Overall Rank: 9153
Average Rating: 2.4/4
# of Ratings: 43
Theatrical Release Date: 01/10/1952
Genre: Drama, Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Actors: Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour, Henry Wilcoxon, Gloria Grahame
Plot: The story of a circus family as they travel the world showing off the big show!
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 05/28/2019
It's literally the worst movie to ever win Best Picture. Not only was it not the 'greatest' show on Earth, it wasn't even slightly decent.
Snoogans - wrote on 03/02/2013
Essentially a collection of circus performances mixed with 'backstage' drama. Its interesting to see the inner workings of a circus production and the death-defying stunts are entertaining. However, the film is overlong and gets bogged down by the individual characters stories.
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/05/2013
Films about circuses are invariably rubbish and this is no exception. Clumsy melodramatic soap opera that's wall-to-wall cliches. Only James Stewart's enigmatic clown piques any interest at all.
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