JOAN CRAW­FORD MOVIES

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“The Hol­ly­wood Re­vue of 1929” “The Women” (1939) Again part of an (1929) A singing-and-danc­ing Craw­ford all-star lineup, Craw­ford played a mar­ried wouldn’t be the norm, but she was among the lady hav­ing an af­fair in a com­edy-drama MGM stars then un­der stu­dio con­tracts who re­garded as one of the top movies of a par­tic­i­pated in this va­ri­ety show­case (with boun­ti­ful Hol­ly­wood year. her scene ex­cerpted decades later for “That’s “Mil­dred Pierce” (1945) Craw­ford En­ter­tain­ment!”). would be­come an Os­car win­ner for nov­el­ist

James M. Cain’s saga of a mother who “Grand Ho­tel” (1932) One of

sac­ri­ficed vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing for the ben­e­fit Craw­ford’s first ma­jor hits was this all-star

of her un­grate­ful daugh­ter (Ann Blyth). clas­sic, its year’s Os­car win­ner for best

“Pos­sessed” (1947) An Os­car nom­i­nee picture, in which she played a busi­ness again here, Craw­ford played a psy­chi­atric ty­coon’s mis­tress. pa­tient strug­gling to re­mem­ber how she “Danc­ing Lady” (1933) Craw­ford stars came to the des­per­ate state she was found in. as – sur­prise! – a dancer who in­ter­ests “Daisy Kenyon” (1947) An artist both a wealthy wom­an­izer (Fran­chot Tone, (Craw­ford) in­volved with a mar­ried man later Craw­ford’s real-life hus­band) and a (Dana An­drews) ends up turn­ing to a more Broad­way di­rec­tor (Clark Gable). sup­port­ive war veteran (Henry Fonda). “Au­tumn Leaves” (1956) Craw­ford lends dig­nity to the sudsy story of a woman ro­manced by a younger man (Cliff Robert­son) who may be a dan­ger to her.

“What Ever Hap­pened to Baby Jane?” (1962) Cer­tainly one of Craw­ford’s most iconic films, di­rec­tor Robert Aldrich’s thriller casts her and Bette Davis as past-their­prime ac­tress sib­lings who have a bizarre re­la­tion­ship.

“I Saw What You Did” (1965) Though it’s strictly out of the “B”-movie cat­e­gory, pro­ducer-di­rec­tor Wil­liam Cas­tle’s sus­pense tale has its share of fun as Craw­ford plays a woman who be­comes a party to the an­tics of crank-call­ing teens (Sara Lane, Andi Gar­rett, Sharyl Locke).

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