Joan Crawford In The 1950s
Joan Crawford turns in a powerhouse performance as "Harriet Craig" (1950), a neurotic perfectionist whose need for neatness and control in her stately mansion borders on the psychotic. When she sabotages husband Wendell Corey's chances for a job promotion, he is forced to admit her selfishness is out of control. "Autumn Leaves" (1956) casts Crawford as a middle-age spinster who finds the love she has always longed for with younger man Cliff Robertson, unaware of the dark secrets in his life. Vera Miles co-stars; Robert Aldrich directs. And in "The Story Of Esther Costello" (1957), Crawford is a wealthy American divorcee vacationing in Ireland who takes an interest in the plight of a young girl left blind, deaf, and mute from a childhood trauma. Rossano Brazzi co-stars. Four-disc set also includes "Queen Bee." 6 2/3 hrs. total. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; photo gallery; poster gallery; featurette; more.
- Robert Aldrich, Ranald MacDougall, David Miller, Vincent Sherman
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Rossano Brazzi, Wendell Corey, Vera Miles, Betsy Palmer, Lorne Greene, Heather Sears, Lucile Watson, John Ireland, Allyn Joslyn, Lee Patterson, Ruth Donnelly, Lucy Marlow, William Bishop, Shepperd Strudwick, Ron Randell, Selmer Jackson, Fay Compton, K. T. Stevens, William Leslie, Maxine Cooper, Fay Wray, Viola Roache, John Loder... More