Beloved Infidel (1959)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  

USA, 1959.  .  Screenplay by , based on the book by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

fans are advised to steer clear of this terrible biopic about the relationship between self-destructive writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and celebrity columnist Sheilah Grahame. Grahame is at first sceptical of getting involved with the famous scribe (played with wooden precision by ), but eventually she succumbs and marries him, only to be subjected to his violent drinking bouts and hateful behaviour. To add natural effect, the studio wisely films it in GLORIOUS Cinemascope and bright, splashy Technicolour to emphasize the nastiness of the story.  Days Of Wine And Roses came out only three years later to give a much more believable view of alcoholism.

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