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Director:
Writers:
Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Irwin Shaw (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 1962 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
...only in Rome could this story happen...
Plot:
After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
The bad and the beautiful (continued) See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Jack Andrus

Edward G. Robinson ... Maurice Kruger

Cyd Charisse ... Carlotta

George Hamilton ... Davie Drew

Daliah Lavi ... Veronica (as Dahlia Lavi)

Claire Trevor ... Clara Kruger

James Gregory ... Brad Byrd

Rosanna Schiaffino ... Barzelli
Joanna Roos ... Janet Bark

George Macready ... Lew Jordan
Mino Doro ... Tucino

Stefan Schnabel ... Zeno

Vito Scotti ... Assistant Director
Tom Palmer ... Dr. Cold Eyes
Erich von Stroheim Jr. ... Ravinksi (as Erich Von Stroheim Jr.)

Leslie Uggams ... Chanteuse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edit Angold ... German Tourist (uncredited)
Albert Carrier ... Mario (uncredited)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Edward Colmans ... Tucino's Henchman (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Tucino's Henchman (uncredited)
Joan Courtenay ... Signora Tucino (uncredited)
Joe Dante ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)
Cilly Feindt ... Lady Godiva (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Guest at Anniversary Banquet (uncredited)
James Garde ... Sound Engineer (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Bouncer (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Janet Lake ... Noel O'Neill (uncredited)
Margie Liszt ... Liz (uncredited)
Ann Molinari ... Bar Girl (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Cameraman (uncredited)
Don Orlando ... Soundman (uncredited)
Steve Peck ... Carlotta's suitor in party (uncredited)
Red Perkins ... George Jarrett (uncredited)

Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benito Prezia ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)
Beulah Quo ... Chinese Woman (uncredited)

Tony Randall ... Ad Lib in Lounge (uncredited)

Barry Sullivan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lana Turner ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugene Walter ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
 
Writing credits
Charles Schnee (screenplay)

Irwin Shaw (novel)

Produced by
John Houseman .... producer
Ethel Winant .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan 
Robert James Kern  (as Robert J. Kern Jr.)
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Urie McCleary 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason  (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director
Robert H. Justman .... additional assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Robert R. Hoag .... special visual effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pierre Balmain .... wardrobe: Miss Charisse
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Robert Armbruster .... conductor (uncredited)
Georgie Auld .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
David Raksin .... conductor (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Si Zentner .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"2 Weeks in Another Town" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #20142)

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Trivia:
Leslie Uggams' film debut.See more »
Quotes:
Brad Byrd:[Asking why his story wasn't used] , It was a lie!
Maurice Kruger:I don't lie to the press.
Brad Byrd:You lie to yourself, Mr. Kruger. That's worst.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kirk Douglas: Video Scrapbook (1994) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Anniversary SongSee more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
The bad and the beautiful (continued), 30 December 2004
Author: dbdumonteil

A film of love and hate.Between the fallen actor and his aging director;between the director and his hysterical wife;between Carlotta and her former husband;between the young actor and the old one.In a nutshell, an intense melodrama in the vein of these Minnelli extravaganzas ("some came running" "home from the hill" and particularly "the four horsemen of the Apocalypse" -remember the famous scene where the whole family is gathered around the table while a storm is raging-).

Minnelli had already broached Hollywood before in "the bad and the beautiful" the ending of which was one of the most ferocious I know.Excerpts of this 1952 work are used here with stunning results.Douglas watching himself when he was supposed to be young and famous recalls Gloria Swanson watching her silent movies (with her former director Von Stroheim now her butler) in "Sunset Boulevard".

But it's Cinecitta now.A new Italian cinema is rising and Minnelli is aware of that.He had probably seen Fellini's and Antonioni's works and their influence emerge sometimes:Rosanna Schiaffino 's character reminds me of Anita Eksberg in "la dolce vita";the posh receptions have an Antonioni atmosphere("la notte").On the other hand,Douglas's mad drive might have influenced Fellini for his segment of "spirits of the dead" ,"Tobby Dammit" (1968).

But if the movie has a message ,it's this one:If you want somebody you can trust ,trust yourself.Stop hiding in the movie theaters (or in the films),as Douglas's character says to Schiaffino on the beach ,and get a life!

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