The Bad and the Beautiful

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DVD Features:

  • Documentary Lana Turner...A Daughter's Memoir
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Languages: English & French
  • Subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai & Korean
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Turner Home Ent
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: LANA TURNER: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR
    • Music Cues

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1952 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Charles Schnee
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w)
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Cinematography: Robert Surtees
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Costume Design (b&w)
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame

Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 06/01/2012
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's packed with in-jokes and lightly disguised portraits of real-life Tinseltown figures....This is sharp, cynical fun."

Description by OLDIES.com:

Appearances are everything in Hollywood. So when conniving moviemaker Jonathan Shields realizes few mourners will show up for the funeral of his equally conniving father, he knows what to do: hire extras. Kirk Douglas gives a magnetic, Oscar-nominated performance as Shields, who turns talent, charisma and ruthlessness into film success, stomping on careers and creating enemies along the way. Vincente Minnelli directs this winner of five Academy Awards that's more than a compelling insider's look at Tinseltown: it's an opportunity for buffs to guess which real-life stars and moguls inspired the rules played by Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Oscar winner Gloria Grahame and more.

Product Description:

Vincente Minnelli directed this scathing study of the movie industry and Hollywood "glamour." An egotistical producer, Jonathan Shields (Douglas), determined to prove himself the finest filmmaker of all, gladly steps all over those who helped him when he was starting out. Told from the perspective of three victims -- an actress (Turner), a writer (Powell), and a director (Sullivan) -- this picture captured five Oscars and also includes what many believe is Turner's finest performance ever.

Plot Keywords:

Essential Cinema | Melodrama | Recommended | Road To Ruin | Showbiz | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

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  • UPC: 012569524026
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