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Joan Crawford is the Queen of Tubi

So many of her films are available for free viewing: Queen Bee, Harriet Craig, Sudden Fear, Beserk!, Possessed, Rain, The Unknown, The Women, They All Kissed the Bride, and on.

Hopefully younger audiences now can learn about the amazing Ms. Crawford and her magical screen presence.

I wish Flamingo Road and Mildred Pierce were available on the site however.

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by Anonymousreply 68July 11, 2024 12:35 AM

OP, thanks for the heads up. I had no idea. Always looking for old JC movies online.

by Anonymousreply 1April 7, 2024 2:25 AM

Holy shit…I thought of myself as a Joan aficionado, but I’ve never heard of this (apparent) gem!

Any viscous face slapping?

by Anonymousreply 2April 7, 2024 2:30 AM

BTW, OP, any true FAN has most of these on dvd.

(Or, considering the DL crowd, VHS.)

by Anonymousreply 3April 7, 2024 2:32 AM

Will be they?

…Will they??!

by Anonymousreply 4April 7, 2024 2:34 AM

Will they?

…Will they??!


by Anonymousreply 5April 7, 2024 2:35 AM

Harriet Craig was totally Joan. As was Eva in Queen Bee. I'm sure this is what Christina had to live with

by Anonymousreply 6April 7, 2024 2:36 AM
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by Anonymousreply 7April 7, 2024 2:39 AM

^^^ I’ve been waiting for my ADD meds to be refilled and its been a week.

I feel seen!

by Anonymousreply 8April 7, 2024 2:44 AM

R6 One critic called described Queen Bee as Joan at the peak of her “frank insincerity”. It’s so good. Bonus for John Ireland, somber and bitter in his part, but a pleasure to watch. And Betsy Palmer. It’s all so good.

by Anonymousreply 9April 7, 2024 3:04 PM

La Crawford might have more films on the site than any other actress.

by Anonymousreply 10April 7, 2024 9:11 PM

Christina has said that Joan in Queen Bee was pretty much what she was really like.

by Anonymousreply 11April 7, 2024 11:18 PM

I hate that I have to go back to watching old movies with commercials like it was 1978. But I cut the cable a long time ago.

by Anonymousreply 12July 4, 2024 4:53 PM

OP, I love you. For years have wanted to see Berserk! Now I know where to go. 🙏

by Anonymousreply 13July 4, 2024 4:57 PM

R13 For years? Did you ever think of buying a DVD?

by Anonymousreply 14July 4, 2024 4:59 PM

It was on VHS before that...

by Anonymousreply 15July 4, 2024 5:01 PM

R13 and 14 are Joan herself, posting from Purgatory.

by Anonymousreply 16July 4, 2024 5:03 PM

R13, I was reluctant to make that kind of financial investment, even for our dear Joan.

by Anonymousreply 17July 4, 2024 5:04 PM

Mildred Pierce is on Cinema Box, another free Roku streaming channel.

by Anonymousreply 18July 4, 2024 6:04 PM

I want to watch Female on the Beach with yummy, prematurely grey Jeff Chandler!

by Anonymousreply 19July 4, 2024 7:13 PM

Flamingo Road is really fun, Joan and the whole cast are excellent. It's campy as fuck, but solidly made.

Sudden Fear is one of my favorite movies of all time, I can watch it over and over.

by Anonymousreply 20July 4, 2024 8:42 PM

OP, you're so quiet we'll have to put a bell on you.

by Anonymousreply 21July 4, 2024 8:52 PM

Sudden Fear is a great film. Very entertaining.

by Anonymousreply 22July 5, 2024 3:15 AM

dvds are outdated now, gramps.

by Anonymousreply 23July 5, 2024 3:18 AM

R23 Sonny, he said he waited for YEARS. Years when dvds were not outdated.

by Anonymousreply 24July 5, 2024 3:23 PM

[quote]Christina has said that Joan in Queen Bee was pretty much what she was really like.

