Joan Crawford on Video and DVD

The Hollywood Palace, Vol. 47 VHS
Guests include Joan Crawford, Jack Jones, Joanie Sommers, Allen and Rossi, and Godfrey Cambridge. 60 min.

Joan Crawford: Always A Star VHS
Her struggle to overcome an impoverished childhood and her rise to Hollywood fame mirrored many of her still-popular movies. Learn the true story behind Joan Crawford's tempestuous career and stormy family life in this documentary. Clips from "Grand Hotel," "Rain," "The Women" and "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and other films, plus interviews with Diane Baker, Cliff Robertson and daughter Cindy, are featured. 57 min.

Hidden Hollywood: Behind The Scenes VHS
A true mondo delight of film rarities, oddities and nostalgia items: Christmas with Joan Crawford and her kids, James Dean on driving safety, the 1939 Academy Awards, Bogie and Bacall in a screen test for an unmade movie. Previously seen as "Hollywood Outtakes," this tape also includes new footage featuring The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and others. 100 min.

Laurel & Hardy & Friends, Vol. 7 VHS
Stan and Ollie are just part of an all-star cast that includes Wallace Beery, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton, Our Gang and Edward G. Robinson in the Masquers Club benefit short "The Stolen Jools" (1931). Then, Edgar Kennedy slowly burns in "The Big Beef" (1945) and "Brick-a-Brac" (1935); Our Gang answers "The Fourth Alarm" (1926); and Laurel goes solo in "Oranges and Lemons" (1923). 95 min. total.

The Joan Crawford Collection [DVD] DVD
Five-disc set includes "The Women," "Mildred Pierce," "Humoresque," "Possessed" (1947), and "The Damned Don't Cry."

Hollywood's Greatest Actresses Gift Set (10-DVD Set) [DVD] DVD
Packaged in a hardbound, cloth-covered case, this 10-disc set includes "Rain" (1932), "Of Human Bondage" (1934), "A Star Is Born" (1937) "Nothing Sacred," "Algiers," "Lady of Burlesque," "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman," "Three Came Home," "The Torch," and "The Last Time I Saw Paris."

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp(1926) VHS
Harry Langdon, in his first feature-length comedy, plays a cross-country walking race contestant who must overcome such unlikely obstacles as a tornado, a herd of marauding sheep, and a stint on a chain gang. A young Joan Crawford co-stars as the race's sponsor's daughter, with whom Langdon falls in love; co-written by Frank Capra. Harry returns as a hapless WWI doughboy in the bonus 1924 short "All Night Long." 84 min. total. Silent with music score.

Rain [DVD](1932) DVD
Lavish treatment of the stage play based on W. Somerset Maugham's novel set on a remote Samoan island, where career girl Joan Crawford incites the religious zeal, and eventual lust, of reform-minded pulpiteer Walter Huston. Directed by Lewis Milestone. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.

Grand Hotel [DVD](1932) DVD
Welcome to Grand Hotel--a beautiful Berlin hotel filled with palatial splendor and occupied by a galaxy of MGM's greatest stars. Comedy and drama are mixed in 1932's Best Picture Oscar-winner. John and Lionel Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, and Jean Hersholt head the stellar cast. 113 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentary; bonus short "Nothing Ever Happens" (1933); theatrical trailers.

The Women [DVD](1939) DVD
Clare Booth Luce's celebrated play receives a sterling treatment from director George Cukor and an all-star cast. Soap opera and screwball comedy collide when Norma Shearer finds her marriage in trouble when Joan Crawford gets friendly with her man, while scandal maven Rosalind Russell spreads the word. Features a fashion show sequence shot in color. With Joan Fontaine, Mary Boland. 133 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; alternate scene; documentaries; theatrical trailers.

