Beloved Infidel

Beloved Infidel

Henry King (1959)

122min
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Review

Our Score
This screen version of Sheilah Graham's bestselling memoir is sunk by the staggering miscasting of Gregory Peck as F Scott Fitzgerald, though Deborah Kerr makes a brave stab at Graham. Director Henry King concentrates on the period feel, and the CinemaScope photography is stunning, but to no avail. Legend has it that Peck was annoyed that the first edit of the film favoured Kerr, and summoned brilliant film editor William Reynolds to see him. "Why do you think they pay me a fortune to do this?" demanded Peck. "I really can't imagine," replied the taciturn Reynolds. For lovers of Hollywood trash only.

Summary

Biopic of F Scott Fitzgerald, examining his later years, when he worked as a screenwriter for hire to fund his wife's care in a mental hospital. He begins a relationship with Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, who tries to encourage him to give up drinking and write another novel. Starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr.

Cast & Crew

F Scott Fitzgerald Gregory Peck
Sheilah Graham Deborah Kerr
Carter Eddie Albert
John Wheeler Philip Ober
Stan Harris Herbert Rudley
Lord Donegal John Sutton
Janet Pierce Karin Booth
Robinson Ken Scott (1)
Dion Buck Class
Johnson A Cameron Grant
Miss Bull Cindy Ames
Director Henry King
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Drama