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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Cecil B. DeMille

Writing Credits  

Fredric M. Frank ... (screenplay) &
Barré Lyndon ... (screenplay) &
Theodore St. John ... (screenplay) (as Theodore St.John)
 
Fredric M. Frank ... (story) &
Theodore St. John ... (story) (as Theodore St.John) &
Frank Cavett ... (story)
 
Jack Gariss ... (additional writer) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Betty Hutton ... Holly
Cornel Wilde ... The Great Sebastian
Charlton Heston ... Brad Braden
Dorothy Lamour ... Phyllis
Gloria Grahame ... Angel
Henry Wilcoxon ... FBI Agent Gregory
Lyle Bettger ... Klaus
Lawrence Tierney ... Mr. Henderson
Emmett Kelly ... Emmett Kelly
Cucciola Cucciola ... Cucciola
Antoinette Concello Antoinette Concello ... Antoinette Concello
John Ringling North John Ringling North ... John Ringling North
Tuffy Genders Tuffy Genders ... Tuffy Genders
John Kellogg ... Harry
John Ridgely ... Assistant Manager
Frank Wilcox ... Circus Doctor
Robert Carson ... Ringmaster (as Bob Carson)
Lillian Albertson ... Buttons' Mother
Julia Faye ... Birdie
James Stewart ... 'Buttons' A Clown
Lou Jacobs Lou Jacobs ... Lou Jacobs
The Alzanas The Alzanas ... The Alzanas
Trisco Trisco ... Trisco
The Flying Artonys The Flying Artonys ... The Flying Artonys
Lilo Juston Lilo Juston ... Lilo Juston
The Chaludis The Chaludis ... The Chaludis
The Idnavis The Idnavis ... The Idnavis
The Realles The Realles ... The Realles
The Fredonias The Fredonias ... The Fredonias
Luciana & Friedel Luciana & Friedel ... Luciana & Friedel
Buzzy Potts Buzzy Potts ... Buzzy Potts
Ernie Burch Ernie Burch ... Ernie Burch
Felix Adler Felix Adler ... Felix Adler
Paul Jerome Paul Jerome ... Paul Jerome
Miss Patricia Miss Patricia ... Miss Patricia
Eddie Kohl Eddie Kohl ... Eddie Kohl
Tiebor's Sea Lions Tiebor's Sea Lions ... Tibor's Sea Lions
Mroczkowski's Liberty Horses Mroczkowski's Liberty Horses ... Mroczkowski's Liberty Horses
The Zoppes The Zoppes ... The Zoppes
Bones Brown Bones Brown ... Bones Brown
Fay Alexander ... Fay Alexander
The Flying Concellos The Flying Concellos ... The Flying Concellos
Lola Dobritch Lola Dobritch ... Lola Dobritch
The Hemadas The Hemadas ... The Hemadas
Christy and Gorilla Christy and Gorilla ... Christy & Gorilla (as Christy & Gorilla)
Tonito Tonito ... Tonito
The Bokaras The Bokaras ... The Bokaras
Prince Paul Prince Paul ... Prince Paul
Jimmy Armstrong Jimmy Armstrong ... Jimmy Armstrong
Paul Horompo Paul Horompo ... Paul Horompo
Paul Jung Paul Jung ... Paul Jung
Charley Bell Charley Bell ... Charley Bell
Gilbert Reichert Gilbert Reichert ... Gilbert Reichert
C.H. Lindsey C.H. Lindsey ... C. H. Lindsey
Peterson's Dogs Peterson's Dogs ... Peterson's Dogs
Rix's Bears Rix's Bears ... Rix's Bears
Arthur Burson Arthur Burson ... Arthur Burson
La Norma La Norma ... La Norma
Jeanne Sleeter Jeanne Sleeter ... Jeanne Sleeter
Billy Snyder Billy Snyder ... Bill Snyder (as Bill Snyder)
The Flying Comets The Flying Comets ... The Flying Comets
Veronica Martell Veronica Martell ... Veronica Martell
Miss Loni Miss Loni ... Miss Loni
The Romigs The Romigs ... The Romigs
Rusty Parent Rusty Parent ... Rusty Parent
The Maxellos The Maxellos ... The Maxellos
Martha Hunter Martha Hunter ... Martha Hunter
Truzzi Truzzi ... Truzzi
Eugene Scott Eugene Scott ... Eugene Scott
James Barnes James Barnes ... James Barnes
Merle Evans Merle Evans ... Merle Evans
Frank McClosky Frank McClosky ... Frank McClosky
Mike Petrillo Mike Petrillo ... Mike Petrillo
Peter Grace Peter Grace ... Peter Grace
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds ... Bob Reynolds
George Werner George Werner ... George Werner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Aaker ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Dorothy Adams ... Sam's Wife (uncredited)
Eric Alden ... Canvas Man (uncredited)
Erville Alderson ... Spectator (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Spectator (uncredited)
Ross Bagdasarian ... Spectator (uncredited)
Vicki Bakken Vicki Bakken ... Vicki (uncredited)
Mary Bezemes Mary Bezemes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gladys Blake ... Spectator (uncredited)
Oliver Blake ... Spectator (uncredited)
William Boyd ... Hopalong Cassidy (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks Ralph Brooks ... Spectator (uncredited)
Helen Brown Helen Brown ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jeanne Browning Jeanne Browning ... Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Spectator (uncredited)
