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Monday, February 26, 2007

Queen Bee (1955)

An incredibly fun campy film. Jennifer Stewart (Lucy Marlowe) has traveled from Chicago to the south to stay with her cousin Eva Phillips (Joan Crawford). When she arrives she realizes that this is a very strange situation. She meets several people including Eva's husband Avery aka Beauty (Barry Sullivan) and his sister Carol (Betsy Palmer). Carol is in love with Judson Prentiss (John Ireland) but she does not want to let anyone know. Jud wants to get married but Carol is bound and determined to not let anyone know - especially Eva. The longer Jennifer stays at the house the more she realizes that Eva is not the nice person she portrays herself to be. She also finds herself falling in love with Beauty. However, she soon learns that Eva will stop at nothing to get what she wants and to hold onto what she has.

I really enjoyed this movie. Crawford was wonderful as the manipulative Eva. Marlow was also terrific as the sweet Jennifer who soon learns that her cousin maybe mentally unstable. Be on the lookout for Fay Wray in a very small role. All in all a great movie for a Saturday afternoon in.



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