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Greatest Show on Earth - The Movie

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)


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Greatest Show on Earth
Jimmy Stewart and Charlton Heston
Jimmy Stewart and Emmett Kelly
Betty Hutton
Charlton Heston

Step right up for Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular, Academy Award winning "Best Picture", "The Greatest Show on Earth". The master showman brings the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus to the screen via an Oscar winning story. The movie has an all star cast, which includes Betty Hutton, Cornell Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorthy lamoure, Gloria Grahame and Jimmy Stewart. Watch for many famous stars of the big top such as Antoinette Concello, Emmett Kelly, Cucciola, John Ringling North, Lou Jacobs, The Flying Concellos, La Norma, The Zoppes, Fay Alexander and many more. Also you will see many surprise cameo appearances.

It's action romance, laughs and treachery all under the big top., culminating in an incredible train wreck scene, that threatens the very lives and livelihood of the traveling troupe. Grab a bag of popcorn, take a ringside seat and get ready to experience the excitement and drama of The Greatest Show on Earth!

Cecil B. DeMille's, movie "The Greatest Show on Earth" is certainly one of the best circus movie ever made. Long before filming began, DeMille took the cast on the road with the show, to absorb the atmosphere and learn the lingo and slang of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.


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STORY: To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden (Charlton Heston), engages The Great Sebastian (Cornel Wilde), though this moves his girlfriend Holly (Betty Hutton), from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Let the show begin! Written by Rod Crawford.


Betty Hutton
Cornel Wilde
Charlton Heston
Dorothy Lamour
Gloria Grahame
Henry Wilcoxon
Lyle Bettger
Lawrence Tierney
Emmett Kelly
Antoinette Concello
John Ringling North
Tuffy Genders
John Kellogg
John Ridgely
Frank Wilcox
Robert Carson
Lillian Albertson
Julia Faye
James Stewart
Lou Jacobs
The Alzanas
The Flying Artonys
Lilo Juston
The Chaludis
The Idnavis
The Realles
The Fredonias
Luciana & Friedel
Buzzy Potts
Ernie Burch
Felix Adler
Paul Jerome
Miss Patricia
Eddie Kohl
Tiebor's Sea Lions
Mroczkowski's Liberty Horses
The Zoppes
Bones Brown
Fay Alexander
The Flying Concello
Lola Dobritch
The Hemadas
Christy and Gorilla
The Bokaras
Prince Paul
Jimmy Armstrong
Paul Horompo
Paul Jung
Charley Bell
Gilbert Reichert
C.H. Lindsey
Peterson's Dogs
Rix's Bears
Arthur Burson
La Norma
Jeanne Sleeter
Bill Snyder
The Flying Comets
Veronica Martell
Miss Loni
The Romigs
Rusty Parent
The Maxellos
Martha Hunter
Eugene Scott
James Barnes

Dorothy Adams
Eric Alden
Erville Alderson
Stanley Andrews
Ross Bagdasarian
Vicki Bakken
Mary Bezemes
Gladys Blake
Oliver Blake
William Boyd
Ralph Brooks
Helen Brown
Arthur Q. Bryan
Bobby Burns
Paul E. Burns
Lonnie Burr
Bruce Cameron
Charles D. Campbell
Malcolm Cassell
Iphigenie Castiglioni
Lane Chandler
Ken Christy
Davison Clark
Lydia Clarke
Rus Conklin
Gerald Courtemarche
John Crawford
Dorothy Crider
Bing Crosby
Bob Crosby
Cecil B. DeMille
Bobby Diamond
Lester Dorr
Gloria Drew
Jimmie Dundee
Claude Dunkin
Don Dunning
Art Dupuis
Rosemary Dvorak
Daisy Earles
Bonnie Kay Eddy
Franklyn Farnum
Mary Field
Norman Field
Bess Flowers
Kathleen Freeman
Mona Freeman
Gerry Ganzer
Nancy Gates
Slim Gaut
Everett Glass
Joseph Granby
Greta Granstedt
Linda Green
Dolores Hall
Scott H. Hall
William Hall
John Hamer
Chuck Hamilton
Peter Hansen
Charmienne Harker
Joe Harper
Kathleen Hartnagel
Helene Hatch
Bradford Hatton
Jimmy Hawkins
William Henry
Paula Hill
Fay Holderness
Bob Hope
Jerry James

  Adele Cook Johnson
Brad Johnson
Van Johnson
Lorna Jordon
Frances Karath
Milton Kibbee
Mona Knox
Fred Kohler Jr.
Ethan Laidlaw
Rudy Lee
Herbert Lytton
George Magrill
Anthony Marsh
Sydney Mason
Frank McCloskey
Gay McEldowney
Peggy McKim
James McNally
William Meader
Frank Meredith
John Merton
Gertrude Messinger
Patricia Michon
Royce Milne
Ralph Montgomery
Beverly Mook
Lyle Moraine
Clarence Nash
Howard Negley
Noel Neill
Ottola Nesmith
Joel Nestler
David Newell
Eric Nielsen
Noralee Norman
Judy Nugent
Edmond O'Brien
Susan Odin
Sammy Ogg
Ruth Packard
John Parrish
Luce Potter
Hugh Prosser
Harry Raven
Keith Richards
William J. Riley
Peter Roman
Angelo Rossitto
Gladys Rosson
William Ruhl
Robert W. Rushing
Russell Saunders
Syd Saylor
Queenie Smith
Robert St. Angelo
Mabel Stark
Robert R. Stephenson
Tony Taylor
Roland Tiebor
Stuart Torres
Dale Van Sickel
Dorothy Vernon
Judith Ann Vroom
Wally Walker
Beverly Washburn
Joan Whitney
Josephine Whittell
Kay Wiley
Robin Winans
Christine Wright
Fred Zendar
Alberto Zoppe


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