Queen Bee

Overview

Part film noir, part hysterical melodrama with a deep Southern Gothic edge, this 1955 Joan Crawford film contains enough sordid twists and turns to make you want to slap your mama. Columbia-TriStar Home Entertainment's disc is presented in a very nice digitally remastered transfer, letterboxed at 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for widescreen TVs. The black-and-white picture is excellent and doesn't show its age at all. The print is clean throughout and perfectly balanced. Blacks are velvety and have depth, ...
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Overview

Part film noir, part hysterical melodrama with a deep Southern Gothic edge, this 1955 Joan Crawford film contains enough sordid twists and turns to make you want to slap your mama. Columbia-TriStar Home Entertainment's disc is presented in a very nice digitally remastered transfer, letterboxed at 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for widescreen TVs. The black-and-white picture is excellent and doesn't show its age at all. The print is clean throughout and perfectly balanced. Blacks are velvety and have depth, while the whites are smooth and appropriately luminescent without any glare. The picture is simply gorgeous. The film is available in its original English mono soundtrack, which sounds fine, and has been given multiple subtitle options. In terms of extras, the disc contains the original theatrical trailer, some nice vintage advertising stills, production notes, cast and crew bios, and bonus trailers for other similar classic Columbia-TriStar DVD releases. A brief "publicity article" from the original press book has also been included inside the keep-case. Overall, a very nice disc for your classic film collection.
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Special Features

Digitally remastered audio & anamorphic video; Production notes; Interactive menus; Audio: English [mono]; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Vintage advertising; Talent files; Theatrical trailer; Bonus trailers; Scene selections
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/18/2001
  • UPC: 043396708891
  • Original Release: 1955
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, monaural
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Eva Phillips
Barry Sullivan John Avery Phillips
Betsy Palmer Carol Lee Phillips
John Ireland Judson Prentiss
Lucy Marlow Jennifer Stewart
William Leslie Ty McKinnon
Fay Wray Sue McKinnon
Katherine Anderson Miss Breen
Tim Hovey Ted
Linda Bennett Trissa
Willa Pearl Curtis Miss George
Bill Walker Sam
Olan Soule Dr. Pearson
Juanita Moore Maid
Bob McCord Man
Technical Credits
Ranald MacDougall Director, Screenwriter
Ross Bellah Art Director
George Duning Score Composer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Viola Lawrence Editor
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Morris W. Stoloff Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Wald Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [1:09]
2. Jennifer Stewart [3:18]
3. Carol Lee Phillips [1:00]
4. Tea Time [3:26]
5. Cousin Eva [8:09]
6. Ready for the Day [2:44]
7. Permission Granted [2:31]
8. Jud Prentiss [5:15]
9. Exciting News [1:44]
10. The Same Dream [3:59]
11. Old Times [3:22]
12. The Famous Dr. Pearson [3:43]
13. Outsider's Story [5:51]
14. His Native Lair [3:41]
15. Avery's Decision [2:57]
16. The Wedding Supper [2:23]
17. Last-Minute Spoils [2:27]
18. Hanging Matter [4:07]
19. Miss Breen [2:58]
20. Fired [3:25]
21. A Friendly Discussion [:55]
22. Weapons [3:16]
23. Dinner Alone Together [2:17]
24. "Now You Can Die Happy." [3:30]
25. Jud Returns [4:11]
26. Good Guesser [3:40]
27. Taking Eva for a Ride [3:18]
28. A Dream Come True [1:07]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      Español - Spanish
      Português - Portuguese
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      No Subtitles
   Special Features
      Talent Files
         Ranald MacDougall (Director)
         Joan Crawford
         John Ireland
         Faye Wray
      Theatrical Trailers
         Queen Bee
         Suddenly, Last Summer
         The Last Hurrah
      Vintage Advertising
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2001

    Queen Crawford

    This movie is a must see for anyone who thought 'Mommie Dearest' was far fetched. Joan Crawford's ''acting'' in this film was very entertaining. Her characterization of Eva reminds one of the current daytime soap opera villianess. Gather a group of friends together and enjoy- you don't have to be a fan of Miss Crawford or old movies to find the joy in this film.

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