polly of the circus Author:margaret mayo Polly is a circus rider who is injured in a fall and taken to the home of the local minister, — the Reverend John Douglass, to recuperate. The two grow fond of each other, but Polly leaves — as soon as she has recovered. She not only feels that a romance with the minister would hurt — his standing in his small town, but she wants to continue in the... more » circus tradition that runs far
back in her family. The minister has other ideas. He comes after her and persuades her to marry him.
Broadway scuttlebutt of the day said that Frederic Thompson, who was both the show's producer and the
star's husband, had a major share in the writing, while others suggested Winchell Smith was a silent
collaborator. The circus scenes accounted as much for the show's popularity as did the romantic story« less