The Soviet Circus Welcomes all Nationalities

The film Circus, produced by the Soviet Union in 1936, was made in order to propagate the Union’s ideals and¬†acceptance¬†of all nationalities. The main hero, Marion Dixon, is chased out of the United States because of racial intolerance against her black son, Jimmy. Marion stumbles across Fronk Kneishitz, a wealthy German, who offers to take her traveling around the world and conceal the identity of her son in order to avoid persecution. Marion and Fronk Kneishitz end up on tour in Russia, where she soon meets an exemplary Soviet man, Martinov, and falls in love with him.… Read the rest here