prince Humperdinck introduces Princess Buttercup to the people, someone juggles 4 rings far in the background for 5 seconds, though it is difficult to see.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Princess Diaries 2 (2004)
[Garry Marshall film; Anne Hathaway, Callum Blue, Julie Andrews]

Now settled in Genovia, Princess Mia faces a new revelation: she is being primed for an arranged marriage to an English suitor.

At 49:01, Bud Markowitz juggles three Genovian pears for 2 seconds.


The Princess Diaries (2001)
[Garry Marshall film; Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo]

Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.

At 1:35:41, Bud Markowitz, in a tuxedo, juggles 3 pears.

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Private's Affair (1959)
[Sal Mineo, Christine Carère, Barry Coe, Barbara Eden, Gary Crosby]

Three U.S. Army recruits have various romantic adventures while preparing to appear on a televised talent show.

At 1:22:18, Don Thompson and Scott Beldin perform for 1 minute as The Volantes, starting with them each riding unicycles, then one rides an interesting tall unicycle on top of a rolling globe. They then juggle 3 clubs together while doing quick steals of a hat and a cigar.


Problem Pappy (1941)
[Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer; animation]

Popeye's Pappy is enjoying a second childhood, causing many headaches for Popeye. When Popeye awakes to find Pappy gone, he sets out to find his wayward father, only to find him seated atop a high-rise's flagpole. Popeye endeavors to bring his father down to no avail. When a lightning storm approaches, Popeye fears the worst, but then remembers his trusty can of spinach.

At 01:37, when Popeye is looking for his father, he finds his mischievous old dad juggling 3 clubs on top of a pole on top of a tall building, seen in 5 clips over a 45 second period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Producers (1967)
[Mel Brooks film; Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn]

Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Biyalistok is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop, called "Springtime for Hitler."

At 50:14, during a casting call, there is a stage full of hopefuls for the lead. In the middle you can see a 3 ball juggler for 8 seconds in the background and then in the foreground, hoping to win the title role of Adolf Hitler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Property Man (1914)
[Charles Chaplin, Phyllis Allen, Charles Bennett, Jess Dandy]

Charlie has trouble with actors' luggage and conflicts over who gets the star's dressing room. There are further difficulties with frequent scene changes, wrong entries, and a fireman's hose.

At one point Charlie Chaplin juggles an athlete's supposed weights.

The entire movie may be seen here.


P.T. Barnum (1999)
[Beau Bridges, Jordan Bridges, Cynthia Dale, Natalie Radford]

TV movie, in two 90 minute parts, telling the story of the great American showman and promoter.

Part 1.
At 0:22:48, a performer balances a sword on his forehead, then juggles 3 torches.
At 0:32:12, someone juggles 3 clubs on stilts in a parade, and again 30 seconds later.

Part 2.
At 0:33:50, there is a 4 ball juggler in a parade.
At 1:26:35, there is a parade, with several jugglers. First we see 3 jugglers together, with 3 clubs, 3 torches, and 3 knives. Soon after we see a 3 ball juggler.
At 1:28:20, the parade has moved inside the circus tent, where someone juggles 3 torches. We continue to see these torches juggled in the background for 30 seconds.


Punchline (1988)
[Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Kim Greist, Paul Mazursky]

Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school. He and several others work regularly at the Gas Station, a New York comedy club. The wages are lousy and everybody hopes for the big break.

Marty Pollio has a small role as a comic juggler.

At 10:42, Pollio is seen practicing 3 balls backstage for 12 seconds.

At 58:21, he is seen on stage doing a hat trick and a mime bit for 13 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Quest (1996)
[Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar, Janet Gunn]

Van Damme embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery that spans the globe.

At 08:00, Van Damme's character is in clown make-up and is stilt walking and juggling 3 clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Rabbit Hole (2010)
[Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller]

Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate.

At 54:29, Aaron Eckhart, playing Howie Corbett, juggles 3 balls from a Skee-Ball game at a bowling alley for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Rain or Shine (1930)
[Frank Capra film; Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, Tom Howard]

A woman inherits her father's struggling traveling circus, and looks to the circus's manager, Smiley (Joe Cook), to save the day when the performers conspire to strike during a performance.

Movie critics reported that when the film opened at the New York Globe, people stood up to applaud the performances. The fact that the lead actor, a comedian, performed all of these physical feats himself amazed an audience accustomed to the stars being dubbed in such scenes.

At 1:06:41, Joe Cook begins a sequence of five circus acts lasting over six minutes total, starting by walking a rolling globe.

At 1:08:09, Cook performs on a slack wire, finishing by spinning 4 hoops, on his neck, both arms, and a leg.

At 1:09:50, a clown joins Cook in a comedy teeterboard act.

At 1:10:58, Cook performs a surprisingly technical juggling act, starting with a lengthy 5 club cascade, then 3 clubs in one hand, and finishing with a brief 3 club routine including a kick-up. Frank Capra filmed this from several angles at normal and slow motion speeds to best show Cook's juggling skills.

At 1:12:07, an acrobat joins Cook, on his back, in a Risley act.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Rainbow Thief (1990)
[Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Jude Alderson]

United Kingdom. A petty crook in search of the clichéd pot of gold at the end of the rainbow hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

At 26:14, 2 festival performers are seen, one blowing fire and the other juggling 3 torches, seen twice over about 24 seconds.

At 26:40, just after this, a woman juggles 3 clubs for 12 seconds, while Omar Sharif dances in front of her.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Reaching for the Stars (1955)
[Erik Schumann, Liselotte Pulver, Gustav Knuth, Oliver Grimm]

Germany. Original title: Griff nach den Sternen. The famous juggler Turell set out to throw his balls at the constellation of Ursa Major in such a way that it stayed in the air for a few seconds, but he doesn't make it. A son would be the answer, he could teach him this number. After many affairs, he finally meets Christine who gives him the boy he longs for. But when his son starts training, Turell has to realize that little Christian has no connection to the art of juggling. Now the father only works with effective tricks, as he gave up his dream long ago. When he injures himself, blood poisoning results. His wife and son are standing by his bed, and once again Turell raves in his feverish dreams, believing he has found the secret of the big trick, but death puts an end to his imagination.

There are several minutes of juggling seen throughout the movie, including a cascade with 5 large balls, nice tricks with three large balls, some work with a mouthstick, and up to 7 small balls.

Actor Erik Schumann juggles 3 large balls and 3 small balls.

Toni Wells performs a combination trick with 12 props.


Really Rosie (1975)
[Maurice Sendak animation; Carole King, Dale Soules, Alice Playten]

Rosie entertains the neighborhood kids, by telling an exaggerated movie version of her life.

At 07:08, Alligator juggles 5 jellybeans in a shower pattern.


Red Barry (1938)
[Buster Crabbe, Frances Robinson, Edna Sedgewick, Cyril Delevanti]

This is a serial with 13 chapters of about 20 minutes each. It is about a detective who sets out to discover who stole $2 million in war bonds. Some of the action is set in a vaudeville theater. Often when they are there, they show who is performing on stage.

At 0:11:30, in Chapter 1, "Millions for Defense," a 6 man Chinese acrobatic act appears, including Antonio Pina, Abel Pina, Henry Pina, and Jerry Pina. They perform a 2 minute act that includes foot juggling.

At 0:57:17, in Chapter 3, "The Decoy," Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson are shown passing 6 clubs with shoulder throws for 15 seconds.

At 1:27:00, in Chapter 5, "Desperate Chances," the Johnson's repeat the club passing as before, and add a 3 club and hat stealing routine for about 40 seconds.

At 1:46:53, in Chapter 6, "The Human Target," the Johnson's appear several times over a 3 minute period. First, one tosses many hats to the other. They then do a comedy routine with 3 clubs each, and then juggle 5 hats between them.


Red's Dream (1987)
[John Lasseter animation; Pixar Animation Studios]

Computer animated 4 minute short film. With a sale tag hanging from his seat, propped up in the corner of a bicycle store on a rainy night, Red the unicycle dreams about a better place.

At 01:04, a clown on a unicycle juggles three balls for a minute.

At 02:18, the unicycle juggles by itself, tossing balls from its pedals.

The entire film may be seen here.


Rendez-vous in Paris (1995)
[Clara Bellar, Antoine Basler, Mathias Mégard, Judith Chancel]

France. Three stories of love and coincidence around the theme of dates in Paris.

At 40:51, the main characters walk past a man in a park who arrives to practice juggling, seen from behind juggling 3 clubs for 10 seconds, but mostly obscured by a tree.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Richest Man in Town (1941)
[Frank Craven, Edgar Buchanan, Eileen O'Hearn, Roger Pryor, Tom Dugan]

In this comedy, a small town newspaper publisher plays a grim practical joke on his long-time pal the town banker by publishing the financier's obituary.

Harry Johnson appears as the juggler.


Ricochet (1991)
[Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak, Lindsay Wagner]

In this action thriller, Denzel Washington plays Nick Styles, the assistant district attorney of L.A. During a carnival, master criminal Earl Talbot Blake (John Lithgow) creates a scene after a botched drug deal. Blake is wounded by Styles and later sent to prison. Years later, Blake escapes to carry out his revenge against Styles.

At 07:08, Bryan Sapphire of North Hollywood, California, juggled torches for 26 seconds in a scene at a carnival at night.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Riders (1972)
[Pyotr Lastivka, Vladimir Krasnov, Natalya Mikolyshina]

Soviet Union. TV Movie. Original title: Vsadniki. Two boys, who had evacuated breeding racehorses to the east, found themselves surrounded with the herd deep in the German rear. They met a group of Red Army soldiers, and right here, they began to fight as a partisan detachment.

At 54:30, a Russian soldier picks 3 fruit from a tree and juggles them for 7 seconds, taking a bite while he juggles, and finishes by catching one in his mouth.


The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
[Ryan Kwanten, Kristen Hager, Maria Menounos, Mateen Devji, Maya Samy]

Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man.

At 16:49, Leif Havdale juggled 3 plates and then 3 spatulas as the stunt double for Ryan Kwanten.

At 36:33, 4 metal creamers are juggled, and Kwanten does a very poor job of acting like he is doing the juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Rings Around the World (1966)
[Gilbert Cates travelogue; Don Ameche as host/ringmaster]

Documentary. While writing a book on the circus, author John Shawcross reflects upon the great acts he has seen over the years and the mystique of circus people. He recalls the juggling of Rudy Cardenas, Gunther Gebel-Williams with his tigers, and many more.

Features an almost 6 minute segment showing excellent coverage of a Rudy Cardenas juggling performance, plus several other circus acts.


The Road to Wellville (1994)
[Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack]

A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments.

At 1:35:32, during the celebration picnic, there are 2 people passing 6 balls, and 2 people passing 6 wooden clubs. The 4 jugglers are seen briefly several times on and off for over a minute.

At 1:40:48, John Cusack runs between the jugglers, scattering the clubs. The jugglers are Karl Guth, Duane Deardorf, Frank Jeffreys, and Anthony Christian, all from Raleigh, North Carolina.


Road to Zanzibar (1941)
[Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel, Eric Blore]

This was the second in the series of seven "Road" pictures by Crosby, Hope, and Lamour. Music and comedy.

At 10:44, Harry Johnson and Harry Johnson Jr. perform a juggling act on stage, passing 6 clubs, shown for 9 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Robin Hood, Men in Tights (1993)
[Mel Brooks film; Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck]

In this parody of costume dramas in general and Kevin Costner's "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" in particular, Mel Brooks takes us to his idea of Sherwood Forest, where Robin Hood actually has an English accent, his men wear sheer little tights, and the jokes are ones you've enjoyed time and again in other Brooks comedies.

Bob Mendelsohn and Kathy Mendelsohn appear juggling machetes, with double spins, in the back of a crowd scene for less than a second. Lisa Fay walks a rolling globe. Photo shows Kathy (left), Bob, and Lisa.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Rockin' Road Trip (1986)
[Garth McLean, Margaret Currie, Katherine Harrison, Steve Boles]

Alternate title: Summertime Blues. Insecure Martin Biggs meets Samantha Miller, the sister of Nicole who is the leader of a band called "Cherry Suicide." While Martin and Samantha are beginning a relationship, Nicole is trying to get away from her ex-boyfriend, an insane punk rocker named Ivan. One night Ivan breaks into Nicole and Samantha's apartment and they knock him unconscious. They run away in a taxi with Curtis the guitarist, Martin, and a blind street philosopher named Wally. They and the taxi driver make their way south to Virginia. In Virginia they manage to buy instruments, a van, meet Lenny when their tire blows out, get chased by Ivan, give a concert, crash a Christian fair, and have a fun memorable time doing it.

