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The Goddess

Profound and astounding
The Goddess
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 3, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1958
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

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User Ratings: 277
Paddy Chayefsky, the author of Marty, seems to have bitten off more than he can chew in this synthetic and overdrawn melodrama about a slum girl who attains stardom but is crippled emotionally in Hollywood. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 6, 2019

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Kim Stanley (Oscar nominee, Best Actress, 1964, Seance on a Wet Afternoon) plays Emily Ann Faulkner, whose unhappy childhood was dominated by dreams of Hollywood stardom. Escaping a disastrous first marriage and fleeing motherhood by leaving her infant child with her mother, Emily strikes out for fame and lands in the arms of an ex-prizefighter, Dutch Seymour (Lloyd Bridges), whom she marries and divorces. Love is just a step on the ladder to the top, and changing her name to Rita Shawn, the starlet also becomes the mistress of a studio executive. But fame, drugs or alcohol can't hold back the encroaching loneliness and feelings of emptiness in the actress's life. Newly remastered.

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THE GODDESS, said to be loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, is the story of a young woman destined from childhood on to be adored by millions but unhappy in her own life. Patty Duke plays Emily Ann Faulkner as a young, friendless, fatherless rural southern girl whose mother is indifferent to her. As a teenager, Emily Ann, played by Kim Stanley, remains a loner but with one small exception--boys dote on her, drawn by her beauty and her powerful aura of feminine sexuality. Emily Ann marries young but leaves her first husband when she meets a young prizefighter. She becomes an actor and her star rises rapidly until she hits the heights of fame--and the depths of anguish.

Adapted by three-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Paddy Chayevsky from his own stage play, THE GODDESS is an in-depth character study, an incisive look at Hollywood, and a social commentary on fame, fortune, and sex. Stanley, a celebrated stage actor in her first film role, gives a sublime and heart-wrenching performance in one of the best films ever made about Hollywood.


Production Notes:

  • Loosely based on the life of real-life movie goddess Marilyn Monroe.
  • Film debut for actress Kim Stanley.
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Sony Pictures Choice Collection

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  • Sales Rank: 31,677
  • UPC: 043396380844
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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