"Strait Jacket" Starring Joan Crawford (1964)
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/20/2013|
Mildred Pierce at a very low ebb. Break out the Pepsi-and-vodka, Christina!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||04/28/2011|
Love it. It's a cheap piece of trash and Joan's drunk for most of it, but she gives it her all like she's working for Michael Curtiz back at WB.%0D %0D And the scene with the daughter's boyfriend is a classic.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||04/28/2011|
Love it, it may be Joan Crawford's campiest film and that's saying a lot.%0D %0D
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|by Anonymous||reply 4||04/28/2011|
The scene with the daughter's boyfriend is inspirational.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||04/28/2011|
Gee R4, how do YOU spell it?
Oh deer is right.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||04/28/2011|
Joan is visibly drunk in several scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||04/28/2011|
Love when Joan dances after she gets all dolled up and strikes the record with her match to light her cigarette. Bet she did that in 1 take! The music and future mother in law's gown!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||04/28/2011|
I love the flashback scenes, where she's playing her character as a "young wife" (I guess by "young" they meant "pushing 60")
|by Anonymous||reply 9||04/28/2011|
You can see the ending coming a mile off. But it's still a hoot. The whole movie is on youtube if you look for it. I saw it a few months ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||04/28/2011|
"Mildred Pierce at a very low ebb."%0D %0D Oh, honey that ebb got much, much lower.%0D %0D I SAW WHAT YOU DID%0D %0D BERSERK! %0D %0D and TROG, after which she left movies for good. Can't blame.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||04/28/2011|
Joan's swan song performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||04/28/2011|
It was more entertaining than I was expecting. William Castle films can be pretty tedious but he might have had to produce a better script than usual to snag Miss Crawford.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||04/28/2011|
love the clanking charm bracelet
|by Anonymous||reply 14||04/28/2011|
She actually looks very chic and elegant in a simple black dress, her hair in a simple bun, when she gets out of the asylum, though the script makes it clear that she's supposed to look dowdy. And then she looks awful when she puts on the "sexy" young duds and flip hair-do, though the script makes it clear she's supposed to look like a knock-out.
It's like a weird reverse make-over in opposite land.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||04/28/2011|
The "knock-out" Joan:
|by Anonymous||reply 16||04/28/2011|
R11, she didn't "leave movies for good" after "Trog". SHE DIED, DUMBASS.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||04/28/2011|
Well, she died seven years later, so...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/29/2011|
I remember seeing this as a kid and being very confused. I wanted to laugh, but the actress I was watching was obviously demented in ways that cross-cut the character's issues - her face and eyes bothered me but her hair, body, clothes and mannerisms had me pacing the room back and forth imitating her.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/29/2011|
R17, aka the real dumbass, Crawford did a TV film after leaving theatrical films (thanks to TROG): the first NIGHT GALLERY. She's in the middle segment, which was directed by the then-unknown Steven Spielberg.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/29/2011|
The script is a little better than your average Castle film because it was written by the author of the novel of PSYCHO, Robert Bloch. %0D %0D I swear the guy who plays Lucy's visiting doctor was actually a Pepsi board member who Joan owed a favor. That's the only explanation for this stiff as a board performance.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/29/2011|
Lee Majors plays her husband in the flashback scene.%0D %0D It's such a weird movie. We are sympathetic to a woman who is so off kilter that she hacks her husband and his lover to bits with an axe.%0D %0D Even after she's rehabilitated, she's still nuts and freaks out by the smallest things. But the epilogue has her recounting the events as if she's Jessica Fletcher who has solved a case.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/29/2011|
I Saw What You Did is even more of a scream. Is that one ever coming out on DVD?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/29/2011|
I SAW WHAT YOU DID is weird. It veers between a Scooby Doo episode and a straight up slasher flick. Joan's only in a few scenes but it's worth it just to see her rough up that ingenue. You know she tore out some hair when she pulled on that little bitch's head. %0D %0D 'Get outta here!'
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You know that's an uncredited Lee Majors who's head she chops off in the beginning.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/29/2011|
"I Saw What You Did is even more of a scream. Is that one ever coming out on DVD?"%0D %0D It was released on DVD several years ago, but must be out of print, or the distributor lost the rights.%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/29/2011|
She's so wasted in that "Get outta here!" scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/29/2011|
Bless her heart, she managed Pepsi product placement in several scenes.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/29/2011|
Did they deliberately misspell 'strait" in "straight jacket?"
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/29/2011|
The official title of the movie is "Strait-Jacket".
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/20/2013|
Johnny Guitar is her campiest film by far, but this one comes close.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/20/2013|