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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

NR 02/21/1952 (US) DramaRomance 2h 32m
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The Heartbeat Story of Circus People, Filmed with the Cooperation of Ringling Bros. - Barnum and Bailey Circus!


To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly 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.

  1. Fredric M. Frank

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Theodore St. John

    Screenplay, Story

  3. Cecil B. DeMille


  4. Barré Lyndon


  5. Frank Cavett


Top Billed Cast

  1. Betty Hutton

    Betty Hutton


  2. Cornel Wilde

    Cornel Wilde

    The Great Sebastian

  3. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    Brad Braden

  4. Dorothy Lamour

    Dorothy Lamour


  5. Gloria Grahame

    Gloria Grahame


  6. James Stewart

    James Stewart


  7. Henry Wilcoxon

    Henry Wilcoxon

    FBI Agent Gregory

  8. Lyle Bettger

    Lyle Bettger


  9. Lawrence Tierney

    Lawrence Tierney

    Mr. Henderson

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The Greatest Show on Earth
The Greatest Show on Earth

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $4,000,000.00

Revenue $36,000,000.00


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