Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Biography in Film Productions and Documentary Films
by Anton Rudnev

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Dick Powell's personage may be easily identified with F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Loew's Inc.

Screenplay by: Charles Schnee, based on "Of Good and Evil" by George Bradshaw.
Director: Vincente Minnelli.
Produced by: John Houseman.
Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame and Gilbert Roland.
Running Time: 113 minutes.

Beloved Infidel (1959)

Based on Sheilah Graham and Gerold Frank's memoir "Beloved Infidel".

Studio: 20th Century Fox.

Screenplay by: Sy Bartlett.
Director: Henry King.
Produced by: Jerry Wald.
Starring: Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert.
Running Time: 123 minutes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood (1975)

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Studio: Titus Production (ABC, USA).

Screenplay by: James Costigan.
Director: Anthony Page.
Produced by: Herbert Brodkin.
Starring: Jason Miller, Hilda Haynes, Tuesday Weld, Julia Foster.
Running Time: 100 minutes.

Zelda (1993)

TV-movie, Emmie Award.

Studio: Tanner Pictures (TNT, USA-Canada).

Screenplay by: Anthony Ivor, Benedict Fitzgerald.
Director: Pat O'Connor.
Produced by: .
Starring: Natasha Richardson, Timothy Hutton, Rutanya Alda.
Running Time: 93 minutes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer (1997)

TV Documentary, later released on video. Talking Heads.

Studio: History Television Network Productions (H-TV) - Biography TV Series (A&E Networks - cable TV, USA).

Broadcasted on: April 14, 1997 (Season 9, episode 13).

Screenplay by: Dierdre O'Hearn.
Director: .
Produced by:.
Starring: Edward Herrmann (narrator).
Running Time: 50 minutes.

Omnibus: The Great Gatsby - Midnight in Manhattan (2000)

TV Documentary (BBC, UK). Talking Heads.

Studio: Omnibus TV series (BBC, UK).

Broadcasted on: April 3, 2000 (season 2000, episode 4).

Screenplay by: .
Director: .
Produced by: Nicky Pattison.
Starring: Tara Fitzgerald (narrator), Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton, Jay Mcinerney, William Styron, Christopher Hitchens, Budd Schulberg.
Running Time: 49 minutes.

Famous Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald - A Concise Biography (2002)

Documentary released on video.

Studio: SCAN Productions; Kultur Video.

Screenplay, Director, Producer: Malcolm Hossick.
Starring: .
Running Time: 30 minutes.

C-SPAN American Authors II: F. Scott Fitzgerald (2002)

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TV Documentary. Talking Heads.

Studio: C-SPAN Cable TV.

Producer: Steve Scully.
Starring: Matthew J. Bruccoli, Eleanor Lanahan.
Running Time: 120 minutes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams (2001)

TV Documentary, later released on video. Talking Heads.

Studio: American Masters TV series (PBS, USA).

Broadcasted on: October 14, 2001 (season 16, episode 2).

Screenplay, Director: DeWitt Sage.
Produced by:
Starring: Campbell Scott (Scott), Laura Linney (Zelda), Amy Irving (voice), William Sandler (Hemingway).
Running Time: 90 minutes.

Last Call (2002)

TV-Movie based on Frances Kroll memoirs.

Studio: Showtime Networks, Fitzgerald Productions.

Screenplay by: Henry Bromell.
Director: Henry Bromell.
Produced by: Helen Buck Bartlett, Tony Bill, Henry Bromell, Lena Cordina.
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek, Natalie Radford.
Running Time: 96 minutes.

Hemingway vs. Callaghan (aka Hemingway: That Summer in Paris) (2003)

TV mini-series based on Morley Callagham memoir.

Studio: Shaftesbury Films (Canada).

Screenplay by: Malcolm MacRury.
Director: Michael DeCarlo.
Produced by: Christina Jennings.
Starring: Vincent Walsh, Robin Dunne, Gordon Pinsent, Reagan Pasternak (Zelda).
Running Time: 180 minutes.

Z: The Beginning of Everything (2017)

TV-series (Amazon). Based on Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler (2013). Just one "season".

Studio: Amazon Studios (released on Amazon Prime Video, pilot: November 2015, series: 2017).

Screenplay by: Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin, Lydia Woodward, Ian Deitchman, Kristin Rusk Robinson, Kit Steinkellner, Marcus Gardley, Doug Dorst.
Directors: Tim Blake Nelson, Mike Barker, Neasa Hardiman, Minkie Spiro, Wash Westmoreland.
Produced by: Therese Anne Fowler.
Starring: Christina Ricci, David Hoflin, David Strathairn.
Running Time: 300 minutes (10 episodes, 30 minutes each).

Перевод: Биография Скотта и Зельды Фицджеральдов на экране (Антон Руднев).