Mildred Pierce [DVD](1945) DVD
Fine Hollywood tearjerker with Joan Crawford (in her Oscar-winning role) as the waitress-turned-businesswoman who struggles to provide a good life for her children, only to have older daughter Ann Blyth repay her by having an affair with her stepfather. Michael Curtiz directs; with Zachary Scott, Jack Carson, Eve Arden. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentary; photo gallery; theatrical trailers.

Humoresque [DVD](1946) DVD
Classic tale has Joan Crawford as a married, promiscuous arts patron who is obsessed with talented young violinist John Garfield. She becomes his manager and sees him rise to the top of the music world while he shuns her desires. Oscar Levant, J. Carroll Naish, and Robert Blake (as the young Garfield) co-star. 125 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Possessed [DVD](1947) DVD
After starring in a similarly titled film in 1931, Joan Crawford earned an Academy Award nomination for this melodrama about an emotionally troubled nurse smitten with a handsome engineer. Her uncontrollable jealousy ignites disastrous problems. Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Nana Bryant co-star. 108 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; audio commentary; featurette.

The Damned Don't Cry [DVD](1950) DVD
Joan Crawford stars in this riveting character study about a woman who will stop at nothing to escape her impoverished lifestyle. Told in flashback, the story sees Crawford leaving the small factory town where she grew up and getting involved with a succession of men, eventually winding up in the middle of a deadly confrontation between her gangster boyfriend and his arch-rival. David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith co-star. 103 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer.

Sudden Fear [DVD](1952) DVD
Playwright and wealthy San Francisco heiress Joan Crawford becomes romantically involved with actor Jack Palance, but Palance decides he has special plans for their relationship, as he schemes to get Crawford's hefty inheritance with help from deceptive ex-girlfriend Gloria Grahame. Will Joan stop their murderous plot in time? With Touch (Mike) Connors in his film debut. 111 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; scene access.

Queen Bee [DVD](1955) DVD
Expert tale of deceit and manipulation, Southern style, with Joan Crawford as the rotten Georgia peach married to mill tycoon Barry Sullivan. When a pretty cousin from New York arrives at their home, back-stabbing, illicit love and jealousy follow, with Joan's controlling ways getting the better of everyone--and herself. John Ireland, Betsy Palmer and Lucy Marlow co-star. 95 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; theatrical trailers.

The Best Of Everything [DVD](1959) DVD
Follow the tumultuous affairs of a group of women trying to juggle romantic fulfillment with a career in New York's publishing industry in this glossy, soap-styled drama. Diane Baker, Martha Hyer, Hope Lange and Suzy Parker are the ladies; Stephen Boyd, Robert Evans and Louis Jourdan are among the men in their lives; and Joan Crawford plays the no-nonsense boss. 121 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailer; newsreel footage.

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? [DVD](1962) DVD
Gothic psychological chiller from director Robert Aldrich stars Bette Davis as a former child star driven by jealousy and dementia to unmercifully torment sister Joan Crawford, a one-time respected actress who's now confined to a wheelchair, in their dilapidated West Hollywood mansion. Co-stars Victor Buono. 134 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; production notes; scene access.

Strait-Jacket [DVD](1964) DVD
After 20 years in the booby hatch, Joan Crawford, convicted for the axe murders of her husband and his lover, finds peace at her daughter's home. But once dead bodies start popping up, she's convinced she's given decapitation another crack. Classic William Castle shocker, written by Robert Bloch ("Psycho"), reassures "It's only a movie...It's only a movie." 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; "making of" documentary; screen tests; theatrical trailers.

Night Gallery: The Complete First Season [DVD](1970) DVD
Along with the pilot film "Night Gallery" (1969), all six episodes from the series' debut season--featuring such stories as "Room with a View," "The Little Black Bag," "Make Me Laugh," "Lone Survivor," "The Doll," and "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"--are included in a three-disc set. 8 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: Spanish, French; bonus episodes.

Hollywood's Golden Era: Leading Ladies(1989) VHS
Relive the memorable careers of such glamorous screen immortals as Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford in this salute that features film clips, interviews and much more. 55 min.