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  • In fact, I believe this is Heston's first big starring role

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      One of my favorite movies has always been The Greatest Show on Earth, starring Charlton Heston. In fact, I believe this is Heston’s first big starring role. He plays Brad, the owner of the circus that travels the country. He has to deal with everything that

      running a circus entails, and it’s not an easy job.

      Betty Hutton plays Holly, the trapeze artist who owns Brad’s heart. They’re involved, but Brad has commitment issues, stemming more from running the circus than anything else, and Holly just wants to get that center ring and be the star. She has ambition to share her heart.

      Cornell Wilde plays The Great Sebastian, and he’s the rub in the ointment, the big name added to the circus to sell tickets. He’s a showman. Holly wants to out-do him, and he just wants Holly. She’s the ...


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      closest female to him at the moment.

      This picture is huge. It includes thunderous narration that moves the story along. It’s exciting. There’s a lot of angst and tragedy. Sebastian gets injured, for example, and there’s a pivotal train wreck. There are also a number

      of wonderful performances. I’m very partial to James Stewart as Buttons, the clown. His role is very poignant. I love it.

      The Greatest Show on Earth is a movie for the family. There’s the circus and a love story. It’s a great depiction of the greatest show on Earth.




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