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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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Format:  Blu-ray
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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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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 4,141
The master class in piquant flash tends to Hollywood's warts like sumptuous flowers Full Review
Mar 2, 2015
Rating: 5/5 -- The Bad and the Beautiful took home a quintet of Oscars from 1953's ceremony and in its title alone we have possibly the greatest ever description of Hollywood. Full Review
The List
Apr 23, 2012
Rating: 5/5 -- Hollywood here looks diabolically seductive. Full Review
Apr 19, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- A gaudy soap opera that also manages to satirise gaudy soap operas. Hows about that? Full Review
Little White Lies
Apr 19, 2012
Rating: 4/5 -- Not quite Sunset Boulevard but almost. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Apr 20, 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
Charles Schnee's whip-smart script, packed with sharp one-liners and passionate dialogue is a pitch-perfect accompaniment to the noir-ish look of Robert Surtees's cinematography. Full Review
Electric Sheep
May 24, 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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Warner Archive Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 8,058
  • UPC: 883929699933
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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