skip navigation
Overview for Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (60)

Recent DVDs

A Woman's... When Anna Holm looks at aristocratic Torsten Barring, she sees romance. When... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

Torch Song ... Musical star Jenny Stewart functions on two emotional levels: demanding and... more info $12.57was $17.99 Buy Now

Strange Cargo ... Through impenetrable jungles. Across perilous swamps. Desperate for a second... more info $12.57was $17.99 Buy Now

Sadie McKee ... As working girl Sadie McKee, Joan Crawford wears a maid's uniform. And as any... more info $12.57was $17.99 Buy Now

Flamingo Road ... Hard-edged carny dancer Lane Bellamy shakes her curves... and shakes a sleepy... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

Dancing Lady ... A Broadway chorine (Joan Crawford) needs a little help with her hoofing, so her... more info $12.57was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: May 10, 1977
Born: March 23, 1904 Cause of Death: acute coronary occlusion
Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer
Classic musical numbers and rare behind-the-scenes footage show how MGM created the screen''''s greatest musicals. Featuring clips with Gene Kelly, Lena Horne and Debbie Reynolds.
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) as (Archival Footage)
A three-part documentary series exploring the history of MGM Studios.
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Trog (1970) as Dr. Brockton
A scientist tries to protect a caveman brought back from suspended animation.
The Karate Killers (1967) as Amanda True
The men from U.N.C.L.E. fight off karate-chopping henchmen to track down a secret formula.
Berserk (1967) as Monica Rivers
A lady ringmaster milks the publicity from a string of murders.
I Saw What You Did (1965) as Amy Nelson
A prank call turns deadly when two teenagers dial a murderer''''s number.
Strait-Jacket (1964) as Lucy Harbin
Murder follows an axe murderer home when she's released from a mental hospital.
The Caretakers (1963) as Lucretia Terry
A progressive psychiatrist clashes with the conservative head nurse at a state institution.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) as Blanche Hudson
A crazed, aging star torments her sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
The Best of Everything (1959) as Amanda Farrow
Three secretaries look for love while working in the publishing business.
The Story of Esther Costello (1957) as Margaret Landi
A bitter divorcee works to educate a deaf and blind girl.
Autumn Leaves (1956) as Milly Weatherby
A woman falls for a younger man with severe mental problems.
Female on the Beach (1955) as Lynn Markham
Lynn Markham moves into her late husband's beach house...the morning after former tenant Eloise Crandall fell (or was pushed) from the cliff. To her annoyance, Lynn finds both her real estate agent and Drummond Hall, her muscular beachcomber neighbor, making themselves quite at home. Lynn soon has no doubts of what her scheming neighbors are up to, but she finds Drummond's physical charms hard to resist. And she still doesn't know what really happened to Eloise.
Queen Bee (1955) as Eva Phillips
A manipulative Southern socialite sets out to destroy the lives of all those around her.
Johnny Guitar (1954) as Vienna
A lady saloon owner battles a female rancher out to frame her for murder.
Torch Song (1953) as Jenny Stewart
A tempestuous musical theatre star falls for a blind pianist.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) as Beth Austin
A female gangster learns she is losing her vision.
Sudden Fear (1952) as Myra Hudson Blaine
An ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged woman, then plots with his mistress to murder her.
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951) as Agatha Reed
When she returns to her alma mater to pick up an honorary degree, a congresswoman re-ignites an old flame.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950) as Ethel Whitehead, also known as Lorna Hansen Forbes
Fed up with her small-town marriage, a woman goes after the big time and gets mixed up with the mob.
Harriet Craig (1950) as Harriet Craig
A woman''''s devotion to her home drives away friends and family.
Flamingo Road (1949) as Lane Bellamy
A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.
It's a Great Feeling (1949) as Herself
When nobody at Warner Bros. will work with him, movie star Jack Carson decides to turn an unknown into his co-star.
