The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.


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  • Gloria Grahame in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • C.L. Elslander in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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  • Cecil B. DeMille in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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7 November 2006 | wade1555
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| I like this one
I have seen this film several times and each time I am more impressed. I don't look at a film to rate the acting, but rather I look at a film for its entertainment qualities. This film shows a behind-the-scenes look into circus life that most people would never have a chance to see. The circus acts shown are typical and entertaining, the characters have some qualities that are not always seen in a movie of this magnitude. I am always interested in special effects and how they are used in a film. The train wreck is obviously done with models but it is so well done, it rates mention. There are many considerations in making special effects seem real and all of those are carefully used in this film. Of course, the circus acts were NOT done with special effects and are very entertaining. If you have not seen this picture, please do so with an open mind and expect to be impressed.

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Release Date:

May 1952

Language

English, Russian


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Cedar City, Utah, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$36,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,000,000

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