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The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful(1953)

Also Known As: Memorial to a Bad Man | Tribute to a Bad Man |

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Brief Synopsis

An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top.

Cast & Crew

Ivan Triesault Von Ellstein
Paul Stewart Syd [Murphy]
Gilbert Roland [Victor] "Gaucho" [Ribera]
Gloria Grahame Rosemary [Bartlow]
Barry Sullivan Fred [Amiel]
Walter Pidgeon Harry Pebbel
Dick Powell James Lee [Bartlow]
Kirk Douglas Jonathan [Shields]
Lana Turner Georgia [Lorrison]

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 25 Dec 1952; New York opening: 15 Jan 1953
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  AFI; AFI Library; EB;
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Duration(mins):  116-117 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  13    
Duration(reels):  10,579    

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  • Solid my ass!

    Fz 2014-10-29

    TCM's inexplicable ( and surely vastly overpayed moronic mouthpiece) Mr. Maltin calls this remarkable film" Solid "No Mr. Maltin , It is... MORE>

  • Frogs.

    God Almighty 2014-01-04

    Cat urine and pop tarts aside, hairbrush jello frogpants with shoes is more than likely snow hate kill hug. But on the other hand, theres a golden... MORE>

  • Title is totally descriptive!

    RedRain 2013-07-15

    Few films describe the characters in the title as well as this one does. When I first saw this film, many years ago now, I was stunned at what a powerful... MORE>