The Goddess (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Goddess (1958)





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In this film, Kim Stanley plays an impoverished young woman who aspires to be a movie star. She marries a washed-up athlete who becomes fiercely jealous of her sex appeal. She sleeps her way to the top, then finds that her success is hollow.


Kim Stanley
as Emily Ann Faulkner
Lloyd Bridges
as Dutch Seymour
Steven Hill
as John Tower
Steve Hill
as John Tower
Patty Duke
as Emily Ann Faulkner (age 8)
Linda Soma
as Bridesmaid
Bert Freed
as Lester Brackman
Donald McKee
as R.M. Lucas
Chris Flanagan
as Emily Ann Faulkner (age 4)
Mike O'Dowd
as First Man
Sid Raymond
as Second Man
Margaret Brayton
as Mrs. Woolsy
Werner Klemperer
as Joe Wilsey
Fred Herrick
as The Elder
Gail Haworth
as Emily's Daughter
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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.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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