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The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New ... See full summary »
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Documentary about noted Zydeco artist Clifton Chenier. Based out of New Orleans, Chenier was the self-crowned "King" of Zydeco (a New Orleans musical hybrid containing elements of blues, ... See full summary »
Joan Crawford specifically asked for Margaret Sullavan to play the role of Judy, despite Louis B. Mayer's warning that the accomplished stage actress could steal the picture from her. Joan replied "I'd rather be a supporting player in a good picture than the star of a bad one." See more »
Where else do you get MGM's Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas and Margaret Sullavan together in the same picture? And where else do you get the added bonus of Hattie McDaniel and Fay Bainter in support of these leads? It certainly is a Shining Hour for all of them. What a pity, then, that this picture is not more well known, because in this writer's opinion, it certainly deserves to be.
And when was the last time that a film made after the production code allowed someone to get away with a major crime? That is exactly what Bainter's character does when she is allowed to go unpunished for arson. Meanwhile, Crawford's vixen will probably take up with one of the farm hands when she gets back from her honeymoon with Douglas. And Young's character will probably never stop lusting after Crawford, even though he is married to Sullavan. Yes, this is grand melodrama from a grand Hollywood studio, performed with zest by a grand cast.
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