Mark Burton appears as a unicyclist and juggler, and Stewart Lippe is seen juggling at a Christian fair.


Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)
[John Derek, Diana Lynn, George Macready, Alan Hale, Paul Cavanagh]

When King John imposes oppressive taxes and cruel treatment upon the local population in medieval England, the son of legendary bandit Robin Hood reforms his father's "Merry Men" to once more rise against the king.

At 41:39, Leslie A. Scott manipulates a devil stick for 16 seconds at an outdoor festival. This is immediately followed by Edwin George Wurzberg juggling 3 plates for 9 seconds.


Rolie Polie Olie (1998)
[William Joyce, creator; Cole Caplan, Adrian Truss, Kristen Bone]

Season 1, Episode 1, Little Sister, Big Brother, aired October 4, 1998. Animation. Pretending to be his TV hero Space Boy, Olie tries to get Spot to do wonderful tricks like Space Boy's dog does on TV. However the more Olie tries, the more Spot stays Spot, doing what he does best, licking Olie's face, wagging his tail and biting his butt. As disappointed as Olie gets, ultimately with a little help from Dad, Olie realizes that it's Spot's undying friendship that makes his four-legged friend special.

At 05:35, Olie's dad, Percy Polie, while preparing breakfast, showers 3 oranges for 7 seconds before dropping them inside a thermos.


Roller Boogie (1979)
[Linda Blair, Jim Bray, Beverly Garland, Roger Perry, Jimmy Van Patten]

Skaters band together to keep their roller-disco open.

At 04:49, a roller skater juggles 3 balls during the opening titles.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984)
[Colleen Camp, Peter Scolari, Christopher Lee, Hamilton Camp]

Beach comedy. After taking over a failing Miami hotel with her workaholic fiancé Elliot (Peter Scolari), Tracy thinks Liza has seduced her better half-to-be. She then tries to have an affair of her own, and arranges for hookers to become bellhops. Meanwhile, her rich daddy hires an inept arsonist to blow up the place.

At 24:01, Peter Scolari and Eddie Deezen pass 6 clubs on the beach for 29 seconds. They start in a 4-count and then switch to a 2-count, with several different tricks, and then pass around someone.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Rosi und die große Stadt (1981)
[Gloria Behrens film; Rosemarie Schindler, Robert Sibler, Kerstin Müller]

Germany. Musical. After the divorce of her parents, Rosi (Rosemarie Schindler) and her brother end up in the big city of Berlin. She is very unhappy among all the strange inhabitants of the city, but is gradually absorbed into the life of the big city and eventually does not want to leave.

At 25:38, Rosemarie Schindler, playing Rosi, juggles 3 oranges for 2 seconds.

At 26:27, Rosi tosses several things to a boy, and he juggles 3 of them for 3 seconds.


Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
[D.W. Griffith film; Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt]

Silent film. Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Professor Eustance McGargle (Fields) before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of Judge Foster's friend, falls in love. When Sally is arrested McGargle proves her real parentage.

At 12:09, W.C. Fields, as Professor McGargle, does a 3 ball routine.

At 53:47, he does some cigar box tricks.


Salome (1953)
[Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson]

John the Baptist, the prophet of Israel, is imprisoned by Herod, governor of Judea for protesting Herod's marriage to his brother's wife. Jealousies rage and Herod's step-daughter and niece Salome seduces Herod by means of a torrid dance to give her the head of the prophet - but then tries to save the life of the man she has thus condemned.

The credits include the juggler Duke Johnson.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Same River Twice (2003)
[Jeff Golden, Cathy Shaw, Danny Silver, Jim Tichenor, Barry Wasserman]

Documentary. From peyote to prozac, a sensitive portrait of five former hippies now approaching middle age.

At 32:10, we see Danny Silver on the side of a river, as she juggles 3 balls for 4 seconds, naked.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Saturday at the Starlight (2022)
[Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards, Michael Madsen, Brec Bassinger]

Teens, tweens and crooks all hang out at the local roller rink one night during the 1990s.

Jack Kalvan, Max Kalvan, and Oz Kalvan juggle.


Scary Movie V (2013)
[Charlie Sheen, Snoop Dogg, Mike Tyson, Sarah Hyland, Ashley Tisdale]

Original title: Scary Movie 5. A couple begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their lost nieces and nephew home. With the help of home-surveillance cameras, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

At 1:10:09, Scot Nery plays the monster called Mama, and raising absurdity to a new level, juggles 3 tennis balls for about 1 second.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Scenes from a Mall (1991)
[Paul Mazursky film; Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Bill Irwin]

On their 16th anniversary, during a shopping stroll, the lawyer Nick Fifer confesses some affairs to his wife Deborah. She goes wild and insists on a divorce. After they agree to the division of their belongings, Deborah confesses having an affair also. Now he gets very upset and wants the divorce for his part, but the last word is not spoken yet.

Bill Irwin has a supporting role as a mime, and appears frequently throughout the film, always in character, and thus never speaks.

At 0:26:09, Chinese acrobat Chun Long Zhang is seen.

At 1:07:08, magician Kamarr appears.

At 1:08:36, someone manipulates a diabolo for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Screen Two (1995)
[Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood, Corin Redgrave]

Season 11, Episode 3, Persuasion, aired April 16, 1995. Eight years ago, Anne Elliot rejected Frederick Wentworth, the man she loved, out of a sense of duty and obedience. Now an ignored and faded spinster, she follows her financially stricken family from their home, only to be reintroduced to the now successful and wealthy Captain Frederick Wentworth. With their roles reversed and Captain Wentworth the eligible and wealthy bachelor, Anne navigates the scheming society that still tries to keep them apart.

Near the end there was a small parade that goes through town with several strolling performers, one juggling five apples, and another juggling 3 machetes.

At 1:40:42, there is a nice shot of the juggling from the side for 9 seconds as it passes.

At 1:41:20, there is another good shot from the front, for 7 seconds, after the parade has turned a corner.

The entire movie may be seen here.


See My Lawyer (1945)
[Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Alan Curtis, Grace McDonald, Noah Beery Jr.]

The last of the Olsen and Johnson comedies has the pair as nightclub comedians trying desperately to get out of their contract. Fussy club owner Pangborn won't let them loose, however, so the boys are forced to wander about the club spraying soda water and slinging mud at the patrons until Pangborn relents and fires them. This film includes many specialty acts that pad the action.

At 0:09:41, there is a 16 second comedy bit about someone who juggles 3 oranges, except he ate one of them.

At 0:19:36, the Six Willys perform their club passing act for about 80 seconds. The Six Willys were William Hoffmann, his wife Elizabeth, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers, who came to America fleeing northern Italy in 1939.

At 1:07:25, the Six Willys appear again in the show finale for 5 seconds.


Sensation Hunters (1945)
[Robert Lowery, Doris Merrick, Eddie Quillan, Constance Worth]

Alternate title: Club Paradise. A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

The Johnson Brothers are credited as jugglers.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sensations of 1945 (1944)
[Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe, W.C. Fields, Sophie Tucker]

This is an entertaining movie featuring many excellent variety acts, presented well, not just as background fluff.

The Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, are the featured jugglers.

At 18:47, we first see them as they march out in a parade, each doing a 3 ball shower. Soon they appear again, each juggling 4 clubs. They then each toss one club behind them to be caught by an assistant, as they go down to juggling 3 clubs each, side by side, and then passing the 6 clubs between them.

Mel Hall then rides a unicycle, then a tall unicycle, and then he rides the tall unicycle while inverted, peddling with his hands.

Hubert Castle performs a good piece of his amazing comedy slack rope act, in which he plays drunk. There is also some amazing acrobatics.

At 27:11, one of the Pallenberg Bears does a bit of bear foot juggling with a long tube,


Seven Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
[Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson]

An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona, and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.

At 1:38:34, as the movie ends, 9 year old Kevin Tate plays Mike Benedict, who demonstrates his new-found ability to juggle, as the mysterious Dr. Lao leaves town. The boy juggles 3 gold balls for nearly a minute, as a symbol of the Doctor's special gift to the boy and the other townspeople whose lives have been touched.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Seven Little Foys (1955)
[Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke, Herbert Heyes]

After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Duke Johnson was credited as a specialty juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Seven Splinters in Time (2018)
[Edoardo Ballerini, Greg Bennick, Austin Pendleton, Al Sapienza]

A detective investigates a murder, only to find that the victim is himself. Soon, he discovers multiple versions of himself, not all of them friendly.

Juggling is shown briefly 4 times during the film, all in the first 30 minutes.

At 06:22, Edoardo Ballerini, playing Darius Lefaux, does several hat tricks.
At 08:43, Ballerini does chops with 3 rubber chickens on a television.
At 12:52, Greg Bennick plays John Luka juggling 3 clubs with chops.
At 29:40, Ballerini again does more hat tricks.


The Seventh Seal (1957)
[Ingmar Bergman film; Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe]

Original title: Det Sjunde Inseglet. A Knight and his squire are home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.

At 08:56, near the beginning, Nils Poppe, playing Joseph, wakes up, emerges from a wagon, does a couple forward rolls, asks his horse about breakfast, deplores society's lack of appreciation for the arts, and does a right-handed, 2 ball shower. He later expresses to his wife the hope that their son will be a great juggler, one who can do the ultimate trick of stopping a ball in mid-air. "That's impossible," says wife Mary. "For us, but not for him," says Joseph.

At 14:31, Joseph again demonstrates his skill at showering 2 balls, while Mary points out what a talented juggler he is.


Shakes the Clown (1991)
[Bob Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum, Robin Williams]

Shakes plods about his duties as a party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act under control. When someone murders Shakes' boss and makes it look like Shakes did it, he goes undercover, posing as a hated mime, and tries to find information that will clear his name.

At 0:10:15, Bob Mendelsohn is seen in 3 shots over the next 45 seconds juggling 3 clubs as the juggling stand-in for Bobcat Goldthwait. He does the club on club balance, which showed the name "SHAKES" spelled out on the clubs with macaroni letters. This was an important part of the murder plot, as macaroni dents were left on the dead victim's head spelling "SHAKES" backwards and causing "SHAKES" to be spelled out in blood on the sheet covering the stiff.

At 1:22:07, 2 clowns in the background pass 5 clubs, and soon drop one.

Bryan Sapphire did unicycling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Shakespeare in Love (1998)
[Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth]

The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Reported to contain juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


She-Wolf of London (1991)
[Kate Hodge, Neil Dickson, Scott Fults, Jean Challis, Arthur Cox]

Season 1, Episode 11, Big Top She-Wolf, aired January 19, 1991. Randi feels strangely attracted to Caleb Wakefield, the ringmaster of a rundown circus. The attraction deepens when she discovers that she does not metamorphose into a werewolf when she spends the night of a full moon with him. Randi learns that Caleb has a steep price for this "gift" - all she has to do to permanently rid herself of the curse is to sell her soul to the Devil.

At 08:09, a woman juggles 3 torches for 9 seconds, while walking on a rolling globe.

At 20:45, a woman clown from the Jay Miller Circus and Jason Carter, playing Caleb Wakefield, both juggle 3 clubs, seen many times over a 3 minute period.


Shine on, Harvest Moon (1944)
[Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning, S.Z. Sakall]

Biography of the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

This movie is interesting for having both of the two prominent juggling teams that were appearing in movies at this time. These were the Johnson Brothers and The Shattucks. It is also interesting to note that this is the only movie we are aware of in which both Duke and Harry Johnson appear, but individually and not as a team. Only Harry does the juggling here, as Duke has a non-juggling role as a vaudevillian.

At 1:00:35, Harry Johnson does some 3 ball juggling at a party, with a few tricks, for about 4 seconds.

At 1:38:37, and for the next 90 seconds, The Shattucks, Ward Shattuck and Ethel Shattuck, are seen three times, performing their juggling act on a vaudeville stage. In the first one, they pass 6 rings for about 10 seconds. In the second, they are passing 3 clubs, and Ethel seems to angrily throw the clubs extremely hard at Ward. In the third, they do their finish of Ethel throwing many rings to Ward one at a time quickly while he catches them over his body.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Shining Time Station (1989)
[Ringo Starr, Didi Conn, Leonard Jackson, Nicolle Rochelle]

Season 1, Episode 20, Is This the End?, aired June 11, 1989. J. B. King Esquire announces that the station will close for good, but he later decides to let it permanently stay open due to his beloved popular juggling circus clown stopping by there very often and learns that Mister Conductor resides there.

