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The Greatest Show on Earth


Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour View All


Cecil B. DeMille (Director), Fredric M. Frank (Writer), Theodore St. John (Writer), Fredric M. Frank (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jan. 10th, 1952
Runtime: 2 hours, 32 minutes
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.
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One of the high lights of this technicolor film is the actual circus performances by the stars.
DeMille directed this melodramatic and corny circus soap opera that focuses primarily on two romantic triangles: Holly (Betty Hutton), the energetic trapeze artist is crazy about circus boss Brad (Charlton Heston) but finds her head turned by the Great Sebastian (Cornel Wilde), the arrogant rival trapeze artist who somehow manages to take the center ring from Holly and make her fall in love with him at the same time.


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