The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Drama, Romance
1h 58min


Lana Turner
Georgia Lorrison
Kirk Douglas
Jonathan Shields
Walter Pidgeon
Harry Pebbel
Dick Powell
James Lee Bartlow
Gloria Grahame
Rosemary Bartlow
Gilbert Roland
Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Leo G. Carroll
Henry Whitfield
Paul Stewart
Syd Murphy
Ivan Triesault
Von Ellstein
Francis X. Bushman
Eulogist (uncredited)
Louis Calhern
Georgia Father (voice)
Kathleen Freeman
Whitfield's Assistant
Ned Glass
Wardrobe Man
May McAvoy
Pebbel's Secretary
Sandy Descher
Child Actress
Bess Flowers
Party Guest
Madge Blake
Mrs. Rosser
Eve McVeagh
Paid Mourner at Funeral
Hadda Brooks
Piano Player (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
Assistant on Set (uncredited)
Sam Harris
Party Guest
Roger Moore
Cigar Clerk
William H. O'Brien
Waiter at Party (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley
Man Outside Club


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 on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.

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