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Beloved Infidel (1959)

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Toward the end of his life F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.

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In 1936, the witty columnist Sheilah Graham leaves her noble British fiancé and travels in the Queen Mary from Southampton, England, to New York. She seeks out the editor of the North American Newspaper Alliance, John Wheeler, offering her services but he sends her to the Daily Mirror. Sheilah becomes successful and John offers a job in Hollywood to write a gossip column about the stars. When Sheilah meets the decadent writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, they immediately fall in love. Sheilah discovers that Scott accepts any job to financially support his wife Zelda that is in asylum, and his daughter at a boarding school. She opens her heart to him and tells the truth about her origins; but their relationship is affected by his drinking problem. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Un matin comme les autres  »

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Sheilah Graham suggested Richard Basehart for the role of Fitzgerald. See more »

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The story takes place between the years 1936 and 1941, but all of the clothes and hairstyles of Deborah Kerr, as well as those of the other female participants, are strictly in the 1959 mode. See more »

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Boa Noite (Good-Night)
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Don Ameche, Alice Faye and Carmen Miranda
From That Night in Rio (1941)
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Great.. Very Understated..
5 October 2004 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

I, for one really love this movie. It has all the elements of a classic movie. Great Actors, Love , Betrayal, And Redemption. When watching don't be over critical. This was produced in the 1950's and all movies of this time are a bit over acted and fanciful. Try to view it for what it is(not a biographical documentary about Sheila Graham and F. Scott Fitzgerald) but a sweeten Hollywood version of their story. Very enjoyable.. Gregory Peck is at his understated best!! Deborah Kerr is very believable as a woman who loves this man despite his problems. This movie is very understated. The scene where Scott hits Sheila and threatens her with the gun is well acted; the violence is not used to make the movie more watchable as it is now a days. It is a film the evokes many different emotions from the viewer. There are the highs of being in love and the lows of despair and fright. It encompasses all. A great film!!!!


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