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Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  1 August 2002 (USA)
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In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. ... See full summary »

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Himself - Playwright / Crawford Historian
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself - Co-Star, 'Berserk!'
Virginia Grey ...
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Sydney Guilaroff ...
Himself - Key MGM Hairstylist (archive footage)
Herbert Kenwith ...
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Himself - Actor, 'The Bride Wore Red'
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Herself - Actress / Crawford Co-Star
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In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. Friends, fellow actors, directors, and others reminisce about their association with her, and numerous film clips show off her talent from her start in silents to bad science fiction/horror movies at the end of her career. Daughter 'Christina Crawford' even explains the origin of the phrase "No more wire hangers!". Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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Terrific Documentary
29 August 2002 | by (Ocala, Fl) – See all my reviews

Joan Crawford's life and film career are discussed here along with interviews with co-stars, directors, old flames and ofcourse, daughter Christina. Rare pictures and interviews make this an extra special treat which includes pictures of her father, Joan as a child and the last picture taken of her in April, 1977, one month before her death from cancer. Also included is a rare interview on a 1960's television talk show and guest appearances as well. A must-see for any Crawford fan! ***1/2


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