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"Strait Jacket" Starring Joan Crawford (1964)


by Anonymousreply 3102/20/2013

Mildred Pierce at a very low ebb. Break out the Pepsi-and-vodka, Christina!

by Anonymousreply 104/28/2011

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 Anonymousreply 204/28/2011

Love it, it may be Joan Crawford's campiest film and that's saying a lot.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 304/28/2011

"Strait" Jacket?

(oh deer)

by Anonymousreply 404/28/2011

The scene with the daughter's boyfriend is inspirational.

by Anonymousreply 504/28/2011

Gee R4, how do YOU spell it?

Oh deer is right.

by Anonymousreply 604/28/2011

Joan is visibly drunk in several scenes.

by Anonymousreply 704/28/2011

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 Anonymousreply 804/28/2011

I love the flashback scenes, where she's playing her character as a "young wife" (I guess by "young" they meant "pushing 60")

by Anonymousreply 904/28/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1004/28/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 1104/28/2011

Joan's swan song performance.

by Anonymousreply 1204/28/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1304/28/2011

love the clanking charm bracelet

by Anonymousreply 1404/28/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1504/28/2011

The "knock-out" Joan:

by Anonymousreply 1604/28/2011

R11, she didn't "leave movies for good" after "Trog". SHE DIED, DUMBASS.

by Anonymousreply 1704/28/2011

Well, she died seven years later, so...

by Anonymousreply 1804/29/2011

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 Anonymousreply 1904/29/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2004/29/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2104/29/2011

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 Anonymousreply 2204/29/2011

I Saw What You Did is even more of a scream. Is that one ever coming out on DVD?

by Anonymousreply 2304/29/2011

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!'

by Anonymousreply 2404/29/2011

You know that's an uncredited Lee Majors who's head she chops off in the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 2504/29/2011

"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 Anonymousreply 2604/29/2011

She's so wasted in that "Get outta here!" scene.

by Anonymousreply 2704/29/2011

Bless her heart, she managed Pepsi product placement in several scenes.

by Anonymousreply 2804/29/2011

Did they deliberately misspell 'strait" in "straight jacket?"

by Anonymousreply 2904/29/2011

The official title of the movie is "Strait-Jacket".

by Anonymousreply 3002/20/2013

Johnny Guitar is her campiest film by far, but this one comes close.

by Anonymousreply 3102/20/2013
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