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The Joan Crawford Collection in June

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Joan Crawford Collection for 14th June 2005. This new collection features classics from the star whose career spanned more than 40 years with new to DVD releases of The Damned Don't Cry, Humoresque and Possessed (1947) joined by the existing DVD releases of Mildred Pierce and The Women.

The Joan Crawford Collection will retail at $49.92 SRP. Individual titles will be priced at $19.97 SRP.

The Films


The Damned Don't Cry - It's a man's world. And Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in it: be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. In the first of three collaborations with director Vincent Sherman, Joan Crawford brings hard-boiled glamour and simmering passion to the role of Ethel, who moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion to high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one a high-rolling racketeer abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel’s swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life.

Features include:
  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English and French Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Director Vincent Sherman
  • New Featurette The Crawford Formula: An Interview with Director Vincent Sherman


Humoresque - Glamorous socialite Helen Wright (Joan Crawford) takes what she wants clothes, alcohol, men uses them up and tosses them aside. Then she meets brilliant young violinist Paul Boray (John Garfield). But this is one toy she can’t break. Instead, her love for Paul brings Helen to the breaking point. In this acclaimed and profound exploration of desire, Crawford makes Helen a rich, layered character torn between selfless love and selfish impulses. Garfield matches her as the driven genius. Humoresque’s production values extend to the musical interludes, dubbed by Isaac Stern. Garfield’s dazzling technique is thanks to two real violinists hidden behind him one to do the fingering and one the bow work.

Features include:
  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • New Featurette The Music of Humoresque (9:42)
  • Theatrical Trailer


Mildred Pierce - What Veda wants, her mother Mildred Pierce provides. Even if Mildred must end her middle-class marriage, climb atop the male-dominated business world and marry a wealthy man she doesn't love. "I'll do anything," Mildred says in explaining her love for her daughter. But does anything include murder? Just when you think you got this nominee for five other Oscars including Best Picture figured out, along comes a shocking twist ending!

Features include:
  • Documentary Profile Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star


Possessed (1947) - She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn. Give her a gun and she’ll love him to death. Joan Crawford reteams with producer Jerry Wald of her Academy Award winning Mildred Pierce and claims a 1947 Best Actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of tempestuous, mentally unstable Louise.

Features include:
  • 1.37:1 Full Frame
  • English Mono
  • English, French and Spanish subtitles
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Drew Casper
  • New Featurette The Quintessential Film Noir


The Women - Be careful what you say in private. It could become a movie. Some gossip overheard by Clare Boothe Luce in a nightclub powder room inspired her Broadway hit that's wittily adapted for the screen in The Women. George Cukor directs an all-female cast in this catty tale of battling and bonding that paints its claws Jungle Red and shreds the excesses of pampered Park Avenue princesses. Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland and Paulette Goddard are among the array of husband snatchers, snitches and lovelorn ladies.

Features include:
  • 2 Vintage Documentaries:
    • From the Ends of the Earth
    • Hollywood: Style Center of the World
  • Alternate Black-and-White Fashion Show Sequence with Different Footage
  • Scoring Session Music Cues
  • Theatrical Trailers of The Women and musical remake The Opposite Sex







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