The Bad and the Beautiful1952

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The Bad and the Beautiful
Directed by:
Vincente Minnelli

"The Bad and the Beautiful" (also known as "Tribute to a Badman", "Stadt der Illusionen", "Bruto e la bella, Il") is a Drama film directed by Vincente Minnelli, and written by Charles Schnee (screenplay), released on December 15 of 1952 in the USA . Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas are starring, alongside Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan and Gloria Grahame.

The story of a blonde who wanted to go places, and a brute who got her there - the hard way!

Who is the director of "The Bad and the Beautiful":

The Bad and the Beautiful was directed by Vincente Minnelli, an American director, and writer.

Before making The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli had directed An American in Paris, released in 1951, Father's Little Dividend (1951), Father of the Bride (1950), Madame Bovary (1949), The Pirate (1948), and Till the Clouds Roll By (1946). Since, he directed The Story of Three Loves, released in 1953, The Band Wagon (1953), The Long, Long Trailer (1954), Brigadoon (1954), The Cobweb (1955), and Kismet (1955).

What was the release date of "The Bad and the Beautiful":

The Bad and the Beautiful was initally released in the United States on Monday, December 15, 1952. Also released on this day was Due soldi di speranza (dir. Renato Castellani). This was sixty-six (66) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, April 08, 1953 in France; Tuesday, September 01, 1953 in Germany; Wednesday, May 13, 1953 in Italy and on Wednesday, June 17, 1953 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Bad and the Beautiful":

At the casting of The Bad and the Beautiful we find Lana Turner, previously seen in The Merry Widow (1952) and Mr. Imperium (1951); Kirk Douglas (The Big Sky (1952), The Big Trees (1952)); Walter Pidgeon (The Unknown Man (1951), Quo Vadis (1951)) [ more... ]

  • Barry Sullivan and Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Dick Powell also worked together in Two Weeks in Another Town, released in 1962.
  • Ivan Triesault and Leo G. Carroll, Elaine Stewart can be seen in Young Bess, released in 1953.
  • Ivan Triesault and Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart can also be seen in Top Secret Affair, released in 1957.
  • Walter Pidgeon and Lana Turner also worked together in Week-End at the Waldorf, released in 1945.

What is the Storyline of "The Bad and the Beautiful":

In Hollywood, screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), movie star Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner), and director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) each refuse to speak by phone to Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) in Paris. Movie producer Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon) gathers them in his office and begs them to help Shields out.

The backstory of their involvement with Shields unfolds in a series of flashbacks. Shields is the son of a notorious old filmmaker who had been dumped by the industry. He was so [...]

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