The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman.
Turner shines in a sharp portrayal of moviemaking - and climbing the Hollywood ladder. Told in flashbacks from the point of view of an actress, a writer, and a studio executive. Old Hollywood hands Minnelli and Houseman provide plenty of backstage detail.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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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Rosemary Bartlow: James Lee, you have a very naughty mind... I'm happy to say.
Jonathan Shields: If you dream, dream big.
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The photograph of Kirk Douglas' detested studio-head father, which Barry Sullivan straightens on the wall in this MGM film, looks exactly like Jack L. Warner, the head of Warner Bros. - MGM's competitor.
Leo G. Carroll's brief appearance as a "demanding" director is a thinly veiled reference to Alfred Hitchcock. When he first came to Hollywood, Hitchcock was under contract to producer David O. Selznick for years. Carroll had roles in many Hitchcock films of this era.
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