Poster for the movie "The Bad and the Beautiful"

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

118 min - Drama, Romance - 25 December 1952
Your rating:

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.

Director:  Vincente Minnelli
Stars:  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, Barbara Billingsley, Francis X. Bushman, Louis Calhern, Kathleen Freeman, Ned Glass, May McAvoy, Sandy Descher, Bess Flowers, Madge Blake, Marietta Canty, Dabbs Greer, Eve McVeagh, Hadda Brooks

Photos

No images were imported for this movie.

Storyline

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.



Tagline: I took you out of the gutter . . . I can fling you back!

Genres: Drama, Romance

Details

Official Website: 
Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  25 December 1952

Box Office

Budget:  $1,558,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 58 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Kirk Douglas {“Jonathan Shields”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Gloria Grahame {“Rosemary Bartlow”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Robert Surtees – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) —  Helen Rose – WON
WRITING (Screenplay) — Charles Schnee – WON


Rent or Purchase The Bad and the Beautiful At: