Friday, January 28, 2011

Hurrah for William Castle (and Joan Crawford in Straightjacket)

SPOILER ALERT: Don't watch the first clip if you plan on ever watching this movie (yeah, like you will and like it will matter).

God, isn't this great bad acting.

I love how the women sound like Christmas trees when they walk, because of all the cheap jewelry.

Joan clearly needed a "fight coach" as this is the lamest deflection of an axe murderess I've ever seen.

People in the comment stream were saying she was married to the head of Pepsi at this time (Steel was it?) and that she was always doing PEPSI product placement in all her movies....putting a carton on a kitchen counter where there were no other food products, for example. Hell, she probably invented product placement. Wouldn't surprise me. Lucille LaSueur loved lettuce more than rabbits do.

Transgender performance artists...the following clip would be perfect to reproduce in 2011...this screen and makeup it...


  1. Paul Dinello's ManservantJanuary 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Joan gets such a bad rap, and for all I know she was a monster, but in these clips she looks like she has a great sense of humor.

  2. I wish it were the case.

    I think she was just insensate lol.

    If you get a chance to see the episode of "The Will" which deals with hers, check it out.

    That's a great series in general, my second favorite after "Deadly Women."

    The one about Hank Williams' will is also good.

    His daughter (who had to fight VERY hard for her inheritance and got extremely lucky) looks TEN times more like Hank than Hank Jr. does. ;-)