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Crawford, Joan 1908-1977

Works: 610 works in 1,760 publications in 8 languages and 36,197 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Romance films  Comedy films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Other, Narrator, Singer, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joan Crawford
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Most widely held works by Joan Crawford
What ever happened to Baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

79 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and German and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, and her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident, live in virtual isolation
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

89 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal. Contains both fullscreen and widescreen
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

71 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
The women by Joan Crawford( Visual )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another
Johnny Guitar by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

85 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saloon owner Vienna battles the local townspeople headed by Emma, the local sexually repressed, lynch-happy female rancher out to frame her for a string of robberies. Johnny Logan is a guitar-strumming drifter with a dark past who was once in love with Vienna and has been offered a job in her saloon. Nicholas Ray's epic western is considered one of the most original westerns of all time. The women are far tougher than the men and some saw a bizarre allegory for the McCarthy era Red Scare
Humoresque by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

20 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glamorous socialite Helen Wright takes what she wants - clothes, alcohol, men - and uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets a brilliant young violinist, Paul Boray. But this is one toy she can't break
Possessed( Visual )

19 editions published between 1947 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solitary, emotionally unstable private nurse obsessively attempts to regain the love of a callous bachelor, which ultimately drives her into madness--and murder
Sudden fear by David Miller( Visual )

25 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train headed home to California, Myra Hudson falls in love with and marries actor Lester Blaine, whom she has just fired from her most recent New York play. Back on her San Francisco estate, something evil appears to be lurking beneath the surface of the couple's idyllic life
Dancing lady by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

14 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway
Night gallery( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty terrifying stories plus the original Pilot movie from the original first season of television's Night Gallery. Stories adapted from short stories by such authors as H.P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken and directed by such people as Steven Spielberg and John Badham
The damned don't cry!( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in a man's world : be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer, abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.--Container
Rain by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

66 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadie Thompson is a South Seas island trollop confronted by an old-fashioned fire-and brimstone minister who masquerades his desires for her as a desire to save her soul. Unable to accept his sin, the minister cuts his throat and Sadie turns to a naive Marine to continue her dissolute lifestyle
Daisy Kenyon( Visual )

14 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions
The best of everything( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four typists at a publishing company fight to have their own careers and find true love in the ruthless New York business world
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lon Chaney : a thousand faces (85 min.): Definitive screen biography of Chaney's life and career, including rare footage, archival photos and insightful commentary from costars and historians
Conversations with Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Textbook/Curriculum Library Collection
Mildred Pierce( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations"--Container
Rain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic adaptation of Somerset Maugham's short story "Rain" (originally titled "Miss Thompson") stars Joan Crawford as Sadie Thompson, a fun-loving prostitute on a South Seas island who earns the enmity of a self-righteous missionary played by Walter Huston. The scandalous subject made the film extremely controversial upon its release
Strait-jacket( Visual )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released from a mental hospital 20 years after having committed the axe murders of her husband and his lover, a woman moves in with her brother, his wife, and her own daughter, who is now 23. When axe murders start occurring, police think she has reverted to her old ways
Queen bee by Ranald MacDougall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama showing how a neurotic, insincere Southern woman brings unhappiness to her husband, family, and friends in an attempt to insure her own security and position of dominance
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Alternative Names
Cassin, Billie

Cassin, Billie 1908-1977

Cassin, Dillie.

Coan Krauford

Crawford, Joan

Džoana Kroforda

Fairbanks, Joan 1906-1977

Joan Crawford

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Krauford Žoana

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Le Suer, Lucille 1908-1977

Le Sueur, Lucille 1904-1977

Le Sueur, Lucille 1906-1977

Le Sueur Lucille 1908-1977

Le Sueur, Lucille Fay

LeSueur, Lucille 1906-1977

LeSueur, Lucille Fay 1906-1977

Lo Sueur, Lucille.

Sueur, Lucille le 1906-1977

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