Ranking Joan Crawford

What is there left to say about someone who may be the Ultimate Movie Star?

At times, especially in the early sound years, the careful diction could get in the way of her performances but she was never less than professional, even at the end when she was appearing in cheap junk-but always above the title!, and frequently much more than that.

As with all great stars she appeared in some dogs, perhaps more than her share, but good film or bad she held the screen and was always watchable.

I've seen all her sound films and though several of her silents were lost in the great MGM vault fire of 1964 there are a quartet that are still presumably extant that I'm on the hunt for.

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  • Humoresque

    1

  • Mildred Pierce

    2

  • Grand Hotel

    3

  • Goodbye, My Fancy

    4

  • The Damned Don't Cry

    5

  • The Women

    6

  • Strange Cargo

    7

  • Flamingo Road

    8

  • Sudden Fear

    9

  • Autumn Leaves

    10

  • A Woman's Face

    11

  • Queen Bee

    12

  • Forsaking All Others

    13

  • Johnny Guitar

    14

  • The Best of Everything

    15

  • Possessed

    16

  • When Ladies Meet

    17

  • Above Suspicion

    18

  • It's a Great Feeling

    19

  • Hollywood Canteen

    20

  • Harriet Craig

    21

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    22

  • Della

    23

  • Night Gallery

    24

  • Female on the Beach

    25

  • Daisy Kenyon

    26

  • The Unknown

    27

  • Strait-Jacket

    28

  • The Caretakers

    29

  • Chained

    30

  • Dancing Lady

    31

  • Possessed

    32

  • The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

    33

  • Letty Lynton

    34

  • Love on the Run

    35

  • Mannequin

    36

  • Paid

    37

  • Sadie McKee

    38

  • The Shining Hour

    39

  • Rain

    40

  • Torch Song

    41

  • The Bride Wore Red

    42

  • Our Dancing Daughters

    43

  • They All Kissed the Bride

    44

  • This Woman Is Dangerous

    45

  • The Story of Esther Costello

    46

  • Susan and God

    47

  • Twelve Miles Out

    48

  • I Live My Life

    49

  • Reunion in France

    50

  • No More Ladies

    51

  • Berserk

    52

  • Dance, Fools, Dance

    53

  • The Boob

    54

  • Sally, Irene and Mary

    55

  • The Duke Steps Out

    56

  • The Circle

    57

  • The Karate Killers

    58

  • The Hollywood Revue of 1929

    59

  • I Saw What You Did

    60

  • Winners Of The Wilderness

    61

  • Our Blushing Brides

    62

  • Our Modern Maidens

    63

  • This Modern Age

    64

  • Spring Fever

    65

  • West Point

    66

  • Laughing Sinners

    67

  • Untamed

    68

  • Across to Singapore

    69

  • Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

    70

  • Today We Live

    71

  • Montana Moon

    72

  • Trog

    73

  • The Gorgeous Hussy

    74

  • The Ice Follies of 1939

    75