Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
This film's producers were likely hoping it would replicate the success of one of the biggest box office hits of the 1950s, Cecil B. DeMille's 1952 Best Picture Oscar winner The Greatest Show on Earth, which grossed nine times its $4 million budget. Instead (and despite starring the biggest box office name of the time, Doris Day) it lost M-G-M several million dollars.
Bring the kiddies... out to see. Bring the entire Fami-ly.
At the beginning there is a stage curtain painted to show the elephant Jumbo. It portrays him as an African Elephant with large ears. The real elephant in the film was an Asian elephant with smaller ears.