The Barefoot Contessa
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

The Barefoot Contessa begins at the funeral of Ava Gardner, a former Spanish peasant, cabaret dancer and movie star, who at the time of her death was a full-fledged contessa. Her life story unfolds in flashback recollections from her… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 19, 2001
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

An imperfect film, but its excesses are as suggestive as its subtleties.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Bogart, Gardner sizzle

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Mankiewicz's bitter-sweet satire of Hollywood is extremely well acted by Bogart (witty), Avan Gardner (gorgeous), and Edmond O'Brien, who won the Supporting Oscar.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Brilliantly witty but trashy showbiz melodrama.

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Jim Hunter
An actress, who befriends a washed up Hollywood director, struggles to maintain her integrity in the spurious business of movie-making. Joseph L. Mankiewicz is… More
jay nixon
Great cast and good story but it misses somewhat and is rather plodding. Good try though.
George Matalliotakis
Not as a good attempt at mythologizing (and demythologizing) a star through multiple perspectives as in All About Eve. The structure of the film is the same and… More

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