The Resource The greatest show on Earth, 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

The greatest show on Earth, 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

Label
The greatest show on Earth
Title
The greatest show on Earth
Statement of responsibility
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
Title variation
Cecil B. DeMille's The greatest show on earth
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
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
Member of
Awards note
1952 Academy Awards: Best Picture ; Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes ; art directors, Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler ; editor, Anne Bauchens ; music score, Victor Young ; costume designers, Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Miles White
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
  • English or French soundtracks; optional English subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1997
  • PN1997
LC item number
  • .G7438478 2004
  • .G7438 2004
PerformerNote
Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, James Stewart, Henry Wilcoxon, Lyle Bettger, Lawrence Tierney, Emmett Kelly, Cucciola, Antoinette Concello
Runtime
152
Series statement
Paramount DVD collection
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The greatest show on Earth, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • "Produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus"--Opening frames
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm54032636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429285157
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 06617
  • 59191809000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54032636
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The greatest show on Earth, 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
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • "Produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus"--Opening frames
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm54032636
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429285157
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 06617
  • 59191809000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54032636
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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