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Jeanne Eagels
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Director:
Writers:
Daniel Fuchs (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
2 August 1957 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
TOO MANY SINS TO FORGET! (original print ad - all caps)
Plot:
The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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)
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)
Frances Driver ... Maid (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Mrs. Davidson (uncredited)

Shelley Fabares ... Teenage Girl (uncredited)
Myrna Fahey ... Girl (uncredited)
Sammy 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)
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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 Jr. .... sound
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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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
Final film of Gene Lockhart.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jeanne is riding down Broadway and passes the show marquee, Fanny Brice's name is misspelled 'Fannie'.See more »
Quotes:
Sal Satori:You don't just step on a person's neck!See more »
Soundtrack:
Over the WavesSee more »

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40 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Uneven Performance in an Uneven Film, 19 December 2003
Author: maisonvivante from Ladera Ranch, CA

"Jeanne Eagels" can almost be considered a "lost" film, since it is so rarely seen nowadays. That seems a shame. Yes, it suffers from standard "biopic" problems (cliched script, superficiality, etc.), but it is an interesting curiosity piece. Kim Novak, fresh onto the acting scene, actually acquits herself quite well in the role. There is an air of the troubled woman about her from the beginning, and the way she keeps adopting different personas shows Jeanne's desperate search for an identity. Contrary to the other reviewer here, I think that the drunk scenes are quite effective, without ever being pretty or played for comedic purposes. She succeeds in making Jeanne unlikable at times, which is a brave choice for the era. Unfortunately, the script and direction aren't the best, and some of Novak's more interesting choices contrast with other scenes that just don't come off as well. It's definitely worth a look though. I would argue that Novak's style is more "modern" than many other actresses of the era. Whether she always succeeds or not, she clearly looks for the reality of each scene, and is less interested in acting and more interested in "being." There are moments when I think she comes close to "being" Jeanne Eagels, making this forgotten film worth a second look.

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