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Jeanne Eagels (1957)

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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

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A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress Jeanne Eagels, whose fame was both on stage and on the screen in the 1910s and 1920s, is presented. After losing in a rigged carnival beauty pageant, winning which she believed would be her first step to becoming a serious actress, Jeanne joins the traveling carnival itself under the guidance of the pageant organizer, Sal Satori, who features her in a variety of carnival stage shows. But it's when the carnival approaches New York City that Jeanne demonstrates how she truly mapped out her road to acting fame even before meeting Sal. Under the tutelage of renowned acting coach Nellie Neilson, Jeanne, who does possess true acting talent, is given her big acting break and does achieve fame on the Broadway stage, and ultimately also in Hollywood films. Jeanne is not averse to doing whatever is required to advance her career, even at the expense of others. Achieving fame so quickly takes its toll on Jeanne, who turns to alcohol and ... Written by Huggo

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TOO MANY SINS TO FORGET! (original print ad - all caps)

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2 August 1957 (USA)  »

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Final film of Dorothy Vernon. See more »

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The song that Jeanne (Kim Novak) sings in her "last movie" "Forever Young", "I'll Take Romance" was written in 1937, eight years after Eagels death. The song appears in the 1937 film with the same name. See more »

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Jeanne Eagels: Maybe I come from nowhere, but I'm *going* somewhere!
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I'll Take Romance
Music by Ben Oakland
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
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Can't say I wasn't warned
2 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember my acting teacher years ago talking about this movie and saying, boy, Kim Novak really thought she was ACTING.

"Jeanne Eagels" is a highly fictionalized biography of the great stage star who also acquitted herself well in films before her death at the age of 39. Directed by George Sidney, the movie also stars Jeff Chandler as Satori. His character existed, under another name, and unlike in the film, Eagels was married to him for a time. Virginia Grey has a small but showy role as a has-been who gives Eagels a script she wants to do, Rain, which turns out to be Eagels' signature play. That entire incident never happened (exceot of course that Eagles did play Sadie Thompson), but it provides some good drama in the film.

The main problem with this film is the atrocious acting of Kim Novak and Jeff Chandler. Novak was just getting started in her career, and she was the whole package - incredibly beautiful, a body to die for, a sultry speaking voice, and star quality. This type of scenery chewing dramatic role just wasn't her thing. She has such a lovely quality in Picnic; later on, she would do well in comedies and lighter films. Why Harry Cohn thought she could do this is beyond me. Chandler is way, way over the top - he did better in straightforward leading man roles.

A disappointing directing job from George Sidney. Novak deserved better. It's to her credit that she gave it a go. Thankfully, it didn't hurt what turned out to be a fine career.


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