Tag Archives: Joan Crawford

The Shining Hour (1938) Frank Borzage, Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Drama, Romance

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Olivia (Crawford), a New York nightclub dancer, tires of the fast life and marries Henry Linden (Douglas), a farmer. When Olivia moves to her new husband’s farm, in Wisconsin, she encounters trouble from his domineering sister-in-law Hannah (Bainter) and his brother David, (Young), who do not approve of her. Olivia finds an ally in David’s wife, Judy (Sullavan), who is in a loveless marriage.
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Above Suspicion (1943) Richard Thorpe, Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Drama, Thriller

Above Suspicion (1943)
Frances and Richard Myles (Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray) are newlyweds honeymooning in Europe on the eve of World War II. Unexpectedly, they find themselves commissioned by the British secret service to secure the plans for a new secret weapon masterminded by the Nazis (involving magnetic mines). The trail leads them to Innsbruck where they arouse the suspicions of a Gestapo chief.
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Strange Cargo (1940) Frank Borzage, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Drama, Romance

Strange Cargo (Frank Borzage, 1940)
Verne wants nothing more than to escape from a penal colony located off the northern coast of South America. He tries to involve Julie, a saloon girl, in his plans but she turns him in to the authorities. On Verne’s next try, he piggybacks on the escape of six other convicts and runs into Julie again in the process. One of the convicts is a spiritual figure who seems to know what will happen before anyone else. The group attempts to travel through the jungle, board a boat, and make it to the mainland.
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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, William Powell, Comedy, Drama

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937)
Mrs. Fay Cheyney, a rich American widow, insinuates herself into London society. Two men in particular – middle-aged Lord Kelton and Lord Arthur Dilling, a young playboy – pursue her. All are present at a large weekend house party, and though both men press their suit, Fay seems to favor Kelton. Then Dilling sees Fay’s butler lurking in the gardens, recognizes him as a jewel thief who was apprehended in Monte Carlo, and realizes that Fay is probably after the hostess’s pearls. Fay does get hold of the pearls – but before she can pass them to her accomplice, Dilling gets hold of her.
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Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) Harry Beaumont, Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, Crime, Drama, Romance

Dance, Fools, Dance (Harry Beaumont, 1931)
After her father Stanley Jordan loses his wealth in market, Bonnie goes to work as a cub reporter. Her brother Rodney is the wheel man in a gangland massacre. Bert, a reporter on Bonnie’s paper, is murdered while investigating. Bonnie gets to know gang leader Jake Luva and learns how the gang works and that her brother is involved. By the time it’s over her wealthy friend Bob sees how wonderful she is and falls in love with her for good.
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Montana Moon (1930) Malcolm St. Clair, Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Comedy, Drama, Musical

Montana Moon (1930)
While returning to Montana from a fling in New York, wealthy Joan Prescott leaves the train, intending to return to the big city. She runs into handsome cowboy Larry and gets engaged. On their wedding night she does a sultry dance with Jeff which ends with a prolonged kiss. Larry slugs Jeff. Angry Joan entrains for New York, but train robbers kidnap her. The leader of the pretend-bandits is Larry.
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