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Beloved Infidel -- 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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Sy Bartlett (screenplay)
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22 December 1959 (West Germany) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Watchable, but needs remake... See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Peck ... F. Scott Fitzgerald

Deborah Kerr ... Sheilah Graham

Eddie Albert ... Bob Carter

Philip Ober ... John Wheeler
Herbert Rudley ... Stan Harris

John Sutton ... Lord Donegall
Karin Booth ... Janet Pierce
Ken Scott ... Robinson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Ames ... Miss Bull (uncredited)
Don Anderson ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Mel Berger ... Man Who Sings (uncredited)
Eumenio Blanco ... Mexican (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... TWA Agent (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Buck Class ... Dion (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Jack Deery ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Mr. Foster (uncredited)
Tom Duggan ... Nunnally Johnson (uncredited)
Donald Durrell ... Student Putting on Play (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Harry (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
George Ford ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Intellectual Man (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Frank - Reporter (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Mickey Golden ... Mailman (uncredited)

James Gonzalez ... Reporter (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Fred Johnson (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Director (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Smedley Jones - Beach Bum (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Jonathan Hole ... Dr. Hoffman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Restaurant Diner (uncredited)
Linda Hutchings ... Airline Stewardess (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ... Radio Director (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Darby Forsythe - Beach Bum (uncredited)
Lita Leon ... Dolly Arden (uncredited)
Maurice Manson ... Jack Hellman (uncredited)
Mary McClure ... Young Girl on Plane (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)

Ron Nyman ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Ellen Popel ... Miss Clayton (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)

Ed Prentiss ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Jane Saunders ... Student Putting on Play (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Airport (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ... Plane Passenger (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Radio Director (uncredited)
Bob Turnbull ... Assistant Director (uncredited)
Elmore Vincent ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Paul von Schreiber ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Dan White ... Bookshop Proprietor (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry King 
 
Writing credits
Sy Bartlett (screenplay)

Sheilah Graham (based on the book by) and
Gerold Frank (based on the book by)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Eli Benneche 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Hough .... assistant director
Jack Stubbs .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fred R. Simpson .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Crawford .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Hall .... head gaffer (uncredited)
Paul Lockwood .... camera operator (uncredited)
Leo McCreary .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Willie Mae Neal .... costumer: women (uncredited)
Wesley Trist .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (as Leon Raab)
 
Other crew
Rose Steinberg .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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123 min
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4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In this story set between 1936 and 1941, not only do the women look very 1950's, but so do the men, whose coats, shirts and ties are not in the correct style of Fitzgerald's time.See more »
Quotes:
F. Scott Fitzgerald:You look more attractive everyday. Today you look like tomorrow.See more »
Soundtrack:
I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)See more »

FAQ

Why is Zelda, Fitzgerald's wife, not in the cast of characters? There's no mention of her at all. Why?
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Watchable, but needs remake..., 16 September 2010
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

written by an opportunist Sheilah Graham, who was before my time but I do recall my mother reading her column, if one takes this film with only a few grains of salt, its okay.

The film starts with Fitzgerald working on "The Last Tycoon" and struggling...He was in reality struggling with alcoholism, but this film was made in an era of denial, people didn't have addictions or suicide, or depression, they just died suddenly of a heart ailment.

That in itself could be excused if the story was flavored with some weightier topics, Fitzgerald did not write pulp fiction and his thoughts and ideas about Hollywood were probably quite interesting. We do see Gregory Peck in an amusing scene where he mocks Graham's producer of a radio gossip show. Graham was apparently chastised for sounding too educated for mid-western audiences.

The side story regarding Scott's wife Zelda, and the golden age they thrived in could also have been developed. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, who was afflicted with schizophrenia, ended her tragic life in an Asheville, North Carolina asylum, as a result of a tragic fire.

The reality is Sheilah Graham was another false face, who attempted to reinvent herself in Hollywood. The story could work if she was not so ingratiating, whiny and annoying. I do like Deborah Kerr and "Tea and Sympathy" was one of her best performances, but the portrayal of Sheilah Graham here is simply to saccharine and dated.

Sad that F. Scott Fitzgerald one of our greatest writers from that time period has been so poorly represented in film. The material and audience interest is there. Fox...Tom Rothman, you honor "All About Eve" on Fox Movie Channel, how about a remake of "Beloved Infidel" with a talented actor as Fitzgerald?. I confess I may care too much about the material and story here, I enjoy literature, Shakespeare, and talented actors portraying the authors material. Maybe someday we will see a good remake because the story is here. 5/10.

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