The Greatest Show on Earth 70 years old

The Heartbeat Story of Circus People, Filmed with the Cooperation of Ringling Bros. - Barnum and Bailey Circus!

The Greatest Show on Earth

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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The Greatest Show on Earth Cast

Name Character
Edmond O'Brien He was 36, 69 years old when he died as Midway Barker at End (uncredited)
John Ridgely He was 42, 58 years old when he died as Assistant Manager
Cecil B. DeMille He was 70, 77 years old when he died as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Charlton Heston He was 28, 84 years old when he died as Brad Braden
James Stewart He was 43, 89 years old when he died as Buttons
Cornel Wilde He was 39, 77 years old when he died as The Great Sebastian
Bob Hope He was 48, 100 years old when he died as Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothy Lamour She was 37, 81 years old when she died as Phyllis
Gloria Grahame She was 28, 57 years old when she died as Angel
Bess Flowers She was 53, 85 years old when she died as Spectator (uncredited)
Beverly Washburn She was 8, now 79 years old as Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Betty Hutton She was 30, 86 years old when she died as Holly
Lane Chandler He was 52, 73 years old when he died as Dave (uncredited)
Daisy Earles She was 44, 72 years old when she died as Midget
Arthur Q. Bryan He was 52, 60 years old when he died as Ice-Cream Eating Spectator
Lawrence Tierney He was 32, 82 years old when he died as Mr. Henderson
Syd Saylor He was 56, 67 years old when he died as Circus Barker (uncredited)
Julia Faye She was 59, 73 years old when she died as Birdie
Angelo Rossitto He was 43, 83 years old when he died as Dwarf
Kathleen Freeman She was 32, 82 years old when she died as Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothy Adams She was 52, 88 years old when she died as Sam's Wife (uncredited)
Nancy Gates She was 25, 93 years old when she died as Spectator
Bing Crosby He was 48, 74 years old when he died as Spectator (uncredited)
Lyle Bettger He was 36, 88 years old when he died as Klaus
Mona Freeman She was 25, 87 years old when she died as Spectator (uncredited)
Robert Carson He was 42, 73 years old when he died as The Ringmaster
Henry Wilcoxon He was 46, 78 years old when he died as FBI Agent Gregory
Milton Kibbee He was 55, 74 years old when he died as Picked-pocket Customer
Frank Wilcox He was 44, 66 years old when he died as Doctor
Chuck Hamilton He was 12, 39 years old when he died as Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Erville Alderson He was 69, 74 years old when he died as Spectator (uncredited)
Noel Neill She was 31, 95 years old when she died as Noel (uncredited)
Eric Alden He was 43, 53 years old when he died as Canvas Man (uncredited)
Davison Clark He was 70, 91 years old when he died as Sam, game customer
John Kellogg He was 35, 83 years old when he died as Harry
Franklyn Farnum He was 73, 83 years old when he died as Spectator (uncredited)
Lee Aaker He was 8, now 79 years old as Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Oliver Blake He was 149, 71 years old when he died as Spectator (uncredited)
Bob Crosby He was 38, 79 years old when he died as Spectator
Emmett Kelly He was 53, 80 years old when he died as Himself
William Boyd (actor) was 56, 77 years old when died as Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)

The Greatest Show on Earth Crew

Name Department
Barré Lyndon as Screenplay. He was 55 (76) years old when He died Writing
Jack Gariss as Additional Writing. He was 31 (64) years old when He died Crew
Fredric M. Frank as Screenplay. He was 41 (66) years old when He died Writing
Fredric M. Frank as Story. He was 41 (66) years old when He died Writing
Henry Wilcoxon as Associate Producer. He was 46 (78) years old when He died Production
Anne Bauchens as Editor. She was 69 (85) years old when She died Editing
Frank Cavett as Story. He was 46 (67) years old when He died Writing
Theodore St. John as Screenplay. He was 45 (49) years old when He died Writing
Theodore St. John as Story. He was 45 (49) years old when He died Writing
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The Greatest Show on Earth (70 years)

The Heartbeat Story of Circus People, Filmed with the Cooperation of Ringling Bros. - Barnum and Bailey Circus!

  • Release day: Saturday, February 16, 1952
  • Runtime: 152 minutes
  • Budget: 4000000.00
  • Revenue: 36000000.00