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The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

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118 min | Drama, Romance

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.
Writers
Charles Schnee (screenplay) | George Bradshaw (story)
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Budget
$ 1,558,000
Gross (USA)
$ 2,367,000
Gross (World)
$ 3,373,000
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Release date
Dec 25, 1952 (United States)

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7.9 / 10 | 11,217 votes