| Joan Crawford in the Fifties (TCM Vault) |
Harriet Craig (1950), Queen Bee (1955), Autumn Leaves (1950), The Story of Esther Costello (1950)
Joan Crawford is getting a TCM Vault release on November 6th.
The 4-disc set, Joan Crawford in the Fifties, will contain Harriet Craig (1950), Queen Bee (1955) [previously released], Autumn Leaves (1956) and The Story of Esther Costello (1957) and should have all the bonus features usually associated with the Vault line.
Available exclusively for purchase at TCM.com, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!
Crawford plays a materialistic housewife who ruins her marriage and alienates her friends through her obsession with maintaining the perfect home.
Queen Bee (1955)
Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce, 1945) is at her conniving and devious best as the Southern socialite who manipulates the lives of those around her with tragic results. The poster art screamed, "One female alone may be the queen bee. The other females serve only to sacrifice themselves while tending the queen bee or defending her. The males of the species exist only to serve the queen's pleasure…" and who better to exact the role than Crawford?
Eva Phillips (Crawford) is married to Avery (Barry Sullivan), a wealthy mill owner who has been driven to drink and bitterness by Eva's ruthless, self-seeking machinations and frank infidelity. When Avery's sister Carol Lee (Betsy Palmer) announces her engagement, Crawford maneuvers to prevent the wedding to Judson Prentiss (John Ireland), the queen bee's secret lover.
Autumn Leaves (1956)
Is a dark romantic drama about a lonely spinster who falls in love with a younger man with severe mental problems.
The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
Crawford plays a wealthy divorcee who devotes herself to helping a deaf and blind girl while fending off charlatans who want to exploit the teenager.