The Showman

Christian Marnham, 1970, 28 mins

Ladies and gentleman… the first part of the performance is the knife throwing…

A fabulous documentary on a travelling fairground circa 1970 and its empresario and showman, the larger-than-life Wally Shufflebottom and his slightly scary wife. Featuring girls dancing to, of all things, Gary Glitter’s first  single Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 1, knife throwing and strippers!

“Complete with burlesque topless knife throwing and flaming axes, it’s exactly the kind of crazed curio you’d expect to stumble across on a Something Weird release and is virtually worth the price tag all by itself” –