At 23:31, Gabriel Barre plays Jerry the Juggler, and starts by juggling 3 clubs for 7 seconds. A bit later, he juggles 3 balls for 12 seconds, finishing by tossing them all to Brian O'Connor, who plays Schemer. About a minute later, Brian O'Connor starts to juggle the 3 balls, but soon after, Gabriel Barre steals the juggle from him.


Show Biz Bugs (1957)
[Friz Freleng animation; Mel Blanc]

Bugs and Daffy are vaudevillians competing for praise from the audience. They love Bugs no matter what; just the opposite for Daffy.

At 05:33, Bugs Bunny showers 5 balls, finishing by catching them all in his hat.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Show Business (1944)
[Eddie Cantor, George Murphy, Joan Davis, Nancy Kelly, Constance Moore]

A song-and-dance man and his comic partner undergo romantic ups and downs when they team up with a female duo and transition from burlesque to vaudeville.

At 15:35, George Murphy and Constance Moore each briefly juggled three apples in the middle of a 3 minute song and dance number.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Show Business at War (1943)
[Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck, Irving Berlin]

Show Business at War is a short film made by The March of Time to promote the United States film industry's contribution to the Second World War effort. It was a collaboration between several studios, directors and actors.

At 06:10, Larry Weeks appeared at a dressing table applying make-up for one of his scenes in This Is the Army.

At 10:15, Bobby May was shown juggling 4 clubs for about 4 seconds in a scene for the U.S.O. (United Service Organization).


The Show Goes On (1936)
[Anna Neagle, Tullio Carminati, Leslie Banks, Horace Hodges, Arthur Finn]

Original title: The Three Maxims. Story centers on Neagle, Carminati, and Banks, a trapeze act called The Three Maxims that is the main attraction of a French traveling circus. Banks is in love with Neagle, but when he declares his affections, she admits that she's in love with Carminati. This leads to jealousy within the act, a dangerous commodity in the trapeze business. The circus milieu is used well in this otherwise routine drama.

At 36:10, while making a brief speech at a dinner party, Gaston Palmer juggles 5 balls for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Side Show (1981)
[Lance Kerwin, Connie Stevens, William Windom, Barbara Rhoades]

TV movie. A teenage boy runs away from home. He joins the circus but finds out that it's not all what it's cracked up to be. But then the boy becomes a witness to a murder, and he must try to stay out of the killer's way. This film was set in a circus.

At 11:55, there is a brief glimpse of 2 ring spinners.

At 12:53, we see a foot juggler.


The Side Show of Life (1924)
[Herbert Brenon film; Ernest Torrence, Anna Q. Nilsson, Louise Lagrange]

Andrew Lackaday, an English circus clown brought up in France, rises to the rank of brigadier general during the war. Returning to his old profession as a juggler, he finds that he has lost his skill. He gives up Elodie, his former vaudeville partner, but finds happiness with Lady Auriol.

Reported to contain juggling.


Sideshow (2000)
[Jamie Martz, Michael Amos, Scott Clark, Jessica Keenan, Phil Fondacaro]

While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.

At 17:27, for a 15 second period, someone juggles 3 balls twice, and then 2 balls and a hat, for 2 or 3 seconds each.


Sidewalk Stories (1989)
[Charles Lane film; Nicole Alysia, Sandye Wilson, Darnell Williams]

Nearly silent comedy filmed in black and white follows Charles Lane, as a street artist who rescues a baby after her father was murdered. The artist then sets off to find the mother, but has to first learn how to care for the child. Ultimately he ends up in a horse drawn chase of the murderers.

At 03:40, Ian Klapper appears as a street juggler, juggling 3 balls and then 3 clubs, seen for 26 seconds.


Siesta (1987)
[Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Isabella Rossellini]

Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for being blood soaked and bruised, she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't sure, and now she's wandering the Spanish streets without money or a clear memory.

At 16:07, two women in the background practice simple juggling, one with 2 rings, the other with 2 balls, seen for 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sin Town (1942)
[Constance Bennett, Broderick Crawford, Patric Knowles, Anne Gwynne]

Two con artists arrive in a western boom town that they think is ripe for the pickings, only to get swindled themselves.

At 23:58, Murray Parker is on stage juggling 3 clubs for 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sing As We Go! (1934)
[Gracie Fields, John Loder, Dorothy Hyson, Stanley Holloway]

Gracie, a plucky Lancashire mill worker, is out of a job when her mill is forced to close for the summer. She decides to make the best of it by taking a series of summer jobs in Blackpool that eventually lead her to meet a business magnate. With all her charm, the girl convinces him to invest in the financially strapped mill and the jobs of her colleagues are saved.

At 55:58, a man passes 5 rings with a woman who has a boy standing on her shoulders, but the passing pattern shifts to being between the man and the boy, all lasting 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sing Your Worries Away (1942)
[Bert Lahr, June Havoc, Buddy Ebsen, Patsy Kelly, Dorothy Lovett]

This package for comedy and the musical numbers has Luke Brown being drugged by the gangster operators of the swank Boathouse Inn; most notably Roxie a sexy pickpocket. Brown has information that Chow Brewster and his cousin have inherited $3,000,000. The owner of the Inn intends to keep Brown under wraps until they can drive Chow to suicide. He will then marry Chow's cousin before she finds out about her inheritance.

At 24:31, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, pass 3 clubs, and then Harry juggles 3 clubs alone, seen on and off for 90 seconds. At one point they are passing in front of Bert Lahr and Buddy Ebsen.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Singin' in the Rain (1952)
[Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse]

In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire," or will she get the break she deserves?

At 0:29:00, Donald O'Connor does some hat manipulation while dancing to "Make 'em Laugh."

At 1:10:20, Gene Kelly does some umbrella manipulation similar to cane twirling during "Singin' in the Rain."

The entire movie may be seen here.


Siren of Bagdad (1953)
[Paul Henreid, Patricia Medina, Hans Conried, Charlie Lung]

In ancient Bagdad, a magician uses his powers and his magic box to save slave girls.

At 01:47, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, juggle 3 torches each and briefly pass them, all for about 40 seconds.


Sky Bandits (1986)
[Scott McGinnis, Jeff Osterhage, Ronald Lacey, Miles Anderson]

Alternate title: Gunbus. The story begins in about 1917 with the two heroes, Barney and Luke, blowing up banks in the West. Then Barney and Luke are mustered into the Army and sent to France, where they are promoted to pilot training. The Germans unveil a large dirigible, and Barney and Luke are assigned to find the airship and destroy it.

At 35:30, Billy Gray, age 72 when filmed, is seen juggling 3 clubs for 4 seconds inside the circus tent.


Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[Walt Disney Productions]

Princess Aurora is cursed by the evil witch Maleficent, who declares that before Aurora reaches her 16th birthday she will die by a poisoned spinning-wheel. To try to prevent this, the king places her into hiding, in the care of three good natured, but not too bright, fairies.

At 03:04, during the opening parade there is a jester juggling 3 clubs for 8 seconds, in a left-handed shower, animated properly. Then he flashes all three, catches one and does a back-cross with it.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
[Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence]

Laura and Martin have been married for four years, and seem to be the perfect, happiest and most successful couple. The reality of their household, however, is very different. Martin is an abusive and brutally obsessed husband. Laura is living her life in constant fear and waits for a chance to escape. She finally stages her own death, and flees to a new town and new identity. But when Martin finds out that his wife is not dead, he will stop at nothing to find and kill her.

At 1:00:14, Kevin Anderson juggles 3 balls for 2 seconds, immediately followed by Julia Roberts doing a 2 ball shower for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Snow White and the Seven Jugglers (1962)
[Caterina Valente, Walter Giller, Hanne Wieder, Georg Thomalla]

Original title: Schneewittchen und die sieben Gaukler. Swiss-German musical inspired by the story of Snow White, featuring the then very popular Italian singer Caterina Valente.

From the trailer, it appears this film is long on silliness and short on juggling.

At 40:23, Gaston Palmer, playing a waiter, juggles a metal plate, cloth napkin, and spoon.


S.O.B. (1981)
[Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman]

A film within a film. A fading movie director has a plan for a successful movie, to get an actress famous for her wholesome image to appear in the nude on the screen, much like this film itself.

At 01:00, a clown juggles 3 balls in the opening title sequence.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Song of Scheherazade (1947)
[Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Eve Arden]

In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco. Among them is fictionalized future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and the singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once wealthy Spanish colonists - and their daughter Cara, who secretly dances as "Scheherazade" in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.

At 45:37, Duke Johnson juggles 3 clubs in the background for 16 seconds, starting with a long run of a 3 club shower, and then does some behind the back throws.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Song of the Open Road (1944)
[Edgar Bergen, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields, Sammy Kaye, Jane Powell]

Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth hostels and picking crops while adult farm workers are at war. Totally clueless about the real world, befuddled Jane is embroiled in teenage romance complications while Mother frantically searches. Will her stardom help or hinder her new friends?

At 06:16, W.C. Fields juggles briefly with 3 oranges. Earlier, he does a short act with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.

Fields, not far from death, is on hand to pick up a paycheck to pay liquor and sanitarium bills. Nonetheless, he is in fine voice, rehashing a few radio quip exchanges with Bergen and McCarthy, and later The sight and sound of Fields, a notorious wartime food hoarder, making a patriotic appeal to feed the troops is amusingly ironic.


Sons of the Pioneers (1942)
[Joseph Kane film; Roy Rogers, George "Gabby" Hayes, Maris Wrixon]

Night raiders are burning down the ranchers' barns and poisoning their cattle. Sheriff Gabby, unable to cope, goes east to get help from Roy, descendent of two famous sheriffs. Roy is a young entomologist who would rather study bugs than strap on guns. He finally gives in to Gabby's wishes and ends the terror.

At 00:45, in the opening scene of the movie, George "Gabby" Hayes juggles 3 cups.

At 46:50, Gabby juggles 3 bottles of nitroglycerin in 8 shots, and says he does not know how to stop.

At 52:43, in the final scene just before the closing credits, Gabby again juggles 3 cups.


Sorceress (1982)
[Leigh Harris, Lynette Harris, Roberto Nelson, David Millbern, Bruno Rey]

Hell-bent on becoming the ultimate ruler of the universe by sacrificing his firstborn, the powerful conjurer of illusions and master of the Black Arts, Traigon, makes an unholy pact with the evil deity, Kalghara. However, fate has other plans, and as the magician's wife gives her last breath to protect her newborn twin daughters, Traigon dies. Nearly two long decades later--imbued with the unlimited white force of their mentor, Krona--the dauntless warrior-sisters, Mira and Mara, embark on a dangerous mission to avenge their slaughtered mother and to defeat the resurrected warlock once and for all. Who shall live and who shall die in the final clash between good and evil?

At 22:34, at an outdoor bazaar, we see a performer juggling 3 long thin torches for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Soundless Wind Chime (2009)
[Yulai Lü, Bernhard Bulling, Marie Omlin, Gilles Tschudi, Ruth Schwegler]

Ricky leaves Hong Kong for Switzerland to look for the lost soul and the past of his deceased Swiss lover, Pascal. Ricky struggles with the confusion of memories, reality and illusion.

At 0:07:27, a street performer in a subway station juggles 3 and 4 bean bags over a 20 second period.

At 0:18:01, another street performer juggles 3 balls, and is seen several times over the next minute.

At 0:43:28, this last performer juggles for some children in a kindergarten.

At 1:23:15, we see an inexperienced juggler practicing 3 balls outside.


Spartacus (1960)
[Stanley Kubrick film; Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons]

The slave Spartacus survives brutal training as a gladiator and leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic, as the ambitious Crassus seeks to gain power by crushing the uprising.

At 1:23:14, Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) meets Antoninus (Tony Curtis) and had this exchange:

S: And, what work did you do?
A: Singer of songs.
S: Singer of songs? But, what work did you do?
A: Well, that's my work. I also juggle.
S: Juggle? What else do you do?
A: I can do feats of magic.
S: Magic? Maybe he can make the Romans disappear.
Although Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis could both juggle, neither does so in this movie.

Credited as jugglers were the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson.

The entire movie may be seen here.

Special Olympics: A Special Kind of Love (1978)
[Charles Durning, Debra Winger, Mare Winningham, George Parry]

TV movie. A single father of three teenage children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.

At 1:20:47, during the opening ceremony parade, a clown is seen juggling 3 balls for 2 seconds.


The Spitfire Grill (1996)
[Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton]

Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.

At 1:51:53, just 30 seconds before the ending credits, there is a long shot of a girl juggling three balls, standing on the far side of the street from the camera, seen for 7 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Splash (1983)
[Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, Dody Goodman]

Allen Bauer is rescued from drowning as a young boy off Cape Cod by a young mermaid. Years later he returns to the same location, and once again manages to fall into the sea, and is rescued once more by the mermaid. Allen isn't sure what he's seen and what he's imagined. The mermaid decides to search for Allen in New York, sprouting legs when her tail dries. On finding Allen, they fall in love, but she has a secret, which will no longer be a secret if she gets her legs wet.

