Academy Award-winner Kirk Douglas stars in this drama about the life of an ambitious Hollywood producer, as seen through the eyes of a writer, a director, and an actress.
Melodrama at its most confident, The Bad and the Beautiful is an ode to moviemaking that offers unblinking insight into the ugly egos that have shaped Hollywood history.
Rotten Tomatoes Critics Consensus
Major accolades received by The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
- Included among the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
- Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.
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