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offers a stinging portrait of a mad, manipulative woman and chronicles her downfall and that of those around her in this dark drama. On first meeting, Eva Phillips (portrayed with delicious viciousness by Joan Crawford) is the epitome of Southern graciousness and charm. She and her husband, a textile magnate live together in a splendiferous Georgian plantation. Unfortunately, while others are easily beguiled by Mrs. Phillips, her husband knows what a ruthless she-devil she really is and loathes her. To cope with the pain of living with her, he has taken to drinking heavily. Trouble follows when the horrible Eva learns that her husband's sister is engaged to marry the manager of the estate, a man she once loved. Like the proverbial dog in the manger, Eva does all she can to destroy the relationship so she can have the manager back for herself. Unfortunately, she goes too far. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jean Louis Best Black and White Costume Design 1955 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles B. Lang Best Black and White Cinematography 1955 Nominee

Cast

Joan Crawford
as Eva Phillips
Barry Sullivan
as John Avery Phillips
Betsy Palmer
as Carol Lee Phillips
John Ireland
as Judson Prentiss
Lucy Marlow
as Jennifer Stewart
William Leslie
as Ty McKinnon
Fay Wray
as Sue McKinnon
Tim Hovey
as Ted
Bill Walker
as Sam
Juanita Moore
as Maid

Crew

Ranald MacDougall
Director
Jerry Wald
Producer
Ranald MacDougall
Screenwriter
Edna Lee
Book Author
Charles B. Lang
Cinematographer
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Viola Lawrence
Editor
Ross Bellah
Art Director
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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