The Actress
The Actress (1953)

This drama is based on Years Ago, one of several autobiographies by actress/playwright Ruth Gordon. Gordon is determined to become a famous stage star despite the objections of her stubborn ex-sea-captain father Clinton Jones (Spencer… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: September 25, 1953
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
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Nick Davis
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Sadly, if she was guilty of trying too hard or of trying in the wrong way, Cukor appears totally and uncharacteristically checked out... The Actress exposes the kinds of fraying seams that Cukor was usually so careful to conceal even in tattier projects.

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Emanuel Levy

George Cukor's screen version of Ruth Gordon's memoirs is well acted by Jean Simmons in the lead and Anthony Perkins (making his screen debut),

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Cindy I
The beautiful Jean Simmons stars as Ruth Jones, a 17-year old girl in the early 20th century who wants to be an actress so badly that -- with typical teenage… More
jay nixon
Jean Simmons is great in this. Spencer Tracy and Teresa Wright good as her parents.