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Career (1959) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.


The standard backstage saga of a midwestern boy and his rocky road to the Broadway boards gets a treatment that carries more than the usual ring of truth. Adapted by James Lee from his off-Broadway play.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur KramsNominated
Best CinematographyJoseph LaShelleNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith HeadNominated

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Suzanne’s Career (1963)

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Sharon Kensington: Oh, what a lovely name. I love that name. You know, the first man I ever completely destroyed was named Sam. He's a hairdresser now.

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Bette Davis was originally sought for the part of "Shirley Drake" and William Holden was considered for "Maurice Novak" (The Hollywood Reporter, 1958).
Carolyn Jones was originally cast as "Sharon Kensington" but switched roles with Shirley MacLaine in order to play Shirley Drake because she wanted the less flamboyant role.
The film-within-a-film is titled "War Devils".
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