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Magician Markov the Magician (Don Stewart) just happens to own a chimp,
Alexander the Great (Trudi the Chimp) who can talk and do all sorts of
funny (?) stuff - and before you know it, Alexander saves a carnival from
going bankrupt helping Markov with his magic tricks. Tigertamer Kirk (Joe
Cirillo) doesn't like that one bit though, so he and his girlfriend Kim
(Diane Kettering) kidnap Alexander and bring him to professor Poone
(Charles Reynolds), who has shown great scientific interest in the monkey,
and who wants to dissect the animal. Almost too late does Kim realize she
has made a mistake, and she phones the carnival to come to Alexander's
rescue - which the carny-people do at the drop of a hat ... alas too late
it seems, Alexander hasw already taken poison. Modern medicine can't save
him, but Markov's love can ...
Another narrative thread tells the story
of Ellen (Jennifer Houlton), daughter of the carnival owner (Mark Weston),
and how she falls in love with the place's PR-man (Howard Segal) - but
they get together in the end only thanks to Markov's sound advice.
Adamson regular Regina Carrol plays Markov's assistant who falls in love
Rather boring film about travelling circus folks that
cannot decide whether to be a mindless comedy with a funny animal or a
carnival drama with coming-of-age undercurrents and seemingly deep (if
over-clichéed) messages. That the script of this movie is badly
structured doesn't help one bit either, nor the fact that the film is
sloppily paced. And while Al Adamson might have made one or the other
grindhouse gem (and a whole lot of trash on the side), he is certainly not
enough of a director to capture the proper carnival atmosphere to
make this worthwhile at least on a directorial level.