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Florida Movie Posters

The Greatest Show on Earth

1952

Description

  • Sarasota
  • One-sheet
  • Director: Cecil B. DeMille
  • Stars: Charlton Heston, James Stewart, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Gloria Grahame, Dorothy Lamour
  • Oscar for best picture
  • The Greatest Show on Earth was the first Florida film to win an Oscar for best picture. Shooting took place at the winter headquarters of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus in Sarasota. Director-producer Cecil B. DeMille preferred that the actors perform all of their own stunts. However, veteran circus performers took on the more difficult tricks.
  • Acc. No. 95M.38.01