Saturday, March 26, 2011
Joan Crawford, was one of Hollywood's most famous movie stars, but her films began losing money and by the end of the 1930s she was labeled "box office poison". After a two year break from performing on screen, Crawford, made a comeback in the film, Mildred Pierce (1945), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The five films listed below are a couple of my favorite Joan Crawford films:
Mildred Pierce (1945) A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her self centered daughter's love . Cast: Joan Crawford, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson. Dir: Michael Curtiz.
Daisy Kenyon (1947). On the rebound from a married man, a woman marries a veteran, just as her lover becomes available. Cast: Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews. Dir: Otto Preminger.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) A female gangster learns she is losing her vision. Cast: Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian.
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951). When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame. Cast: Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Frank Lovejoy. Dir: Vincent Sherman.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950), Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob. Cast: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran. Dir: Vincent Sherman.