skip navigation
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Beautiful Lady

title details and video sharing options

  1. now playing

    Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Beautiful Lady

    Opening scene from author and screenwriter Ruth Gordon (nee Jones, played by Jean Simmons) watching Hazel Dawn (Kay Williams) in The Pink Lady, then with parents (Spencer Tracy, Teresa Wright) in George Cukor's The Actress, 1953.

    View the TCMDb entry for The Actress (1953)


  2. share video
This Month
This Month On TCM -- (Movie Promo) December 2017
Original promo for TCM's December, 2017 programming. ...
Play
Shop Around The Corner, The (1940) — (Movie Clip) Maybe You Could Use Me?
In contemporary Budapest, boss Matuschek (Frank Morgan)...
Play
Brute Force (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Finish That Dream
Joe (Burt Lancaster), the last of the jail-break plotters...
Play | SHOP

Brute Force (1947) -- (Movie Clip)... Joe (Burt Lancaster), the... MORE > $30.45 Regularly $39.95 Buy Now

Marty (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I Have A Feeling About You
Having unexpectedly hit it off with Clara (Betsy Blair), a...
Play | SHOP

Marty (1955) -- (Movie Clip) I Have... Having unexpectedly hit... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.95 Buy Now

Chariots Of Fire (1981) -- (Movie Clip) A Muscular Christian
Ian Charleson as Scot Eric Liddell, encouraged by his...
Play | SHOP

Chariots Of Fire (1981) -- (Movie... Ian Charleson as Scot... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Dames (1934) — (Movie Clip) The Girl At The Ironing Board
Part of the Broadway show imagined in the narrative, the...
Play
Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The (1947) -- (Movie Clip) Greater Perth Amboy
Opening from producer Samuel Goldwyn's liberal Hollywood...
Play | SHOP

Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The... Opening from producer... MORE > $11.21 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Real Christmas Spirit
Frolicking with snowmen, Christmas 1903, brother Lon...
Play | SHOP

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) --... Frolicking with snowmen,... MORE > $21.56 Regularly $26.98 Buy Now

Constant Nymph, The (1943) -- (Movie Clip) You've Broken My Spine
First scene for Joan Fontaine, unleashed as Swiss teen...
Play | SHOP

Constant Nymph, The (1943) --... First scene for Joan... MORE > $16.95 Regularly $19.99 Buy Now

Withnail & I (1987) — (Movie Clip) I Will Never Play The Dane
Lacking any assets or ideas, jobless actor roommates...
Play
Babes On Broadway -- (Movie Clip) How About You?
Continuing their first meeting, budding stars Tommy...
Play
Meet John Doe (1941) — (Movie Clip) The Greed, The Lust, The Hate, The Fear
Staff-slashing editor Connell (James Gleason) doesn’t know...
Play | SHOP

Meet John Doe (1941) — (Movie Clip)... Staff-slashing editor... MORE > $11.95 Regularly $10.99 Buy Now

Bundle Of Joy (1956) -- (Movie Clip) Worry About Tomorrow
The married co-stars Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds...
Play | SHOP

Bundle Of Joy (1956) -- (Movie... The married co-stars... MORE > $14.96 Regularly $19.99 Buy Now

Last Sunset, The (1961) -- (Movie Clip) Cowboys Aren't Very Bright
We know little about the Kirk Douglas character here,...
Play | SHOP

Last Sunset, The (1961) -- (Movie... We know little about the... MORE > $12.57 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

Latin Lovers (1952) — (Movie Clip) Carlotta You Gotta Be Mine
Business owner Nora (Lana Turner) with her unduly...
Play | SHOP

Latin Lovers (1952) — (Movie Clip)... Business owner Nora (Lana... MORE > $17.56 Regularly $21.99 Buy Now

Royal Wedding (1951) -- (Movie Clip) Sunday Jumps
Fred Astaire (as entertainer "Tom Bowen") in his famous...
Play | SHOP

Royal Wedding (1951) -- (Movie... Fred Astaire (as... MORE > $11.95 Regularly $10.99 Buy Now

Little Women (1949) -- (Movie Clip) We'll Storm The Citadel!
March sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth (Janet Leigh, June...
Play
Remember The Night (1940) -- (Movie Clip) I Won't Be Forced!
Shoplifter Lee (Barbara Stanwyck) has been delivered to...
Play | SHOP

Remember The Night (1940) -- (Movie... Shoplifter Lee (Barbara... MORE > $18.95 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Thin Man, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Five More Martinis
Introduction of Nick Charles (William Powell), soon...
Play | SHOP

Thin Man, The (1934) -- (Movie... Introduction of Nick... MORE > $14.95 Regularly $19.98 Buy Now

Christmas Carol, A (1938) -- (Movie Clip) Jacob Marley
Having dismissed the neighborhood patrol, Scrooge...
Play | SHOP

Christmas Carol, A (1938) -- (Movie... Having dismissed the... MORE > $9.95 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now

#
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Beautiful Lady
Opening scene covering a real event, author and screenwriter...
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Beautiful Lady
Opening scene from author and screenwriter Ruth Gordon (nee Jones, played by Jean Simmons) watching Hazel Dawn (Kay Williams) in The Pink Lady, then with parents (Spencer Tracy, Teresa Wright) in George Cukor's The Actress, 1953.>
Actress, The - (Original Trailer)

THE ACTRESS (1953) tells the true story...
Actress, The - (Original Trailer)
"Jean Simmons stars in The Actress (1953), the true story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom. ">
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) God'll...
At the Wollaston, ME train station, Ruth (Jean Simmons) with...
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) God'll Hear You
At the Wollaston, ME train station, Ruth (Jean Simmons) with mother (Teresa Wright, 11 years Simmons' senior) and beau Fred (Anthony Perkins) gets an exciting telegram, in The Actress, 1953, from Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play and screenplay. >
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Sing Out Your...
Playing cards with her ex-sailor father (Spencer Tracy),...
Actress, The (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Sing Out Your Lessons
Playing cards with her ex-sailor father (Spencer Tracy), aspiring actress Ruth (Jean Simmons) receives friends (Norma Jean Nilsson, Dawn Bender), in George Cukor's The Actress, 1953, from Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play. >
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- The Actress (1953)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces The Actress, 1953.
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- The Actress...
Ben Mankiewicz Intro -- The Actress (1953)
Ben Mankiewicz introduces The Actress, 1953. >
#

TCM Movie Database

Your destination for exclusive material from the TCM vaults

LEARN MORE >