John Ringling North
Cecil B. DeMille directs this Oscar winner for Best Picture, a splashy, three-ring epic about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Charlton Heston stars as the respected circus manager who keeps the show together. That's not an easy job, considering all the clashing egos involved, including a daredevil trapeze artist (Cornel Wilde) and his fellow performer (Betty Hutton). Jimmy Stewart co-stars as an undercover clown on the lam.