Directed by Michael Curtiz
This was a fun one. I have never watched a soap opera but I imagine it would be something like this. There is a love triangle, murder, self sacrificing heroine, and a brat. It is all good fun; maybe you won't be intellectually enhanced by the end but you will enjoy a juicy two hours. Best to be watched with a box of chocolates.
The film centers on Joan Crawford, who I normally hate but I have to admit, was spectacular in this movie. She has an absolutely horrible, selfish daughter who makes Teresa Giudice's kids look like sweet, obedient children. It is in film noir style but it certainly isn't your typical noir; in fact, it is really like nothing I have ever seen before.
Michael Curtiz certainly brings us some weird ones that are either horrifically awful or surprisingly good. Luckily, this one falls in the latter category.
Joan Crawford was secretly having her costumes altered to be more flattering. Yeah, I was right; she was a bitch.
Joan Crawford faked an illness so she wouldn't have to attend the Academy Awards because she was convinced she wouldn't win. When she heard she did, she immediately jumped out of bed and began to put on make up to meet the press. God, she was just the worst.