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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  • Cecil B. DeMille in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Charlton Heston in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Charlton Heston and Gloria Grahame in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • James Stewart and Emmett Kelly in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Betty Hutton in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

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Trivia

Cecil B. DeMille was always demanding of his actors and actresses. He insisted that everyone truly learn to perform the circus stunts they were supposed to be performing. This meant that Betty Hutton really learned the trapeze and Gloria Grahame had to let an elephant rest its foot an inch ... ...


Quotes

Buttons: How long do you think this can go on before something happens?
Brad Braden: It's circus, isn't it?
Buttons: Do you believe in prayer?
Brad Braden: And practice.


Goofs

When Mickey Mouse and other Walt Disney characters walk around the ring, the band plays the song "It's A Hap-Hap-Happy Day" from Gulliver's Travels, which was released by Paramount, not Disney.

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Genres

Drama | Family | Romance

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