The Bad and the Beautiful
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The framing device is because of his former superior (Walter Pidgeon) calling together three of Douglas' erstwhile collaborators - a director (Barry Sullivan) who worked with Douglas from their lowly beginnings, an actress (Lana Turner) who Douglas picked to star in his movies, and a writer (Dick Powell) who moves to Hollywood to write for the movies.
I have nothing against black and white films, but a film set in Hollywood about Hollywood seemed to scream for color and why one of the best Hollywood eyes for movie color chose to abandon it here was a mystery.
A once powerful movie producer (Kirk Douglas) who built the careers of three former friends: an actress (Lana Turner), a director (Barry Sullivan) and a writer (Dick Powell) ask them for help in making one more movie.
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