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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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  • RCA  sound recording

Additional Details

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)

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Final film of Gene Lockhart.See more »
Anachronisms: During a carnival scene at Coney Island, the music in the background is The Victory Polka which was written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn during World War II and not yet written for a film set in the Roaring Twenties.See more »
Nellie Neilson:[after Jeanne has slapped a desk twice in frustration] Double emphasis... you don't need it.See more »
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Author: Michel Russell ( from Winchester, UK

It would be very difficult to cast at the time and to pick Kim Novak in the lead but it is the best she has ever done, even now. The story obviously had to be changed, especially names, because of the time there were relatives still living and they could sue.

The period and mood is right and Kim Novak does look fabulous, but to achieve the life and notoriety of a great actress of the period was impossible.

Jeff Chandler was miscast but the rest, including Agnes Moorhead were right. Its period, melancholy, costumes, scenery makes it sad but I still loved it! Perhaps it is time now for a remake as it is nearly 50 years since it was made?

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