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)
|Best Actor||Kirk Douglas||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Gloria Grahame||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Edward Carfagno; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Keogh Gleason||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Robert Surtees||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Helen Rose||Won|
|Best Writing||Charles Schnee||Won|
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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: [whistles] Gentlemen! There seems to be an honest difference of opinion.
Harry Pebbel: There is.
Jonathan Shields: It looks as though we'll have to make a compromise.
Harry Pebbel: You bet we will.
Jonathan Shields: The compromise, gentlemen, is this: Harry, shut your penny-pinching mouth and build him his platform!
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The character played by Kathleen Freeman was based on Alfred Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville.
Ned Glass, who plays the wardrobe man in the cat costume scene, was an active member of the Living Newspaper unit of the Federal Theater project on Broadway during the Depression, an organization accused of being "leftist" and "pro-communist" by many on the political right. When Glass was blacklisted during the McCarthy "Red scare" era, he became a carpenter.
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