About

In this biographical film, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy. But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfillment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behavior towards her daughter Christina becomes even more pronounced. Christina leaves home and takes her first acting rol...

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Directed by

Frank Perry

Written by

Frank Perry (Writer)
Robert Getchell (Writer)
Tracy Hotchner (Writer)
Frank Yablans (Writer)

Runtime

129 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The meanest mother of them all

Cast

Keywords

biography docudrama lawyer mansion ax adopted child sociopath perfection

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Lists

#57 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss