23 Spectacular Movie Circuses

The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)

Star Attraction: Charlton Heston, of course, as the brusque, take-charge circus manager. As well as the 1,400-strong troupe he’s overseeing.

Greatest Show On Earth? Thankfully, given that boastful title, yes. Cecil B. Demille’s extravagant conclave of real-life performers and sumptuous production values landed his picture an Academy Award. Not bad for a bunch of weirdos.