Cecil B. DeMille: (accepting the award for Best Picture) Well, Mary, to take this from you means a great deal to me. Remember, we were juveniles together in Belasco's "Warrens of Virginia" just about the time Noah started that craft – I've forgotten what it was.
Mary Pickford: Pardon me while I braid my long white beard.
Cecil B. DeMille: On behalf of the thousands that it took to make "The Greatest Show on Earth" I thank you for them. For the stars, and the electricians, for the circus people, for their bravery. It was a very thrilling thing to see stars like Betty Hutton and Gloria Grahame, Cornel Wilde and Jimmy Stewart, and Chuck Heston – those people risked their lives, as did the thousands of others who were in the circus – and the audiences all through the trip. I thank you for all of them because I am only one little link in a chain that produced that picture. And I'm very happy for them. Thank you.