At 36:18, Tom Hanks juggles 3 potatoes on and off for 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
[Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi]

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

At 01:40, an amusement park ride juggles capsules with people inside.

The entire movie may be seen here. (dubbed in Spanish)


State Fair (1945)
[Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine]

Farm family, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, Blue Boy. As the fair proceeds, so do the romances. Must lovers separate when the fair closes?

At 19:13, there is a very brief glimpse of a man rolling 3 hoops over his back, soon followed by another man juggling 3 clubs.

At 20:28, we see the same two jugglers in the background, juggling 3 hoops each in the air briefly, stopping, and then beginning to pass 6 clubs between them.


The Stick Up (1977)
[David Soul, Pamela McMyler, Johnny Wade, Michael Balfour]

Duke Turnbeau (David Soul) has come to England in the 1930s as a way to improve his fortunes. For some reason, he believes that his larcenous ways will bring him prosperity in the country that at one time or another has had rulership over a large portion of the globe. While there, he meets Rosie McCratchit (Pamela McMyler), a lovely Irish gal who could do with some improvement in her fortunes as well. Together, they have a series of legal, quasi-legal and definitely illegal adventures, including Duke's cow-roping and Rosie's response to the mud-wrestling challenge of the Amazon Lady, as well as an attempted armored-car robbery.

At 1:02:26, and for 75 seconds, we see 3 brief juggling scenes, starting with someone making the final throw and catch of a 3 ball juggle. About 20 seconds later someone is juggling 3 torches for about 20 seconds, and 10 seconds after that is a 3 club juggler for about 20 seconds.


Stitches (2012)
[Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Shane Murray Corcoran, Gemma Leah Devereux]

The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom. The boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and the clown revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death.

At 0:05:53, Ross Noble plays Stitches the clown and juggles 3 clubs for 3 seconds.

At 0:06:25, Noble juggles 3 balls for 12 seconds.

At 1:20:53, Noble again juggles 3 clubs for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Straightman (1999)
[Ben Redgrave, Ben Berkowitz, Rachel Tomlinson, Butch Jerinic]

After being dumped by their girlfriends, best friends Jack and David decide to move in together. David looks forward to their shared bachelor life, but their lives start to change when Jack works up the courage to come out of the closet.

At 1:28:37, as the movie is coming to an end and David has left, Jack, played by Ben Redgrave, is in the back yard and awkwardly juggles 3 rocks for 7 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Streetwise (1984)
[Documentary by Martin Bell; music by Tom Waits]

Gritty but poignant documentary looks at the lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

At 02:06, there are 9 seconds of basic devil sticking.


Stung (2015)
[Matt O'Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr., Lance Henriksen]

A fancy garden party turns into upper class prey when a colony of killer wasps mutates into seven foot tall predators.

At 10:19, while preparing for a garden party, Matt O'Leary juggles 3 cans of heating fuel for 15 seconds, including a few basic tricks, and drops.


Sudan (1945)
[Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Turhan Bey, Andy Devine, George Zucco]

Young, lovely Naila becomes queen of the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Khemis when her father is killed in a slave revolt. Continuing her penchant for going incognito among the people, she seeks out rebel leader Herua. But through palace treachery, she herself is captured and enslaved.

At 42:48, Duke Johnson juggles 3 clubs in the background for 2 seconds.


A Summer to Remember (1985)
[James Farentino, Tess Harper, Bridgette Andersen, Sean Justin Gerlis]

Original title: Toby's Gorilla, but later changed, possibly because the movie was about an orangutan, not a gorilla. Silent since losing his hearing to meningitis, young Toby Wyler takes a bitter stance against the world and his family, refusing to accept his new stepfather. But when a highly trained orangutan named Casey is thrown from a truck near Toby's home, the boy soon has a secret friend he can communicate with via sign language.

Dave Heine (Doc Orbit) appeared and juggled. "I was filmed doing five balls, three clubs, and three torches. I also appeared in background scenes and as a bunny rabbit!"

At 41:54, he can be seen juggling 3 clubs, three times over 30 seconds.
At 44:38, he juggles 3 clubs while walking for 1 second.
At 57:12, he juggles 3 clubs in the background for 9 seconds.


Sunny (1941)
[Anna Neagle, Ray Bolger, John Carroll, Edward Everett Horton]

The beautiful Anna Neagle stars as a circus performer who falls in love with a rich car dealer's son, against her family's wishes. There are some spirited dance numbers with Ray Bolger.

At 06:07, someone playing a circus ringmaster mimes a juggling act for 21 seconds.

At 17:11, Earl Clyde plays a seal trainer and briefly juggles 3 balls. He tosses one out of the juggle to the seal, who catches it in a balance on its nose, and then tosses it back.


The Sunshine Boys (1975)
[Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith]

Lewis and Clark were famous comedians during the vaudeville era. Off-stage, though, they couldn't stand each other, and haven't spoken in over twenty years. Ben, Willy Clark's nephew, is the producer of a variety show that wants to feature a reunion of the classic duo. How will Ben convince the crotchety old comedians to put aside their differences before the big show?

At 01:02, during the opening titles, many vaudeville era performers were shown, including someone juggling two balls in one hand.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Sure Thing (1985)
[Rob Reiner film; John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards]

Walter Gibson is a university freshman going through a dry spell. His old buddy arranges a "sure thing" for him in California. Gibson and his classmate Allison then take a long road trip out to California, and both foil each other's plans.

At 53:37, John Cusack makes an attempt to juggle 3 empty beer cans in a motel room. He was unsuccessful, perhaps because he was supposed to be drunk.


Surviving Picasso (1996)
[Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone, Julianne Moore, Joss Ackland]

Filmed in Paris, this engrossing tale is essentially an apologia for Françoise Gilot, who was Pablo Picasso's mistress from 1943 to 1953, bore two of his children and was the only one of the many women in his life to leave him, rather than the other way around.

At 1:30:56, and for the next 40 seconds, Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot are at a circus and see a woman juggling 4 rings for 5 seconds while standing on a rolling globe, soon followed by a second woman juggling 3 torches for 2 seconds. The second woman then juggles 3 rings for 5 seconds. These two women are Debbie Cusmans and Beth Lawson.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Sweet Lorraine (1987)
[Maureen Stapleton, Trini Alvarado, Lee Richardson, John Bedford Lloyd]

Summers at The Lorraine have been a blast, but the guests and staff have saved the best...for last.

In the trailer for this film, someone sits crosslegged on the ground and juggles 3 baseballs for 1 second.


The Swindlers (1959)
[Alberto Sordi, Belinda Lee, Renato Salvatori, Nino Vingelli]

Italy. Original title: I magliari. Mario is in Hannover to work as a miner but after losing his job he decides to go back to Italy. When Totonno steals his passport to avoid the police and later offers him a new job as "magliaro" (cloth seller), Mario changes his mind and decides to follow Totonno to Hamburg. In Hamburg, Totonno and his friends have to sell Mayer's cloth but they meet with the hostility of a Polish gang and Mario falls in love with Paula Mayer.

At 15:31, Alberto Sordi does a 2 ball shower with small fruit for 3 throws and catches in 2 seconds.


Swing Fever (1943)
[Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton, Lena Horne]

In this musical, a hypnotic songwriter uses his special talent to help a boxer win his fight. He is conned into doing so by a beautiful ex-singer.

At 11:50, Duke Johnson and Ward Shattuck are passing 3 wooden clubs in a gym around Kay Kyser, while they talk with him, with all throws except one being fast shoulder throws.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Swing Out the Blues (1943)
[Bob Haymes, Lynn Merrick, Janis Carter, Joyce Compton, Tim Ryan]

A comedy-skit trio, The Vagabonds (Don Cermano, Pete Peterson and Al Torrieri) are trying to prevent Rich Cleveland (Bob Haymes) from breaking up their partnership when he and socialite Penelope Carstairs (Lynn Merrick) plan to get married. Enter complications when Dena Marshall (Janis Carter), agent for the Vagabonds, tries to stop the wedding from taking place.

Duke Johnson and Leonora Johnson were credited as jugglers.


The Sword in the Stone (1963)
[Walt Disney Productions]

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.

At 1:44:55, Merlin, transformed into a squirrel, does a brief one acorn juggling routine, including spinning it on his finger.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019)
[Sara Luna Zoric, Lazar Dragojevic, Ernad Prnjavorac, Sanja Buric]

Netherlands. On the edge of adulthood, Alma leaves her mother's home in the Netherlands and travels to her native Bosnia to visit the father she's never met. But from the start, nothing goes as planned.

At 52:20, Lazar Dragojevic, playing Denis, juggles 3 oranges on a train, seen in a mirror for 10 seconds, but partially obstructed.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Tale of Tales (2015)
[Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C. Reilly, Bebe Cave]

From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.

There are 4 scenes with juggling.

At 0:01:30, in the opening scene, there is a 3 club juggler in the distance that we approach. He drops once, picks up, and continues clumsily. As we pan left away from him we see two other jugglers with 3 large knives each. This all lasts about 45 seconds.

At 0:03:30, we see someone juggling 3 torches for just 2 seconds.

At 1:38:35, we see one person juggling 3 knives and another 3 scarves, both on and off for about 20 seconds.

At 1:53:28, someone juggles 3 apples in a coach for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Tall Guy (1989)
[Jeff Goldblum, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson, Geraldine James]

Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man." Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.

At 1:03:41, someone juggles 4 rings for about 30 seconds in the background of a musical scene in a stage play of "The Elephant Man."


Tangier (1946)
[Maria Montez, Robert Paige, Sabu, Preston Foster, Louise Allbritton]

A war-weary newsman (Robert Paige) joins a Spanish dancer (Maria Montez) hunting down a Nazi puppet in North Africa.

At 54:11, Murray Parker plays an entertainer in a crowded street scene juggling 3 large clubs in the distance. He is shown many times in the background behind the primary actors over the next several minutes.


Tarzan (1967)
[Ron Ely, Chips Rafferty, Sally Kellerman, Jack Elam, Leo Gordon]

Season 1, Episode 28, The Circus, aired March 24, 1967. Tarzan leaves Jai in Dutch's care when he's asked to help look for a dangerous criminal. Bellak and Ilona, who run a small circus, let Jai and Dutch join them but they become curious about a man whose face is covered. They soon need Tarzan's help.

At 09:12, Jai walks around the circus backlot and watches a young boy clown juggle a 2 ring shower, while an adult clown juggles 3 clubs, seen for 18 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Ted and Venus (1991)
[Bud Cort, Jim Brolin, Kim Adams, Carol Kane, Pamella D'Pella]

Ted Whitley (Bud Cort) is a poet who is stalking the woman of his dreams, Linda Turner (Kim Adams). She was volunteering at a community resource project when he came in to find out about low cost housing.

At 15:01, someone is walking through a park by the beach while juggling 3 balls, seen on and off for about 40 seconds.

At 50:16, Chad Taylor juggles a chainsaw and two stage balls on a rola-bola. After finishing, he passes the hat, and while distracted with that, Ted Whitley steals his chainsaw.


Telethon (1977)
[Polly Bergen, Lloyd Bridges, Red Buttons, Dick Clark, Janet Leigh]

TV movie. The behind-the-scenes intrigues--including, possibly, a murder--of an all-star fundraising telethon set in Las Vegas.

At 1:47:22, Tony Fercos and his wife do a quick 3 club routine.

At 1:47:51, Tony does 5 ping pong balls with his mouth, only using his hands to start.


Terminal Exposure (1987)
[Mark Hennessy, Scott King, Hope Marie Carlton, Steve Donmyer, Ted Lange]

Two beach combing shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in the sun turns dangerous when they end up shooting bullets instead of film.

At 02:31, during the opening titles, 2 street performers at Venice Beach in Los Angeles pass 6 clubs for 2 seconds.

At 05:28, while still in the opening titles, we see Mad Chad Taylor, another Venice Beach street performer, juggling a ball, an apple, and a chainsaw for 10 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Terminal (2004)
[Steven Spielberg film; Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride]

After arriving at New York's JFK airport, Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) gets unwittingly caught in bureaucratic glitches that make it impossible for him to return to his home country or enter the U.S. Now, caught up in the richly complex and amusing world inside the airport, Viktor makes friends, gets a job, finds romance and ultimately discovers America itself.

Kumar Pallana, at age 85, played the role of a janitor at JFK Airport, who arranges a romantic candlelight dinner for Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, complete with live entertainment by himself.

