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Jeanne Eagels -- Kim Novak beautifully portrays Jeanne Eagels, the celebrated Broadway actress who in 1922 made her name playing Sadie Thompson in Somerset Maugham's "Rain." Jeff Chandler plays her lusty love interest.


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Release Date:
2 August 1957 (USA) See more »
TOO MANY SINS TO FORGET! (original print ad - all caps)
The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Kim Novak ... Jeanne Eagels

Jeff Chandler ... Sal Satori

Agnes Moorehead ... Nellie Neilson
Charles Drake ... John Donahue
Larry Gates ... Al Brooks
Virginia Grey ... Elsie Desmond

Gene Lockhart ... Equity Board President
Joe De Santis ... Frank Satori (as Joe de Santis)

Murray Hamilton ... Chick O'Hara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Allen ... Stage Director (uncredited)
Myrtle Anderson ... Jeanne's Maid (uncredited)
Jack Ano ... Soldier (uncredited)
Beulah Archuletta ... Mrs. Horn (uncredited)

Eleanor Audley ... Sob Sister at Party (uncredited)
Walter Bacon ... Man in Line (uncredited)
Butch Bernard ... Frank Satori's Child #2 (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Reporter (uncredited)

Frank Borzage ... Director Frank Borzage (uncredited)
Lew Borzage ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
William 'Tex' Carr ... Specialty Fire Eater (uncredited)
John Celentano ... Frank Satori's Child #1 (uncredited)
Sheridan Comerate ... Confederate Officer (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Joe, Carnival Employee (uncredited)
Walter Conrad ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Barker (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... Barker (uncredited)
Lillian Culver ... Equity Board Woman (uncredited)
Mina Cunard ... Neilson Maid (uncredited)
Frances Curry ... Maid (uncredited)
Giselle D'Arc ... French Maid (uncredited)

Michael Dante ... Sgt. O'Hara in 'Rain' (uncredited)
Jules Davis ... Mr. Horn (uncredited)
Paul De Rolf ... Wise Teenager (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Davidson (uncredited)

Shelley Fabares ... Teenage Girl (uncredited)
Myrna Fahey ... Girl (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Barker (uncredited)
Richard Gaines ... Judge (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Middle-Aged Man (uncredited)
Lowell Gilmore ... Rev. Davidson in 'Rain' (uncredited)
Rebecca Godinez ... Satori Daughter (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Equity Man (uncredited)
Reita Green ... Girl (uncredited)
Raymond Greenleaf ... Elderly Lawyer (uncredited)
Joanne Harding ... Girl (uncredited)
Richard Harrison ... Cpl. Hodgson (uncredited)
Whitey Haupt ... Wise Teenager (uncredited)
Judd Holdren ... Young Actor on Equity Board (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bradford Jackson ... Equity Sokesman (uncredited)
Eugene Jackson ... Piccaninny (uncredited)
Gene Jackson ... Indian Child (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Movie Set Crewman (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Larry Larson ... Wise Teenager (uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jennifer Lea ... Young Ingenue (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Foreman (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Corliss (uncredited)
Alyn Lockwood ... Rosalie Satori (uncredited)
Brenda Lomas ... Teenage Girl (uncredited)
Florence MacAfee ... Mrs. McPhail (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Ticket Selling Barker (uncredited)
Theodore Marcuse ... Dr. Richards (uncredited)
Junius Matthews ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Tom McKee ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Joseph Mell ... Actors Equity Representative (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
Carlyle Mitchell ... Disgruntled Man (uncredited)
Irving Mitchell ... Lawyer (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Carnival Patron (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Country Bumpkin Spectator (uncredited)
Pat Mowry ... Chubby Bathing Beauty (uncredited)
Jimmy Murphy ... Murph - Assistant Director (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Man in Stage Wings (uncredited)
George N. Neise ... Jerry the Traveling Salesman (uncredited)
Tom Nolan ... Satori's Son (uncredited)
Joseph Novak ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Gary Pagett ... Wise Teenager (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Chief of Police at Carnival (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Quartermaster Bates in 'Rain' (uncredited)
Walter Ridge ... Barker (uncredited)
Deon Robb ... Kevin (uncredited)
Wallace Ross ... Barker (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eugene Sherman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bert Spencer ... Dr. McPhail (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Member of Audience (uncredited)
Joy Stoner ... Girl (uncredited)
Bill Suiter ... Sailor (uncredited)
John Tarangelo ... Pvt. Griggs (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Lee Trent ... Equity Board Head (uncredited)

Joe Turkel ... Eddie, Reporter (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Jean Vachon ... Middle-Aged Woman (uncredited)
Helen Van Tuyl ... Equity Board Member (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Patricia Winters ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Ward Wood ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Marshal (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sidney 
Writing credits
Daniel Fuchs (screenplay) &
Sonya Levien (screenplay) &
John Fante (screenplay)

Daniel Fuchs (story)

Produced by
George Sidney .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
Jerome Thoms 
Art Direction by
Ross Bellah 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
Alfred E. Spencer 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Hansen .... sound (as Franklin Hansen Jr.)
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... first assistant camera
Richard H. Kline .... camera operator (uncredited)
Harry Stradling Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Ross DiMaggio .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gil Grau .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"George Sidney's Jeanne Eagels" - USA (complete title)
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108 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Final film of Dorothy Vernon.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
Jeanne Eagels:Maybe I come from nowhere, but I'm *going* somewhere!See more »
Over the WavesSee more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
There they go again!, 30 September 2008
Author: mukava991 from United States

It is amazing how badly Hollywood studios recreated past eras in their biopics. This atrociously dishonest and downright stupid movie about the great Jeanne Eagels is one of the worst. Only haphazard efforts are made to ground the story in the actual era (roughly the teens of the last century to 1929). Occasionally you can spot a few actors dressed and coiffed properly to the time depicted, but you have to look carefully to find them. The music veers between glossy 50s "smooth romance" to jarring, melodramatic accents which attempt to supply emotional power to scenes so badly written they would either put you to sleep or make you laugh. It goes without saying that poor Kim Novak in the title role is miles out of her league, not to mention miscast. Perhaps that's why the hacks who created the scenario decided to make her a carnival hootch dancer in the early scenes, just to show off her splendid physique - at the expense of the real story of a brilliantly talented midwestern girl who plunged passionately into serious acting before she was 10 years old and worked her way up to Broadway stardom over many years. Who would want to see THAT? Around 30 minutes into the implausible proceedings Agnes Moorehead shows up as a Broadway drama teacher; she makes a grand entrance and gives it all she's got and for a moment we feel the movie may be somewhat salvaged - but no. There is too much working against her. Eventually she too sinks into the torpidity surrounding her. For some incomprehensible reason half of the movie - which is supposed to be about a woman whose life played out in and around the legitimate theatre - is set in various amusement parks. Yes, we know that according to the writers of this abomination, Eagels was emotionally close to a carnival impresario (Jeff Chandler in a mighty but futile effort), but there is no other inherent connection between those settings and the story. The scenes that do take place in theatres are so ineptly conceived you wonder if the writers had ever set foot in such establishments. But the real crime here is that the life of Eagels is made boring in the extreme. It wouldn't be surprising if it were revealed that Jacqueline Susann had been inspired to write VALLEY OF THE DOLLS by this garbage; if not, then surely the makers of that movie must have studied it before their own cameras rolled in 1967. But at least DOLLS was hilarious.

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