The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee Bartlow; a star, Georgia Lorrison; and a director, Fred Amiel. He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.

Directing:
  • Vincente Minnelli

Writing:
  • George Bradshaw
  • Charles Schnee

Stars:
Release Date: 1952-12-25
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
  • Budget: $1,558,000
  • Revenue: $3,373,000
Dick Powell
Dick Powell
James Lee Bartlow
Leo G. Carroll
Leo G. Carrol...
Henry Whitfield
Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen Free...
Whitfield's Assistant
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Party Guest
Gilbert Roland
Gilbert Rolan...
Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Rosemary Bartlow
Dabbs Greer
Dabbs Greer
Reporter
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Jonathan Shields
Barry Sullivan
Barry Sulliva...
Fred Amiel
Ned Glass
Ned Glass
Wardrobe Man
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Syd Murphy
Barbara Billingsley
Barbara Billi...
Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer
Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only)
Lana Turner
Lana Turner
Georgia Lorrison
Ivan Triesault
Ivan Triesaul...
Von Ellstein
Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeo...
Harry Pebbel
Francis X. Bushman
Francis X. Bu...
Eulogist (uncredited)
May McAvoy
May McAvoy
Pebbel's Secretary
Sandy Descher
Sandy Descher
Child Actress
Eve McVeagh
Eve McVeagh
Paid Mourner at Funeral
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Kay Amiel
Sammy White
Sammy White
Gus
Elaine Stewart
Elaine Stewar...
Lila
Madge Blake
Madge Blake
Mrs. Rosser
Marietta Canty
Marietta Cant...
Ida
Hadda Brooks
Hadda Brooks
Piano Player (uncredited)
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