The Gorgeous Hussy
First screened in September 2006 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Clarence Brown. Cast: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Taylor, Franchot Tone, Beulah Bondi, James Stewart, Sidney Toler, Alison Skipworth, Louis Calhern, Gene Lockhart, Melville Cooper. Screenplay: Ainsworth Morgan and Stephen Morehouse Avery (based on the novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams). Twitter Capsule:
Joan Crawford takes on the states' rights crowd! Patently absurd, but well-photographed and plummily enjoyable.
Nobody would make this particular brand of historical fiction today. Few approached it even in the 1930s with the production values you see here. Still, it's minor and nutty.