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Queen Bee (1955)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 1955 (USA)
A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

Director:

Ranald MacDougall

Writers:

Ranald MacDougall (screenplay), Edna L. Lee (novel) (as Edna Lee)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Eva Phillips
Barry Sullivan ... Avery Phillips
Betsy Palmer ... Carol Lee Phillips
John Ireland ... Jud Prentiss
Lucy Marlow ... Jennifer Stewart
William Leslie ... Ty McKinnon
Fay Wray ... Sue McKinnon
Katherine Anderson Katherine Anderson ... Miss Breen
Tim Hovey ... Ted Phillips
Linda Bennett Linda Bennett ... Trissa Phillips
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ehe in Fesseln See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 Eva is talking to Jennifer before taking a bath, the glass doors surrounding the tub go from clear to totally steamed over instantly between shots. See more »

Quotes

Judson Prentiss: You're like some fancy kind of disease. I had it once - now I'm immune.
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Sunset Showcase For Miss Crawford
30 September 2009 | by janiceferreroSee all my reviews

A guilty pleasure if I ever saw one. Directect by Ranald McDougall, even his name reads like a misspell, he was the writer of Mildred Pierce and clearly Crawford trusted him. Look at her entrance, from a distance, a subtle and no so subtle game of light and music. The turgid tale of evil and deception suffers from holes in every angle but this is not the sort of picture that can afford that kind of scrutiny. This is a showcase for the late term Crawford die hard fans. You wont be able to help but admire her devastating self confidence. She knew every trick in the book as an actress as well as a character. Queen Bee goes bye fast very fast and the moral compass is determined by Lucy Marlow when in fact it needed a sort of Anne Baxter or someone with a bit more gravitas. To be seen with a bunch of like minded friends and laugh out loud.


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