Donna Burke Donna Burke ... Girl (uncredited)
Bobby Burns ... Spectator (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Spectator (uncredited)
Lonnie Burr Lonnie Burr ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Bruce Cameron Bruce Cameron ... Bruce (uncredited)
Charles D. Campbell Charles D. Campbell ... Spectator (uncredited)
Frances Campbell Frances Campbell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Malcolm Cassell Malcolm Cassell ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Iphigenie Castiglioni Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Iphigenie Castiglioni (uncredited)
Lane Chandler ... Dave (uncredited)
Nathalie J. Christian Nathalie J. Christian ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ken Christy Ken Christy ... Tightrope Act Spectator (uncredited)
Archie D. Clark Archie D. Clark ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Farmer Sam (uncredited)
Ronnie Clark Ronnie Clark ... Boy (uncredited)
Lydia Clarke ... Circus Girl (uncredited)
Rocky Clinton Rocky Clinton ... Barker (uncredited)
Rus Conklin Rus Conklin ... Rus (uncredited)
Gerald Courtemarche Gerald Courtemarche ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
John Crawford ... Jack - Circus Attendant (uncredited)
Dorothy Crider Dorothy Crider ... Dorothy (uncredited)
Bing Crosby ... Spectator (uncredited)
Bob Crosby ... Spectator (uncredited)
Cecil B. DeMille ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bobby Diamond Bobby Diamond ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Midway Game Barker (uncredited)
Gloria Drew Gloria Drew ... Ann (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee Jimmie Dundee ... Utility Man / Stake Driver (uncredited)
Claude Dunkin Claude Dunkin ... Claude (uncredited)
Don Dunning Don Dunning ... Spectator (uncredited)
Art Dupuis Art Dupuis ... Spectator (uncredited)
Rosemary Dvorak Rosemary Dvorak ... Rosemary (uncredited)
Daisy Earles Daisy Earles ... Midget (uncredited)
Bonnie Kay Eddy Bonnie Kay Eddy ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Monie Ellis Monie Ellis ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
C.L. Elslander C.L. Elslander ... Father C.L. Elslander (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Spectator (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Spectator (uncredited)
Norman Field Norman Field ... Truesdale (uncredited)
Elizabeth Fillman Elizabeth Fillman ... Girl (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Spectator (uncredited)
Kathleen Freeman ... Spectator (uncredited)
Mona Freeman ... Spectator (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer Gerry Ganzer ... Spectator (uncredited)
Nancy Gates ... Spectator (uncredited)
Slim Gaut Slim Gaut ... Circus Man (uncredited)
Everett Glass Everett Glass ... Board Member (uncredited)
Joseph Granby Joseph Granby ... Spectator (uncredited)
Greta Granstedt ... Spectator (uncredited)
Linda Green Linda Green ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Otto Griebling Otto Griebling ... Circus Performer (uncredited)
Dolores Hall Dolores Hall ... Circus Girl (uncredited)
Scott H. Hall ... Spectator (uncredited)
William Hall ... Bill (uncredited)
John Hamer John Hamer ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Peter Hansen ... Spectator (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker Charmienne Harker ... Charmienne (uncredited)
Joe Harper Joe Harper ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Kathleen Hartnagel Kathleen Hartnagel ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Helene Hatch Helene Hatch ... Spectator (uncredited)
Bradford Hatton Bradford Hatton ... Osborne (uncredited)
Jimmy Hawkins ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Erin Hennessey Erin Hennessey ... Girl (uncredited)
Patsy Henry Patsy Henry ... Girl (uncredited)
William Henry ... Spectator (uncredited)
Bette Hill Bette Hill ... Girl (uncredited)
Paula Hill Paula Hill ... Spectator (uncredited)
Fay Holderness Fay Holderness ... Spectator (uncredited)
Ronny Hooker Ronny Hooker ... Boy (uncredited)
Bob Hope ... Spectator (uncredited)
Jerry James Jerry James ... Spectator (uncredited)
Adele Cook Johnson Adele Cook Johnson ... Mable (uncredited)
Brad Johnson Brad Johnson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Lorna Jordon Lorna Jordon ... Lorna (uncredited)
Frances Karath Frances Karath ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Pickpocket Victim (uncredited)
