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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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22 December 1959 (West Germany)  »

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Un matin comme les autres  »

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When Graham first arrives in Hollywood, she watches the filming of a scene involving a woman who she says is a terrible actress. The scene is a veiled reference to "In Old Chicago" which starred real-life actress Alice Faye. See more »

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After Graham arrives in New York, a shot of her standing on the street shows 1940s and 50s cars reflected in a store window next to her, even though the scene is set in 1936. See more »


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Beloved Infidel
Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Misses the mark, but still worth seeing
19 December 2003 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

Firstly I will agree that this isn't the most riveting film ever made, but I will disagree with the reviewer who says that Peck is too handsome to make a believable alcoholic. We know that Fitzgerald was handsome, intelligent and charming, three things which made Peck an excellent choice to play him on film. Furthermore there is a pretty amazing scene where violence erupts between Peck and Kerr, it's truly believable, which heartbreakingly portrayed the depths to which Fitzgerald had sunk. Obviously when the story is based on Sheilah Graham's recollections, it will be purely personal and she may have softened the truth or by the same account exaggerated it. The look of the picture is beautiful, especially the wardrobe for Kerr. I say simply to get a look at two stars in their prime it's worth it to muddle through. Kerr and Peck have a tangible chemistry.


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