The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa
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Rating 3.7
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Item:  MGMV 1002029D
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DVD Features:

  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Audio: English & French
  • Subtitles: French & Spanish
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
    • Dolby Digital Mono - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
Performer: , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Written by
Composition by
Cinematography by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1954 - Best Supporting Actor: Edmond O'Brien

Description by

Sparkling with "juicy dialogue" (Leonard Maltin) and a superb cast (including Edmond O'Brien in an Oscar-winning performance), this landmark film is "spectacular...ingeniously-fashioned, original entertainment" (Variety).

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul. No matter what the cost, The Barefoot Contessa will dance to no one's music but her own.

Plot Synopsis:

Film director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart) contemplates, in a series of flashbacks, the life of beautiful Hollywood star Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner). A flamenco dancer at a second-rate club when a trio of film business bigwigs discover her, soon Vargas has acquired fame, riches, and love. On the surface, it seems as if she has it all; but a dark secret in her marriage and Maria's fiery spirit lead to tragedy. Spicy dialogue from director-writer Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the complex but platonic friendship between Harry and Maria make this film memorable.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Love Story | Recommended | Romance | Theatrical Release

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  • UPC: 027616862693
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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