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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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Himself - Playwright / Crawford Historian
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Herself - Daughter / Author, 'Mommie Dearest'
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Himself (archive footage)
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Herself - Co-Star, 'Berserk!'
Virginia Grey ...
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Himself - Key MGM Hairstylist (archive footage)
Herbert Kenwith ...
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Herself - Actress
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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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Himself - Interior Designer: There was more clear plastic on that furniture than was on the meat in an A&P!
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Very entertaining and well made documentary
31 August 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the best documentaries I have seen on any movie star and on Joan Crawford to begin with. Not many have been done on her, especially one which includes a lot of detail about her life and interviews from many different people associated with her and her films (the best are Christina Crawford and OUR DANCING DAUGHTERS co-star Anita Page). Included are clips from nearly all of her films and many never before seen photographs. Check this out if you are a classic movie fan or a Crawford fan, for sure. TCM will likely re-air this in a few months.


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