Mona Knox ... Mona (uncredited)
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Train Fireman (uncredited)
Ann Kunde Ann Kunde ... Spectator (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Hank (uncredited)
Larry Lapham Larry Lapham ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rudy Lee Rudy Lee ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Herbert Lytton ... Foreman (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Circus Man (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh Anthony Marsh ... Tony (uncredited)
Sydney Mason Sydney Mason ... Carson (uncredited)
Gay McEldowney Gay McEldowney ... Gay (uncredited)
Pattie McKenzie Pattie McKenzie ... Girl (uncredited)
Peggy McKim Peggy McKim ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
James McNally James McNally ... Spectator (uncredited)
William Meader William Meader ... Spectator (uncredited)
David M. Mee David M. Mee ... Little Boy (uncredited)
Frank Meredith Frank Meredith ... Train Engineer (uncredited)
John Merton ... Chuck (uncredited)
Gertrude Messinger ... Gertrude (uncredited)
Patricia Michon ... Patricia (uncredited)
Royce Milne Royce Milne ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Spectator (uncredited)
Beverly Mook Beverly Mook ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Lyle Moraine Lyle Moraine ... Spectator (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Spectator (uncredited)
Howard Negley ... Truck Boss (uncredited)
Noel Neill ... Noel (uncredited)
Ottola Nesmith ... Spectator (uncredited)
Joel Nestler Joel Nestler ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
David Newell ... Spectator (uncredited)
Eric Nielsen Eric Nielsen ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Noralee Norman Noralee Norman ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Judy Nugent ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Edmond O'Brien ... Midway Barker at End (uncredited)
Susan Odin Susan Odin ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Sammy Ogg Sammy Ogg ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Ruth Packard Ruth Packard ... Spectator (uncredited)
John Parrish John Parrish ... Jack Lawson (uncredited)
Luce Potter Luce Potter ... Midget (uncredited)
Hugh Prosser Hugh Prosser ... Hugh (uncredited)
Harry Raven Harry Raven ... Circus Man (uncredited)
Keith Richards ... Keith - Circus Attendant (uncredited)
Bruce Riley Jr. Bruce Riley Jr. ... Boy (uncredited)
William J. Riley William J. Riley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Peter Roman Peter Roman ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Midget (uncredited)
Gladys Rosson Gladys Rosson ... Spectator (uncredited)
Robert E. Royal Robert E. Royal ... Policeman (uncredited)
William Ruhl William Ruhl ... Circus Barker (uncredited)
Robert W. Rushing Robert W. Rushing ... Policeman (uncredited)
Russell Saunders Russell Saunders ... Circus Man (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Circus Barker (uncredited)
Ritz Schroder Ritz Schroder ... Harlequin (uncredited)
Queenie Smith ... Spectator (uncredited)
Squeaky Squeaky ... Squeaky (uncredited)
Robert St. Angelo ... Spectator (uncredited)
Mabel Stark Mabel Stark ... Spectator (uncredited)
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Spectator (uncredited)
Tony Taylor Tony Taylor ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Roland Tiebor Roland Tiebor ... Roland Tiebor (uncredited)
Nina Torres Nina Torres ... Girl (uncredited)
Stuart Torres Stuart Torres ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Man in Train Wreck (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Spectator (uncredited)
Judith Ann Vroom Judith Ann Vroom ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Wally Walker Wally Walker ... Spectator (uncredited)
Gil Warren Gil Warren ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Beverly Washburn ... Little Girl Spectator (uncredited)
Joan Whitney Joan Whitney ... Spectator (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Spectator (uncredited)
Kay Wiley Kay Wiley ... Spectator (uncredited)
Dickie June Williams Dickie June Williams ... Girl (uncredited)
Robert N. Wilson Robert N. Wilson ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Robin Winans Robin Winans ... Little Boy Spectator (uncredited)
Christine Wright Christine Wright ... Spectator (uncredited)
Fred Zendar Fred Zendar ... Spectator (uncredited)
Alberto Zoppe Alberto Zoppe ... Alberto Zoppe - Trick Rider (uncredited)

