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Harriet Craig (1950)

Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband ... See full summary »

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Domineering Harriet Craig holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life. Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband Walter, whom she has lied to about her inability to have children; her cousin Claire, whom she treats like a secretary; and her servants whom she treats like slaves. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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What Was Harriet Craig's Lie?

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2 November 1950 (USA)  »

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Harriet's speech at the climax, "I wouldn't trust [...] me about love" was entirely written by Joan Crawford, incorporating elements of her own past. See more »

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Throughout the movie, there are no locks on the door of the Craig house. During the final scene, when Harriet gives her final speech, a lock can be seen above the doorknob. See more »

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Walter Craig: Wives may be a little extra trouble now and then, but they're mighty handy gadgets to have around the house.
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Mommie Dearest is at it again!
5 October 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"Queen Bee" had a better title, but if you want to see Joan Crawford at her hissable best, this is the one you want! Playing Mrs. Craig, Joan is more Joan than ever. She runs her home with an invisible whip, snaking around her relatives with the sneaky, sinister airs of a cobra. And when that final dramatic sequence comes, you will be beaten and bowed but will applaud a relievedly fine comeuppance. Based on George Kelly's play "Craig's Wife", the film has a stagy look and direction, but you can't beat the title character for a worthy villainess. Harriet is a suburban monster, a notch or two above Mary Tyler Moore's character in "Ordinary People", and Crawford gives one of her best-sustained performances in the juicy part. *** from ****


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