• The Bad and the Beautiful (1990)

The Bad and the Beautiful

Release Date: August 28th, 1990

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Unscrupulous movie producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) is a child of Hollywood who ruthlessly toils his way to the top of the studio system, discarding movie star Georgia (Lana Turner), director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) and writer James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell) along the way. Although Shields manipulates them and leaves each in despair, they find success in Hollywood, thanks in part to Shields, and must decide whether or not to repay him when he offers them a collaborative project.

Cast: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, Gilbert Roland, Leo G. Carroll

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Loew's Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1950s, Underdog, Brooding, Cool, Tense, Rise, Spirited, Engaging, Fall


Winner Art Direction
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)
Winner Cinematography
Winner Writing (Screenplay)
Winner Costume Design