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"It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman." - Joan Crawford


The Films of Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford appeared in over 80 movies and had one of the longest careers in film history. Some of those movies have become classics and some have been forgotten. This page will list every one of Joan Crawford's movies. Each link will take you to information about the movie and a photo gallery featuring photos from that particular movie. Also, reviews for each movie will be featured on each movie page, this will give you a chance to write a review and rate the movie on a "star" rating as well. I am very excited to get this page started and completed. I will add new the movie reviews as they are submitted and new photos will be added to the movie pages as I come across new ones. I encourage you to write a review so people that have not seen the movie can get a sense of the film. Your review will be posted by myself once it is submitted to me. I hope you enjoy this page as much as I have enjoyed putting it together. Lights! Camera! Action!
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The Films of the 1920's
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Lady of the Night (1925)

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Norma Shearer plays a dual roles in this critically acclaimed masterpiece. She plays Molly (Norma Shearer), a poor gangster's mole, and at opposite ends of the scale, she plays, the rich society type, Florence (Norma Shearer). Despite their obvious similarity in the looks department, no one in the film notices this coincidence. Molly and Florence is Norma Shearer to the audience only, to the characters in the film, they are both very different women. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

4 Photographs / 1 Movie Poster

Lady of the Night (1925)

Proud Flesh (1925)

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Fernanda (Eleanor Boardman) is born during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake but she's raised by rich relatives in Spain. She's engaged to Don Jaime Diego (Harrison Ford) but threatens to leave him and go to America in the hope that he'll beg her to stay. When he doesn't, she must follow through with her threat. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

1 Photograph

Proud Flesh (1925)

Pretty Ladies (1925)

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Maggie (Zasu Pitts) is a dancer and comedienne who longs for the type of romantic liaisons that her prettier co-workers enjoy. She eventually finds love with Al Cassidy (Tom Moore) but he finds love with someone else, leaving Maggie (Zasu Pitts) broken hearted. When Al (Tom Moore) comes crawling back to beg Maggie (Zasu Pitts) for forgiveness, she takes him back. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

5 Photographs/3 Movie Posters etc../1 Fan Review

Pretty Ladies(1925)

A Slave of Fashion (1925)

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Katherine Emerson (Norma Shearer), an Iowa girl hungry for the good things in life, leaves her small hometown and sets out for New York. En route, she is involved in a train wreck in which another woman is killed. Katherine finds the woman's purse and, among its contents, discovers an invitation for the woman to spend six months in an unoccupied luxury apartment in Manhattan. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

1 Photograph

A Slave of Fashion(1925)

The Merry Widow (1925)

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Prince Danilo (John Gilbert) wants to take, Sally O'Hara (Mae Murray) for his wife, however, his uncle, King Nikita (George Fawcett) forbids him to marry a commoner. In desperation, Sally (Mae Murray) marries the old and crusty, Baron Sadoja (Tully Marshall), but their union is short lived when he up and dies. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

2 Photographs / 3 Movie Poster etc

The Merry Widow(1925)

The Circle (1925)

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Very early uncredited role for Joan, just prior to adopting her new name, Joan Crawford. The story is based in 1895 England and tells the story of Lady Catherine (Eugenie Besserer), who leaves her husband for her lover. History repeats itself many years later when her daughter in-law does the same thing. Joan appears in the prologue as a young Lady Catherine.Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

11 Photographs/ 1 Movie Slide *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 12/12/08*

The Circle(1925)

The Midshipman (1925)

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This was Ramon Novarro's first starring role. Produced under the supervision of the U.S. Navy. James Randall (Ramon Navarro), an upperclassman at the Naval Academy, falls in love with Patricia Lawrence (Harriet Hammond), the sister of a plebe. She is engaged to Basil Courtney (Crauford Kent), a wealthy reprobate who arranges with Rita (Pauline Key) to discredit James. Click on the link below or, the image to the left, for more information and pictures from this movie.

4 Photographs / 2 Movie Posters 

The Midshipman(1925)

Old Clothes (1925)

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Mary Riley (Joan) is a poor girl who's boarding with Timothy (Jackie Coogan) and Max (Max Davidson), part owners of a junk business. She finds a job in a local office, and falls in love with Nathan (Allan Forrest), however his mother, (Lillian Elliot) feels her son is too good for Mary (Joan). Nathan is facing another problem, a stock that he wants desperately to corner, just happens to be the wall paper in Timothy (Jackie Coogan), Max (Max Davidson) and Mary's (Joan) apartment. Oooops!

