starring Eddie Polo
February 1919

When is a circus not a circus but an oil well conspiracy? When it's in a Universal serial. It does seem a pity serial writers will not stick to their subjects, but must, perforce, chase the hackneyed hokum of utter and uncreditable sensation. The best part of the circus stuff, as I saw it, was a wonderful camera shot apparently made form the whiffle-trees of a run away chariot, looking up at the flying tent roof, and past the agonized face of the horrified woman driver. This was really sensational shooting, and a brand new idea. Eddie Polo is the star, and apparently, if one may judge from a brace of episodes, he will have naught but villain-whamming in the customary places to occupy his time.

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