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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
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Jennifer Stewart
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Ty McKinnon
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Sue McKinnon
Katherine Anderson ...
Miss Breen
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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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"I was blind and drunk with her scent...and the sound of her voice and the way she moved her body." See more »

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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 »

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Avery 'Beauty' Phillips: The sun is shinin'; funny, I didn't expect the sun to be shinin'.
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Crawford at her best!
11 November 2001 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Joan Crawford is in her element here! As a deceitful, manipulative woman with the Medusa touch she's in her glory. You get the feeling she's enjoying herself immensely. Hell, you even get the feeling she's enjoying the costumes! She tears into the part of Eva Phillips as if it were her last meal, and takes the rest of the cast along for the ride. They don't make movies like this anymore and it's a shame. It's good, clean, sinister fun with Joan in control every step of the way.


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