The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Dec 25, 1952 | Drama, General Film, Romance

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writer(s): Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, Gilbert Roland, Leo G. Carroll, Vanessa Brown, Paul Stewart, Sammy White, Elaine Stewart, Ivan Triesault, Jay Adler, Stanley Andrews, Ben Astar, Alex Ball, Barbara Billingsley, John Bishop, Madge Blake, Marshall Bradford, Hadda Brooks, Ralph Brooks, Robert Burton, Francis X. Bushman, Louis Calhern, Marietta Canty, Robert Carson, Janet Comerford, James Conaty, Jonathan Cott, Lillian Culver, Alexis Davidoff, Bob Davis, Sandy Descher, Phil Dunham, Steve Dunhill, Franklyn Farnum, James Farrar, Bess Flowers, George Ford, Steve Forrest, Kathleen Freeman, Rudy Germane, Frank Gerstle, Ned Glass, Lisa Golm, James Gonzalez, Phyllis Graffeo, Herschel Graham, A. Cameron Grant, William E. Green, Dabbs Greer, Robert Haines, Sam Harris, Stuart Holmes, Dick Johnstone, Ted Jordan, Kurt Kasznar, Joseph Keane, Kenner G. Kemp, Peggy King, Lucy Knoch, Mike Lally, George J. Lewis, Wilbur Mack, Paul Marion, Paul Maxey, May McAvoy, Harold Miller, Patrick J. Molyneaux, Roger Moore, Ellanora Needles, Richard Norris, William H. O’Brien, Pat O’Malley, Christopher Olsen, Dorothy Patrick, William ‘Bill’ Phillips, Murray Pollack, Paul Power, Kathy Qualen, Anthony Redondo, Jeff Richards, Jeffrey Sayre, Frank J. Scannell, Perry Sheehan, George Sherwood, Luther Shields, Reginald Simpson, Mabel Smaney, Norman Stevans, William Tannen, Dee Turnell, Harry Tyler, Kaaren Verne, Ray Walker, Harte Wayne, Lawrence A. Williams, Eric Wilton, Wilson Wood, Douglas Yorke

Synopsis: 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 – including the writer, star and director – on the way to becoming one of Hollywood’s top movie makers.

Release Date: December 25, 1952 (USA) | Length: 118 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | Certificate: Passed