The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) (R)
I took you out of the gutter … I can fling you back!
Budget: $1,558,000
Revenue: $3,373,000
Genres: Drama, Romance

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.