Given any other choice, I will always choose The Movies.
A tough as nails broad makes life impossible for the kids in the chorus, and MGM blows the dust off a few other unused numbers in the bargain. This is the most meta of Joan Crawford escapades up to this point: Joanie being Joanie, turned all the way up. Mommy Dearest looks a lot less campy the more Joan you watch.
I am not ignoring the inexplicable Two-Faced Number. It is bizarre, appalling, and only made me wonder more "what…