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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 1936 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full, but you can read more about Beulah Bondi's performance here. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Beulah Bondi
Best Cinematography: George J. Folsey

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