At 1:25:03, he juggles 3 rings with a pulldown.

At 1:25:43, he manipulates 3 dinner plates.

At 1:27:41, he performs a plate spinning act with 5 plates on sticks and another 3 on a table.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Texas Carnival (1951)
[Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Paula Raymond]

A musical about a pair of carnies running a dunk tank. While plying their trade, someone mistakes Skelton for a wealthy oil baron and takes him back to live in the lap of luxury. Unfortunately, it doesn't last and when the real tycoon appears, mayhem ensues.

At 03:07, Duke Johnson juggles 3 balls before throwing one that hits the target, causing Esther Williams to be dropped into the water.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Texas Rangers (2001)
[James Van Der Beek, Dylan McDermott, Rachael Leigh Cook, Ashton Kutcher]

A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.

At 17:26, Leonor Varela, playing Perdita, juggles 3 balls for 18 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Thanksgiving Promise (1986)
[Lloyd Bridges, Beau Bridges, Millie Perkins, Courtney Thorne-Smith]

A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

At 56:16, a boy juggles 3 clubs in a carnival scene for 17 seconds, with several tricks.


That Brennan Girl (1946)
[James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall, June Duprez, Frank Jenks]

A mother encourages Ziggy, her teen daughter, to grow up quickly, and her boyfriend recruits Ziggy into his racket. Living fast and loose, Ziggy is soon a single mother herself.

At 22:07, as people enter the Bird Cage nightclub and walk to their table, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, are seen for 20 seconds in the background, portraying Chinese jugglers finishing their club passing act.


That Thing You Do! (1996)
[Tom Hanks film; Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron]

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

At 1:55:59, there is a 14 second clip of Charlie Frye performing a classic plate spinning routine, as seen on a backstage video monitor.

The entire movie may be seen here.


That's My Gal (1947)
[Lynne Roberts, Donald Barry, Pinky Lee, Frank Jenks, Edward Gargan]

Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors, i.e., suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry, who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.

The juggling act in the show was performed by the Johnson Brothers.


That's the Spirit (1945)
[Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, June Vincent, Gene Lockhart, Johnny Coy]

A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.

A juggler appears briefly on a theater stage three times.

At 06:17, he juggles a ball, top hat, and cane for 7 seconds.

At 07:16, he juggles a plate and a bucket in his left hand as he spins a large pan on a stick in his right hand, and then switches to juggling the pan and stick with his right hand, all for 6 seconds.

At 07:29, he takes a final bow, doing a trick with a cane on a string.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Things We Say, the Things We Do (2020)
[Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne, Émilie Dequenne]

Original title: Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait. Alternate title: Love Affair(s). Waiting for her boyfriend to join her on a country vacation, three months pregnant Daphne bonds with his cousin Maxime, and their shared intimacy brings them closer together into a full fledged love affair.

At 1:24:53, Niels Schneider, playing Maxime, juggles 3 apples for Daphné for 7 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Thinner (1996)
[Robert John Burke, Michael Constantine, Lucinda Jenney, Joe Mantegna]

A fat Lawyer finds himself growing thinner when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. The lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer, as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner.

At 0:07:16, a street performer flips a lit juggling torch one time and 5 seconds later spits fire.

At 1:10:05, at a Gypsy camp at night, someone is juggling 3 torches in the background, seen 3 times over 25 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


This Could Be the Night (1957)
[Jean Simmons, Paul Douglas, Anthony Franciosa, Julie Wilson]

A school teacher takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.

At 39:50, a door is briefly opened overlooking the nightclub showroom, and we see someone through the doorway in the background juggling 3 top hats for about 2 seconds,

At 52:12, as we enter the nightclub showroom, we see Boy Foy doing his act, juggling 4 rings with a ball on a mouthstick, another ball on top of 2 sticks stacked and balanced on his forehead, all while he idles on a uncycle. He is seen in 2 long shots over a 31 second period.

The entire movie may be seen here.


This Is the Army (1943)
[George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Ronald Reagan]

In World War I, dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. His son Johnny, who had been his assistant, gets the order to stage a new all-soldier show during World War II. But he has problems in his personal life, because he refuses to marry his fiancee until the war is over.

Larry Weeks is billed as the KP Potato Juggler, credited as Pfc. Larry Weeks.

At 1:15:37, he juggles an apple and 2 potatos, and eats the apple.

See: Show_Business_at_War.


Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
[Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin]

In New York City during the Roaring Twenties, would-be flapper Millie Dillmount's self-appointed mission to marry her boss is complicated by white slavers and true love.

At 1:50:56, James Fox juggles 3 plates while washing dishes with Julie Andrews.

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Thousand and One Erotic Nights (1982)
[Annette Haven, John Leslie, Lisa De Leeuw, Herschel Savage]

Pornographic. A sheik's concubine, who has displeased him and has been ordered by him to be executed, strikes a deal with him: her execution will be postponed as long as she will relate one erotic tale to him each night.

At 16:12, a door guard played by Danny Daniels juggles 3 large axes in the background for almost 2 minutes while a belly dancer performs.


Three (1969)
[Charlotte Rampling, Robie Porter, Sam Waterston, Pascale Roberts]

United Kingdom. Two American college friends, Bert and Taylor, traveling in Europe near the Mediterranean, meet and fall for a charming English tourist. However, they agree not to test their friendship and just be friends with her. Soon, reality kicks in.

At 1:27:54, Sam Waterston, playing Taylor, juggles 3 oranges in a scene at the beach, seen in 3 shots totaling 10 seconds. As he finishes, he tosses the 3 oranges to Robie Porter, playing Bert, who does a quick 2 ball shower and then goes into 2 balls in one hand, until a collision ends the 40 second juggling scene.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Three Fat Men (1966)
[Lina Braknyte, Pyotr Artemyev, Aleksey Batalov, Valentin Nikulin]

USSR. Original title: Tri tolstyaka. Soviet fantasy film based on the novel by Yury Olesha. Considered the first "revolutionary tale" of the young USSR, it recounts the adventures of Tibule, a tightrope walker, Dr. Gaspard, a master of a thousand trades, and Prospero, a revolutionary, in their fight against the tyranny of the capricious lords of the Palace of the Three Fat Men, and includes a porcelain doll that comes to life and helps a good cause. There are clowns, tightrope walking, and juggling.

At 02:00, Lina Braknyte, playing Suok, practices juggling 3 clubs in a horse-drawn wagon for 35 seconds.

At 18:20, Lina Braknyte juggles 3 torches, seen on and off for just over a minute.


Three Men and a Baby (1987)
[Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Margaret Colin, Celeste Holm]

Jack Holden and his friends, Peter and Michael, spend most of their time having flings with several women in their apartment. Their life changes when a mysterious baby appears at their doorstep.

At 1:18:37, a young man juggles 3 balls in the background for 4 seconds, while Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson attend to the baby.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Three Musketeers (1973)
[Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Richard Chamberlain, Michael York]

The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also balance affairs with the charming Constance Bonacieux and the passionate Milady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal.

At 1:35:43, someone in a polar bear costume juggles 3 oranges for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Three Musketeers (1993)
[Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris O'Donnell, Oliver Platt]

Three swordsmen plus one of the disbanded French king's guard seek to save their King from the scheming of the Cardinal Richelieu. Jokes and stunts are the fare in this light-hearted and jaunty adventure.

At 39:11, a wench juggles 3 vegetables in the road for 4 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Three Ring Circus (1954)
[Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Joanne Dru, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Wallace Ford]

Pete and Jerry are two friends with no money, looking for jobs. They finally find work in a circus, but Jerry has different dreams. He wants to become a clown.

At 0:13:51, a circus performer is shown juggling 4 rings, and is seen 3 times over 3 minutes.

At 1:12:16, someone juggles 4 clubs in the background.


The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
[Kerwin Mathews, Jo Morrow, June Thorburn, Lee Patterson, Grigoire Aslan]

Doctor Gulliver is poor, so nothing - not even his charming fiancée Elisabeth - keeps him in the town he lives. He signs on to a ship to India, but in a storm he's washed off the ship and ends up on an island, which is inhabited by very tiny people. After he managed to convince them he's harmless and is accepted as one of their citizens, their king wants to use him in war against a people of giants. Compared to them, even Gulliver is a gnome.

At 33:45, two candidates for minister of Lilliput compete for the position by juggling 3 balls and 3 torches on a tightrope.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Three's a Crowd? (1982)
[Peter Bos, Michael Walma-van der Molen, Harro Coppens, Inge Sliggers]

Netherlands. Original title: Knokken voor twee. Freddie runs away from home because he thinks he is the cause of many marital arguments. He enters a clubhouse used by children of divorced parents, but the clubhouse is to be stopped and the children have to look for a new shelter.

At 25:00, someone juggles 3 balls for 7 seconds.


Threesome (1984)
[Stephen Collins, Deborah Raffin, Joel Higgins, Susan Hess]

The fights, loves, truths and problems of three friends whose bond is tested by one's insecurities.

Hovey Burgess played an instructor at the fictional New York School of Juggling.

At 0:40:14, Burgess juggled 5 balls as he led a class with 4 students, including Stephen Collins and 2 other men who each juggled 3 balls, and a woman who juggled 3 clubs.

At 1:05:34, Collins was juggling 3 balls for a few seconds until Joel Higgins grabbed a ball out of the pattern, forcing him to stop.

At 1:28:22, near the end of the movie, Collins juggled an apple and an orange in 1 hand for almost 15 seconds while he was talking on the phone. He stopped for a short time, picked up a pear and juggled the 3 fruits for about 8 seconds. He then stopped for a bit before starting again to juggle the fruit, and continued until the movie ended.


Tightrope (1984)
[Clint Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold, Dan Hedaya, Alison Eastwood]

Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. The victims are young pretty women, who are raped and murdered. The murders get personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block, and even his daughters are threatened.

At 1:14:13, as Clint Eastwood walks through Jackson Square in New Orleans, Robbie Weinstein, Robert Carroll, and Dan McCabe are passing torches in a feed pattern, though Dan is off screen.

The entire movie may be seen here.


A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985)
[Chia-bao Chang, Neng Chang, Chih-Chen Chen, Han-wen Chen]

Taiwan. Original title: Tóngnián wangshì. The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother, and grandmother. This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage.

At 47:15, Ru-Yun Tang, playing the Grandmother, picks up 3 guavas her grandson had just picked, and juggles them, laughing joyously. She then tells her grandson to try to juggle, and gives him advice and encouragement.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Timing Is Everything (1942)
[Ted Husing narrator, Val Setz, Howard Nichols]

9 minute short feature. Juggling with hoops, balls, clubs, and assorted paraphernalia.

In this Pete Smith Specialties film, Jugglers Val Setz and Howard Nichols appear. Here, Nichols does part of his hoop juggling routine.


The Tin Drum (1979)
[Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, David Bennent, Katharina Thalbach]

Germany. Original title: Die Blechtrommel. This allegorical story of a troubled boy growing up in Nazi Germany won the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

At 51:34, a circus performer dressed in a sailor suit outdoors does a few tricks with three clubs for about 20 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)
[Kevin Corcoran, James Drury, Barbara Beaird, Dennis Joel, Edith Evanson]

Follows a young boy and his adventures after he runs away and joins a circus.

At 28:53, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, can be seen juggling 3 clubs each and passing 6 clubs, but only very briefly and in the background, and almost entirely obscured by two clowns in the foreground.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Tombstone (1993)
[Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe]

After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws called The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, leading to the shoot-out at the OK Corral.

At 28:05, in a scene in which a traveling acting troupe puts on a show on the saloon stage, a juggler named Professor Gilman played by Charles Schneider comes out carrying three old wooden clubs. Just as he is about to toss the first one, someone in the audience shoots it out of his hand with a gun.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Too Many Women (1942)
[Neil Hamilton, June Lang, Joyce Compton, Barbara Read, Fred Sherman]

Comedy of a young man engaged to three women at once and the ensuing complications.

At 01:24, just after the opening titles end, Harry Johnson and Harry Johnson Jr. are seen doing a juggling act. They start by manipulating 3 hats each, and then juggle 5 hats between them, followed by fast 6 club passing, all taking just over 30 seconds.


Towne Hall Follies (1935)
[Tex Avery and Walter Lantz film; Walter Lantz, Bernice Hansen]

Animation. A vaudeville revue that features a female singer who gets chased by the villain before Oswald the Lucky Rabbit saves her.

At 03:59, a tight wire walker rides a roller skate down a slanted wire, upside down, while juggling 8 balls in the standard cartoon circular shower pattern.


