The greatest show on earth [videorecording] / a Paramount picture ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
Other Titles: Greatest show on earth (Motion picture : 1952).
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Paramount DVD collection
Subject: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows Drama.
Circus United States Drama.
Women circus performers Drama.
Man-woman relationships Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, George Barnes ; art directors, Hal Pereira, Walter H. Tyler ; editor, Anne Bauchens ; music score, Victor Young ; costume designers, Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Miles White.
Performers: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, James Stewart, Henry Wilcoxon, Lyle Bettger, Lawrence Tierney, Emmett Kelly, Cucciola, Antoinette Concello.
Target Audience: Not rated by MPAA.
Notes: Closed-captioned; English or French soundtracks; optional English subtitles.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
"Produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus."
Academy Award for Best Picture (1952).
Summary: A splashy, colorful look at life under the big top that weaves the personal stories of the performers in with the spectacle and color of the circus. Includes an incredible train wreck.
"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. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Let the show begin!"--Rod Crawford, www.imdb.com.