The Bad and the Beautiful

"Excellent"

The Bad and the Beautiful Review


This biting behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood is as sharp as they come. Opening on the funeral of a producer, the film follows three people as they spew vitriol on the man. Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner are particularly fun. Hollywood wouldn't be skewered this horribly again until The Player, 40 years later.


The Bad and the Beautiful

Facts and Figures

Run time: 118 mins

In Theaters: Monday 9th February 1953

Budget: $1.6M

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Georgia Lorrison, as Jonathan Shields, as Harry Pebbel, as James Lee Bartlow, as Fred Amiel, as Rosemary Bartlow, Gilbert Roland as Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera, Leo G. Carroll as Henry Whitfield, as Kay Amiel, as Syd Murphy, Sammy White as Gus, Elaine Stewart as Lila, Ivan Triesault as Von Ellstein, Barbara Billingsley as Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer, Francis X. Bushman as Eulogist (uncredited), as Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only), as Whitfield's Assistant, as Wardrobe Man, as Pebbel's Secretary, Sandy Descher as Child Actress, Bess Flowers as Party Guest, Madge Blake as Mrs. Rosser, Marietta Canty as Ida, as Reporter, Eve McVeagh as Paid Mourner at Funeral

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