Christina was a known liar.

by Anonymousreply 25July 5, 2024 3:33 PM

Lizabeth Scott is, was and will always be the Queen of Tubi, and all of the other free streaming services, too! Joan already was the Queen of Hollywood and Pepsico. Let the other girls have things!

by Anonymousreply 26July 5, 2024 3:37 PM


by Anonymousreply 27July 5, 2024 3:37 PM

Doesn't Tubi have commercials?

by Anonymousreply 28July 5, 2024 3:50 PM

If you watch on your TV, it has commercials. If you watch it on your computer and you have ad block, it's commercial free.

by Anonymousreply 29July 5, 2024 3:54 PM

Dammit, Tubi is MY place, R26!

by Anonymousreply 30July 5, 2024 4:59 PM

Sada Thompson is obviously the Queen of Tubi at the present time.

by Anonymousreply 31July 5, 2024 5:36 PM

You may as well have 'Property of Tubi' tattooed on my backside!

by Anonymousreply 32July 5, 2024 5:40 PM

Fucking love Sudden Fear. Joan's response when finding out they'd cast a less-than-handsome leading man..

by Anonymousreply 33July 5, 2024 6:00 PM

R26, you are so right! Tubi does have at least a few of the great Lizabeth Scott's movies. Glad to know she has DL fans. She deserved so much more recognition than she got.

by Anonymousreply 34July 5, 2024 6:42 PM

OP, it's called Fandango, GODDAMMIT!

by Anonymousreply 35July 5, 2024 6:46 PM

They didn't want to show my films. They were too busy giving a big build up to that crap Blanche was turning out.

by Anonymousreply 36July 5, 2024 7:03 PM

And Kristy McNichol and Meredith Baxter are the princesses.

by Anonymousreply 37July 5, 2024 8:27 PM

How come Joan never did nudity? It wasn't a big deal from the 60s

by Anonymousreply 38July 5, 2024 8:29 PM

Sure Joan did nudies! I had to pay a pretty penny to buy them up and destroy 'em!

by Anonymousreply 39July 5, 2024 8:49 PM

Crawford was either a hypocrite or some kid of non-integrated personality, because her many sides didn't really agree with each other. Tolerant, intolerant, ladylike, slutty, honest, dishonest, kind, mean, etc. Never could really figure out what she was all about.

by Anonymousreply 40July 5, 2024 9:02 PM

[quote]Never could really figure out what she was all about.

All you need to know is that she was complicated and a friend to the gays.

by Anonymousreply 41July 5, 2024 9:11 PM

R41 Obviously that isn't all I need to know or that would satisfy me.

by Anonymousreply 42July 5, 2024 9:16 PM

Just watched Queen Bee last night on Tubi.

by Anonymousreply 43July 7, 2024 8:33 PM

Queen Bee is also a very fine watch for the fabulous Betsy Palmer, who, IIRC, was also a gay ally. (Let me get some receipts for you - I'm pretty sure I'm right on that....)

by Anonymousreply 44July 7, 2024 8:42 PM

Did Joanie ever make any decent noirs in the vein of Sudden Fear? I think it's my favourite of hers

by Anonymousreply 45July 7, 2024 8:51 PM

[quote] ...ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox Corporation since 2020

Uh oh.

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by Anonymousreply 46July 7, 2024 9:57 PM

I never thought of Sudden Fear as a noir.

by Anonymousreply 47July 7, 2024 9:59 PM

“You are the GENIUS of the soft drink world. Get the god damned COMPANY to pay the BILL!”

by Anonymousreply 48July 7, 2024 10:11 PM

R45. Would Daisy Kenyon (directed by the always fabulous Otto Preminger and co-starring DL fave Dana Andrews) be considered noir? Maybe Possessed with JC and Van Heflin?

by Anonymousreply 49July 7, 2024 10:58 PM

When I say noir I guess I mean dark themes, Joan in danger and some frights for the audience..

by Anonymousreply 50July 7, 2024 11:05 PM

R50, that's my understanding of noir, too. Interestingly, the BFI seems to class The Damned Don't Cry and Flamingo Road (lots of unintentional comedy) as noir.....

