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Craig's Wife (1936)

 -  Drama  -  25 September 1936 (USA)
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A domineering woman marries a wealthy man for his money, and then uses her position to further her own ambitions for money and power.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Boles ...
Walter Craig
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Mrs. Frazier
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Mrs. Harold
Dorothy Wilson ...
Ethel Landreth
Alma Kruger ...
Ellen Austen
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Fergus Passmore
Raymond Walburn ...
Billy Birkmire
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Landreth
Robert Allen ...
Gene Fredericks
Nydia Westman ...
Mazie
Kathleen Burke ...
Adelaide Passmore
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A domineering woman marries a wealthy man for his money, and then uses her position to further her own ambitions for money and power.

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Release Date:

25 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'obsession de Madame Craig  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Although Stephen Goosson is credited as the art director for the film, he was actually fired by director Dorothy Arzner early in production. To replace him, she hired William Haines, who had only art directed one previous film, and had no apparent desire to pursue a career in film art direction; he had a thriving business as an interior decorator to the stars. See more »

Quotes

Harriet Craig: I'm all alone in the house now...
[turning to see the door closing behind her]
Harriet Craig: Wait! don't go!
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I am an old movie buff and had never seen this movie. The movie itself was great but it was like I had just lived this movie. I worked for a man that had a wife like this and quit my job (I used to work out of their house) because I couldn't take her anymore. Almost every part in the movie had a real-life counter part in my life. I was the aunt. I'm tempted to buy a copy of the movie and send it to my old boss so he could get a glimpse of what we all had to put up with. These women do exist, thank God I'm not one of them!!!

By the way, men are not that dumb. The truth is they'd rather ignore that kind of wife so they don't have to deal with the headache. I would like to have seen the part written more true-to-life rather than as a husband that was completely oblivious to a wife that was a manipulater until the very end.

I enjoyed the movie and have told several of my friends to watch it if they get the chance. Not just because of the way I identified with it personally, but overall the movie was very good. Rosalind Russell was a real pro in her role.


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