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Tramp, Tramp, TrampTramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Dir. Harry Edwards
Feat. Harry Langdon, Joan Crawford
An overlooked silent oddity from Harry Langdon, whose boyish innocence contrasted sharply against the likes of contemporaries Chaplin and Keaton.…
Unknown, TheUnknown, The (1927) Recommended
Dir. Tod Browning
Feat. Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Nick De Ruiz
Lon Chaney is fantastically expressive in this Grand Guignol inspired silent horror, from frequent collaborators Chaney and director Tod Browning, in…
Possessed (1931)
Dir. Clarence Brown
Feat. Joan Crawford, Clark Gable
Vivid and detailed early drama about a rich NYC lawyer and his mistress, made when its lead performers were both on the verge of stardom. Centred…
Grand HotelGrand Hotel (1932) Recommended
Dir. Edmund Goulding
Feat. Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore
The granddaddy of extravagent soap–opera, this pre–eminent, Oscar–winning Hollywood affair glitters with stars. Weekend guests'…
Rain (1932)
Dir. Lewis Milestone
Feat. Joan Crawford, Walter Huston
A turbulent adaptation of Somerset Maugham's short story 'Miss Thompson' set on a Samoan island quarantine station during the rainy season. When a…
Women, TheWomen, The (1939)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
They gossip! They bitch! They cackle! What does one expect with a cast of 135 women. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell head the…
Reunion in FranceReunion in France (1942)
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn
Joan Crawford plays a pampered wife in war torn Paris and Wayne the downed fighter pilot who she helps evade capture. Look sharp for an uncredited…
Mildred PierceMildred Pierce (1945) Recommended
Dir. Michael Curtiz
Feat. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford won an Oscar for her career–defining role as a stoical housewife–turned–waitress who finds success in business, but…
HumoresqueHumoresque (1946) Recommended
Dir. Jean Negulesco
Feat. Joan Crawford, John Garfield
Elegant drama features Joan Crawford in a towering performance as wealthy patron who falls in love with a gifted musician. A masterpiece of the…
Daisy KenyonDaisy Kenyon (1947)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda
Joan Crawford gives one of her greatest performances in this surprisingly compelling soap opera, finding herself torn between Fonda and Andrews.…
It's a Great FeelingIt's a Great Feeling (1949)
Dir. David Butler
Feat. Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan, Doris Day
Soft–edged Hollywood satire with Jack Carson, Denny Morgan and Doris Day on the path to success. Notable for its great array of show–biz…
Damned Don't Cry, TheDamned Don't Cry, The (1950)
Dir. Vincent Sherman
Feat. Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran
Loosely based on the relationship between Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill, this riveting film tells of a New York socialite's involvement with an…
Sudden FearSudden Fear (1952)
Dir. David Miller
Feat. Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
Enjoyable potboiler with Palance as an ambitious young actor who sets out to seduce and destroy wealthy playwright Crawford. Rollicking…
Johnny GuitarJohnny Guitar (1953) Recommended
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden
Cowgirls Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge come head to head over the men they love in this wild Western soap opera, brimming with quirky…
Queen Bee (1955)
Dir. Ranald MacDougall
Feat. Joan Crawford
Archetypal glamour–bitch Joan Crawford is deliciously hammy as a compulsive socialite who brings destruction to an blue–blooded Southern…
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Aro Favourite
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis scheme and brood in this memorable gothic melodrama about an aged child star and her embittered and jealous sister who…
Strait-JacketStrait-Jacket (1964) Recommended
Dir. William Castle
Feat. Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford fans won’t want to miss her slumming it as an axe–murderess, ‘reformed’ after twenty years in an asylum, but whose attempts…

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