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Queen Bee (1955)

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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Jud Prentiss
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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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Although the American Film Institute's on-line catalog of feature films lists Juanita Moore in the uncredited role of the Maid, Moore does not appear in this film; either her scenes were deleted, or she was replaced by another lesser known, unidentified actress, who appears only briefly near the end of the film. See more »

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When Jen goes to ask Avery for help in stopping Eva from interfering in his sister's wedding, Avery pronounces his wife's name as "Ava," when her name is "Eva." See more »

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Eva Phillips: [about Carol] She doesn't have many friends you know, I suppose it's just her personality. She doesn't even like me.
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Another Joan Crawford Eyebrow Picture
2 September 2007 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Joan does her big eyebrow look again in this film about a true bitch in heat. Here she is an "outsider" who traps Barry Sullivan, scion of a good Southern family, into marriage and proceeds to make his life a living hell. For that matter, she makes everyone who surrounds her a target for her venom. She is truly a psychotic whose greatest thrill is to destroy everything and everyone within her circle of influence.

She has a passion for her husband's friend, played by John Ireland who just happens to be engaged to her husband's sister. After she rides roughshod over those two with tragic results, she starts on her cousin, an innocent who is visiting this Garden of Eden. Probably a big mistake since this leads to further trouble ending in a denouement that you can see coming from a mile away. Very tidy.

Is this a good film? Depends if you like Crawford at her histrionic best, chewing up both the scenery and her co-stars. But again, as another reviewer said, you will like this movie if you love Crawford or if you hate her. She's that good. It's one of those soap opera plots that were popular in the 50s and it will hold your interest, if only to see if Joan gets her come-uppance. Don't be embarrassed if you find yourself liking this film......you're in good company.


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