The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama, Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 153 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Cecil B. DeMille's The Greatest Show on Earth is a lavish tribute to circuses, featuring three intertwining plotlines concerning romance and rivalry beneath the big top. DeMille's film includes spectacular action sequences, including a show-stopping train wreck. The Greatest Show on Earth won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Story.




circus, circus-performer, animal-trainer, assisted-suicide, clown, doctor, injury, rival, romance, trapeze, trapeze-artist


High Artistic Quality, High Budget