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Craig's Wife (1936)

Approved  |   |  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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Mrs. Frazier
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Mrs. Harold
Dorothy Wilson ...
Ethel Landreth
Alma Kruger ...
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Fergus Passmore
Raymond Walburn ...
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Elisabeth Risdon ...
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Robert Allen ...
Gene Fredericks
Nydia Westman ...
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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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25 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'obsession de Madame Craig  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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The original Broadway production of "Craig's Wife' by George Kelly opened on October 12, 1925 at the Morosco Theater, ran for 360 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1926. 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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Rosalind Russell plays a 1930s piece of work
7 July 2004 | by (Montréal) – See all my reviews

Before television, this kind of short melodrama was standard cinema fare. It's still fun to watch. The interior studio sets don't quite match the exterior studio sets and the people depicted always seem well-to-do. This false elegance is to movies of the 1930s what CGI is to movies of our era. Well, people go to the cinema in part to be dazzled.

This is a women's picture. The director was a woman, the screenplay was written by a woman and the main characters are women. And what a character Russell plays! The movie is a morality play structured around the faults of one character, Mr. Craig's wife. She obsessively wants to control everything to satisfy her need for security, or so goes the the pop psychology implied by the story.

Well-written television serials now deal with these kinds of characters. But I somehow prefer the slower pace of the 1930s version. I also like the little surprises. Watch for Billie Burke, the Good Witch of the North. You'll recognize the voice immediately.


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