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Beloved Infidel

  • Drama
  • 1959
  • Henry King
  • 122 mins
  • A

Summary

Romantic drama, set in 1930s Hollywood, portraying novelist F Scott Fitzgerald's brief romance with English writer Sheilah Graham during the last years of his life.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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F Scott FitzgeraldGregory Peck
Sheilah GrahamDeborah Kerr
CarterEddie Albert
John WheelerPhilip Ober
Stan HarrisHerbert Rudley
Lord DonegalJohn Sutton
Janet PierceKarin Booth
RobinsonKen Scott (1)
DionBuck Class
JohnsonA Cameron Grant
Miss BullCindy Ames

Crew

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DirectorHenry King

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox Film Co. Ltd
Formats
Colour
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