15 the Best Joan Crawford Movies and Biography

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15.Susan and God

Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford

Released: 1940

Directed by: George Cukor

Susan and God is a 1940 comedy-drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Joan Crawford and Fredric March and directed by George Cukor. The screenplay was written by Anita..

14.Flamingo Road

Joan Crawford, Alice White

Released: 1949

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Flamingo Road is a 1949 film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian. The screenplay by Robert Wilder was based..

13.Johnny Guitar

Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden

Released: 1954

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Republic Pictures western drama film starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, and Scott Brady. The screenplay was..

12.The Story of Esther Costello

The Story of Esther Costello is a 1957 British drama film starring Joan Crawford, Rossano Brazzi, and Heather Sears. The film is an exposé of large-scale fundraising. The Story of Esther Costello was produced by David Miller and Jack Clayton, with Miller directing. The screenplay by Charles Kaufman was based on a novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures..

11.Possessed

Clark Gable, Joan Crawford

Released: 1931

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Possessed is a Pre-Code 1931 drama film directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is the story of Marian Martin, a..

10.Queen Bee

Joan Crawford, Fay Wray

Released: 1955

Directed by: Ranald MacDougall

Queen Bee is a 1955 American drama film starring Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Betsy Palmer, and Barry Sullivan. The film was directed by Ranald MacDougall and produced by Jerry Wald.

9.A Woman’s Face

Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas

Released: 1941

Directed by: George Cukor

A Woman’s Face is a 1941 film noir drama directed by George Cukor, starring Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas and Conrad Veidt. It tells the story of Anna Holm, a facially disfigured

8.Rain

Joan Crawford, Walter Huston

Released: 1932

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Rain is a 1932 South Seas drama film directed by Lewis Milestone with portions filmed at Santa Catalina Island, California. The film stars Joan Crawford as prostitute Sadie Thompson and..

7.Harriet Craig

Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey

Released: 1950

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Harriet Craig is a 1950 American drama film starring Joan Crawford. The screenplay by Anne Froelick and James Gunn was based upon the 1925 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Craig’s Wife, by..

6.The Women

Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1939

Directed by: George Cukor

The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce’s play of the same name, and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos..

5.Sudden Fear

Joan Crawford, Jack Palance

Released: 1952

Directed by: David Miller

Sudden Fear is a 1952 American thriller film noir directed by David Miller, and starring Joan Crawford and Jack Palance in a tale about a successful woman who marries a murderous man…

4.Possessed

Joan Crawford, Raymond Massey

Released: 1947

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Possessed is a 1947 film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman’s obsession with her ex-lover. The..

3.Humoresque

Joan Crawford, John Garfield

Released: 1946

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Humoresque is a 1946 Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield in an older woman/younger man tale about a violinist and his patroness. The screenplay by Clifford..

2.What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

Released: 1962

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American psychological thriller film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford about an actress who holds..

1.Mildred Pierce

Joan Crawford, Eve Arden

Released: 1945

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce..

BIOGRAPHY Joan Crawford 

Joan Crawford, original name Lucille Fay LeSueur, (born March 23, 1904?, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.—died May 10, 1977, New York, New York), American motion-picture actress who made her initial impact as a vivacious Jazz Age flapper but later matured into a star of psychological melodramas. She developed a glamorous screen image, appearing often as a sumptuously gowned, fur-draped, successful career woman.
Crawford danced in nightclubs under the name Billie Cassin, and by 1924 she was dancing in Broadway musicals. On the screen from 1925, she danced her way through such popular films as Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Dance, Fools, Dance (1931), and Dancing Lady (1933). Among her early successes as a dramatic actress were The Women (1939), Susan and God (1940), Strange Cargo (1940), and A Woman’s Face (1941).
Crawford danced in nightclubs under the name Billie Cassin, and by 1924 she was dancing in Broadway musicals. On the screen from 1925, she danced her way through such popular films as Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Dance, Fools, Dance (1931), and Dancing Lady (1933). Among her early successes as a dramatic actress were The Women (1939), Susan and God (1940), Strange Cargo (1940), and A Woman’s Face (1941).
Crawford was married to the actors Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (1929–33), Franchot Tone (1935–39), and Phillip Terry (1942–46) and to Alfred Steele (1955–59), chairman of the Pepsi-Cola Company. After his death in 1959 she became a director of the company and in that role hired her friend Dorothy Arzner to film several Pepsi commercials. Crawford’s adopted daughter Christina published Mommie Dearest (1978), an account of the harsh childhood that Christina and an adopted brother had at their mother’s hands, and a film version was produced in 1981.
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