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Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2 August 1957 (USA)
The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director:

George Sidney

Writers:

Daniel Fuchs (screenplay), Sonya Levien (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Novak ... Jeanne Eagels
Jeff Chandler ... Sal Satori
Agnes Moorehead ... Nellie Neilson
Charles Drake ... John Donahue
Larry Gates ... Al Brooks
Virginia Grey ... Elsie Desmond
Gene Lockhart ... Equity Board President
Joe De Santis ... Frank Satori (as Joe de Santis)
Murray Hamilton ... Chick O'Hara
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A largely fictionalized account of the career of actress Jeanne Eagels, 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 ... Written by Huggo

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TOO MANY SINS TO FORGET! (original print ad - all caps)


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

George Sidney's Jeanne Eagels See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Dorothy Vernon. See more »

Goofs

When Jeanne is riding down Broadway and passes the show marquee, Fanny Brice's name is misspelled 'Fannie'. See more »

Quotes

Elsie Desmond: I was a Golden Girl too, once...
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Soundtracks

Over the Waves
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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A MUST for Kim Novak Fans!
12 May 2004 | by JohnnygnvSee all my reviews

This is truly a movie worth viewing, if only for the chance to see KIM NOVAK portray another talented actress, the late Jeanne Eagles. Kim's acting is superb, although the screenplay is a tad flat. Agnes Moorehead gives her usual fine performance, and Jeff Chandler does he usual stiff acting routine. I do think that Jeanne's story should be re-told in an updated version, but until then, this movie captures that time frame of the 1920's very well. It would have been nice to view in color, but the black and white print lends itself well to that time era. All in all, an entertaining film, and a rare chance to see Kim Novak in a Hollywood-bio piece. Wouldn't it be nice if this movie were on DVD?


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