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The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful
  • 1952
  • US
  • 118 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Cast: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon
  • UK release: 20 April 2012

Jonathan Shields (Douglas) is an obscenely talented film producer whose story is told from the perspectives of his ex-friends: a recovering alcoholic star (Turner), a celebrated director (Sullivan) and a bitter writer (Powell). Minelli's 1952 melodrama is bewitching, the screenplay is packed with zingers and it finely balances razzle-dazzle, heartbreak and insight.

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Revisiting: The Bad and the Beautiful

23 Apr 20125 stars

Vincente Minnelli’s classic Hollywood melodrama still shines on the big screen

(PG) 118mins Vincente Minnelli’s momentous 1952 melodrama returns to the big screen and it’s as bewitching and stinging as ever. The Bad and the Beautiful is justifiably regarded as one of the finest films ever made about the filmmaking process…

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