Engrossing story about Hollywood, bouncing between the ambitious producer and his relationships with a sultry actress , the writer and the director. Insightful and witty assault on Hollywood, second only to Wilder’s “Sunset Boulevard”. Lana Turner turns in a sterling performance, probably her best. Winner of five Oscars. GF. Screen Sirens 1: Turner
Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer James Lee Bartlow, a star Georgia Lorrison and a director Fred Amiel. He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone - including the writer, star and director - on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.