Search - The Bad and the Beautiful on DVD

The Bad and the Beautiful
The Bad and the Beautiful
Actors: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Genres: Drama
NR     2002     1hr 58min

In The Bad and the Beautiful, Kirk Douglas plays a tyrannical, manipulative producer fallen on hard times. To get back on his feet, he asks for help from three Hollywood giants whose careers he helped launch--a director (B...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Creators: Robert Surtees, Conrad A. Nervig, John Houseman, Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Classics
Studio: Turner Home Ent
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/05/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1952
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1952
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 58min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 16
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai

Similar Movies

The Postman Always Rings Twice
Directors: David Heeley, Tay Garnett
   NR   2004   1hr 53min
Sweet Smell of Success
Director: Alexander Mackendrick
   NR   2001   1hr 36min
Lust for Life
Directors: George Cukor, Vincente Minnelli
   NR   2006   2hr 2min
In a Lonely Place
Director: Nicholas Ray
   UR   2003   1hr 34min
Road House
Fox Film Noir
   NR   2008   1hr 35min

Similarly Requested DVDs

LA Confidential
Snap Case
Director: Curtis Hanson
   R   1998   2hr 18min
The Big Sleep
Snap case
Director: Howard Hawks
   NR   2000   3hr 50min
Don't Come Knocking
Director: Wim Wenders
   R   2006   2hr 2min
Director: Stanley Donen
   UR   2001   1hr 40min
The Libertine
Director: Laurence Dunmore
   R   2006   1hr 54min
Extras - The Complete First Season
   UR   2007   3hr 0min
Special Edition
Director: William Friedkin
   R   2007   1hr 42min
War Inc
   R   2008   1hr 47min
The Promotion
Director: Steve Conrad
   R   2008   1hr 26min

Movie Reviews

How to write a great film
B. Lafave | lakeland , fl | 12/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"pay attention budding young screenwriters to films such as this and others from decades past . how did they manage to write great film with mature themes for general audiences ? they made it too smart for people of a certain age to be interested but conveyed all the same stuff a current film would need an R to achieve . this would earn a PG today . if that . but it's so good and worldly and honest . what happened to film like this ? they don't write like this any more and they seldom act this good . CGI . cable television . titillation . there's enough blame to go around . thank god for TCM and NETFLIX though . hey , i'm not exempt . i love much modern film and most of what i listed above and often disparage . these old films and their days are but a lovely reminder of a different time . perhaps i prefer to visit this era because i wasn't born yet ? perhaps it was just better ? some of both i think ."
The Good And Bad About The Bad And Beautiful
Craig Connell | Lockport, NY USA | 01/20/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A bit of a soap opera, this film was divided into three segments as people recalled their experiences with "Jonathan Shields," played well by Kirk Douglas.

"Shields" was a guy interested in making movies and he used people to get to the top. Three of these people tell of their dealings with him, and none of them have too many good things to say.

I liked the first and third segments but didn't care for the middle one with Lana Turner simply because Turner became so melodramatic, too hysterical for me. Barry Sullivan was excellent in the first part and helped get me into the story. He was the director who got "screwed" by Douglas.

Turner was the unknown actress whom Douglas turned into a star while the last part dealt with the key screenwriter for Douglas, played by Dick Powell. I thought Powell was the best of the four main characters of the film but his segment was the shortest, unfortunately. As good as he was, his wife was equally as annoying. She was played by the normally entertaining and alluring Gloria Grahame, who was anything but that in this role. She sounded ludicrous with her fake southern accent. How she won an Academy Award for this role is mind- boggling.

Some classify this movie as film noir, but I dispute that. It's simply a straight drama with soapish overtones. It's well-written, however, and keeps one's interest all the way, so I am not knocking this movie. It has a good things going for it.