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The Goddess (1958)

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Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Emily Ann Faulkner
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Dutch Seymour
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John Tower (as Steve Hill)
Betty Lou Holland ...
Mrs. Laureen Faulkner
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Alice Marie
Gerald Hiken ...
George
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Emily Ann Faulkner, age 8
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Harding
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Lester Brackman
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Joanna
Gail Haworth ...
Emily's Daughter
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Hillary
Louise Beavers ...
The Cook
Gerald Petrarca ...
The Minister
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Joe Wilsey
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Loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner as a young, friendless, fatherless rural southern girl whose mother is indifferent to her. As a teenager, Emily Ann, played by Kim Stanley, remains a loner but with one small exception - boys dote on her, drawn by her beauty and her powerful aura of feminine sexuality. Emily Ann marries young but leaves her first husband when she meets young prizefighter Dutch Seymour (Lloyd Bridges). She becomes an actress and her star rises rapidly until she hits the heights of fame - and the depths of anguish. Written by alfiehitchie

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9 September 1958 (France)  »

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The Emily Ann Faulkner/Rita Shawn character (played by Kim Stanley) was based on Marilyn Monroe. See more »

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Emily claims that Stage Door, a play she appeared in during high school, was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman; in reality it was written by Kaufman and Edna Ferber. See more »

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Emily Ann Faulkner: It's a fraud, John - isn't it. It's a fraud. You know, I can hardly get out of a taxi in New York City but what there's people crowding around me, screaming about how much they love me!
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Imortalizing Kim Stanley
20 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a sucker for great, enormous performances. This is the ultimate expression of that. Kim Stanley was 40 years old when she made this picture, her first. Apparently Paddy Chaeffsky, John Cromwell and a group of brilliant actors decided to put their efforts together and create this vehicle for one of the greatest actresses that ever lived. I. for one, will always be grateful to them for their generous and visionary gesture. The film cost, 5.000$ but it's worth a fortune as the surviving (immortal) document of an unrepeatable personality capable and willing to drown into another. Although Marilyn Monroe was not only alive but at the top of her game at the time. This devastatingly sad story seems to reflect Marilyn's own. Kim Stanley is glorious, glorious! If you're interested in acting as art. You can't miss this extraordinary movie.


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