The Bad and the Beautiful 69 years old

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

The Bad and the Beautiful

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.

Credits

The Bad and the Beautiful Cast

Name Character
Gilbert Roland He was 47, 88 years old when he died as Victor 'Gaucho' Ribera
Walter Pidgeon He was 55, 87 years old when he died as Harry Pebbel
Kirk Douglas He was 36, 103 years old when he died as Jonathan Shields
Paul Stewart He was 6, 26 years old when he died as Syd Murphy
Vanessa Brown She was 24, 71 years old when she died as Kay Amiel
Gloria Grahame She was 29, 57 years old when she died as Rosemary Bartlow
Bess Flowers She was 54, 85 years old when she died as Party Guest
Francis X. Bushman He was 69, 83 years old when he died as Eulogist (uncredited)
Lana Turner She was 31, 74 years old when she died as Georgia Lorrison
Dabbs Greer He was 35, 90 years old when he died as Reporter
Ned Glass He was 46, 78 years old when he died as Wardrobe Man
Barry Sullivan He was 40, 81 years old when he died as Fred Amiel
May McAvoy She was 53, 84 years old when she died as Pebbel's Secretary
Leo G. Carroll He was 60, 79 years old when he died as Henry Whitfield
Dick Powell He was 48, 58 years old when he died as James Lee Bartlow
Kathleen Freeman She was 33, 82 years old when she died as Whitfield's Assistant
Madge Blake She was 53, 69 years old when she died as Mrs. Rosser
Sammy White He was 58, 65 years old when he died as Gus
Ivan Triesault He was 54, 81 years old when he died as Von Ellstein
Barbara Billingsley She was 37, 94 years old when she died as Evelyn Lucien, Costume Designer
Eve McVeagh She was 33, 78 years old when she died as Paid Mourner at Funeral
Sandy Descher She was 7, now 76 years old as Child Actress
Louis Calhern He was 57, 61 years old when he died as Georgia Lorrison's Father (voice only)
Elaine Stewart She was 22, 81 years old when she died as Lila
Hadda Brooks She was 36, 86 years old when she died as Piano Player (uncredited)
Marietta Canty She was 47, 80 years old when she died as Ida
Sam Harris (Australian actor) was 75, 92 years old when died as Party Guest

The Bad and the Beautiful Crew

Name Department
Edwin B. Willis as Set Decoration. He was 59 (70) years old when He died Art
Robert Surtees as Director of Photography. He was 46 (78) years old when He died Camera
Edward C. Carfagno as Art Direction. He was 45 (89) years old when He died Art
Warren Newcombe as Special Effects. He was 58 (66) years old when He died Crew
F. Keogh Gleason as Set Decoration. He was 46 (76) years old when He died Art
A. Arnold Gillespie as Special Effects. He was 53 (78) years old when He died Crew
Charles Schnee as Screenplay. He was 36 (47) years old when He died Writing
George Bradshaw as Story. He was 151 (52) years old when He died Writing
Conrad A. Nervig as Editor. He was 63 (91) years old when He died Editing
Cedric Gibbons as Art Direction. He was 59 (67) years old when He died Art
John Houseman as Producer. He was 50 (86) years old when He died Production
Vincente Minnelli as Director. He was 49 (83) years old when He died Directing
Sydney Guilaroff as Hairstylist. He was 45 (89) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Douglas Shearer as Sound Director. He was 53 (71) years old when He died Sound
William Tuttle as Makeup Artist. He was 40 (95) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
David Raskin as Original Music Composer. Sound
The Bad and the Beautiful poster
The Bad and the Beautiful (69 years)

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

  • Release day: Thursday, December 25, 1952
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Budget: 1558000.00
  • Revenue: 3373000.00