The Bad and the Beautiful

Continuity mistake: As Lana Turner and Kirk Douglas are toasting with champagne, the cigarette she is holding disappears.

Trivia: The film won five Academy Awards, and holds the record for the most wins without being nominated for Best Picture.

Trivia: Gloria Grahame won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role as Rosemary Bartlow, even though she was only on screen for nine minutes. This was the shortest performance to win an Oscar before being broken by Beatrice Straight in "Network" (1976).

Harry Pebbel: I've told you a hundred times. I don't want to win awards. Give me pictures that end with a kiss and black ink on the books.

James Lee: My first novel, on which I had labored for seven years, was just out. Surprisingly for a scholarly work on early Virginia, it was doing a brisk nationwide sale - possibly because it was liberally peppered with sex. Because, after all, early Virginia was liberally peppered with sex. Could that have been why Hollywood bought it?

Jonathan: Don't worry. Some of the best movies are made by people working together who hate each other's guts.

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