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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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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
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Ted Phillips
Linda Bennett ...
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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7 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Ehe in Fesseln  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Eva Phillips: My, how cozy you all look.
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Connections

Featured in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 27 May 1963 (1963) See more »

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Queen B she is for sure!
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love Joan, like I love Joan, you have to see this movie. The script, costumes, acting, and music are all A++++. This has to be the baddest girl that Joan has ever played, and the part suits her well; Mildred Pearce pales in comparison to this role. Barry Sullivan is terrific too. Somehow, I get the impression that during the whole picture that Joan is thinking, "I'll show that Bette how to play a southern vixen!" This movie is the reason that I like old movies; they spent money on this one - the scenery, furnishings, costumes, and jewelry were all "old school" and to die for. If you see the DVD, the original trailer is a hoot! I fell out laughing looking at the trailer after watching the movie. They show way too much of the plot in the trailer, so don't watch the trailer before watching the movie.


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