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THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Spectacle/Drama - NR)
PRODUCER: Cecil B. DeMille

ABOUT THE FILM

The three sub-plots are secondary to this big circus pagent that featured many of Ringling's best three-ring acts.

DIRECTED BY:

Cecil B. DeMille (received a nomination for Direction; and received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, honoring his long, distinguished career).

THE CAST INCLUDES

Betty Hutton
(STAR SPANGLED RHYTHM, HERE COMES THE WAVES, INCENDIARY BLONDE, THE PERILS OF PAULINE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN)

Cornel Wilde (A SONG TO REMEMBER, FOREVER AMBER, AT SWORD'S POINT, WOMAN'S WORLD, SWORD OF LANCELOT, THE NAKED PREY)

Charlton Heston (BEN-HUR, ARROWHEAD, THE NAKED JUNGLE, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, TOUCH OF EVIL, EL CID, 55 DAYS AT PEKING, THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, MAJOR DUNDEE, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, KHARTOUM, PLANET OF THE APES, SOYLENT GREEN, EARTHQUAKE, AIRPORT 75, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, MOTHERLODE)

James Stewart (THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, HARVEY, ANATOMY OF A MURDER, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, CALL NORTHSIDE 777, REAR WINDOW, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, HOW THE WEST WAS WON, CHEYENNE AUTUMN, SHENANDOAH, AIRPORT 77)

Dorthy Lamour (THE HURRICANE, ROAD TO SINGAPORE, MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE, ROAD TO HONG KONG, WON TON TON, CREEPSHOW 2)

With Gloria Grahame, Lyle Bettger, Henry Wilcoxon, and Emmett Kelly.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Pioneer American Producer/Director Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959), who did many classic silents, including: THE CHEAT, THE AFFAIRS OF ANATOL, and KING OF KINGS.

DeMille's other works include: CLEOPATRA, THE CRUSADES, THE PLAINSMAN, UNION PACIFIC, SAMSON AND DELILAH, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, and THE BUCCANEER.

NOTES & TRIVA

Frederick M. Frank, Theodore St. John and Frank Cavett shared the Motion Picture Story Oscar.

OTHER NOMINATIONS

Writing (*)
Direction
Costume Design
Editing

OTHER "BEST PICTURE" NOMINATIONS

HIGH NOON
IVANHOE
MOULIN ROUGE
THE QUIET MAN

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