The Greatest Show on Earth

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Release Date: January 10, 1952

On DVD/VOD: April 6, 2004

2h 32m | Drama, Family, Romance


This American drama focuses on the happenings inside the world’s largest railroad circus as two trapeze artists compete for center stage. Trapeze artist Holly’s (Betty Hutton) boyfriend and the show’s general manager Brad Braden (Charlton Heston) are caught in the middle of the power struggle for stardom, all while juggling multiple problems that need to be solved before the start of the new season.

Holly’s competition, The Great Sebastian (Cornel Wilde), is a notorious womanizer, and complications arise between the two trapeze artists and the GM as the story unravels.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Cecil B. DeMille
Cast: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame
Writer(s): Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John

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