The Spell of the Circus

The Spell of the Circus (1931) is a Universal 10-chapter movie serial. Francis X. Bushman Jr. played the trick horseback rider/hero Jack Grant. This is considered to be a lost film.

The Spell of the Circus
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Directed byRobert F. Hill
Produced byHenry MacRae
Written byJay McCloskey
StarringRalph Bushman
Alberta Vaughn
Tom London
Music bySam Perry
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1931 (1931-10-23)
Running time
12 chapters (240 minutes)
CountryUnited States


Butte Morgan (villain) plans to take over a circus by marrying Maria Wallace, the daughter of the circus's owner. She, however, is interested only in the trick rider Jack Grant (the hero).


Chapter titlesEdit

  1. A Menacing Monster
  2. The Phantom Shadow
  3. Racing with Death
  4. A Scream of Terror
  5. A Leap for Life
  6. A Fatal Wedding
  7. A Villain Unmasked
  8. The Baited Trap
  9. The Terror Tent
  10. The Call of the Circus


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.

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Preceded by
Battling with Buffalo Bill (1931)
Universal Serial
The Spell of the Circus (1931)
Succeeded by
Detective Lloyd (1932)