Cecil Blount DeMille was born on August 12, 1881 in Ashfield, Massachusetts. DeMille began his career as a stage actor in 1900. He later moved on to writing and directing stage productions. His first silent film, The Squaw Man from 1914, was a box-office hit and thus his rise to stardom began.
Cecil B. DeMille went on to make films that were ‘epics’. His films felt like events. The grandeur of his productions made seeing his films a must. I think we all know the biblical epics The Ten Commandments. But DeMille made many great films including 1934’s Cleopatra, 1942’s Reap the wild wind and 1949’s Samson and Delilah, just to name a few. In 1952 before he filmed The Ten Commandments he produced our film for this month The Greatest show on Earth.
The film is set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. It follows the dramatic and often traumatic lives of trapeze artists, elephant trainers, a.... Read On