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The Greatest Show on Earth (1963–1964)

TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Family

Johnny Slate is the big boss who successfully keeps the circus running as it moves from town to town. He manages to deal with the unexpected frequently and uses Otto King, the accountant, as a sounding board.
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Updated Sep 17, 1963

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Sep 17, 1963 (United States)

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Jack Palance
Johnny Slate Johnny Slate   See fewer
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Stuart Erwin
Otto King Otto King   See fewer
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Michael Consoldane
Boy Joins Circus / Boy Who Joins Circus Boy Joins Circus / Boy Who Joins Circus   See fewer
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Del Graham
Acrobat / Alex Acrobat / Alex   See fewer
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Buddy Lewis
Guido / Usher Guido / Usher   See fewer
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Buck Taylor
Joe / Tony Joe / Tony   See fewer
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Joseph V. Perry
Anton / Clown Anton / Clown   See fewer
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Harry Guardino
James Paleski James Paleski   See fewer
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Harold J. Stone
Greenwood Greenwood   See fewer
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Joe E. Brown
Diamond 'Dimey' Vine Diamond 'Dimey' Vine   See fewer
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Steven Hill
Frankie Santene Frankie Santene   See fewer
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Joan Freeman
Nina Henderson Nina Henderson   See fewer
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Patricia Breslin
Lisa, Frankie's wife Lisa, Frankie's wife   See fewer
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Alfred Ryder
Count von Scherling Count von Scherling   See fewer
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T.T. Hill T.T. Hill   See fewer
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Gloria Gloria   See fewer
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Boykin Boykin   See fewer
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Frank Land Frank Land   See fewer
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Hodges Hodges   See fewer
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Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Harry Kyle Harry Kyle   See fewer
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Rod Nichols Rod Nichols   See fewer
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Joey Genarro Joey Genarro   See fewer
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8.3 / 10 | 88 votes