6 Photographs / 3 Movie Poster etc...

The Only Thing (1925)

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Thyra (Eleanor Boardman) arrives in Chekia to be married to its old and ugly king (Edward Connelly). Of course, upon seeing the pretty soon to be queen, the Duke (Conrad Nagel) falls in love with her and a revolution erupts. The king (Edward Connelly) is assassinated and the Chief revolutionary Gigberto (Arthur Edmund Carewe) also falls in love with Thyra Eleanor Boardman).

5 Photographs

The Only Thing (1925)

Sally, Irene and Mary (1925)

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A dark tale of love surrounding three young women and their pursuit of love. Sally (Constance Bennett) is looking for a wealthy husband and gets her wish when she marries Marcus (Henry Kolker). Mary is a schemer but ends up with the dependable, Jimmy (William Haines). Irene (Joan) throws the equally dependable Charles (Ray Howard) to one side, in favor of the sleazy Glenn (Douglas Gilmore).

12 Photographs / 5 Movie Poster etc. / 1 Fan Review 
*NEW PHOTOS ADDED 05/07/2009*

Sally, Irene and Mary (1925)

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

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In a cute silent comedy, Harry (Harry Langdon) enters a cross country hiking contest for two reasons. Firstly, the $25,000 first prize will help save his father's business and secondly, his victory would impress the girl he loves, Betty (Joan). The contest gives Harry (Harry Langdon)a number of opportunities to show off his clumsiness, but he wins both the prize and the girl in the end.

6 Photographs / 8 Movie Posters 

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)

Paris (1926)

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Jerry (Charles Ray) is a rich American in Paris. After meeting a beautiful girl (Joan) in a Paris dive, he is stabbed by her jealous boyfriend for showing 'too much interest' in his girl. 'The Girl" nurses Jerry back to health, whilst trying desperately not to fall in love with him at the same time, she must now decide between her gangster boyfriend, The Cat (Douglas Gilmore) and the mysterious American, Jerry. An unusual ending, since this time, the good guy ends up losing the girl.

19 Photographs / 2 Movie Poster *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 05/07/2009*

Paris (1926)

The Boob (1926)

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The farm boy, Peter (George K. Arthur) loves May (Gertrude Olmstead), but May loves Harry (Tony D'Algy). Peter discovers that Harry is a bootlegger and turns him in to prohibition agents. With May now impressed with Peter's detective work, she turns her affections over to him, realizing now that she's loved him all along. Jane (Joan) fleets in and out of the film as an ally to Peter's bootlegger crusade.

9 Photographs / 4 Movie Posters etc. / 2 Fan Reviews 
*NEW REVIEW ADDED 12/15/08* 

The Boob (1926)

Winners of the Wilderness (1927)

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Colonel O'Hara (Tim McCoy) dashing young officer of Braddock's staff is aided to escape from the French by Rene (Joan), daughter of commandant whom he worships. When the positions are reversed and she is his prisoner of war she willingly consents to become his prisoner for life. The costumes of the period offer a pleasing contrast to the interesting sequences ... in which are seen such historical figures as Washington and Braddock. The latter's disastrous defeat is the film's highlight and it is carried out with realism.

21 Photographs / 1 Movie Poster *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 04/02/2009*

Winners of the Wilderness (1927)

The Taxi Dancer (1927)

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Joselyn Poe (Joan) is a down on her luck, unemployed dancer, who's overheard crying about her misfortune by gambler, Lee Rogers (Owen Moore). He offers to help her, using his contacts to get her a job as a Taxi Dancer. Her co-worker, Kitty (Gertrude Astor) introduces her to the sleazy types that frequent the world they now work in and this jolts Lee (Owen Moore) into realizing that he loves Joselyn (Joan) enough to give up his gambling ways in the pursuit of love.

24 Photographs / 6 Movie Posters etc...*NEW PHOTOS ADDED 12/12/2008*

The Taxi Dancer (1927)

The Understanding Heart (1927)

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Monica Dale (Joan) is a fire lookout ranger in love with her co-worker, Tony Garland (Ralph Bushman). When escaped killer, Bob Mason (Rockliffe Fellowes) hides out in Monica's look out tower, he soon falls in love with her. After surviving a fire that surrounds them in the tower, Bob (Rockliffe Fellowes) nobly steps aside for Tony (Ralph Bushman) and Monica (Joan) to have a future together whilst he is eventually cleared of murder.