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by Anonymousreply 51July 7, 2024 11:12 PM

r49 She certainly wasn't tolerant of barefoot hippies. She was a slut, but a ladylike slut, unlike that hussy Marilyn Monroe and that bitch Joan Collins who had the temerity to be named after her.

by Anonymousreply 52July 7, 2024 11:18 PM

R49 No, I don't think Daisy Kenyon is film noir. It's advertised as Noir on the DVD cover, but that is just to attract buyers. I love Daisy Kenyon - particularly for Henry Fonda, though Andrews is terrific, too. I don't think Mildred Pierce is noir. It's given noir trappings (and I love that film, also). Possessed is noir, I think.

by Anonymousreply 53July 7, 2024 11:19 PM

R51 I guess we'll have to ask Eddie Muller.

by Anonymousreply 54July 7, 2024 11:21 PM

R54 Eddie Muller is a fine commentator.

by Anonymousreply 55July 7, 2024 11:34 PM

Watched Whatever Happened To Baby Jane on TCM today. Freakin amazing

by Anonymousreply 56July 7, 2024 11:34 PM

Her movies have been called "Women's noir" movies that look noirish but with a female protagonist and a murder. A lot of Barbara Stanwyck's movies fall into this category. I watched "No man of her own" last night. Great improbable story.

by Anonymousreply 57July 7, 2024 11:35 PM

The Damned Don’t Cry moves along at a good clip and it’s a heaping scoop of all Joan’s repertoire of cheese. She’s great. I loved the piss elegant fashions and sets and food (the meal she orders on her first date with that mousy accountant is perfect).

My favorite scene comes when she “evens out the books” and keeps her partner’s share of the take from a couple of suckers they roped into a fixed card game. Her partner threatens never to take her out on a job again “Why I’d take my MOTHER before I ask you!”

Joan saunters away, mutters “ehhhh shut up…”

by Anonymousreply 58July 7, 2024 11:43 PM

I always confuse The Damned Don't Cry and This Woman is Dangerous.

by Anonymousreply 59July 7, 2024 11:45 PM

[quote]Great improbable story

Not so great and still improbable in Mrs. Winterbourne.

by Anonymousreply 60July 7, 2024 11:53 PM

I love how Joan was 20 years too old for all of her 50s roles but she never let that stop her. In her mind she was still a hot, sexy young bitch.

by Anonymousreply 61July 8, 2024 12:18 AM

R60 I liked it.

by Anonymousreply 62July 8, 2024 5:13 PM

Ok serious question: Did Joan really rail at a boardroom for trying to screw her over after her late husband died?

by Anonymousreply 63July 9, 2024 3:03 PM

R63 No she did not. By all accounts, Joan always kept a cordial and diplomatic facade with dealing with business affairs and was even kept on the board until she was ousted by Don Kendall, who despised her. It is reported she did tell them she had “fought worse monsters than you for years” but she didn’t shout it at them.

If we believe Christina (which I do), she would direct her raging and screaming towards her maids, Christina, and Christopher. The movie version paints a mostly inaccurate picture of Joan. Read the book edition of Mommie Dearest.

by Anonymousreply 64July 10, 2024 7:55 AM

I belive it was reported that Joan said on more than one occasion, "I'm a bitch in the boardroom, a bore in the bedroom and a bear on the toilet!"

by Anonymousreply 65July 10, 2024 8:53 PM

R63, our Joan was not bitter--ah, no: she was wise.....

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by Anonymousreply 66July 10, 2024 10:55 PM

At about 48 years old Joan is the perfect age for her character in "Sudden Fear".

by Anonymousreply 67July 10, 2024 11:30 PM

From Concluding Chapter of Crawford Instagram. The guy does good research and often posts the receipts to back it up. There's a lot out there about JC that just isn't true. While yes, it could be said "the company forced her out" at the retirement age, that frames it as a personal vendetta, as opposed to the context of the fact that Pepsi routinely retired everyone, then, at 65.

"While it is true that Joan and Donald Kendall did not see eye to eye, it is not true that Kendall "retired" Joan from the company's Board of Directors in 1973. Joan retired from the board in 1973 at her official age of 65, which was customary with each and every executive of the company. In Fact, Kendall himself also retired from the company at age 65."

by Anonymousreply 68July 11, 2024 12:35 AM
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