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Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)

Unrated | | Documentary | TV Movie 1 August 2002
In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. ... See full summary »

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Peter Fitzgerald
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Herself - Narrator
Diane Baker ... Herself - Actress
Charles Busch ... Himself - Playwright / Crawford Historian
Ben Cooper ... Himself - Actor
Christina Crawford ... Herself - Daughter / Author, 'Mommie Dearest'
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)
Judy Geeson ... Herself - Co-Star, 'Berserk!'
Virginia Grey ... Herself - Actress
Sydney Guilaroff ... Himself - Key MGM Hairstylist (archive footage)
Herbert Kenwith Herbert Kenwith ... Himself - Director / Friend
Anna Lee ... Herself - Actress
Dickie Moore ... Himself - Actor, 'The Bride Wore Red'
Margaret O'Brien ... Herself - Actress
Anita Page ... Herself - Actress / Crawford Co-Star
Betsy Palmer ... Herself - Actress
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In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. Friends, fellow actors, directors, and others reminisce about their association with her, and numerous film clips show off her talent from her start in silents to bad science fiction/horror movies at the end of her career. Daughter 'Christina Crawford' even explains the origin of the phrase "No more wire hangers!". Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Documentary

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Fitzfilm See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Very entertaining and well made documentary
31 August 2002 | by nickandrewSee all my reviews

This is certainly one of the best documentaries I have seen on any movie star and on Joan Crawford to begin with. Not many have been done on her, especially one which includes a lot of detail about her life and interviews from many different people associated with her and her films (the best are Christina Crawford and OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS co-star Anita Page). Included are clips from nearly all of her films and many never before seen photographs. Check this out if you are a classic movie fan or a Crawford fan, for sure. TCM will likely re-air this in a few months.


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