Trading Mom (1994)
[Sissy Spacek, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Michael Metchik, Asher Metchik]

14-year-old Elizabeth, 10-year-old Jeremy, and 5-year-old Harry have what seems to them a huge and insurmountable problem. They are chained to an unreasonably demanding mother, who insists that they clean their rooms and generally makes their lives miserable by her requests.

There is a 3 minute period that includes 5 brief juggling scenes:

At 0:51:26, Sissy Spacek briefly juggles 3 balls.

At 0:51:57, Jimmy Robertson and Todd Blair, who performed together as Flight Patterns, pass 6 clubs on unicycles.

At 0:52:25, Asher Metchik, age 7, playing Harry Martin, showers 2 toy plastic bowling pins.

At 0:52:56, Jimmy and Todd pass 6 torches, seen in the distance, and then 12 seconds later, close up.

At 0:53:56, Jimmy juggles 3 clubs while Todd juggles 5 balls.

At 1:19:55, during the end credits, Sissy Spacek briefly juggles 3 balls. She was taught to juggle for this movie by Jimmy and Todd.


Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
[Peter Sellers, David Niven, Herbert Lom, Richard Mulligan]

A tribute to the late Peter Sellers. Fans of the series will be interested in seeing unused footage shot for previous films, but there was a reason the footage was left unused.

At 03:09, during the opening titles, an animated Pink Panther juggles for 12 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Trailblazers: Women Who Juggle (2006)
[Lottie Brunn, Françoise Rochais, Gena Shvartsman, Judy Finelli]

Documentary. Renowned female jugglers Lottie Brunn, Francoise Rochais, Noelle Franco, Cindy Marvell, Ilka Licht and Kati Yla-Hokkala share their travels, performances and training techniques. Follow the history and culture of female jugglers from vaudeville to the zany 1960's and beyond. Catch a view of some of the troupes that have featured female jugglers, including Circus Chimera, the Pickle Family Circus, Lazer Vaudeville and Gandini Juggling.

There is nearly non-stop wonderful juggling throughout this 106 minute documentary created by Connie "Paprika" Leaverton and Cindy Marvell.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Trapeze (1956)
[Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado]

Mike Ribble was once a great trapeze artist, and claims to have completed a triple somersault, before his accident. Tino joins the circus, and manages to convince Mike to teach him the triple. Meanwhile Lola, a tumbler, wants to get in on the act.

At 0:05:49, for 44 seconds we see 6, 5, and 3 rings juggled in the background.
At 0:10:44, 4 clubs are juggled in the background for 6 seconds.
At 0:24:22, in the next 2 minutes we see nearly nonstop juggling in the background with 3 clubs, 4 rings, 4 large balls, and 4 clubs.
At 0:28:12, 4 clubs are juggled in the background for 3 seconds.
At 0:50:32, 3 clubs are juggled by two people, one a young boy, for about 20 seconds.
At 1:11:15, 5 rings are juggled for 26 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Travels of Mr. Kleks (1986)
[Piotr Fronczewski, Marcin Baranski, Henryk Bista, Zbigniew Buczkowski]

Poland. Original title: Podróze pana Kleksa. At night, Mr. Kleks visits a boy who is a patient at the hospital. He decides to tell him a story, starting with the fact that the Great Elektronik, together with your robots, conquered the island of inventors.

At 14:19, 3 women are seen juggling 3 clubs each for 4 seconds.

At 20:31, they are seen again for 15 seconds, still juggling 3 clubs each.


Trumbo (2015)
[Jay Roach film; Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren]

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

Diane Lane took juggling lessons to impress the director to get the role of Cleo Trumbo, Dalton's wife.

At 15:40, during a backyard picnic, Lane juggles 3 drinking glasses to entertain her guests.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Truxa (1937)
[La Jana, Hannes Stelzer, Peter Elsholtz, Hans Söhnker]

Germany. The famous tightrope artist Truxa is drinking at the Artisan bar in New York. He meets a young man, Husen, and gives him his stage name Truxa. He is to take the real Truxa's place at a circus show in the Wintergarten in Berlin.

At 0:07:27, 3 Chinese men spin plates on sticks in a vaudeville pub.

At 0:59:14, they are seen again briefly.

At 1:01:24, a club juggler appears briefly.


The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)
[René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, and Georges Dargaud film]

France. Alternate title: Les Douze travaux d'Astérix. Animation based on a comic strip. A group of indomitable Gauls are challenged by Roman Emperor Julius Caesar to accomplish twelve impossible tasks.

At 1:13:29, the Gallic fish merchant showers 3 fish for 2 seconds, while the person behind him showers some hoops.

In the middle of the "Circus Maximus" in Rome, other Gallic people also display circus arts.


Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Clown (1946)
[Jean-Pierre Melville film; Beby, Louis Maïss]

France. Original title: Vingt-quatre Heures de la vie d'un clown. 18 minute short documentary. A day in the life of Beby the clown. Filmed between shows at Circus Medrano, at home and in the streets of Paris, with his faithful partner and friend the clown Maïss.

At 15:39, someone juggles 6 rings for 7 seconds while maintaining a balance, catches cleanly, and then does it again for 5 seconds.


Twice Upon a Time (1983)
[Animation; George Lucas producer; John Korty and Charles Swenson film]

The minds of sleeping Rushers (humans) are being influenced by the dream-dispensing land of Frivoli and the nightmare-inducing Murkworks. The key to their power struggle is the mainspring from the Cosmic clock, which controls all time.

At 03:14, during the opening titles, the animated character Scuzzbopper juggles 3 balls in a greatly sped up but legitimate cascade juggling pattern.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Two Flaming Youths (1927)
[W.C. Fields, Chester Conklin, Mary Brian, Jack Juden, George Irving]

Sheriff Ben Holden is in love with hotel owner Madge Malarkey when down-and-out carnival man Gabby Gilfoil shows up hoping to take her for some money. Gilfoil is mistaken for the wanted man Slippery Sawtelle. Neither suitor gets Malarkey, but manage to take her husband (wealthy Simeon Trott) for a bundle. (Prints of this film no longer exist.)

Gabby Gilfoil was played by W.C. Fields, who was juggling in films at that time. It also included the comedy team of Clark and McCullough, and Bobby Clark was also juggling in films at that time. It's not clear which did the juggling in this one.

A reconstruction with stills of this lost film may be seen here.


Two Knights of Vaudeville (1915)
[Jimmy Marshall, Bert Murphy, Florence McClain, Frank Montgomery]

Two black men find three tickets for a vaudeville show. They attend the show with a woman, but the men act so bad and stupid that they get kicked out. They then decide to put on their own show. This is an early example of using actual black actors instead of whites in blackface, and shows the racism that was common at that time. The title cards make the black men appear extremely stupid. The film was made by the Historical Feature Film Company, which was white-run, but distributed by the Ebony Film Company to make it appear that it was released by a black-controlled company.

At 03:11, Clyde Courtney, That Juggler, performs his comedy act for 2 minutes, starting with hat tricks, and then a hat, cane and cigar routine. He then strikes a wooden match, tosses it behind his back, and catches it in his mouth, still lit, and uses it to light a cigar. This is an early precursor to the famous Cigarette Trick created by Bobby May and duplicated by several others. Finally, Courtney juggles 3 balls, 5 balls, and then 3 balls again. During his act, Jimmy Marshall tried to do some hat tricks in his seat and Bert Murphy juggled some things he had with him.

At 10:02, while putting on a vaudeville show for their neighborhood, Jimmy Marshall attempts to foot juggle a barrel, and Bert Murphy juggles 3 balls.


Two of a Kind (1983)
[John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Oliver Reed]

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to save the world.

At 37:37, in an evening street scene, John Travolta walks past a street performer juggling 3 torches in front of a corner store.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Two Under One Umbrella (1983)
[Ivars Kalnins, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Elena Safonova]

Soviet Union. Original title: Dvoe pod odnim zontom. Dan, a circus juggler played by Ivars Kalnins, meets Olya, played by Elena Safonova, during the rain. At the meeting, he learns that she is a sorceress. Dan does not believe this, but immediately after the meeting, miracles begin in his life.

At 03:17, soon after the movie begins, Yevgeni Bilyauer appears and performs his circus act for the audience, lasting almost 5 minutes. He also appears many times throughout the film, though those are mostly brief.

At 58:39, we see a clown in whiteface performing a gentleman juggler routine with cigar, hat, and cane, for 45 seconds.


Undead Pool (2007)
[Sasa Handa, Yuria Hidaka, Ayumu Tokitô, Hiromitsu Kiba, Kiyo Yoshizawa]

Japan. Alternate title: Joshikyôei hanrangun. Alternate title: Attack Girls' Swim Team Versus the Undead. A girls' high school team is having a competition. Aki persuades her friend Sayaka to join the swimming team. However, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout the school. After Aki discovers the incident and tries to tell other people, she is killed. The swimming team takes up the challenge to cope with it and begins the fierce battle.

At 17:32, a zombie teacher in a high school classroom juggles 3 long bladed knives for 7 seconds, immediately before beheading a girl in the class with one of them.

At 26:14, the zombie is outdoors with his shirt covered in blood, as he juggles 2 of these knives and an apple for 9 seconds, while eating the apple. A few seconds of this can be seen in this review video.


Unexpected (2015)
[Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern]

An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.

At 54:33, a clown entertaining at a party for children juggles a hammer and 2 rubber mallets for 3 seconds.


The Universe (2011)
[Erik Thompson, Greg Laughlin, Mike Brown, Alex Filippenko, Josh Horton]

Season 6, Episode 2, Nemesis: The Sun's Evil Twin, aired November 1, 2011. The theory of a Nemesis star that orbits the sun and causes catastrophic events every 26 million years is explored.

At 08:14, Josh Horton is introduced and appears for almost 2 minutes. He juggles 7 balls and gives a quick juggling lesson.


Up the River (1938)
[Preston Foster, Tony Martin, Phyllis Brooks, Slim Summerville]

Card sharps Chipper Morgan and Darby Randall pick the wrong victim, Detective Willis, on a transatlantic crossing, and are arrested upon docking in New York and returned up the river to Rockwell Prison, their old alma mater. They had played brilliant football for "dear old Pen" during their prior semesters, and prison coach Slim Nelson is happy to see them back for graduate work, especially with the annual grudge game with Larson State Pen coming up. Willis, who has been named the new warden for Rockwell, gives them soft jobs and then places a large bet on the Larson eleven. Both Chipper and Darby feel badly about the raw deal handed fellow "student" Tommy Grant and his sweetheart, Helen, who were innocently caught up in a phony pension racket ran by swindlers Jeffrey Mitchell and Ray Douglas, and were both jailed. When Phyllis is released from Stillwell Prison for Women, she tells Tommy about the two men and their racket, and he decides to escape, even though he has only a month more to serve, and put an end to their scheme. He plans his break for the night of the prison's "varsity show" and tells Chipper and Darby, who promise to help him. But the pair tie up Tommy and make the break themselves, dressed as women. They go to Springfield, save the victim's money, get a confession from Mitchell and Douglas clearing Tommy and Helen, turn them over to the sheriff -- and race back to Rockwell to find their team behind 14-9 late in the game. Can they lead old Rockwell to a comeback victory?

At 33:40, Harry Johnson, playing an inmate at Rockwell Prison, practices juggling 3 clubs for an upcoming performance in the Rockwell Frolics, doing triple spins and a shower pattern, seen twice over the next minute.

At 54:10, Johnson is seen briefly juggling 4 clubs during his performance.

At 54:23, and for the next minute, Johnson is seen 3 times during the Grand Finale, when all of the performers from the show take the stage for a final bow. Johnson is in the back, on the far right, juggling 3 clubs visibly the entire time.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Vampires Suck (2010)
[Matt Lanter, Jenn Proske, Chris Riggi, Diedrich Bader, Ken Jeong]

A spoof of vampire-themed movies. Teenager Becca finds herself torn between 2 boys. As she and her friends wrestle with a number of different dramas, everything comes to a head at their prom.