25 Photographs / 5 Movie Poster *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 05/07/2009*

The Understanding Heart (1927)

The Unknown (1927)

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Nanon (Joan) is the daughter of circus owner, Antonio Zanzi (Nick De Ruiz), she is also the assistant to one of the more bizarre circus acts, that of 'Alonzo the Armless' (Lon Chaney).A fugitive on the run from the law and using the circus as a hideout, Alonzo (Lon Chaney) keeps his arms hidden from the other performers, only pretending he's armless as he throws knives and shoots guns at Nanon (Joan) with his feet.

36 Photographs / 6 Movie Poster etc. / 7 Fan Reviews 
*NEW PHOTOS ADDED 05/07/2009*

The Unknown (1927)

Twelve Miles Out (1927)

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Jerry (John Gilbert) and Red (Ernest Torrence) are fierce rivals in their love for the ladies, diamond and gun smuggling and booze running during the strict prohibition days. When Jerry (John Gilbert) takes Jane's (Joan) home as a hideout, Jane (Joan) threatens to turn him into the police, he kidnaps her and her fiancee, John (Edward Earle) and holds them on his boat. Now in love with the bad boy, Jerry (John Gilbert), Jane must watch as the long time rivals, Jerry (John Gilbert) and Red (Ernest Torrence) shoot it out once and for all.

19 Photographs / 2 Movie Posters 

Twelve Miles Out (1927)

Spring Fever (1927)

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The snooty, rich Allie Monte (Joan) gets involved with Jack Kelly (William Haines), a mere shipping clerk and golf whiz who's posing as his bosses nephew at an exclusive country club. They fall in love and marry, however when Jack (William Haines) tells his new bride the truth about his humble employ, she leaves him, disgusted. Instead of returning to his job as clerk, Allie (William Haines) decides to enter a championship golf tournament, with first prize being $10,000. Remember, this is back in 1927, so first prize of $10,000 would most certainly be a life changing sum of money.

16 Photographs / 3 Movie Poster etc. *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 05/07/2009*

Spring Fever (1927)

West Point (1928)

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Bruce Wayne (no, not Batman's alter ego. This character is played by William Haines) is a football star who enters West Point and makes no friends with his arrogant nature. He rebels against the academy and all of its strict rules and he eventually resigns. However, he returns just in time to help his team win the big football game. Betty Channing (Joan) is his love interest, a small role for her, in a film completely geared toward William Haines.

21 Photographs / 13 Movie Poster etc...*NEW PHOTO ADDED 05/07/2009*

West Point (1928)

Law of the Range (1928)

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Jim Lockhart (Tim McCoy) is out to track down a wanted outlaw, Solitaire Kid (Rex Lease). When a stage coach that his girlfriend, Betty (Joan) is traveling on is held up by "The Kid" (Rex Lease), he falls for the pretty Betty (Joan) and she notices he has the same tattoo as her beau, Jim (Tim McCoy) - But is it a mere coincidence? After a little delving, it turns out the tattoo is one and the same, connecting them as brothers. Separated some two decades before, it's a story of two men who took two very different trails.

15 Photographs / 6 Movie Poster etc...

Law of the Range (1928)

Rose-Marie (1928)

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Sergeant Malone (House Peters) and Etienne Doray (Creighton Hale) are both in love with Rose-Marie (Joan), however she only has eyes for Jim Kenyon (James Murray). When Jim (James Murray) is accused of murder, Rose-Marie (Joan) marries the influential Etienne (Creighton Hale) in order to save her man from the law. The real murderer, Black Bastien (Gibson Gowland) is being hunted by Sergeant Malone (House Peters), however in a chain of events, Malone (House Peters) is killed, Black (Gibson Gowland) is discovered to be the real murderer and Jim (James Murray) is set free.

39 Photographs / 9 Movie Poster etc. *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 5/07/2009*

Rose-Marie (1928)

Across to Singapore (1928)

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A sea worthy adventure about two brothers, Joel Shore (Ramon Novarro) and Mark Shore (Ernest Torrence) who both love the same girl, Priscilla Crowninshield (Joan). After announcing their engagement without her permission, Mark sails for Singapore with his brothers and leaves behind a very angry, unconsenting fiancee in Priscilla (Joan). Priscilla's (Joan) dismay of the announcement sends Mark (Ernest Torrence) into a spiraling pit of drunkenness, ending in a fatal but albeit victorious battle with the mutineers. Mark (Ernest Torrence) dies in his brother Joel's (Ramon Novarro) arms, his only dying wish to promise to love and take care of his beloved Priscilla (Joan). The true lovers are then reunited.

