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The Bad and the Beautiful (1953) Movie Information

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Drama, Romance





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Vincente Minnelli


Lana Turner
Kirk Douglas
Walter Pidgeon
Dick Powell
Gloria Grahame
Barry Sullivan





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Three people in the movie biz recount how they'll never work with producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) again.

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Good movie but not as good as I hoped

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A bold noir-ish drama that highlights the strength of its actors. It's a brooding film, but one worth watching.

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I really loved this movie and that is saying a lot. I usually don't like Lana Turner, but she is great in this. A perfect Hollywood movie.

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02/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Bad And The Beautiful" by Yojimbo

An actress, writer and director recount their experiences with uncompromising movie producer Kirk Douglas when he comes back to them, cap in hand wanting help to get back on top. The Bad And The Beautiful is a film by Hollywood about Hollywood done in the warts and all style of the likes of Sunset Boulevard and The Sweet Smell Of Success, although it is done with nowhere near the bitterness or cynicism of those films. Kirk Douglas' central character was not the hateful asshole I was expecting, rather more a slightly cold, single-minded man who would let nothing get in the way of his own vision. This is highlighted by Walter Pidgeon's pragmatic studio exec who shows that the success the three had subsequently enjoyed was due largely to his interference and it was in fact their own indignan...

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