At 16:48, there is a funny 30 second scene in which Matt Lanter, as Edward Sullen, juggles an apple, a bowling ball, and a baby.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Varieté (1925)
[Ewald Andre Dupont film; Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti]

Germany. When American audiences were permitted to see German filmmaker Dupont's silent masterpiece Varieté, it was the story of a carnival concessionaire Emil Jannings, his alluring wife Lya De Putti, and the handsome acrobat, Warwick Ward, who comes between them. Feeling doubly impotent because he himself had been a famous aerialist before suffering a crippling accident, Jannings fantasizes about killing his rival, and finally does so. After serving a long prison term, Jannings is released by a compassionate warden, who feels as though the poor cuckold has suffered enough. This, again, is what Americans saw. In the original European version of Varieté, which ran nearly twice as long as the US print, Jannings deserts his wife Maly Delschaft when Lya enters the scene. Moreover, he never marries Lya, meaning that his only hold over her when Ward steals her away is an emotional one. Dupont had fashioned an ironic tale of a man suffering betrayal after having himself betrayed. The American censors wouldn't swallow that, nor would they pass the charming domestic scene wherein Jannings helps Lya disrobe, unless the prologue involving Delschaft was chopped out and De Putti was transformed from mistress to wife. Though this sort of bowdlerization might seem like an artistic outrage, the American version of Varieté is in fact superior to the original, especially in terms of pace; what seemed interminable in the German version zips along at an entertaining clip in the revised print.

This film features many variety acts.

At 32:00, there is a sequence showing a Chinese group spinning plates on sticks, Enrico Rastelli juggling 6 plates and doing stick and ball tricks, a seal balancing a ball on its nose, and an act with 2 unicyclists.

At 50:52, a man on a table juggles three plates and three bottles.


Varieties on Parade (1951)
[Jackie Coogan, Eddie Garr, Tom Neal, Eddie Dean, Iris Adrian]

After a live orchestra opens the show, master of ceremonies Eddie Garr greets the audience from a theater stage and tells them about his trip to Los Angeles, where out-of-work actors are always "acting" while working in their service-industry jobs. A very large number of variety acts appear in this hour long show.

At 07:25, the Johnson Brothers, Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson, perform a 3 minute talking comedy act with clubs and hats. They start by passing 3 clubs, then do 3 clubs each, and then a run-around. Then switching to hats, they do 3 each, then 6 hats between them, and then finish with 5.


Variety (1935)
[Nicolas Farkas film; Hans Albers, Annabella, Attila Hörbiger]

Two acrobats compete for their beautiful female partner, until one of them decides to leave the circus.

Gaston Palmer is featured as the juggler.


Variety Girl (1947)
[Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Alan Ladd]

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.

At 1:27:21, Duke Johnson juggles 3 clubs for 9 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Vengeance of Ursus (1961)
[Samson Burke, Wandisa Guida, Livio Lorenzon, Nadia Sanders]

Italy. The evil King Zagro has designs on the beautiful Princess Sira. He wants to marry her so he can take over her kingdom and add it to his own. When Sira is kidnapped, Ursus leaves his farm to rescue her and to eventually lead a revolt against King Zagro.

At 33:56, 2 jugglers pass 6 torches for 11 seconds.

At 34:45, they each juggle 3 large rings for 6 seconds.

At 35:27, the jugglers pass 6 rings for 7 seconds.


Venice Beach - 1985 (2014)
[Captain Cloud documentary; Peter Demian, Harry Perry, Robert Gruenberg]

Captain Cloud made a 45 minute film of Venice Beach. Great interview of Peter Demian and his music. Peter we love you! Also an interview of Jingles. Shots of Harry Perry, Robert Gruenberg the chain saw juggler, muscle men and skaters. Wonderful bit in the beginning with old Miss Daisy singing with her ancient Gibson guitar. We miss you Miss Daisy.

At 18:40, we see almost 4 minutes of the street show of Robert Gruenberg at Venice Beach in Los Angeles. He first juggles an apple, ball, and bowling ball while he eats the apple, and does behind the back and under the leg throws with the bowling ball. Then, he juggles a large machete, bowling ball, and small rubber toy Gumby doll. Next he juggles 3 bowling balls. Finally, he juggles an apple, ball, and chainsaw while he eats the apple and does a behind the back throw with the chainsaw.


Venice Beach Confidential (1986)
[Jeffrey F. Jackson documentary; Ted Hawkins, Robert Gruenberg]

Part of the California Confidential series, this documentary takes a peek at the decadent yet boldly creative scene at Venice Beach, California, during the 1980's, where director Jeff Jackson immersed himself in his early years as an artist and filmmaker. Some of the street performers candidly captured in the complete film, such as Ted Hawkins, went on to gain international recognition. Check out some of the vibrant personalities, freakish talents, and hot bodies that made Venice Beach such a diverse panorama of experience.

At 00:21 of this clip from the documentary, Robert Gruenberg juggles 2 balls and a chainsaw for 8 seconds.


The Verdict (1946)
[Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, George Coulouris]

Mr. Grodman was a respected superintendent at Scotland Yard until a mistake in an investigation caused the execution of an innocent man. He takes the blame, is dismissed, and replaced by the obnoxious, gloating Buckley. Feeling vengeful, Grodman would like nothing more than to see Buckley look foolish on the job. His friend Victor Emmric, an artist with macabre tastes, wouldn't mind either and soon a mysterious murder occurs that may provide them with the chance.

At 43:59, John Romero performs a juggling act for about 30 seconds on stage at the Royal Music Hall, seen in the background while Grodman and Emmric are seated at a table in the foreground. Romero's juggling consisted almost exclusively of a 3 ball cascade with an occasional single ball thrown high, or 2 balls juggled in one hand.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Viridiana (1961)
[Luis Buñuel film; Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey]

Spain. Viridiana is a novice nun, who despite being exposed to the evils of the outside world in the form of her lecherous uncle, decides to show true Christian charity by opening up her house to all the local cripples and beggars. But they don't respond with the gratitude she expects.

At 32:26, a little girl plays with a diabolo for about 30 seconds.


Vitaphone Funsters (1937)
[The Three Swifts, Andy and Louise Carr, Johnny Burke, Three Reddingtons]

Release 2087. One of several 10 minute vaudeville type shows from Warner Brothers.

Features Indian club juggling routine by The Three Swifts.


Viva Las Vegas (1964)
[Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest]

A race-car driver, preparing for the Grand Prix, wiles his time in Las Vegas working as a waiter to pay for his new engine. Soon, he strikes up a romance with a beautiful young woman.

At 55:04, The Carlssons, Carl Carlsson and Ruth Carlsson, are performing their plate spinning routine. As Carl is about to place the tenth and final plate, he trips on the stand holding them, falling down, and knocking all of the plates to the stage floor, where they all shattered to bits, all in 19 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Viva María! (1965)
[Louis Malle film; Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, George Hamilton]

France. The former Irish terrorist, Maria II, joins the vaudeville act of the French singer, Maria I, in Central America in 1907. During their first performance on stage they invent - by accident - strip tease, and become local stars. When they come across a local rebellion, Maria I falls in love with the leader, Flores. When he is mortally wounded, she promises him to continue the revolution against the military, the capitalists, and the Church.

At 07:57, before Brigitte Bardot joins the artists, there are four performers juggling clubs in the background for about 8 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Wags to Riches (1949)
[Tex Avery animation; William Hanna, Pat McGeehan, Don Messick]

A millionaire with two dogs, Spike and Droopy, leaves his fortune to Droopy with the stipulation that should he be killed the entire fortune will revert to Spike. Guess what Spike is up to?

At 01:10, during the reading of the will, several attributes of the winning dog are listed. When "talented" is mentioned, Spike demonstrates why he is worthy by juggling 6 balls in one hand, flipping a club in the other, playing 3 musical instruments with his mouth, and balancing a bottle on his nose, all at the same time.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Waiting for Forever (2010)
[Tom Sturridge, Rachel Bilson, Scott Mechlowicz, Blythe Danner]

A Hollywood-set romantic tale of a guy who is content to live his life without a job yet with the love of his life, a young actress.

At 0:24:10, Tom Sturridge, playing Will Donner, juggles 3 balls for 2 kids next to a swimming pool, for about 40 seconds.

At 0:34:50, Kellett Cook, playing young Will in a flashback, juggles 3 balls in a tree house.

At 0:49:07, Will demonstrates his juggling on a restaurant patio using 3 dinner rolls. Some of this was done with a stand-in.

At 1:27:42, Will does a street show for about 2 minutes, including 3 balls, devil stick, and fire devil stick. A stand-in was used for the more difficult juggling. And once again, Kellett Cook is seen in another flashback,

The entire movie may be seen here.


Waiting for Guffman (1996)
[Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara]

Small town Blaine, Missouri, puts on a pageant, despite a lack of theatrical ability obvious to everyone but themselves.

At 11:28, during an audition, Turk Pipkin briefly juggles 2 ping pong balls with his mouth.


The Walk (2015)
[Robert Zemeckis film; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon]

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man - Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Director Robert Zemeckis uses cutting edge technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. See also: Man on Wire.

At 02:30, there is the start of a 14 minute period having quite a bit of juggling, including hat tricks, ball spinning, unicycling, a juggling street performance, 3 balls on a unicycle, 4 (or 5) clubs on a slack rope, 3 torches on a slack rope, and juggling of a club, mallet, and rubber chicken. However, although it appears that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is doing the juggling, much of this was done with stand-ins or special effects.

Note the juggling of clubs on a slack rope starting at 04:23 (see photo). The video, mostly seen from above, clearly shows a normal 5 club cascade. Yet when he stops cleanly with no drops, he is seen holding only 4 clubs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


War and Peace (1956)
[Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman, Herbert Lom]

Spruced up adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel about the life of a Russian family during the War of 1812. The historical and personal events are seen mostly through the eyes of Natasha, who is 16 years old at the start of the movie.

At 10:15, during a soldier's party, a soldier juggles three champagne bottles, standing next to Henry Fonda, who holds a similar bottle himself. The soldier does a basic cascade, flips a bottle up to Fonda and takes another bottle and starts to juggle again. Fonda also juggles, though with just the two bottles. For a moment there are five bottles in motion side by side.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Warrior Queen (1987)
[Sybil Danning, Donald Pleasence, Richard Hill, J.J. Jones, Tally Chanel]

In ancient Pompeii, slaves are bought and sold for household chores and sex. A mysterious queen moves among the elite, meantime secretly helping the slaves to escape. Eventually her life is also in jeopardy, and as the volcano erupts, she and the slaves attempt to escape while being chased by the military.

At 26:44, as entertainment during a banquet, a dancing girl performs next to a juggler doing 4 rings, both syncronous and asyncronous, seen 4 times for more than a minute.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Warrior's Way (2010)
[Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston, Tony Cox]

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

At 14:06, during lunchtime at the circus, someone juggles 3 balls for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Water for Elephants (2011)
[Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider]

Set in the 1930s, a former veterinary student takes a job in a traveling circus and falls in love with the ringmaster's wife.

At 1:03:22, Jack Kalvan and Jeri Kalvan can be seen several times during a 75 second period, dressed as clowns in the background, juggling 3 clubs each and passing 6 clubs, and then marching out of the circus tent juggling 3 clubs each. Elle Carpenter is also credited as Female Juggler.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Way Down East (1935)
[Rochelle Hudson, Henry Fonda, Slim Summerville, Edward Trevor]

A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

At 03:00, Phil La Toska, playing Abner, who works in the local post office, balances a feather duster on his forehead for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
[Arthur Hiller film; Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine, John Marley]

One of comedies true originals - the master of wit and good, mean fun, the curmudgeonly, and very original, the legendary W.C. Fields is wonderfully portrayed by Rod Steiger in this off-beat biopic.

At 33:20, Whitey Roberts juggles 2 large light bulbs as a stand-in for Rod Steiger. Immediately following this, objects being juggled can be seen behind the title screens of several hit movies that Fields starred in.


What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
[Robert Aldrich film; Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono]

Baby Jane was a child star. When she grows up she is forgotten by the public. Instead her sister Blanche gets famous as a Hollywood actress. Blanche gets physically handicapped after a mysterious car accident. She lives in a room and Jane has to take care of Blanche. But Jane hates Blanche.

At 04:45, a juggling team called the Blake Brothers is seen warming up backstage passing 6 clubs for 5 seconds.

At 05:57, they are seen warming up again for 2 seconds.

At 06:02, they are performing on stage, passing 6 clubs for 5 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


What's Up Doc? (1950)
[Animation; Mel Blanc, Dave Barry, Richard Bickenbach, Arthur Q. Bryan]

The Disassociated Press wants Bugs Bunny's life story. Got a pencil? "First," says Bugs, "I was born." He quickly learns he is different from the other children: he's a "rabbit in a human world." He grows up to accept repetitive chorus boy jobs in such Broadway revues. His career hits the skids and he's living on a park bench before he's discovered by that great vaudeville star, Elmer Fudd. Their dual comedy act is a hit, which leads to film roles. Will Bugs Bunny ever have to look back?

