The Bad and the Beautiful

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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 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: Lana Turner as Georgia Lorrison, Kirk Douglas as Jonathan Shields, Walter Pidgeon as Harry Pebbel, Dick Powell as James Lee Bartlow, Barry Sullivan as Fred Amiel, Gloria Grahame as Rosemary Bartlow, Gilbert Roland as Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera, Leo G. Carroll as Henry Whitfield, Vanessa Brown as Kay Amiel, Paul Stewart 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), Louis Calhern as Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only), Kathleen Freeman as Whitfield's Assistant, Ned Glass as Wardrobe Man, May McAvoy as Pebbel's Secretary, Sandy Descher as Child Actress, Bess Flowers as Party Guest, Madge Blake as Mrs. Rosser, Marietta Canty as Ida, Dabbs Greer as Reporter, Eve McVeagh as Paid Mourner at Funeral

The Bad and the Beautiful Movie 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.


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The Bad and the Beautiful Rating

" Excellent "


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