|Star of the Circus|
|Directed by||Albert de Courville|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Heinrich Seiler (novel) |
Hans H. Zerlett
John Monk Saunders
|Starring|| Otto Kruger |
|Music by||Leo Leux|
|Edited by||Lionel Tomlinson|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors|
|15 March 1938|
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