[italic]Unsuitable?![/italic] How dare you judge me!
You''re gonna march yourself UP THOSE STAIRS. . .
My Fave Scene is On NOW!!!
How does she keep those eyebrows from running in the pool?
You will STAY IN HERE until you are ready to apologize!
This Movie Is Like a Replay of My Childhood
I''m not watching BECAUSE. I. AM. NOT. ONE. OF. HER. FANNNNNNNNNNNSSSSSS!
And because I own it.
No wire hangers, ever!
Dammit, Pierino''s is MY PLACE!!
"Miss Jenkins said it was clean."%0D\
Apparentrly Miss Jenkins was a filthy bitch!!!
Christina! Christopher! DAMN IT!
I''m not mad at you, I''m mad at the DIRRRRRRT!
Ovation always cuts the abortion scene, when they air it.
When you polish the floor you have to move the tree!
I already got this on DVD, bitches!
Was Joan a lesbian?
I have it on DVD but Ovation is showing it in HD. Paramount needs to get this bitch out on Blu-Ray, pronto!!!
"Was Joan a lesbian?"\
Well, did you see the way she tore into that bush?
I brought you a refresher, Uncle Greg.
"Why did you adopt me?"%0D\
And the fight is ON!!!
Don''t FUCK with meeee, fellas!
Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall...
Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be. %0D\
You love to make me hit you.
The sword. . .cuts both ways. . .
Smell you, R17. I''VE got it playing in my head almost all the time without the need for your external amplification devices!
It''s a shame we don''t have the actual footage from The Secret Storm to see. . .
Christina: There''s a liquor store to the right.\
Joan Crawford: I should''ve known you''d know where to find the boys and the booze.
What a C.U.N.T.
Joan Crawford: [after giving Christina a pearl necklace as a gift]: Oh, and Tina - if you don''t get this part, for Chrissakes, don''t hock ''em
Is this an institution of learning or a teenage brothel?
I think you''re underreacting, Mrs. Chadwick.
Chadwicke has an IMPECCABLE reputation! Your daughter, on the other hand. . .
I think the opening of the film is just perfect. The percolating coffee, the ice cubes in the bowl, the closet, her walking down that staircase in the quiet, early morning, the signing of the photos, the drive to the studio, and finally the "look up" when they call her to come on the set.\
I always get such a kick out of it.
Paramount needs to re-release MD on DVD with the deleted scenes. That''s right bitches, did you know there are deleted scenes? No one has ever seen them and they''ve been locked in a vault for 30 years. Why Paramount doesn''t do this, I have no idea, because the DVD would be a really hot seller.
Joan''s Brentwood manse is my dream home. I loved that house, and the walk-in closet is still the best one I have ever seen, on film or in real life.
Do you know what those deleted scenes are, R35? I would snap up a second copy in a heartbeat if they put those out there!
Would you put a great big portrait of yourself in the living room, R37?
Oh, I am going to tell. I AM. I am going to TELL.
You EMBARRASSED ME! In front of a REPORTER! *grabs tits*
I''m bigger than you, I am faster than you... and I will always BEAT you.
Christopher: As usual, she has the last word ...\
Christina: Does she? DOES she?
I''ll get the CARDS out on time--OK?
The cue cards are too GODDAMN HIGH!
Do YOU think it''s clean?\
DO YOU THINK IT''S CLEAN?
My babies. Where are my babies?
But I''m tired, Mommie.
I fix all of my uncles'' drinks this way.
And your room looks like a two-dollar a week furnished room in some two-bit backwoods town in Oklahomaaaaaaa!
My favorite line
She can''t. My character is only 28 years old.
The mansion was not exactly a replica of Joan''s actual Brentwood home. The staircase was based, somewhat, on the staircase from the set used in Queen Bee, one of her iconic "scary bitch" movies. There is a scene in THAT movie where the real Joan regally descends the stairs in her black strapless Jean Louis gown. That scene was relatively copied in Mommie Dearest.
[R47] They were thoughtless, selfish, spoiled children. And now they won''t disturb you when you need YOUR rest.
Mrs. Alfred Steele
Times are tough; still I treat you to a lovely evening, and I get smart-alek BACKTALK.
Meat loses its vitamins if it''s overcooked ...
"But Mommy, it''s [italic]bleeding![/italic]
I love the scene where she is washing her face with ice cubes.
Just gimme a drink and raise the GODDAMNED cue cards!
That''s what he calls you when he can''t remember your name...
[R62] Well played!
She looks like she has a snapper flange.. you would lose all your fingers in that!!
It''s the SCRIPTS!
It''s the GODDAMNED SCRIPTS!
Ahhhh, but nobody ever said life was FAIR, Tina. I''m bigger and I''m faster. I will ALWAYS beat you!
She negotiates everything like a goddamn Hollywood agent!
You know THAT''S NOT TRUE.....\
(maybe just a little true....)
I don''t ask much from you, GIRL!!!!
No, listen to me L.B., I have been BEGGING you... begging you for a good script. Now you''ve always given me my share of bad movies because you knew I''d make them work. Well, I can''t keep doing it, L.B.!
And the cross-eyed Kabuki ninja terrified another generation of Crawford fans!
"FIGURE IT OUT!!!!!!!!!!"
The first word I ever heard out of any of you was that word...understand. \
There''ll be time enough to understand, when I''m old....if I ever am old.\
Oh, but not now.
