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The Resource The greatest show on earth, a Paramount picture ; produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; associate producer, Henry Wilcoxon ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille

The greatest show on earth, a Paramount picture ; produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; associate producer, Henry Wilcoxon ; 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 ; produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; associate producer, Henry Wilcoxon ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
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Contributor
Actor
Author of screenplay, etc
Contributor
Director
Distributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On tour with the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus, featuring competition between aerialists, crooked gamblers, and a clown who never removes his make-up
Awards note
Winner, 1952 Academy Awards (best picture, writing--motion picture story).
Cataloging source
UBY
Characteristic
motion picture
Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes; additional photography, J. Peverell Marley, Wallace Kelley; Technicolor color consultant, Robert Brower. Special photographic effects, Gordon Jennings, Paul Lerpae, Devereux Jennings; costumes, Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins; circus costumes, Miles White; circus costumes executed by Brooks Costume Co., New York. Edited by Anne Bauchens; art direction, Hal Pereira and Walter Tyler; set decoration, Sam Comer and Ray Moyer; technical advisor, John Ringling North; circus musical and dance numbers staged by John Murray Anderson; choreography, Richard Barstow; dialogue supervisor, James Vincent; makeup supervision, Wally Westmore; sound recording by Harry Lindgren and John Cope. Assistant director, Edward Salven; unit director, Arthur Rosson; music score by Victor Young
PerformerNote
Starring Betty Hutton [Holly], Cornel Wilde [Sebastian], Charlton Heston [Brad], Dorothy Lamour [Phyllis], Gloria Grahame [Angel], Henry Wilcoxon [F.B.I. man], Lyle Bettger [Klaus], Lawrence Tierney [Henderson], Emmett Kelly [himself], Cucciola [himself], Antoinette Concello [herself], John Ringling North [himself], Tuffy Genders, John Kellog [Harry], John Ridgely [asst. manager], Frank Wilcox [circus doctor], Bob Carson [ringmaster], Lillian Albertson [Buttons' mother], Julia Faye [Birdie], and James Stewart as Buttons, a clown
Runtime
153
Technique
live action
Label
The greatest show on earth, a Paramount picture ; produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; associate producer, Henry Wilcoxon ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Feature
  • full screen (1.37:1)
  • Bracketed character names were supplied from the Variety review, Jan. 2, 1952
  • "Color by Technicolor. Western Electric Recording."
  • "Approved, MPAA, certificate no. 15440."
  • Copyright: Paramount Pictures Corp.; 1Apr52; LP1842
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm.
Dimensions
16mm. film width
Extent
4 film reels of 4 (153 min., 5,508 ft.)
FilmInspectionDate
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Governing access note
Condition restricted;
Jurisdiction note
permission to view item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
unknown
Motion picture presentation format
standard sound aperture reduced frame
Other physical details
sd., col.
Physical access
Patrons should use reference copy
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
film reel
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn664278824
  • UtOrBLW
  • (IMDb)tt0044672
Label
The greatest show on earth, a Paramount picture ; produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus ; screenplay by Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John ; story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett ; associate producer, Henry Wilcoxon ; produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Publication
Note
  • Feature
  • full screen (1.37:1)
  • Bracketed character names were supplied from the Variety review, Jan. 2, 1952
  • "Color by Technicolor. Western Electric Recording."
  • "Approved, MPAA, certificate no. 15440."
  • Copyright: Paramount Pictures Corp.; 1Apr52; LP1842
Carrier category
film reel
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
16 mm.
Dimensions
16mm. film width
Extent
4 film reels of 4 (153 min., 5,508 ft.)
FilmInspectionDate
||||
Governing access note
Condition restricted;
Jurisdiction note
permission to view item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
Media category
projected
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
unknown
Motion picture presentation format
standard sound aperture reduced frame
Other physical details
sd., col.
Physical access
Patrons should use reference copy
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
film reel
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn664278824
  • UtOrBLW
  • (IMDb)tt0044672

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