The Bad and the Beautiful

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: March 10, 2020
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Warner Archives

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Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 4,141
Rating: 4/5 -- Even without a knowledge of the background, this is sharp, cynical fun. Full Review
Total Film
Apr 10, 2012
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: 3.5/4 -- Working from a poison-pen script by Charles Schnee, director Vincente Minnelli uncovers the darkness behind every deal and the provocation behind every production, playing into the narrative of Tinseltown as a place where souls are sold rather than saved. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Dec 9, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Not quite Sunset Boulevard but almost. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Apr 20, 2012
The master class in piquant flash tends to Hollywood's warts like sumptuous flowers Full Review
Mar 2, 2015
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: 3.5/4 -- ...swoons for all things silver screen. Full Review
Mar 10, 2018

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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: 883929712274
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