Suddenly Southern Christina
Darling, rare meat is good for you. The doctor said so.
Joan, concerned mother
"Why must EVERYTHING be a CONTEST?" %0D
Want to race in the pool again?
What the hell is going on in the scene where Tina makes the cocktails for her "uncle"? Is she trying to seduce him? It''s really bizaare and I don''t blame Joan at all for sending the kid away after that.
...if you don''t get this part,\
for Christ''s sake, don''t hock ''em.
I''m mad at the dirt.
I will ALWAYS beat you.\
Dance Remix Joan
I bet that three headed shower was completely cutting edge at the time.\
Love that hot daddys entrance too.
This time...we''ll make an exception. You may KEEP...the doll, AND the bracelet.
[quote]What the hell is going on in the scene where Tina makes the cocktails for her "uncle"? \
Her reference to "all my uncles'' drinks" was a cunty passive-aggressive way to let the guy know how many other guys Joan fucks. Joan was none too pleased.
Also, Joan could tell that Christina was taking an interest in sex. She didn''t want Christina ending up a slut like her, so she sent her to the Chadwick School. Of course that didn''t work out as intended ("I am going to TELL!"), so off to convent school.
Well, you are SUPPOSED to pet the animals in a barn!
Miss Connie should have been flogged savagely until she bled for telling on poor Tina.
Christina Crawfords White Underpants
But it''s got all this red juice when I press down on it.
That is not a lie
Damn it, Perinos is MY place!
Greg Savitt''s "starlet"
I''d rather you go bald to school than looking like a tramp!\
YOU BE QUIET!
If you watch that scene carefully, R90, you''ll notice that Tina''s hair keeps changing length after Joan cuts it! Very bad editing.
I can handle the socks.
You finger it out!
Creepily Sexy Joan
My favorite: "Don''t fuck with my fellows - this aint my first time at the rodeo!"
[R82] Yeah, I would have done Greg in a second. He looked good there.
Wasn''t that a sexy scene R96. He did look good and that entrance with a towel and then a hot kiss....
Flirting can be...taken the wrong way.
RE 37 & 52 - There were actually 3 Crawford houses used in the film. Joan's actual house , at 426 N. Bristol Ave., in Brentwood was extensively remodeled in 2006, and now looks like any typical faux Mediterranean mansion in the neighborhood. For the film , the home, in Bel Air, used as the front of the house and yard (on a small hill) is at 417 Amapola Lane. You see it when Joan's out jogging, with Carol Ann following next to her, up the driveway, when Joan's out of breath, and later, when Joan drives Christina back after her Chadwick 'incident'. The other home used as the backyard, and pool, (" you lost again") is a few blocks away , at 355 Mapleton Dr. , in Holmby Hills . It is across the street from the Playboy Mansion. The interior of the house, with small 'outdoor' areas - like the rose garden (" Tina...bring me the axe") were all sounstage sets , built at Paramount Studios, in Hollywood. And by the way, the furnishings in the film ( blue velvet sofas, etc.) were nothing like the William Haines designed interiors Crawford really had. His furniture, if you can find it, sells for thousands more now, than back in the day.
I always forget that scene when the journalist is in the house doing a story on Joan and then Joan starts beating Tina. So uncomfortable to watch. Dear Lord. Good movie though.
Carol Ann had the worst aging makeup I have ever seen in a movie.
BTW, and I know most DLers probably know this already, but Carol Ann and Gregg never existed in real life. They were composite characters of several assistants (Carol Ann) and Joans's second husband Phil Terry and hotshot LA attorney Greg Bautzer (Greg) who were concocted to avoid lawsuits from the real people who were still living when the movie was made.
It's on Netflix Watch Instantly.
Good night, Joan.
Please don't leave, because if you do, you'll never come back in again, no matter what you say, or ask, or do.
I'll always wish you well, Joan. And I'll only speak well of you.
Please don't go! Don't leave me here alone. Please.
If you're acting, you're wasting your time. If you're not, you're wasting mine.
I'm not acting! I'm not acting.
Good night. Good luck. Goodbye.
Did you scrub the bathroom floor today? DID YOU?
Yes, Mommie what?
Yes, Mommie Dearest.
When I told you to call me that, I wanted you to mean it.
SCRUB, Christina. SCRUB.
Discipline, mixed with love, is such a very good recipe
[quote]And your room looks like a two-dollar a week furnished room in some two-bit backwoods town in Oklahomaaaaaaa!
I don't recall that line. Is it real?
My favorite observation in the movie is that "The Secret Storm" kitchen set is the Happy Days kitchen set! I noticed it the first time I saw the movie.
R108, that's what Joan is saying while she beats Christina with the wire hanger!
"No... wire... hangers. What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you: no wire hangers EVER? I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter... who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her... as she cares about me. What's wire hangers doing in this closet? Answer me. I buy you beautiful dresses, and you treat them like they were some dishrag. You do. Three hundred dollar dress on a wire hanger. We'll see how many you've got if they're hidden somewhere. We'll see... we'll see. Get out of that bed. All of this is coming out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. You've got any more? We're gonna see how many wire hangers you've got in your closet. Wire hangers, why? Why? Christina, get out of that bed. Get out of that bed. You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood and you don't care if your clothes are stretched out from wire hangers. And your room looks like some two-dollar-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Okalahoma. Get up. Get up. Clean up this mess. "
Here's a fun find: the audio from Joan's [italic]Secret Storm[/italic] guest stint.