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Monday
Mar242014

"There's a name for you ladies..."

... but it isn't used in high society outside of a kennel."

 

Great Moments in Screen Bitchery #40, Joan Crawford in The Women

(I thought it high time to revive this series)

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WHAT A MOVIE.

I could happily compile an Oscar Supporting Actress 1939 line-up just from this movie... in case anyone's interested, my rankings would be -

1) Roalind Russell
2) Joan Crawford
3) Mary Boland
4) Phyllis Povah
5) Florence Nash

I count Norma Shearer as the film's sole lead...

How they could take something so witty and perfect, then deliver something as bland and boring as the Ryan/Bening/Mendes remake, I don't know. When Eva Mendes is giving the most interesting performance in a movie, you just know that something has gone awry (We Own The Night notwithstanding)...

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkermit_the_frog

kermit -- yes, and that one spent more than a decade in development. what the hell were they doing with it?

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Great line in the first of Crawford's first real dragon lady roles. How timely too, yesterday was Joan's birthday!

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

LOVE this movie, LOVE this line, and LOVE this series! Can't wait for more!

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

No offense to Roz Russell, Joan Crawford, or Norma Shearer, but for me Paulette Goddard OWNS the last chunk of this movie. ("Where I spit, no grass ever grows.") The first time I saw the movie and she does that first line reading of "Cham-PAGNE...?" my jaw actually fell open with delight.

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDback

Great series, looking forward to it.
Dback--agreed! "I made him pay for he wanted. You made him pay for what he didn't want."

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I forgot how much I missed this series. Great choice for the revival-- I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to do a subseries using nothing but Crawford lines.

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

The entire series could just be quotes from The Women, and it would be glorious.

Side note: The Women is playing at Turner Classic Film Festival, and I am SO EXCITED.

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

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