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Queen Bee (1955)

 -  Drama  -  7 November 1955 (USA)
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A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

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Eva Phillips
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Avery Phillips
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Carol Lee Phillips
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Jud Prentiss
Lucy Marlow ...
Jennifer Stewart
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Ty McKinnon
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Sue McKinnon
Katherine Anderson ...
Miss Breen
Tim Hovey ...
Ted Phillips
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Trissa Phillips
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Eva Phillips is a Southern socialite whose manipulation and ruthlessness ruins the lives of everyone around her. The question is, will anyone be able to stop her? Written by Kelly

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She's so excitingly good . . . when she's so wonderfully bad!

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7 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Ehe in Fesseln  »

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Christina Crawford, Joan Crawford's adopted daughter, recounted in her autobiography Mommie Dearest that she had to leave the theater midway through a showing of this film because it was too true-to-life in her mother's portrayal of the main character. See more »

Quotes

Eva Phillips: My, how cozy you all look.
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Referenced in Ulysses' Gaze (1995) See more »

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Wow is this a good one!

Now, I am a big Joan Crawford fan and have been since I was 12 (don't ask) and this has to be my favorite film of hers, which is saying a lot. It is so campy and over the top, it's hard to believe that everyone was taking themselves so seriously. From Joan's drag queen gowns (check out the black sequin number she wears just to eat dinner in!) to her bitchy, back stabbing dialogue: "Carol, don't you look sweet, even in those tacky old riding clothes" and "Darling, parties are to women what battlefields are to men but then... you weren't in the war were you? Something about drinking..." And just wait for the scene were Joan destroys a room with a riding crop. Not to mention where she smears her vanity mirror with cold cream in order to cover her over emoting reflection. This is a camp classic of monumental proportions and one that you will want to watch several times!!!


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