The Bad and the Beautiful

I took you out of the gutter... I can fling you back!

Categories: Drama, Romance
Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee Bartlow; a star, Georgia Lorrison; and a director, Fred Amiel. He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1952-12-25
Run time: 118 minute / 1:58
Budget: $1,558,000
Revenue: $3,373,000
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Charles Schnee
Production Company : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Country: United States of America


Lana Turner
as Georgia Lorrison
Kirk Douglas
as Jonathan Shields
Walter Pidgeon
as Harry Pebbel
Dick Powell
as James Lee Bartlow
Barry Sullivan
as Fred Amiel
Gloria Grahame
as Rosemary Bartlow
Gilbert Roland
as Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Leo G. Carroll
as Henry Whitfield
Vanessa Brown
as Kay Amiel
Paul Stewart
as Syd Murphy
Sammy White
as Gus
Elaine Stewart
as Lila
Ivan Triesault
as Von Ellstein
Barbara Billingsley
as Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer
Francis X. Bushman
as Eulogist (uncredited)
Louis Calhern
as Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only)
Kathleen Freeman
as Whitfield's Assistant
Ned Glass
as Wardrobe Man
May McAvoy
as Pebbel's Secretary
Sandy Descher
as Child Actress
Bess Flowers
as Party Guest
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Rosser
Marietta Canty
as Ida
Dabbs Greer
as Reporter
Eve McVeagh
as Paid Mourner at Funeral
Hadda Brooks
as Piano Player (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews
as Sheriff
Franklyn Farnum
as Assistant on Set
Sam Harris
as Party Guest
Kenner G. Kemp
as Mourner
Harold Miller
as Mourner
Roger Moore
as Cigar Clerk
William H. O'Brien
as Waiter at Party
Pat O'Malley
as Man Outside Club
Jeffrey Sayre
as Waiter
Costume & Make-Up
Helen Rose Costume Design
Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist

Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration

Robert Surtees Director of Photography

Edward C. Carfagno Art Direction

John Houseman Producer

Warren Newcombe Special Effects

Vincente Minnelli Director

F. Keogh Gleason Set Decoration

Douglas Shearer Sound Director

George Bradshaw Story

Costume & Make-Up
William Tuttle Makeup Artist

A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects

Charles Schnee Screenplay

Conrad A. Nervig Editor

David Raskin Original Music Composer

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