This is truly a movie worth viewing, if only for the chance to see KIMNOVAK portray another talented actress,the late Jeanne Eagles.Kim's acting is superb, although the screenplay is a tad flat. AgnesMoorehead gives her usual fine performance, and Jeff Chandler does heusualstiff actingroutine. I do think that Jeanne's story should be re-toldin an updated version, but until then, this movie capturesthat time frame of the 1920's very well. It would have been nice to viewincolor, but the black and white print lends itself well to that timeera.All in all, an entertaining film, and a rare chanceto see Kim Novak in a Hollywood-bio piece.Wouldn't it be nice if this movie were on DVD?
Biography / Drama
Biography / Drama
A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress , whose fame was both on stage and on the screen in the 1910s and 1920s, is presented. After losing in a rigged carnival beauty pageant, winning which she believed would be her first step to becoming a serious actress, Jeanne joins the traveling carnival itself under the guidance of the pageant organizer, Sal Satori, who features her in a variety of carnival stage shows. But it's when the carnival approaches New York City that Jeanne demonstrates how she truly mapped out her road to acting fame even before meeting Sal. Under the tutelage of renowned acting coach Nellie Neilson, Jeanne, who does possess true acting talent, is given her big acting break and does achieve fame on the Broadway stage, and ultimately also in Hollywood films. Jeanne is not averse to doing whatever is required to advance her career, even at the expense of others. Achieving fame so quickly takes its toll on Jeanne, who turns to alcohol and ...
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