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Crawford, Joan 1908-1977

Works: 479 works in 1,326 publications in 7 languages and 34,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Romance films  Comedy films  Horror films  Television adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, 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
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

55 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,042 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
What ever happened to baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

82 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,947 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 )

40 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,880 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
The women by George Cukor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,503 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 )

82 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 916 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 )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glamorous but alcoholic socialite, trapped in a marriage to an older man, finds herself falling in love with the young musician whose performance she is underwriting
Possessed by Curtis Bernhardt( Visual )

24 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solitary, emotionally unstable private nurse embarks upon a largely one-sided affair with a callous bachelor. When he tires of her, her obsessive attempts to regain his love ultimately drive her into madness and murder
Sudden fear( Visual )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 477 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 )

10 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and French and held by 391 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
Rain by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

58 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multifaceted fabrication about women seeking success and love in the publishing jungle of N.Y.C
Night gallery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 324 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! by Vincent Sherman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 323 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
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He who gets slapped" was the first film ever produced by the M-G-M studios. In this very experimentally artful film, director Seastrom presented esoteric subject matter in highly symbolic scenes. The story involves a circus performer known simply as "He," who is soundly disgraced by his wife and her lover, The Baron. He is the paradox of the circus clown who is always performing in the show to make others laugh, while away from the crowd he is unhappy, still suffering from the slaps of life's reality. In "The unholy three, " two sideshow performers commit robberies by masquerading as an elderly lady and a small child. The film was so popular with audiences that Chaney appeared in a talking version of the movie in 1930. "The unknown" features Chaney playing an armless knife thrower in a circus, using his bogus deformity as a ruse to hide from the police. He is deeply in love with the circus owner's daughter, who coincidentally has a phobia of having men's arms around her. Chaney's performance with his feet (even lighting his own cigarettes with them) and his attempt to become "authentic" in order to permanently seal his relationship with the girl both contribute to making this the strangest love story ever recorded on film
Conversations with Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Textbook/Curriculum Library Collection
Daisy Kenyon by Otto Preminger( Visual )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 259 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
Harry Langdon the forgotten clown by Frank Capra( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strong man: After a tour of duty in WWI, a witless young Belgian comes to America and seeks out his dedicated pen pal, but his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster. Tramp, tramp, tramp: When a destitute shoemaker's son enters a cross-country foot race with hopes of winning the $25,000 prize, spectacular comedy and destruction follow. Long pants: A sheepish young man springs into adulthood and is immediately smitten by the wrong woman, a hard-boiled drug smuggler. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes
Queen bee by Ranald MacDougall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 199 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
Strait-jacket( Visual )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released from a mental hospital 20 years after having committed axe murders, Lucy Harbin moves in with her brother, his wife and her own daughter, who is now 23. When axe murders start occurring suddenly in the neighborhood, police think Lucy has reverted to her old ways
Reunion in France( Visual )

7 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Frenchwoman in Nazi-occupied Paris hides a downed American flyer and attempts to get him safely out of the country
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mildred Pierce
Alternative Names
Cassin, Billie 1908-1977

Cassin, Dillie.

Coan Krauford

Crawford, Joan

Džoana Kroforda

Fairbanks, Joan 1906-1977

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford actrice américaine

Joan Crawford actriz estadounidense

Joan Crawford aktorka amerykańska

Joan Crawford Amerikaans acteur

Joan Crawford Amerikaans actrice

Joan Crawford Amerikana nga aktres

Joan Crawford attrice statunitense

Joan Crawford US-amerikanische Filmschauspielerin

Joan Crawford yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Joan Crawfordová americká herečka

Le Suer, Lucille 1908-1977

Le Sueur, Lucille 1904-1977

Le Sueur, Lucille 1906-1977

Le Sueur Lucille 1908-1977

LeSueur, Lucille 1906-1977

LeSueur, Lucille Fay 1906-1977

Lo Sueur, Lucille.

Sueur, Lucille le 1906-1977

Τζόαν Κρόφορντ

Джаан Кроўфард

Джоан Кроуфорд

Джоан Крофорд

Џоан Крафорд

Џоун Крафорд

Ҷоан Крауфорд

Ջոան Քրոուֆորդ

ג'ואן קרופורד

جوان كراوفورد

جوآن کرافورڈ

جوآن کراوفورد بازیگر و رقاص آمریکایی

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What ever happened to baby Jane?Grand HotelThe womenNight galleryQueen beeStrait-jacketNot the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biography