Born to be Bad (1950)


Born to be Bad is a hoot.  It’s a fun soap opera and wish people would stop calling it a poor man’s All About Eve.  This film has it’s own identity. I first heard of it after watching a Carol Burnett parody. Now that I’ve seen the film, I can truly appreciate Burnett’s hilarous parody.  Joan Fontaine is a conniving manipulator and all smiles throughout.  She and handsome Robert Ryan make a hot couple. Ryan’s character is an arrogant narcissist who thinks Fontaine’s Christabel is so lucky to have him.  She was so stupid to give up sexual Ryan for Zachary Scott’s boring character.  What puzzles me is that while Scott’s character is rich, Ryan’s eventually becomes a successful author so why stay with Scott?

Carol Burnett parody