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The Greatest Show on Earth

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
1952    2h 32m    Not Rated
Drama, Romance, Family,
6.550%53%
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. 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!
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Cast of The Greatest Show on Earth
  • Betty HuttonHolly
  • Cornel WildeThe Great Sebastian
  • Charlton HestonBrad Braden
  • Dorothy LamourPhyllis
  • Gloria GrahameAngel
  • James StewartButtons
  • Henry WilcoxonFBI Agent Gregory
  • Lyle BettgerKlaus
  • Lawrence TierneyMr. Henderson
  • Emmett KellyHimself
  • CucciolaCucciola
  • Robert CarsonThe Ringmaster
  • John KelloggHarry
  • Julia FayeBirdie
  • Cecil B. DeMilleNarrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • John Ringling NorthHimself
  • Lou JacobsHimself (clown)
  • Brad JacksonReporter at RIngside
  • Frank WilcoxDoctor
  • Lillian AlbertsonButtons' mother
  • Milton KibbeePicked-pocket Customer
  • Davison ClarkSam, game customer
  • Dorothy AdamsSam's Wife (uncredited)
  • Arthur Q. BryanIce-Cream Eating Spectator
  • Bess FlowersSpectator (uncredited)
  • Bing CrosbySpectator (uncredited)
  • Bob HopeSpectator (uncredited)
  • Mona FreemanSpectator (uncredited)
  • Kathleen FreemanSpectator (uncredited)
  • William BoydHopalong Cassidy (uncredited)
  • Beverly WashburnLittle Girl Spectator (uncredited)
  • Lee AakerLittle Boy Spectator (uncredited)
  • Erville AldersonSpectator (uncredited)
  • Oliver BlakeSpectator (uncredited)
  • Franklyn FarnumSpectator (uncredited)
  • Nancy GatesSpectator
  • Bob CrosbySpectator
  • John RidgelyAssistant Manager
  • Lane ChandlerDave (uncredited)
  • Edmond O'BrienMidway Barker at End (uncredited)
  • Eric AldenCanvas Man (uncredited)
  • Noel NeillNoel (uncredited)
  • Syd SaylorCircus Barker (uncredited)
  • Chuck HamiltonAmbulance Driver (uncredited)
  • Daisy EarlesMidget
  • Luce PotterMidget
  • Angelo RossittoDwarf
  • Antoinette ConcelloAntoinette Concello
  • Tuffy GendersTuffy Genders
  • Kay Wiley
  • Lillian O'MalleySpectator
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