Mommie Dearest

80
  • PG
Outrageous and controversial, this is the story of legendary movie star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) as she struggles for her career and battles the inner demons of her private life. This torment was manifested in her relationships with her adopted... read more
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Outrageous and controversial, this is the story of legendary movie star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) as she struggles for her career and battles the inner demons of her private life. This torment was manifested in her relationships with her adopted children, Christina (Diana Scarwid) and Christopher (Xander Berkeley). The public Crawford was a strong-willed, glamorous object of admiration, but Mommie Dearest reveals the private Crawford, the woman desperate to be a mother, adopting her children when she was single and trying to survive in a devastating industry that swallows careers thoughtlessly. The rage, the debilitating strain, and the terrifying descent into alcoholism and child abuse are graphically - and unforgettably - depicted in this film, based upon Christina Crawford's best-selling book.

Original Release

09/25/1981

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Cast

Diana Scarwid Christina Crawford
Faye Dunaway Joan Crawford
Howard Da Silva Louis B. Mayer
Rutanya Alda Carol Ann
Steve Forrest Greg Savitt
Mara Hobel Christina Crawford
Harry Goz Alfred Steele
Michael Edwards Ted Gelber
Jocelyn Brando Barbara Bennett
Priscilla Pointer Mrs. Chadwick
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Frank Perry

Writers

Robert Getchell, Tracy Hotchner, Frank Perry, Frank Yablans, Christina Crawford

Cast

Diana Scarwid Christina Crawford
Faye Dunaway Joan Crawford
Howard Da Silva Louis B. Mayer
Rutanya Alda Carol Ann
Steve Forrest Greg Savitt
Mara Hobel Christina Crawford
Harry Goz Alfred Steele
Michael Edwards Ted Gelber
Jocelyn Brando Barbara Bennett
Priscilla Pointer Mrs. Chadwick
Joe Abdullah Captain
Gary Allen Jimmy
Selma Archerd Connie
Adrian Aron Wedding Guest
Xander Berkeley Christopher Crawford
Josh Gans Boy on carousel
Lars Hensen Minor Role
Keith Paul Hunter Orphan
Matthew Campion Actor in Soap
Carolyn Coates Mother Superior

Producers

David Koontz Executive Producer
Terence O'Neill Executive Producer
Terry O'Neill Executive Producer
Neil A. Machlis Producer
Frank Yablans Producer
Terry O'Neill Producer

Editors

Peter E. Berger

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