Variete Csillagai (Stars of Variety) is a backstage melodrama with intrigue to spare. The plot is motivated by the hatred between vaudeville sharpshooter Carrey (Paul Javor) and famed magician Keats (Antal Pager). The main bone of contention is the fact that Carrey's stage partner Sylvia (Bella Bordy) is Keats' ex-wife. When Carrey accidentally shoots Sylvia during a performance, Keats pounces upon him, claiming that he intended to murder the girl. The key to the mystery is Sylvia herself, whose last-reel revelation ties up innumerable loose plot ends. Written by Thea Von Harbou (of Metropolis fame), Variete Csillagai was filmed in both Hungarianand German-language versions.
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