"Harriet Craig was all right. Formula, but not too bad.
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Cast: Joan Crawford (as Harriet Craig), Wendell Corey, Lucille Watson~Allyn Joslyn, William Bishop, K.T. Stevens, Viola Roache,
Raymond Greenleaf, Ellen Corby, Fiona O'Shiel, Patriic Mitchell, Virginia Brissac, Katherine Warren, Douglas Wood, Kathryn
Card, Charles Evans, Mira McKinney.
Cold-hearted Harriet Craig (Joan) holds more regard for her home and its possessions than she does for any person in her life.
Among those she treats like household objects are her kind husband Walter (Wendell Corey), whom she has lied to about her
inability to have children; her cousin Clare (K. T. Stevens), whom she treats like a secretary; and her servants whom she
treats like slaves.
A remake of the 1936 film, "Craig's Wife,"Continuity: When Walter sits up in bed, he puts his slipper on his right
foot. In a subsequent shot when Harriet moves closer to the bathroom, he puts the same slipper on the same foot.
Top Grossing Film Position: Didn't list that year.
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Reviewer, Bjorn Palenius, says...
This is my favorite Joan Crawford movie! She's bitchy and nasty, and very convincing as Harriet Craig! I have seen it about
10 times, and never get tired of it! Every time you see it again, you delight in the excellent script and the great casting!
See it, you'll love it!
Reviewer, beyondtheforest, says...
The line above is from the original advertising art, and it conveys the theme of HARRIET CRAIG very well. I have an issue
with reviewers who are constantly comparing characters on the screen with the actors who portray them. Harriet Craig was a
character, and that is all. There are parallels between the lives of the character and Joan Crawford herself, but one should
not go so far as to say they are the same! Joan Crawford is a woman of many mysteries. Every account you could possibly read
about her life is full of contradictions; was she good or was she bad, was the ruthless and cruel or was she generous and
kind? She was probably all of these things and, like Harriet Craig, a complicated, non-conventional, and independent woman
at war with the world.
Otis L. Guernsey, Jr. of the New York Herald Tribune had this to say, "Joan Crawford does a prime job of putting over
the selfish title-character, equipping it with enough sock to cloak the obviousness that motivates the dramatics. Over the
years, plot has lost freshness, but script up-dating, the strong playing, and direction add a sheen that keeps it interesting."
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