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.

Directing:
  • Vincente Minnelli

Writing:
  • George Bradshaw
  • Charles Schnee

Stars:
Release Date: 1952-12-25
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 118
  • Budget: $1,558,000
  • Revenue: $3,373,000

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Lana Turner
Lana Turner
Georgia Lorrison
Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Jonathan Shields
Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeo...
Harry Pebbel
Dick Powell
Dick Powell
James Lee Bartlow
Barry Sullivan
Barry Sulliva...
Fred Amiel
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Graham...
Rosemary Bartlow
Gilbert Roland
Gilbert Rolan...
Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Leo G. Carroll
Leo G. Carrol...
Henry Whitfield
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Kay Amiel
Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart
Syd Murphy
Sammy White
Sammy White
Gus
Elaine Stewart
Elaine Stewar...
Lila
Ivan Triesault
Ivan Triesaul...
Von Ellstein
Barbara Billingsley
Barbara Billi...
Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer
Francis X. Bushman
Francis X. Bu...
Eulogist (uncredited)
Louis Calhern
Louis Calhern
Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only)
Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen Free...
Whitfield's Assistant
Ned Glass
Ned Glass
Wardrobe Man
May McAvoy
May McAvoy
Pebbel's Secretary
Sandy Descher
Sandy Descher
Child Actress
Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
Party Guest
Madge Blake
Madge Blake
Mrs. Rosser
Marietta Canty
Marietta Cant...
Ida
Dabbs Greer
Dabbs Greer
Reporter
Eve McVeagh
Eve McVeagh
Paid Mourner at Funeral
Hadda Brooks
Hadda Brooks
Piano Player (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
Stanley Andre...
Sheriff
Franklyn Farnum
Franklyn Farn...
Assistant on Set
Kenner G. Kemp
Kenner G. Kem...
Mourner
Harold Miller
Harold Miller
Mourner
Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Cigar Clerk
William H. O'Brien
William H. O'...
Waiter at Party
Pat O'Malley
Pat O'Malley
Man Outside Club
Jeffrey Sayre
Jeffrey Sayre
Waiter
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