Daisy Kenyon (1947) as Daisy Kenyon
On the rebound from a married man, a woman marries a veteran, just as her lover becomes available.
Possessed (1947) as Louise Howell
A married woman''''s passion for a former love drives her mad.
Humoresque (1947) as Helen Wright
A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy neurotic.
Mildred Pierce (1945) as Mildred Pierce
A woman turns herself into a business tycoon to win her selfish daughter a place in society.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Above Suspicion (1943) as Frances Myles [also known as Mrs. Edward Smith]
A honeymooning couple are asked to spy on the Nazis in pre-war Europe.
Reunion in France (1942) as Michele de la Becque
A Frenchwoman tries to help a downed U.S. flyer escape the Nazis.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Margaret J. ["Maggie"] Drew
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
When Ladies Meet (1941) as Mary Howard
A female novelist doesn't realize her new friend is the wife whose husband she's trying to steal.
A Woman's Face (1941) as Anna Holm [also known as Ingrid Paulson]
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
Strange Cargo (1940) as Julie
Devil's Island escapees are changed forever by a prisoner who thinks he's Jesus.
Susan and God (1940) as Susan [Trexel]
A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939) as Mary McKay
An ice-skating team breaks up when both partners fall for the same girl.
The Women (1939) as Crystal Allen
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
The Shining Hour (1938) as Olivia [Maggie] Riley
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.
The Bride Wore Red (1937) as Anni [Pavlovitch, also known as Anne Vivaldi]
A chorus girl crashes an exclusive Swiss resort to snare a rich husband.
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1937) as [Mrs.] Fay Cheyney
A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks.
Mannequin (1937) as [Jessica] Jessie Cassidy [Miller]
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Love on the Run (1936) as Sally Parker
Rival newsmen get mixed up with a runaway heiress and a ring of spies.
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) as [Margaret] Peggy [O'Neal] Eaton
President Andrew Jackson's friendship with an innkeeper's daughter spells trouble for them both.
No More Ladies (1935) as Marcia
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.
I Live My Life (1935) as Kay [Bentley]
A flighty society girl tries to make a go of her marriage to an archaeologist.
Sadie McKee (1934) as Sadie [McKee Brennan]
A working girl suffers through three troubled relationships on her road to prosperity.
Forsaking All Others (1934) as Mary Clay
A woman pursues the wrong man for almost twenty years.
Chained (1934) as Diane Levering [Field]
A kept woman finds herself drawn to a charismatic South American rancher.
Dancing Lady (1933) as Janie Barlow
A musical star is torn between a millionaire playboy and her stage manager.
Today We Live (1933) as Diana ["Ann" Boyce-Smith]
An aristocratic English girl's tangled love life creates havoc during World War I.
Letty Lynton (1932) as Letty Lynton
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
Grand Hotel (1932) as Flaemmchen, the stenographer
Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
Rain (1932) as Sadie Thompson
A missionary tries to reform a streetwalker trapped on a Pacific island.
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) as Bonnie [Jordan]
A brother and sister risk their lives to expose the gangsters who ruined their family.
Laughing Sinners (1931) as Ivy Stevens
A Salvation Army preacher saves a troubled girl from suicide.
Possessed (1931) as Marian [Martin, also known as Mrs. Moreland]
A factory girl rises to the top as mistress of a tycoon, then falls in love.
This Modern Age (1931) as Valentine [Winters]
A child of divorce raises eyebrows when she goes to Paris to live with her estranged mother.
Our Blushing Brides (1930) as Jerry
Three roommates try to land rich husbands.
Montana Moon (1930) as Joan
A flapper weds a cowboy and has to adjust to life out West.
Paid (1930) as Mary Turner
A young innocent plots revenge after being sent to prison unjustly.
Untamed (1929) as Bingo
An oil heiress raised to be wild falls for a penniless young man.
The Duke Steps Out (1929) as Susie
A millionaire''''s son wants to be a champion boxer, but takes time out to enroll in college when he falls in love.
Our Modern Maidens (1929) as Billie
