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The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

February 28, 2015 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive, Cecilia de Mille Presley and The Cecil B. DeMille Foundation present “The Greatest Showman: Cecil B. DeMille.”

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

The backstage romances and rivalries of circus trapeze artists, animal trainers and clowns fill out this grand portrait the circus, offering thrilling aerial stunts and amazing set pieces, including the crash of a circus train full of animals. Director Cecil B. DeMille’s one concerted look at the lives of show people (he himself had begun his career in the theater) won the Best Picture Academy Award.

Paramount Pictures Corp. Producer: Cecil B. DeMille. Director: Cecil B. DeMille. Screenwriter: Fredric M. Frank, Barre Lyndon, Theodore St. John. Based on a story by Fredric M. Frank, Theodore St. John, Frank Cavett. Cinematographer: George Barnes. Editor: Anne Bauchens. Cast: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame.

35mm, color, 152 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website



February 28, 2015
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States