The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

A FILM BY: Vincente Minnelli
WRITTEN BY: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw
STARRING: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon

Unscrupulous movie producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) is a child of Hollywood who ruthlessly toils his way to the top of the studio system, discarding movie star Georgia (Lana Turner), director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) and writer James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell) along the way. Although Shields manipulates them and leaves each in despair, they find success in Hollywood, thanks in part to Shields, and must decide whether or not to repay him when he offers them a collaborative project.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1952
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 118 mins
Format: 35mm