19 Photographs / 8 Movie Poster etc./1 Fan Review

Across to Singapore (1928)

Four Walls (1928)

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An underworld romance, surrounding the arrest of Benny (John Gilbert) and his subsequent stint in jail. He gives his fellow gang member, Monk (Louis Natheaux) the job of taking over for him as gang leader, and throws his girlfriend, Frieda (Joan) in as a bonus. Despite Monk (Louis Natheaux) wanting nothing to do with Frieda (Joan), she pursues him to make Benny (John Gilbert) jealous, she even publicly announces their engagement at a party.

18 Photographs / 6 Movie Poster etc... *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 5/07/2009*

Four Walls (1928)

Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

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Diana Medford (Joan) is a good time girl, never afraid to kick up her heels, dance on a table, flirt with any man that would look her way, she is the quintessential rebel of the 20's Jazz era. A good girl underneath her overly exuberant exterior, she falls in love with millionaire, Ben Blaine (John Mack Brown) but he's tricked into marrying the hard drinking, Ann (Anita Page). Shortly after their union, Ann (Anita Page) falls down a flight of stairs during one of her drunken binges and is killed. Fate brings Diana (Joan) and Ben (Johnny Mack Brown) back together for that happily ever after ending that the audience expects.

63 Photographs / 13 Movie Poster etc./ 2 Fan Reviews

Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Dream of Love (1928)

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Joan plays, Adrienne, a gypsy girl, in the throws of an affair with a Prince (Nils Asther), in the meantime, the Prince (Nils Asher) is spreading himself around, entertaining the likes of the Duchess (Aileen Pringle) and the Countess (Carmel Myers). Years later, when he sees Adrienne (Joan), now a famous actress, in a play based on their torrid affair, he realizes she is his one true love. The jilted Duchess (Aileen Pringle) and angry Duke (Warner Oland) order the Prince (Nils Asther) executed by a firing squad, however a group of revolutionaries save him in time and declare him King.

45 Photographs / 15 Movie Poster etc... *NEW PHOTOS ADDED 5/07/2009*

Dream of Love (1928)

The Duke Steps Out (1929)

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Duke (William Haines) is a millionaires son, and a champion boxer. After seeing Susie (Joan) on a college campus, he decides to further his education, and go back to school. Susie (Joan) finds Duke (William Haines) sweet and charming but his boxing manager steps in to destroy the budding relationship by telling Susie (Joan) that he already has a girlfriend. With none of the students at the college realizing that their friend Duke, is the same Duke that is a boxing champion, they tune to the radio to listen to the fight. After he wins the championship, the truth is revealed, including the fact that he is single, much to the delight of Susie (Joan).

19 Photographs / 10 Movie Poster etc...

The Duke Steps Out (1929)

Hollywood Review of 1929 (1929)

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In an attempt to show off their stabe of stars, MGM gave us "Hollywood Revue of 1929" - With the breakaway from silents to talkies, this was the perfect opportunity to showcase their stars. In a singing, dancing and acting extravaganza the monotony of the format gets a little tiresome but it's fun to spot the famous faces. Joan sings "Gotta Feelin' for You," amidst a dance specialty, finishing with the Biltmore Quartet.

10 Photographs / 6 Movie Poster etc./ 1 Fan Comment

Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)

Our Modern Maidens (1929)

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This sequel to "Our Dancing Daughters," teamed real life couple Joan and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. together and made for a clever studio marketing campaign. The public's fascination with Hollywood's new 'golden couple' ensured Joan's last silent film was a success. Billie (Joan) and Gil (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) are engaged to each other but end up falling for other people. In a controversial topic for the times, (before the inception of the Motion Picture Production Code), Gil gets Billie's best friend, Kentucky (Anita Page) pregnant! Despite Billie and Gil going through with their wedding as planned, everyone ends up with their true love in the end.

46 Photographs / 10 Movie Poster etc./ 2 Fan Reviews 
*NEW PHOTOS ADDED 12/02/08*

Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Untamed (1929)

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When Bingo's (Joan) father is killed, she inherits his oil company , however because she was raised in rural South America, her guardians, Ben (Ernest Torrence) and Howard (Holmes Herbert) decide to send the unsophisticated Bingo (Joan) to New York to gain some culture. On the way, she meets Andy (Robert Montgomery), a perfect man, only a poor man. After telling Bingo (Joan) that he simply can't live off the cream of a woman's fortune, he takes up with the equally poor, Marjory (Gwen Lee). Not willing to let her man go so easily, Bingo (Joan) ends up shooting Andy (Robert Montgomery) in the arm...

36 Photographs / 15 Movie Poster etc. / 1 Fan Review 
*NEW PHOTOS ADDED 5/07/2009*

Untamed (1929)

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