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Release Date:
2 August 1957 (USA) See more »
TOO MANY SINS TO FORGET! (original print ad - all caps)
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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)
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)
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 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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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?

As with most film biographies, this film is more screenwriter's fancy than fact. Among other things, Jeanne Eagels was never a carnival dancer and was never known to have been the cause of another performer's suicide. Further, the character of Sal Satori was a fictional compilation character based upon several men in her life.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 »
Jeanne Eagels:Maybe I come from nowhere, but I'm *going* somewhere!See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Another actress learns that Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope..., 13 August 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Young waitress from Kansas City in the early 1920s hitches up with a traveling carnival with the fervent, starry-eyed hope of breaking into show business; once in New York City, she gets herself a drama coach and lands a plum part in a Broadway show after the original actress falls ill. Fabrication of real-life Broadway and silent movie starlet Jeanne Eagels is useless as a biography but rather entertaining as a backstage melodrama. Kim Novak is uneven in the lead, mercurial and brittle (and occasionally quite amusing when lapsing into a haughty European accent once she finds fame and fortune), however the part is a pretty good fit for Kim and she fills the bill. Jeff Chandler (as a fictitious lifelong beau) and Agnes Moorehead (as the drama coach who suddenly morphs into Jeanne's best friend and nursemaid) are both solid, as is Charles Drake as an ex-football player who marries Jeanne apparently for her money (yet seems to love her and puts up with her). Drake also played a role in "Valley of the Dolls", which mirrors this film in several ways (there's even one character called "Neely" and another named "O'Hara"!). Producer-director George Sidney takes great care in setting up this story, which is snappy and brash and looks fantastic in black-and-white. Not everyone will go for the picture's mix of hard-shelled pathos, booze-soaked blackouts, and rags-to-riches clichés, yet the film manages to capture the excitement of stage life quite vividly. Despite its many faults, a near-gem. **1/2 from ****

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