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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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

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
Contributor
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
Awards note
Academy Award for Best Picture (1952).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, George Barnes ; art directors, Hal Pereira, Walter H. 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
Closed-captioned; English or French soundtracks; optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.G7438478 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1881-1959
  • 1911-1977
  • 1896-1972
  • 1914-1996
  • 1908-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • DeMille, Cecil B.
  • Frank, Fredric M.
  • Lyndon, Barré
  • St. John, Theodore
  • Cavett, Frank
  • Hutton, Betty
  • Wilde, Cornel
  • Heston, Charlton
  • Lamour, Dorothy
  • Grahame, Gloria
  • Stewart, James
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
152
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
  • DVDs, French
  • Circus
  • Aerialists
  • Women circus performers
  • Clowns
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Feature films
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • "Produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Isbn
9780792199038
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360661743
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
06617
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54032636
  • (OCoLC)54032636
System details
DVD, region 1; 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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1952
  • "Produced with the cooperation of Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Circus."
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (152 min.)
Isbn
9780792199038
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097360661743
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
06617
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm54032636
  • (OCoLC)54032636
System details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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