The Bad and the Beautiful

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The Bad and the Beautiful ★★★½ 1952

The rise and fall of a Hollywood producer. Douglas stars as the ruthless, arrogant Jonathan Shields, who alienates actress Georgia (Turner), writer James Lee Bartlow (Powell), and director Fred Amiel (Sullivan) as he pursues his career. Much speculation at the time as to who the real-life models for the insider story actually were. Winner of five Oscars, a splendid drama. 118m/B VHS, DVD . Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame, Barry Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Gilbert Roland, Leo G. Carroll; D: Vincente Minnelli; W: Charles Schnee; C: Robert L. Surtees; M: David Raksin. Oscars '52: Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog., Costume Des. (B&W), Screenplay, Support. Actress (Grahame), Natl. Film Reg. '02.