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The Barefoot Contessa

  • Film

Time Out says

Like The Bad and the Beautiful, this starts with a funeral, then moves into flashback with three different guides to the scandalous life of a movie queen who started in the Spanish slums and liked to keep her feet in the dirt. Not as incisive as Minnelli's film, but still a heady Mankiewicz brew of Hollywood trash and wit. Also something of a film à clef, in which the millionaire producer is Howard Hughes, there are disguised caricatures (Farouk, the Duke of Windsor), and the Contessa herself is a tactful mixture (mostly Rita Hayworth).
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Release Details

  • Duration:128 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • Screenwriter:Joseph L Mankiewicz
  • Cast:
    • Ava Gardner
    • Humphrey Bogart
    • Edmond O'Brien
    • Marius Goring
    • Rossano Brazzi
    • Elizabeth Sellars
    • Valentina Cortese
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