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Director:
Writers:
Sy Bartlett (screenplay)
Sheilah Graham (based on the book by) ...
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Release Date:
22 December 1959 (West Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Glossy but not particularly pleasant. 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)
Paul Bradley ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... TWA Agent (uncredited)
Buck Class ... Dion (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)
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)
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)
Mary Ellen Popel ... Miss Clayton (uncredited)
Ed Prentiss ... Attendee at Preview (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Dinner Party Guest (uncredited)
Mary Jane Saunders ... Student Putting on Play (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man at Airport (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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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
At a studio preview, Scott and Sheila view the finale of That Night in Rio (1941).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 »
Movie Connections:
References In Old Chicago (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mexican Hat Dance (El jarabe tapatío)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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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Glossy but not particularly pleasant., 10 January 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

There is a scene in this film at about the 42 minute mark that is among the worst I have seen in some time. As F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gregory Peck) and Sheilah Graham (Deborah Kerr) are lounging on the beach, suddenly things become tense and Sheilah begins to cry--at which point she tells her lover about her sordid past. This "dramatic scene" becomes so terribly overdone and histrionic I couldn't help but turn to my wife and exclaim how stupid it all was...as dramatic music swelled on the television as it all came to a phony crescendo. NO ONE experiences moments like this--no one. Now how much of the rest of the film is true, I cannot say, but this particular moment was laughably bad and as fake as an $8 Rolex--and leads me to assume that some of the other reviewers were correct--the film is a lot of bunk. However, I am not an expert on the life of these two people and the internet didn't seem to clear this up, either.

Just who were F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham and what was their relationship really like? What I do know about Fitzgerald, however, does seem different from what I saw in the film. Was he the suave and decent man we initially see in the film? Well, considering he was married at the same time he was carrying on with Graham and drank like a fish, I'd assume he wasn't. Was he as obnoxious and boorish as we later see in the film? Perhaps, but if he was this bad AND yet Ms. Graham stayed with him, then this makes her out to be a complete dummy--and not someone you'd like to see featured in a film. And, if he wasn't, then the film does a poor disservice to his memory. Either way, it made for a painful and not particularly pleasant viewing experience.

The sum total of this film appears to be a tale of two not particularly likable or healthy people. In a dark and salacious way, some might find this all very entertaining, but most are sure to see this as a train wreck with no surprises along the way! Unpleasant but with glossy production values (especially the music, which was lovely but way over the top) it begs the question "why did they even choose to make this in the first place?". The bottom line--it's a pretty bad film all around and probably not worth your time--even if, like me, you are big Gregory Peck fan.

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