The Barefoot Contessa (1954) was a Drama - Crime Film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Franco Magli, Angelo Rizzoli and Robert Haggiag.
Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Edmond O'Brien||Won|
|Best Writing||Joseph L. Mankiewicz||Nominated|
The Barefoot Contessa (1954): A Cinderella StoryBy 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 1, 2021 From 4 Star Films
While it shares elements with the earlier Pandora and The Flying Dutchman in both its techniques and the mystique projected around Ava Gardner, The Barefoot Contessa ultimately evolves and settles into the narrative rhythms one might expect from its creative partners. Jack Cardiff returns to give Av... Read full article
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)By Beatrice on Dec 30, 2015 From Flickers in Time
The Barefoot Contessa Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1954/USA Figaro/Transoceanic Film First viewing/Amazon Instant #288 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Harry Dawes: Ah, where is it easy? Mankiewicz takes a melodramatic look behind the “glamour... Read full article
The Barefoot Contessa – 1954By Bogart Fan on Oct 13, 2013 From The Bogie Film Blog
My Review —A Good Film with a Few Hiccups— Your Bogie Film Fix: out of 5 Bogies! Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz The Lowdown A millionaire playboy (Warren Stevens) hires a has-been film director (Bogart) to find a fresh new face from Spain (Ava Gardner) and put her in a film. Thus beg... Read full article
The Barefoot ContessaBy Michael on Apr 29, 2013 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque
The Barefoot Contessa (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1954) Starring Ava Gardner as the contessa and Humphrey Bogart as the has been movie director, this story was known as based on Rita Hayworth’s life but as some Film historian recalled it is more probably based on Anne Chevalier’s (actress of... Read full article
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Myrna: I'm a frightened tramp.
Maria Vargas: In Hollywood, it is not easy to become a star.
Harry Dawes: Ah, where is it easy?
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The character of Maria Vargas is said to be based on Rita Hayworth, who was actually offered the part. Hayworth was a Latina who later married a prince, Prince Aly Khan. However, some elements were taken from Ava Gardner's life as well. The stormy relationship between Maria and the tycoon movie producer Kirk Edwards (Warren Stevens) is based on Gardner's own relationship with billionaire film producer Howard Hughes.
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