Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Greatest Show on Earth

The Greatest Show on Earth

One of my favorite films and Charleton Heston's first starring role. Directed and narrated by Cecil B. DeMille (Oscar for Best Film, Best Director) this is a star-studded film about a traveling circus when they were really circuses. Actual circus performers from the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey circus were part of the film. Audience cameos of Hollywood stars are fun to spot. And don't forget the spectacular train wreck! A love triangle, a crooked vendor trying to takeover, and the tragic past of the clown who never removes his makeup are just some of the story lines. Grab some popcorn and sit back to enjoy a fun film. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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