Born to Be Bad
Born to Be Bad (1950)

One of the most oft-revived of the pre-Technicolor Nicholas Ray efforts, Born to Be Bad offers us the spectacle of Joan Fontaine portraying a character described as "a cross between Lucrezia Borgia and Peg O' My Heart". For… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 27, 1950
DVD Release Date: January 16, 1991
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

This is a lively, vicious, and daring film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Trashy but stylishly entertaining melodrama.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Lively romantic melodrama with a creative use of architecture.

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TV Guide

Ray's interest in the psychological state of his protagonist and its relationship to visual style makes the film mesmerizing.

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jay nixon
Joan is in her viper mode here and the film is enjoyable but the ending is a letdown.