At 03:00, Bugs Bunny enters a stage and starts to juggle 4 balls in one hand and 4 plates in the other, for 6 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


When Night Is Falling (1995)
[Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Cox]

Camille is a mythology lecturer at a conservative Christian college. She's engaged to be married and is on the path to a stable career, but when her dog dies, Camille finds her life unraveling. At a low ebb, she crosses paths with fiery circus performer Petra in a laundromat, and sparks fly. With Petra pursuing her ardently, Camille must confront the daunting prospect of changing her entire existence.

At 17:09, Camille gets the courage to visit Petra at the circus site, and as she enters, Jonathan Seglins and Carl Schenk juggle torches, with one on tall stilts and the other on a tall unicycle. This lends an air of mystery and danger to the scene.

At 19:42, Camille finds Petra working on a "juggling" routine, in which her shadow is seen on a screen as she pretends to juggle spotlights. Unfortunately the spotlight operator only has two hands so she can only operate two spotlights.

The entire movie may be seen here.


When the Circus Came to Town (1981)
[Christopher Plummer, Elizabeth Montgomery, Tommy Madden]

TV movie. A middle-aged single woman leaves her home for a new life with a traveling circus.

At 00:10, as the movie begins with an opening parade, a 3 ball juggler is followed by a clown juggling 3 clubs. They appear again together a few seconds later.

At 25:46, ball and ring jugglers are seen practicing, and seen again a minute later.


When the Moors Ruled in Europe (2005)
[Timothy Copestake director; Bettany Hughes presenter]

United Kingdom. Documentary. This program contends that the popular perception of the Muslim occupation of Spain toward the end of the first millennium is largely wrong. The eighth century Muslim invasion of the Iberian Pennisula was largely welcomed by the locals and rejuvenated the area with advanced technology, agriculture and a construction boom. This program describes these innovations. All this changed in the eleventh century when the regional government fragmented. That set the stage for the Christian invasion and the Islamic fundamentalist resistance leading to more of a civil war than a holy war that decimated the region with corruption, destruction and exile.

At 44:48, the history of the city of Córdoba, Spain, was discussed, as it was a major Islamic center in the Middle Ages. Street scenes were shown of the current city, and included a casual 3 club juggler, shown for 4 seconds.


White Men Can't Jump (1992)
[Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Cylk Cozart]

Billy and Sydney think they're the best basketball hustlers in town, so when they join forces, nothing can stop them, except each other. To add to their problems, Billy owes money and is being chased by a pair of gangster types.

At 0:58:47, there are 19 seconds of basketball spinning, body rolls, and other manipulation.

At 1:02:50, there are 3 seconds of 2 basketball manipulation.

The entire movie may be seen here.


White Noise 2: The Light (2007)
[Nathan Fillion, Katee Sackhoff, Craig Fairbrass, Adrian Holmes]

Following the loss of his family, a man attempts suicide only to discover upon waking that he can identify people who are about to die.

At 15:34, a street performer in a park juggles 3 balls for a small crowd, on and off for 40 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[Robert Zemeckis film; Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy]

Roger Rabbit is a cartoon character who, along with many others, exists along with real humans. Eddy is a private eye who has seen better days and has been on the skids since the death of his brother at the hands of a Toon. Rogers' boss hires Eddy to see if his sexy wife has other male interests, but things get out of hand as Roger is framed for murder with no one but the Toon hating Eddy to go to for help.

At 1:24:20, a stand-in for Bob Hoskins juggles 3 large black balls, made to look like bowling balls. He makes 2 throws in a cascade pattern and then 3 high throws in a shower pattern that all land on his head, after which, in a daze, he slips on a banana peel and falls.

The entire movie may be seen here.


The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
[Audie Murphy, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Jim Backus, Sandra Dee]

In Wyoming, mountain trapper Yancey goes to the nearest town to trade his pelts but gets into trouble when he tries to save runaway dance-hall girl Rosalie from her shameful job.

Duke Johnson and Harry Johnson both appear dressed as clowns.

At 46:53, one of them is seen juggling 3 clubs with very high throws for about 2 seconds, on the far left edge of the screen. That was the only juggling shown in the movie, although both of them appear several times over the 90 seconds following the juggling.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Willie and Phil (1980)
[Paul Mazursky film; Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey]

Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three protagonists for their identities and making sharp attacks on cultural signposts of the decade along the way.

At 13:47, a clown juggles 3 balls for a minute in the background. Prior to this, several unicyclists were seen in the park.


The Wing or the Thigh? (1976)
[Claude Zidi film; Louis De Funès, Coluche, Ann Zacharias]

Original title: L'aile ou la cuisse. France. Charles Duchemin, a well-known gourmet and publisher of a famous restaurant guide, is waging a war against a fast food entrepreneur to save the French art of cooking. After having agreed to appear on a talk show to show his skills in naming food and wine by taste, he is confronted with two disasters: his son wants to become a clown rather than a restaurant tester and he, the famous Charles Duchemin, has lost his taste!

At 13:47, Coluche, who plays the son of Louis de Funès, juggles 3 eggs.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Wings of Desire (1987)
[Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois, Peter Falk]

Germany. Original title: Der Himmel über Berlin. An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

At 24:59, Otto Kuhnle and Christoph Merg practice juggling 3 balls each in the background for two minutes.

At 35:43, Solveig Dommartin juggles three oranges briefly.

At 58:10, Otto and Christoph juggle and pass balls in costumes as part of a circus act. One of them also does hoop spinning around his neck, one leg, and both arms.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Wintergartenprogramm (1895)
[Max Skladanowsky and Emil Skladanowsky film]

The Skladanowsky brothers filmed the show at the Wintergarten vaudeville theater in Berlin on January 11, 1895, showing dancers, acrobats, wrestlers, a boxing kangaroo, and more.

At 04:50, Sylvester Schäffer, performing as Paul Petras, juggles two balls and a top hat for just over 30 seconds.


Woman Obsessed (1959)
[Susan Hayward, Stephen Boyd, Barbara Nichols, Dennis Holmes]

The hardships faced by a widow and her eight-year-old son on a rugged Canadian ranch provide the basis of this gripping outdoor adventure. She lost her husband to a forest fire. To help her run the ranch, she hires a handy man, a handsome, but taciturn fellow who has known much tragedy, who works hard for her. The woman's son resents him, and when he learns that his mother is planning to marry him to quell ugly rumors in town, the youth is most unhappy.

At 32:12, Harry Johnson appeared as a carnival clown, juggling 3 clubs for about 8 seconds.


Wonder (2017)
[Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic]

This is the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

At 32:37, Nadji Jeter, playing Justin Hollander, tries to juggle 2 balls, without much luck. Two throws, one catch.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Wrong Move (1975)
[Rüdiger Vogler, Hans Christian Blech, Hanna Schygulla, Nastassja Kinski]

Original title: Falsche Bewegung. A writer goes on a road trip across West Germany with a group of eclectic people he meets along the way.

At 21:20, Nastassja Kinski does a brief 2 ball shower while holding a 3rd ball, but not using it.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Xanadu (1980)
[Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan]

The Greek muses incarnate themselves on Earth to inspire men to achieve. One of them, incarnated as a girl named Kira, encounters a musician/artist named Sonny Malone. With the help of Danny McGuire, a man Kira had inspired forty years earlier, Sonny builds a huge disco roller rink.

At 1:21:25, the finale begins with Gene Kelly, Olivia Newton-John and others roller skating under juggling clubs being passed by five pairs of jugglers for a few seconds. The jugglers included Peter Davison, Greg Dean, Hillary Carlip, Albie Selznick, Nathan Stein, Roy Johns, and Marc Schiltz Takoda. See the first 48 seconds of this clip.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Yankee Doodle Daffy (1943)
[Friz Freleng animation; Mel Blanc, Ken Bennett]

Daffy Duck is an agent representing Sleepy LaGoof, trying to sell him to talent scout Porky. Daffy spends a great deal of time and energy explaining and demonstrating what the kid can do, while the kid sits on a couch licking a giant sucker.

At 05:37, Daffy Duck juggles 4 clubs, in a cartoon shower pattern, of course.


Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
[James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning]

A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.

At 30:37, Ward Shattuck practices juggling 3 hoops backstage at a vaudeville theater, behind James Cagney, barely seen for slightly over one second.

At 33:30, he is seen again with his wife Ethel Shattuck moving their props on a table backstage as they are about to appear.

At 34:25, The Shattucks are seen passing 6 hoops on stage when they and their props are immediately knocked down by a collapsing curtain.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
[Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Frank Morgan, Mildred Natwick, Mary Nash]

Johnny Riggs, a con man on the lam, finds himself in a Latin-American country named Patria. There, he overhears a convent-bred rich girl praying to her guardian angel for help in managing her tangled business affairs. Riggs decides to materialize as the girl's "angel," gains her unquestioning confidence, and helps himself to the deluded girl's millions. Just as he and his partner are about to flee Patria with their booty, Riggs realizes he has fallen in love with the girl and returns the money with a note that is part confession and part love letter. But the larcenous duo's escape from Patria turns out to be more difficult than they anticipated.

At 1:22:45, Ward Shattuck juggles 3 large hoops in a crowd at a fiesta for 8 seconds.

At 1:23:23, The Shattucks, Ward Shattuck and Ethel Shattuck, pass 6 clubs and pass clubs around Fred Astaire and Frank Morgan for 17 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
[W.C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson]

The owner of a small-time circus takes a lot of grief from Edgar Bergen and his sidekick Charlie McCarthy.

At 1:12:02, the classic W.C. Fields ping-pong match scene is included, for more than 2 minutes.

The entire movie may be seen here.


You've Got Mail (1998)
[Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton]

Book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet, both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business.

Hallee Hirsh, 10, and Jeffrey Scaperrotta, 5, play Annabelle Fox and Matt Fox, Joe's kids. Joe takes them to a street fair, where they meet a boy giving juggling lessons, played by Nick Brown, and credited as juggler.

At 23:16, Tom Hanks and Nick Brown juggle 3 balls each for 2 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Yoyo (1965)
[Pierre Étaix, Claudine Auger, Philippe Dionnet, Luce Klein]

France. This story begins in 1925. A wealthy man can have anything he wants as witnessed by what he asks his multitude of servants to do for and with him. But he's not totally satisfied in his life as he longs for the only woman he's ever loved, a woman named Elle, her whereabouts of which he has no idea. One day, he notices a traveling circus passing by. As a man who loves to be entertained, he follows the circus and finds Elle among its troupe, and the son he never knew he had. After the 1929 stock market crash, the man loses his vast fortune, and thus is free to join the circus with Elle. He dotes upon his son, who they nickname Yo-Yo, as the yo-yo is perhaps the man's favorite toy. Under his father's tutelage, Yo-Yo grows up to be an accomplished circus clown and magician. As Yo-Yo grows into adulthood, he longs to restore his father's mansion to its former glory. Though World War 2 and the advent of television changes the entertainment landscape, can he accomplish such working as a circus clown?

At 0:18:48, in an outdoor scene at the circus, Kach Maht practices juggling 4 rings, with the juggling being seen for 2 seconds.

At 0:51:58, Kach Maht juggles 3 clubs, which are soon stolen by another juggler, all for 7 seconds.

At 0:56:12, a man seated on a train juggles 3 balls for 40 seconds with a few simple tricks, and then a minute later he is seen juggling again for 5 seconds.

At 1:09:15, Kach Maht juggles 3 clubs in a hotel room for 3 seconds.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Zazie dans le Métro (1960)
[Catherine Demongeot, Philippe Noiret, Hubert Deschamps, Carla Marlier]

France. With her mother away for the weekend, a brash and precocious ten-year-old country girl sets out to explore Paris during a Métro strike under her uncle's not-so-watchful eye. But can a little girl cause so much chaos in the city centre?

At 1:01:47, and seen many times over a 7 minute period, is someone in a polar bear costume juggling 3 torches, ending when he is bumped by someone else, causing him to drop a torch and set fire to the curtains.

The entire movie may be seen here.


Zebra Lounge (2001)
[Brandy Ledford, Cameron Daddo, Kristy Swanson, Stephen Baldwin]

Canada. TV Movie. The upper middle class Wendy Barnet and Alan Barnet are married with children and live in the suburbs. Alan is disputing a promotion with his co-worker Neil Bradley (Vincent Corazza) but his relationship with Wendy is boring. They decide to buy a swingers magazine and contact an attractive couple to rekindle their sex life. The couple Louise and Jack Bauer schedule a date with them at the Zebra Lounge and they go to a place where they swap wives. Wendy and Alan feel satisfied with the encounter but Louise and Jack want to meet them again. Soon they find how persistent Jack is.

At 33:38, Stephen Baldwin, as Jack Bauer, juggles 3 balls at a child's birthday party for 44 seconds, where he inappropriately makes himself the center of attention.


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