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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)



The Greatest Show on Earth

(1952)

152 minutes

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Action / Adventure / Drama / Epic / Family / Romance / Suspense

aka "Cecil B. DeMille’s Greatest Show on Earth"

Cast:

Betty Hutton as Holly
Cornel Wilde as The Great Sebastian
Charlton Heston as Brad Braden
James Stewart as Buttons the Clown
Dorothy Lamour as Phyllis
Gloria Grahame as Angel
Henry Wilcoxon as F.B.I. Agent Gregory
Lyle Bettger as Klaus
Lawrence Tierney as Mr. Henderson
Brad Johnson as news reporter
Emmett Kelly as Himself
Cucciola as Himself
Antoinette Concello as Herself
John Ringling North as Himself
Tuffy Genders as Himself
John Kellogg as Harry
John Ridgely as Assistant Manager

An epic insight into carnival life that won two Oscars, this star studded epic continues to deliver. The soap operaesque plot weaves between manager Brad Braden’s (Charlton Heston) attempts to ensure a profitable season, a love story between two high flying trapeze artists vying for Holly’s (Betty Hutton) affections, and the mysterious origins of Buttons the Clown (James Stewart).  The film was produced, directed, and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille, and won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1952.




Directors: Cecil B. DeMille
Actors: Lyle Bettger, Gloria Grahame, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Dorothy Lamour, James Stewart, Lawrence Tierney, Henry Wilcoxon, Cornel Wilde
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