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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:
A mess, but two stars at the peak of their appeal 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: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Features That Night in Rio (1941)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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A mess, but two stars at the peak of their appeal, 13 August 2007
Author: dish55 from U.S.A.

This film has all the earmarks of too many cooks spoiling the stew. Based on Shielah Graham's autobiography, it seems like the powers that be couldn't leave well enough alone. They couldn't decide if this was to be Graham's story or Fitzgerald's story, and also how much they should soft-pedal whoever's story it turned out to be. So a film that could have been a story about two fascinating (Fitzgerald) and notorious (Ms. Graham)personalities becomes a dreary disjointed soap opera about that tells us little about either. Added to this there is absolutely no period feel other than for 1959. Clumsy scene follows clumsy scene and we have no idea where we are in the story or how much time is passing. However - and this saved the film for me - Kerr has never looked lovelier, and Peck is as always a very handsome man. They truly make a beautiful, mature couple, and I only wish they had better material to work with. There is one scene that does work - Scott goes after Shielah while in a drunken state, and to see these two normally refined stars knock each other around is very disturbing and gives some fleeting idea of what goes on in a relationship such as theirs. Other than that, the movie is a wasted opportunity and achieves nowhere near the classic stature of other Wald produced soaps of the 1950 (PEYTON PLACE, THE BEST OF EVERYTHING).

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