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Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002)

Unrated | | Documentary | TV Movie 1 August 2002
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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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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Joan Crawford: Hollywood Royalty
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Turner Classics played "Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star" last night during their salute to Joan Crawford day. It was very well written, and the personal interviews with past co-stars and friends was also lovely. I also liked the fact that the biography didn't cut out all her work as a chorus girl in the silent movies, which many programs often do. The only problem that I had with this program was that they included comments from Joan's daughter, Christina Crawford. Christina Crawford made her mother a cruel joke after writing that sub-standard book, "Mommie Dearest." To include her in a show where everyone else was praising Joan Crawford for the tremendous talent that she was and her ability to move up from chorus girl to leading lady parts, is an insult to Joan. Christina Crawford made a name for herself by trashing her mother; she doesn't deserve to be involved in anything.


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