Circus Adventure (1950 - 52)
"The World's greatest wild animal trainer,
Clyde Beatty, with an exciting adventure from his
brilliant career.The circus means thrills, excitement,
and gnarling jungle beasts. The circus means fun for
young folks and old, but under the 'Big Top'
you see only a part of the story. The real drama comes
behind the scenes where 500 people live as one family,where Clyde Beatty constantly risks death in the most
dangerous act on earth. This master of the big cat
has journeyed to Africa and India hunting down his
beasts in their native jungle. All of this is part
of the Clyde Beatty Show."
The Clyde Beatty Show followed the adventures
of the owner of the Clyde Beatty Circus to find new
and more extravagant beasts for his performances.
The show stems from a series of books and a film serial
of the same name. The idea for the show first came
from Shirley Thomas, the wife of the production company, Commodore Productions, owner Walter
White. Thomas' schmoozing of Mr. White probably
gave Clyde Beatty's lions something to purr about
for a long time!