About

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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Directed by

Vincente Minnelli

Written by

Charles Schnee (Screenplay)
George Bradshaw (Story)

Runtime

118 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

movie business cinema rise and fall told in flashback hollywood producer flashback driving in the rain motion picture studio

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#699 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Robert Surtees

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Gloria Grahame

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Cedric Gibbons Edwin B. Willis Edward C. Carfagno