The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

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 on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.

  • George Bradshaw
  • Charles Schnee
  • Vincente Minnelli
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  • Release Date: 1952-12-25
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 118
  • Revenue: $3,373,000
  • Budget: $1,558,000

Gilbert Roland

Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera

Lana Turner

Georgia Lorrison

Kirk Douglas

Jonathan Shields

Walter Pidgeon

Harry Pebbel

Dick Powell

James Lee Bartlow

Barry Sullivan

Fred Amiel

Gloria Grahame

Rosemary Bartlow

Leo G. Carroll

Henry Whitfield

Vanessa Brown

Kay Amiel

Paul Stewart

Syd Murphy

Ivan Triesault

Von Ellstein

Barbara Billingsley

Evelyn Lucien

Francis X. Bushman

Eulogist (uncredited)

Louis Calhern

Georgia Father (voice)

Kathleen Freeman

Whitfield's Assistant

Ned Glass

Wardrobe Man

May McAvoy

Pebbel's Secretary

Sandy Descher

Child Actress

Bess Flowers

Party Guest

Madge Blake

Mrs. Rosser

Dabbs Greer


Eve McVeagh

Paid Mourner at Funeral

Franklyn Farnum

Assistant on Set (uncredited)

Roger Moore

Cigar Clerk

William H. O'Brien

Waiter at Party (uncredited)

Pat O'Malley

Man Outside Club
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