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Writers:
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)
George Kelly (play)
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Release Date:
25 September 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A domineering woman marries a wealthy man for his money, and then uses her position to further her own ambitions for money and power. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Rosalind Russell ... Harriet Craig
John Boles ... Walter Craig

Billie Burke ... Mrs. Frazier

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Harold
Dorothy Wilson ... Ethel Landreth
Alma Kruger ... Ellen Austen

Thomas Mitchell ... Fergus Passmore
Raymond Walburn ... Billy Birkmire
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Landreth
Robert Allen ... Gene Fredericks
Nydia Westman ... Mazie
Kathleen Burke ... Adelaide Passmore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Andrews ... Davis (uncredited)
James P. Burtis ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Nurse Rigby (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
John Hamilton ... Detective (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue ... Billy Birkmire's Father (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dorothy Arzner 
 
Writing credits
Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay)

George Kelly (play)

Produced by
Edward Chodorov .... associate producer
Harry Cohn .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
R.H. Bassett (uncredited)
Emil Gerstenberger (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
 
Production Design by
William Haines (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Lon Anthony 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director
William Grant Still .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
73 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2403)

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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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Version of Harriet Craig (1950)See more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Fine Russell performance in tale of cold manipulator, 10 May 2004

Joan Crawford played the role in both QUEEN BEE and HARRIET CRAIG (the latter a remake of CRAIG'S WIFE) but Rosalind Russell became a star with her performance in the first talkie version. It's a photographed play but a strongly written one and it moves swiftly on film. Russell's coldness and her false sweetness, played for effect, are two sides of the same coin. The performance isn't as subtle as it could have been - we need that to believe she can pull the wool over most everyone's eyes - but Russell is quite fine in spite of it. John Boles makes a strong role of what could have been milquetoast and Billie Burke provides sweet contrast as the well-meaning neighbor. It's a good solid effort and deserves to be seen by those interested in Russell's career and in the progression of the early talkies.

NRastro's review elsewhere on this site is fascinating as it places the character within post-depression history and makes us understand her fear and need for material reassurance.

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