The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

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Drama, Romance, Kids & Family
2h 32min
Age rating


Cornel Wilde
The Great Sebastian
Henry Wilcoxon
FBI Agent Gregory
Lawrence Tierney
Mr. Henderson
Robert Carson
The Ringmaster
Cecil B. DeMille
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Lou Jacobs
Himself (clown)
Brad Jackson
Reporter at RIngside
Lillian Albertson
Buttons' mother
Milton Kibbee
Picked-pocket Customer
Davison Clark
Sam, game customer
Dorothy Adams
Sam's Wife (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan
Ice-Cream Eating Spectator
Bess Flowers
Spectator (uncredited)
Bing Crosby
Spectator (uncredited)
Bob Hope
Spectator (uncredited)
Mona Freeman
Spectator (uncredited)
Kathleen Freeman
Spectator (uncredited)
William Boyd
Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)
Beverly Washburn
Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Lee Aaker
Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Erville Alderson
Spectator (uncredited)
Oliver Blake
Spectator (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Spectator (uncredited)
Nancy Gates
Bob Crosby
John Ridgely
Assistant Manager
Lane Chandler
Dave (uncredited)
Edmond O'Brien
Midway Barker at End (uncredited)
Eric Alden
Canvas Man (uncredited)
Noel Neill
Noel (uncredited)
Syd Saylor
Circus Barker (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton
Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Antoinette Concello
Antoinette Concello
Tuffy Genders
Tuffy Genders


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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