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The Greatest Show on Earth
Charlton Heston stars as Brad Braden, the diehard circus manager who lives and breathes to keep the show rolling. With the Big Top about to hit rock bottom, Braden hires The Great Sebastian (Cornel Wilde), a daring trapeze legend, to revitalize the circus. His arrival sparks the rivalry and admiration of Holly (Betty Hutton), Braden's girlfriend and trapeze star.
Drama / Adventure
153 min
1952
NR
Paramount Pictures
English
VUDU Community
4.3
TOMATOMETER
44%
Cast & Crew
 
Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
Director
Betty Hutton
Betty Hutton
Holly
Cornel Wilde
Cornel Wilde
Sebastian
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Brad Braden
Dorothy Lamour
Dorothy Lamour
Phyllis
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
Angel
James Stewart
James Stewart
Buttons, a Clown
Henry Wilcoxon
Henry Wilcoxon
Gregory of the FBI
Lyle Bettger
Lyle Bettger
Klaus
Lawrence Tierney
Lawrence Tierney
Henderson
Emmett Jr. Kelly
Emmett Jr. Kelly
Himself
John G. Kellogg
John G. Kellogg
Harry
John Ridgely
John Ridgely
Jack Steelman, Assistant Manager
Frank Wilcox
Frank Wilcox
Circus Doctor
Julia Faye
Julia Faye
Birdie
Lee Aaker
Lee Aaker
Boy
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andrews
Man
Iphigenie Castiglioni
Iphigenie Castiglioni
Herself
Lane R. Chandler
Lane R. Chandler
Dave
Ken Christy
Ken Christy
Spectator
Lydia Clarke
Lydia Clarke
Circus Girl
Riccardo Cucciolla
Riccardo Cucciolla
Himself
Lester Dorr
Lester Dorr
Circus Barker
Jimmie Dundee
Jimmie Dundee
Utility man
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Spectator
Mona Freeman
Mona Freeman
Spectator
Nancy Gates
Nancy Gates
Spectator
Everett Glass
Everett Glass
Board member
Milton Kibbee
Milton Kibbee
Townsman
Fred Jr. Kohler
Fred Jr. Kohler
Fireman
Noel Neill
Noel Neill
Noel
Hugh Prosser
Hugh Prosser
Hugh
Sid Saylor
Sid Saylor
Circus barker
Dale vanSickel
Dale vanSickel
Man in train wreck
Beverly Washburn
Beverly Washburn
Girl
Felix Adler
Felix Adler
Himself
Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.
Man
Howard J. Negley
Howard J. Negley
Truck boss
Mona Knox
Mona Knox
Mona
Bruce Cameron
Bruce Cameron
Bruce
Clarence Nash
Clarence Nash
Spectator
Ross Bagdasarian
Ross Bagdasarian
Man
Keith Richards
Keith Richards
Keith
William Hall
William Hall
Bill
John Merton
John Merton
Chuck
Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen Freeman
Woman
John Crawford
John Crawford
Jack
William Boyd
William Boyd
Hopalong Cassidy
Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Reporter
Frank Cavett
Frank Cavett
Screenwriter
Fredric M. Frank
Fredric M. Frank
Screenwriter
Barre Lyndon
Barre Lyndon
Screenwriter
Theodore St. John
Theodore St. John
Screenwriter