Produced by 

Cecil B. DeMille ... producer
Henry Wilcoxon ... associate producer

Music by 

Victor Young ... (music score by)

Cinematography by 

George Barnes ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Anne Bauchens

Art Direction by 

Hal Pereira
Walter H. Tyler ... (as Walter Tyler)

Set Decoration by 

Sam Comer
Ray Moyer

Costume Design by 

Edith Head ... (costumes)
Dorothy Jeakins ... (costumes)
Miles White ... (circus costumes)

Makeup Department 

Wally Westmore ... makeup supervisor

Production Management 

Roy Burns ... unit manager (uncredited)
C. Kenneth Deland ... unit manager (uncredited)
Andrew J. Durkus ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Arthur Rosson ... unit director
Edward Salven ... assistant director
Frank Baur ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Bud Brill ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Daniel McCauley ... assistant director (uncredited)
Walter H. Tyler ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Norman Bel Geddes ... designer: big top (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Jack Senter ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Dwight Thompson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department 

John Cope ... sound recordist
Harry Lindgren ... sound recordist

Special Effects by 

Harold V. McKenzie ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Barney Wolff ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Devereaux Jennings ... special photographic effects (as Devereux Jennings)
Gordon Jennings ... special photographic effects
Paul K. Lerpae ... special photographic effects (as Paul Lerpae)

Stunts 

Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders ... stunts (uncredited)
Galla Shawn ... stunt double: Betty Hutton (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

W. Wallace Kelley ... additional photography (as Wallace Kelley)
J. Peverell Marley ... additional photography

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department 

John Murray Anderson ... stager: circus musical and dance numbers
Sidney Cutner ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Richard Barstow ... choreographer
Robert Brower ... Technicolor color consultant
Arthur M. Concello ... general manager: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus
John Ringling North ... president: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus / technical advisor
Henry Ringling North ... vice president: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus
Pat Valdo ... general director of performance: Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus
James Vincent ... dialogue supervisor
Lynn Couch ... aerialist coach: Cornel Wilde (uncredited)
Mel Koontz ... animal trainer (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson ... animal handler: elephant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

See also

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