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The Bad and the Beautiful ()


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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

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  • Won 5 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
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Georgia
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Jonathan
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Harry Pebbel
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James Lee Bartlow
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Fred Amiel
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Rosemary
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'Gaucho'
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Henry Whitfield
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Kay Amiel
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Syd
Sammy White ...
Gus
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Lila
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Von Ellstein
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Mr. Z - Party Guest (uncredited)
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Sheriff (uncredited)
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Joe - Party Guest (uncredited)
Alex Ball ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Evelyn Lucien - Costumer (uncredited)
John Bishop ...
Ferraday (uncredited)
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Mrs. Rosser (uncredited)
Marshall Bradford ...
Man Outside Club (uncredited)
Hadda Brooks ...
Piano Player (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Mourner (uncredited)
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McDill (uncredited)
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Eulogist (uncredited)
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Georgia Lorrison's Father (uncredited) (voice)
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Ida (uncredited)
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Casting Director (uncredited)
Janet Comerford ...
Bobby-Soxer (uncredited)
James Conaty ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Assistant Director (uncredited)
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Real Estate Woman (uncredited)
Alexis Davidoff ...
Priest (uncredited)
Bob Davis ...
Assistant (uncredited)
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Screaming Little Girl on 'Cat Man' Set (uncredited)
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Pawnbroker (uncredited)
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Cameraman (uncredited)
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Assistant on Set (uncredited)
James Farrar ...
Publicity Man (uncredited)
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Joe's Friend at Party (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Actor in Georgia's Screen Test (uncredited)
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Miss March (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Gabby Agent at Party (uncredited)
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Wardrobe Man (uncredited)
Lisa Golm ...
Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Phyllis Graffeo ...
Leading Lady (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ...
Assistant Director (uncredited)
William E. Green ...
Hugo Shields (uncredited)
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Studio Lighting Technician (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Mourner (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Poker Player (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ...
Mourner (uncredited)
Ted Jordan ...
Assistant Director (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph Keane ...
Assistant Director (uncredited)
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Mourner (uncredited)
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Singer at Party (uncredited)
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Blonde Dancing with Gaucho (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Preview Ticket Taker (uncredited)
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'Far Away Mountain' Test Actor #2 (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Marion ...
Spanish Actor in Screen Test (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ...
Man Talking to Gabby Agent at Party (uncredited)
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Pebbel's Secretary (uncredited)
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Mourner (uncredited)
Patrick J. Molyneaux ...
Studio Electrician (uncredited)
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Cigar Clerk (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Norris ...
Leading Man (uncredited)
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Waiter at Party (uncredited)
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Man Outside Club (uncredited)
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Amiel's Boy (uncredited)
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Arlene (uncredited)
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Assistant Director (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ...
Theatre Worker (uncredited)
Paul Power ...
Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Kathy Qualen ...
Bobby-Soxer (uncredited)
Anthony Redondo ...
Crew Member (uncredited)
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Studio Props Department Man (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Perry Sheehan ...
Pebbel's Secretary (uncredited)
George Sherwood ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
Luther Shields ...
Minor role (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Mabel Smaney ...
Heavy Woman (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Theatre Worker (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Linda Ronley (uncredited)
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Minor role (uncredited)
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Rosa (uncredited)
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Cameraman (uncredited)
Harte Wayne ...
Judge (uncredited)
Lawrence A. Williams ...
Poker Player (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ...
Butler (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ...
Man on Movie Set (uncredited)
Douglas Yorke ...
Leading Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Vincente Minnelli

Written by

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Charles Schnee ... (screenplay)
 
George Bradshaw ... (story)

Produced by

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John Houseman ... producer

Music by

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David Raksin

Cinematography by

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Robert Surtees ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Conrad A. Nervig

Art Direction by

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Edward C. Carfagno ... (as Edward Carfagno)
Cedric Gibbons

Set Decoration by

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F. Keogh Gleason ... (set decorations) (as Keogh Gleason)
Edwin B. Willis ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Dave Friedman ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jerry Thorpe ... assistant director

Art Department

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Frank Wesselhoff ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Shearer ... recording supervisor

Special Effects by

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A. Arnold Gillespie ... special effects
Warren Newcombe ... special effects

Stunts

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Eric Alden ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Helen Rose ... women's costumes designed by
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Gus Bivona ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Lawrence Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Alex Romero ... choreographer (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer James Lee Bartlow, a star Georgia Lorrison and a director Fred Amiel. He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone - including the writer, star and director - on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers. Written by alfiehitchie

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Taglines I took you out of the gutter . . . I can fling you back! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tribute to a Badman (United States)
  • Memorial to a Bad Man (United States)
  • Les ensorcelés (France)
  • Cautivos del mal (Spain)
  • A szörnyeteg és a szépség (Hungary)
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  • 118 min
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Budget $1,558,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia At 9 minutes and 32 seconds, Gloria Grahame's performance in this movie became the shortest to ever win an Oscar. She held the record until 1976, when Beatrice Straight won for her 5 minute performance in Network (1976). See more »
Goofs In Lorrison's house, Shields directs the beam from a flashlight at a picture drawn on the wall. He then moves the flashlight, but the beam does not move with it. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Two Weeks in Another Town (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Don't Blame Me See more »
Quotes Jonathan: Don't worry. Some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other's guts.
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