Two men cross paths late one night when fate places them both at the circus under the same tent. Igor, a hideous hunchback with this face painted up like a clown waits in the shadows for his nightly humiliation; a ritual in which the crowd laughs and cheers while the rest of the circus folk kick and bully Igor in the name of amusement. While he waits for his turn in the ring, Igor huddles by the benches, and watches as his angel, Lorelei, flies overhead, a master trapeze artist who unknowingly captured Igor’s heart ages ago. Suddenly, the ropes connecting the trapeze bar give way, abruptly and awkwardly dumping Lorelei onto the harsh ground below. As both Igor and the well-dressed gentleman Victor rush to her side, they put their heads together and quickly devise a plan to save Lorelei’s life.