Friday, August 27, 2010

Movie Friday: The Greatest Show on Earth

This week is the town fair here in my little piece of heaven town.  It is something that we all look forward to and four days of people coming back to town to reunite with each other, enjoy lots of great food, see the livestock exhibits, the art exhibits, the jars of home canned goods, quilts, pumpkins, watermelons, many other types of home grown produce, knitting, embroidery, and I could go on and on.  It's a four day event that ends on midnight Saturday, with a parade around the town square on Saturday afternoon.  I've helped set up our church youth stand, and I've worked the stand two nights in a row.  I'm pooped!  Tonight I get to just enjoy the fair and not work.  Then tomorrow night I get to be ready to take everything down at midnight.  It's amazing - until midnight Saturday it is full of people, by Sunday morning, when I drive to church, everything is gone, and there are almost no remnants of the big celebration.

Anyway, I was in the mood for a fair-type movie, but couldn't think of one.  So, I went for a circus movie.  The Greatest Show on Earth is a great classic from 1952.

Please forgive me for copying the following information from the YouTube video information.  I'm just too exhausted to do any research today!

"Release: 10 January 1952
Running Time: 152 min
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations
Producer: Cecil B. DeMille
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Writer: Fredric M. Frank, Barré Lyndon, Theodore St. John
Cast: Betty Hutton (Holly), Cornel Wilde (The Great Sebastian),Charlton Heston (Brad Braden),Dorothy Lamour (Phyllis)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Domestic Total Gross: $36 million

Have a great Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Hehe Dont hate me when I say this, but "State Fair" by Rodgers and Hammerstine (The one that came out in 1945, NOT THE 60'S REMAKE) Is one of my FAVORITES if you havent seen it you should look for it! Your Fair sounds like a ton of fun, good luck midnight saturday night.


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