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Director:
Writers:
Robert Wilder (screenplay)
Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
6 May 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A wrong girl for the right side of the tracks.
Plot:
Carnival dancer Lane Bellamy finds herself stranded in a southern town ruled by corrupt political boss Titus Semple... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
CRAWFORD VS. GREENSTREET See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Joan Crawford ... Lane Bellamy
Zachary Scott ... Fielding Carlisle

Sydney Greenstreet ... Sheriff Titus Semple
David Brian ... Dan Reynolds

Gladys George ... Lute Mae Sanders
Virginia Huston ... Annabelle Weldon

Fred Clark ... Doc Waterson
Gertrude Michael ... Millie

Alice White ... Gracie
Sam McDaniel ... Boatright
Tito Vuolo ... Pete Ladas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Iris Adrian ... Blanche - Inmate of Women's Prison (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Leo Mitchell (uncredited)
Larry J. Blake ... Martin (uncredited)
M.A. Bogue ... Johnny Simms (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Waitress (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Dancer - Opening Montage (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Tom Hill (uncredited)
Tristram Coffin ... Ed Parker (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Extra at Lutie Mae's (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Johnson - Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Elliott ... Tom Coyne (uncredited)
Morgan Farley ... Link Niles (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Angry Carnival Creditor (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... John Shelton (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Senator Flagstedt (uncredited)
William Haade ... Burr Lassen (uncredited)
Jan Kayne ... Sarah - Reynolds' Maid (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Douglas Kennedy ... Voice of Police Radio Broadcaster (uncredited)
Lester Kimmel ... Jamison - Dan's Lawyer (uncredited)
Sunny Knight ... Waitress (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Detective (uncredited)
John McGuire ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Sammy McKim ... Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Mailman (uncredited)

Dale Robertson ... Tunis Simms (uncredited)
Dick Ryan ... Carnival Barker (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Man (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Bartender (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Nightclub Extra (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Maurice - Maitre d' at Ritz (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Peterson (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin ... Senator on Power Commission (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
 
Writing credits
Robert Wilder (screenplay)

Edmund H. North (additional dialogue)

Robert Wilder (play "Flamingo Road") &
Sally Wilder (play "Flamingo Road")

Produced by
George Amy .... associate producer
Michael Curtiz .... executive producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
 
Film Editing by
Folmar Blangsted 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Winterbottom 
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Edwin Allen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Betty Delmont .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Curtiz .... second unit director
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Classen .... grip (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
George Stout .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheila O'Brien .... gowns executer: Miss Crawford
Travilla .... gowns designer: Miss Crawford
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
David Curtiz .... montage
 
Music Department
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
 
Other crew
Norman Stuart .... dialogue director
Howard Hohler .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 26, 1950 with Joan Crawford reprising her film role.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Sheriff Titus Semple tells Fielding Carlisle to "get over to that girl's house and ask her to marry 'her'", instead of "marry you".See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Titus Semple:A man going into the legislature should have a heart of gold and a respectable wife.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Put 'em in a Box, Tie 'em with a Ribbon (and Throw 'em in the Deep Blue Sea)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
CRAWFORD VS. GREENSTREET, 2 February 2000
Author: Eric Chapman (caspar_h@yahoo.com) from Pittsburgh, PA

Despite the noted critic Pauline Kael's unreasonably negative review of this film, it's a lot of fun and a good vehicle for Joan Crawford's talents. Kael described it as overwrought, but in truth it's good old-fashioned melodramatic story-telling with a smart, literate script, and refreshingly quick pacing. The only flaw that bothered me was a musical score that is, at times, laughably incongruous. (The music swells bewilderingly and ominously when Crawford benignly offers Reynolds' Political Boss something for his hangover.)

Sure, you can quarrel with the casting of Shakespearean-voiced Sydney Greenstreet playing a Southern Sheriff, but he's so unrepentently vile and villainous that he's convincing in every role he plays. It is a joy to watch two such formidable actors as Crawford and Greenstreet squaring off in big confrontations.

It's not surprising that, some 30 years later, this became the premise for a night-time soap opera starring, I believe, Morgan Fairchild. It has so many jealousies, manipulations, secret ambitions, double-crosses, plots for revenge - it's just great fun if one doesn't take it too seriously. And clearly, Crawford, Greenstreet, and the director, Michael Curtiz, didn't. They recognized the material for what it was - pulpy entertainment served up with wit and style.

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