tra·peze / trəˈpēz; tra-/ • n. 1. (also flying trapeze) a horizontal bar hanging by two ropes (usually high in the air) and free to swing, used by acrobats in a circus. 2. Sailing a harness attached by a cable to a dinghy's mast, enabling a sailor to balance the boat by leaning backward out over the windward side.
Trapeze ★★★ 1956
Lancaster is a former trapeze artist, now lame from a triple somersault accident. Curtis, the son of an old friend, wants Lancaster to teach him the routine. Lollobrigida, an aerial acrobat, is interested in both men. Exquisite European locations, fine camera work. The actors perform their own stunts. 105m/C VHS . Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado, Thomas Gomez; D: Carol Reed; C: Robert Krasker; M: Malcolm Arnold.