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Queen Bee (1955)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 1955 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Joan Crawford personally bought the film rights to Edna L. Lee's novel "The Queen Bee" for $15,000, then sold them to Columbia under the following conditions: she would star, Jerry Wald would produce, Ranald MacDougall would write the screenplay and direct the film, Charles Lang would be the film's cinematographer and she would have contractual approval on her costume, make-up and hair designers. Each of these conditions was fulfilled. 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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Connections

Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: Miss Me x100 (2014) See more »

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Crawford at her best!
11 November 2001 | by robman-5See all my reviews

Joan Crawford is in her element here! As a deceitful, manipulative woman with the Medusa touch she's in her glory. You get the feeling she's enjoying herself immensely. Hell, you even get the feeling she's enjoying the costumes! She tears into the part of Eva Phillips as if it were her last meal, and takes the rest of the cast along for the ride. They don't make movies like this anymore and it's a shame. It's good, clean, sinister fun with Joan in control every step of the way.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen Bee See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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