The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

Kirk Douglas
Director: Vincente Minnelli Cast: Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
, Lana Turner
Lana Turner
, Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
Vincente Minnelli

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Kirk Douglas plays the corrupt and amoral head of a major film studio in this Hollywood drama, often regarded as one of the film's industry's most interesting glimpses at itself. Actress Gloria Lorrison (Lana Turner), director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan), and screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell) are invited to a meeting at a Hollywood sound stage at the request of producer Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon). Pebbel is working with studio chief Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), whose studio is in financial trouble and needs a blockbuster hit. If these three names will sign to a new project, he's convinced that there's no way he can lose. But there's a rub -- all three of these Hollywood heavyweights hate Shields's guts. He dumped Gloria for another woman, he double-crossed Fred out of a plum directing assignment, and he was responsible for the death of James Lee's wife. All three are ready to tell Pebbel to forget it, until they hear the voice of Shields, calling from Europe to discuss the project by phone. The Bad and the Beautiful won five Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Gloria Grahame.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/10/2020
UPC: 0883929712274
Original Release: 1952
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 11,268

Special Features

Feature-length Turner Classic Movies documentary Lana Turner... A Daughter's Memoir; Scoring session music cues; Theatrical trailers of this and its sequel, Two Weeks in Another Town

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Jonathan Shields
Lana Turner Georgia Lorrison
Walter Pidgeon Harry Pebbel
Dick Powell James Lee Bartlow
Barry Sullivan Fred Amiel
Gloria Grahame Rosemary Bartlow
Gilbert Roland Victor "Gaucho" Ribera
Leo G. Carroll Henry Whitfield
Vanessa Brown Kay Amiel
Paul Stewart Syd Murphy
Ivan Triesault Von Ellstein
Elaine Stewart Lila
Sammy White Gus
Kathleen Freeman Miss March
Marietta Canty Ida
Robert Burton McDill
Ben A. Astar Joe
Dabbs Greer Actor
Harold Miller Actor
Frank Scannell Actor
William Tannen Actor
Sarah Spencer Actor
Barbara Thatcher Actor
Erin Selwyn Actor
Jay Adler Mr. Z
Stanley Andrews Sheriff
Barbara Billingsley Lucien
Madge Blake Mrs. Rosser
Francis X. Bushman Eulogist
Louis Calhern Voice on the Recording
Bob Carson Casting Director
Jonathan Cott Assistant Director
Sandy Descher Little Girl
Bess Flowers Joe's Friend at Party
Steve Forrest Leading Man
Ned Glass Wardrobe Man
William E. Green Hugo Shields
Peggy King Singer
Lucy Knoch Blonde
George Lewis Lionel Donovan, Actor in Screen Test
Chris Olson Amiel's Boy
Dorothy Patrick Arlene
William "Bill" Phillips Assistant Director
Perry Sheehan Secretary
Dee Turnell Linda Ronley
Kaaren Verne Rosa

Technical Credits
Vincente Minnelli Director
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
John Houseman Producer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
David Raksin Score Composer
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Charles Schnee Screenwriter
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Jerry Thorpe Asst. Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Bad and the Beautiful
1. Chapter 1 [1:24]
2. Chapter 2 [2:07]
3. Chapter 3 [3:28]
4. Chapter 4 [4:58]
5. Chapter 5 [5:09]
6. Chapter 6 [3:36]
7. Chapter 7 [3:39]
8. Chapter 8 [3:06]
9. Chapter 9 [3:21]
10. Chapter 10 [4:11]
11. Chapter 11 [3:27]
12. Chapter 12 [3:42]
13. Chapter 13 [7:23]
14. Chapter 14 [4:16]
15. Chapter 15 [4:20]
16. Chapter 16 [4:36]
17. Chapter 17 [5:27]
18. Chapter 18 [4:14]
19. Chapter 19 [2:46]
20. Chapter 20 [4:21]
21. Chapter 21 [2:04]
22. Chapter 22 [3:58]
23. Chapter 23 [3:50]
24. Chapter 24 [4:08]
25. Chapter 25 [3:57]
26. Chapter 26 [3:05]
27. Chapter 27 [2:48]
28. Chapter 28 [2:32]
29. Chapter 29 [2:02]
30. Chapter 30 [3:22]
31. Chapter 31 [2:14]
32. Chapter 32 [2:51]
33. Chapter 33 [1:04]
1. Introduction
2. Jonathan Calling
3. Fred
4. Eighteen Years Ago
5. Oh Yes He Is
6. The Letdown
7. The Betrayal
8. Georgia
9. Almost Time
10. Lonely Girl
11. Fall From Grace
12. James Lee's Narrative
13. The Spellbinder

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