In this silent film, a flapper offers herself to a diplomat to advance her fiance''''s career.
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) as
Sketches and songs give MGM''''s silent stars a chance to show their stuff in talking pictures.
West Point (1928) as Betty Channing
In this silent film, an arrogant cadet finds love and discipline just in time for the big Army-Navy game.
The Law of the Range (1928) as Betty Dallas
A Texas Ranger discovers the outlaw he''''s hunting is his long-lost brother.
Four Walls (1928) as Frieda
A reformed gang member gets drawn back to his old gang and girl.
Dream of Love (1928) as Adrienne
A duke has deposed Prince Mauritz's father, so Mauritz spends his time in affairs with a countess, the duke's wife and a gypsy girl Adrienne. Years later she is a famous actress in a play resembling the sad story of their earlier relationship. He falls in love with her again. The jealous duchess and the duke arrange to have him shot by firing squad but revolutionaries save him and make him King.
Across to Singapore (1928) as Priscilla Crowninshield
In this silent film, sailor brothers become romantic rivals.
Our Dancing Daughters (1928) as Diana Medford
A flapper sets her hat for a man with a hard-drinking wife.
Rose-Marie (1928) as Rose-Marie
A romantic drama unfolds when a woman is torn between her love for a Mountie and her loyalty to her outlaw brother.
The Understanding Heart (1927) as Monica Dale
Minca Dale is a fire lookout in love with Forest Ranger Tony Garland. Escaped killer Bob Mason hides out in Monica's observatory and falls in love with her. A fire encircles them and is put out by rain. Bob finally gives her up to Tony and is cleared of his earlier crime.
Twelve Miles Out (1927) as Jane
Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane''s seaside home. When she tries to turn him in, he kidnaps her and her fiance John. Jane, now in love with Jerry, must watch as Jerry and Red shoot it out on board Jerry''s boat.
The Unknown (1927) as Estrellita
In this silent film, an escaped killer pretends to be a sideshow's armless wonder.
The Taxi Dancer (1927) as Joslyn Poe
Card shark Lee Rogers overhears Joselyn Poe crying in her furnished room. She is trying to get a dancing job in New York without any luck. He gets her a job as a taxi dancer through which she meets chorus girl Kitty who introduces her to all sorts of cads. Meanwhile Lee, who realizes he loves her, decides to go straight
Winners of the Wilderness (1927) as Renée Contrecoeur
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.
Spring Fever (1927) as Allie Monte
In this silent film, a shipping clerk pretends to be a champion golfer to win an heiress'''' heart.
Paris (1926) as The girl
A wealthy American falls in love with a woman involved with the French underground in Paris.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926) as Betty Burton
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays off his father Amos's mortgage and marries Betty.
The Boob (1926) as Jane
In this silent film, a naive farm boy sets out to prove himself by hunting down a band of bootleggers.
The Only Thing (1925) as Young Lady Catherine
Old Clothes (1925) as Mary Riley
Timothy and Max are partners in the junk business. They take poor young Mary in as a boarder. Mary gets a job in Nathan's office and falls in love with him, but his mother feels she is beneath Nathan. Nathan faces disaster unless he can corner a particular stock, with which Timothy and Max's room happens to be entirely papered.
Sally, Irene and Mary (1925) as Irene
The three are showgirls, each with a different approach to life and love. Sally wants wealth and gets it finally in Marcus. Mary plots and schemes but winds up with salt-of-the-earth Jimmy. Irene shuns devoted Charles for dashing cad Glen. She learns that all he wants is sex; he throws her out in tears. She returns to Charles, ready to marry, but both are killed by a train.

Cast (special)

Talent Scouts Program, The (1960) as Guest
The program showcases the talent discoveries of well-known celebrities.

Cast (short)

At Home with Joan Crawford (1953)
In this short film, Joan Crawford urges the audience to donate to the Jimmy Fund to end childhood cancer.
Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1925 Studio Tour (1925)
This short film provides a silent tour of MGM studios in 1925.

Misc. Crew (short)

Joan Crawford (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Joan Crawford.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute