The Bad and the Beautiful Overview:

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman.

The Bad and the Beautiful was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.

Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorKirk DouglasNominated
Best Supporting ActressGloria GrahameWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh GleasonWon
Best CinematographyRobert SurteesWon
Best Costume DesignHelen RoseWon
Best WritingCharles SchneeWon
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On Blu-Ray: The Luscious, Vicious Hollywood of The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By KC on Jan 8, 2020 From Classic Movies

In telling the story of a charismatic cad, The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) encapsulates all the glory, glamour, despair, and depravity of Hollywood. Director Vincente Minnelli’s portrait of the manipulative filmmaker Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) feels so real that you can’t help wond... Read full article


OH OSCAR : The real THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (An Opinion)

By Terry on Feb 24, 2019 From Stardust and Shadows

STARDUST AND SHADOWS takes a brief break from our content to offer an opinion of on the troubled institution for Film fans which of course is The Academy Awards. Unless you live some place where there is no News or frankly you really “don’t give a damn” you would know that the Acad... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 16, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The people making the decisions, at least some of them, undoubtedly knew that this title implied some sort of sordid melodrama, a Douglas Sirk picture anyone? And yet I do admit despite?the emptiness in the title, there’s some truth to its implications. Hollywood often is this gaudy, outrageou... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful

By Amanda Garrett on Sep 18, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm celebrating TCM and old Hollywood movies with a look at The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), starring Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner. This article is part of the TCM Discoveries Blogathon hosted by The Nitrate Diva. Through the years, I've discovered many great movies on TCM. I first wat... Read full article


The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

By Beatrice on Sep 3, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Bad and the Beautiful Directed by Vicente Minnelli Written by Charles Schnee, story by George Bradshaw 1952/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant #257 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Classic Hollywood certainly wasn’t afraid to show its dark side. ?This is a... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rosemary Bartlow: James Lee, you have a very naughty mind... I'm happy to say.


Victor "Gaucho" Ribera: Don't talk like that about Georgia - or Jonathan. He's a great man!
Lila: Hah hah. There are no great men, buster! There's only men!


Jonathan Shields: [to Georgia] Well, congratulations, you've got it all laid out for you so you can wallow in pity for yourself. The betrayed woman. The wounded doe with all the drivel that goes with it going through your mind right now. Oh, he doesn't love me at all. He was lying. All those lovely moments, those tender words. He's lying. He's cheap and cruel. Well, maybe I like Lilas. Maybe I like to be cheap once in a while! Maybe everyone does, or don't you remember?


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Facts about

The scene showing the production of the fictional low budget horror film was based on how Val Lewton produced Cat People.
T.E.B. ClarkeBarry Sullivan's assistant.
Douglas landed the lead role after Clark Gable had turned it down.
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