The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

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

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1952-12-25
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 153 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 153 Ratings
7.8 79%


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.

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  • The Bad and the Beautiful Photos

    Costume & Make-Up Helen Rose Costume Design
    Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hairstylist
    Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
    Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
    Camera Robert Surtees Director of Photography
    Art Edward C. Carfagno Art Direction
    Production John Houseman Producer
    Crew Warren Newcombe Special Effects
    Directing Vincente Minnelli Director
    Sound David Raksin Music
    Art F. Keogh Gleason Set Decoration
    Sound Douglas Shearer Sound Director
    Writing George Bradshaw Story
    Costume & Make-Up William Tuttle Makeup Artist
    Crew A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
    Writing Charles Schnee Screenplay
    Editing Conrad A. Nervig Editor