The Bad and the Beautiful (Blu-ray)

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.
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  • Run Time: 1 hours, 58 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: November 19, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 4,141
Rating: 5/5 -- Hollywood here looks diabolically seductive. Full Review
Apr 19, 2012
Under Minnelli's direction it becomes a fascinating study of a man destroyed by the 50s success ethic, left broke, alone, and slightly insane in the end. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Feb 5, 2010
Rating: 4/5 -- Even without a knowledge of the background, this is sharp, cynical fun. Full Review
Total Film
Apr 10, 2012
The master class in piquant flash tends to Hollywood's warts like sumptuous flowers Full Review
Mar 2, 2015
Rating: 4/5 -- Not quite Sunset Boulevard but almost. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Apr 20, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- Douglas gives a terrific study of male ego, all relaxed charm and going places. Full Review
Time Out
Apr 17, 2012
A warts-and-all portrait of Hollywood at its zenith, a tale of how the bad created something beautiful. Full Review
Observer (UK)
Apr 22, 2012

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An egotistical producer, Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas), determined to prove himself the finest filmmaker of all, gladly steps all over those who helped him when he was starting out.
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  • UPC: 883929699933
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