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Crawford, Joan 1908-1977

Overview
Works: 507 works in 1,252 publications in 7 languages and 34,700 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film noir  Interviews  History  Fiction  Horror films 
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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Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

51 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,017 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
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

54 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,911 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
What ever happened to baby Jane? by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

56 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a decaying Hollywood mansion, Jane Hudson, a former child star, initiates a psychotic reign of terror over her sister Blanche, a movie queen forced into retirement after a crippling accident
The women by Clare Boothe Luce( Visual )

18 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 1,544 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 )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 851 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 )

13 editions published between 1946 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 556 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. Videodisc version
Possessed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn
Sudden fear( Visual )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 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 )

8 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 394 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 )

60 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 382 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
The best of everything by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

5 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 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
Night gallery( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty terrifying stories plus the original Pilot movie
Conversations with Joan Crawford by Roy Newquist( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located in the Textbook/Curriculum Library Collection
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 259 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
Daisy Kenyon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 253 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

At the height of his film career, Harry Langdon was considered one of the four best comics of the silent film era. His screen character was that of a wide-eyed, childlike man with a feeble smile, an owlish blink, and an innocent's understanding of the world and the people in it. This video collects the three silent feature films widely acknowledged as his best. 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 with a hard-boiled drug-smuggling femme fatale. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid, ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes
Strait-jacket( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 189 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 )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 186 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
Reunion in France( Visual )

6 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 173 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
A woman's face by George Cukor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Holm, a professional blackmailer, despises herself and the world because of a disfiguring facial scar
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mildred Pierce
Alternative Names
Cassin, Billie 1908-1977

Cassin, Dillie.

Crawford, Joan

Džoana Kroforda

Fairbanks, Joan 1906-1977

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford actrice amricaine

Joan Crawford actriz estadounidense

Joan Crawford aktorka amerykańska

Joan Crawford Amerikaans acteur

Joan Crawford attrice statunitense

Joan Crawford US-amerikanische Filmschauspielerin

Joan Crawfordov americk 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

ჯოან კროუფორდი

조앤 크로퍼드

ジョーン・クロフォード

瓊克勞馥

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Grand HotelWhat ever happened to baby Jane?The womenNight galleryStrait-jacketQueen beeNot the girl next door : Joan Crawford, a personal biography