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      Sadie McKee

      Released May 9, 1934 1h 35m Drama List
      Reviews 72% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A maid (Joan Crawford) has romances with a two-timer (Gene Raymond), a boozing millionaire and the master (Franchot Tone) of the house. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine As usual, Miss Crawford's motives are on a much higher scale than her morals. Not for the young. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair Miss Crawford suffers with elegant gallantry. Jun 7, 2019 Full Review Raquel Stecher Out of the Past Even with its many flaws this is a gem of a film. Mar 3, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A quintessential Joan Crawford vehicle of the Depression era, this melodrama centers on a working-class femme (cook's daughter) and the three men in her life: bad boy lover Gene Raymond, rich boy Franchot Tone, and drunken millionaire Edward Arnold. Rated: B- Mar 2, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D I can't buy into the main relationship but Crawford sells the hell out of it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Joan Crawford plays another suffering character, but it's in grand MGM studio style. Joan plays a simple working girl who has many relationship trials and tribulations on the way to finally finding happiness. It's a pretty standard story for Crawford's pictures of this era, but it's a classy, well mounted production that elevates the rather formula story. Leo G. Carroll made his film debut with this film and the song, "All I Do Is Dream of You" was originally written for this film, but was later made famous when it was used for Debbie Reynolds in "Singin' in the Rain." Another interesting note of trivia, a clip of this film was one of the golden oldies that Crawford watches of herself as Blanche Hudson in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A quintessential Joan Crawford vehicle of the Depression era, this melodrama centers on a working-class femme (cook's daughter) and the three men in her life: bad boy lover Gene Raymond, rich boy Franchot Tone, and drunken millionaire Edward Arnold. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member It's so strange that almost no one today knows about the extraordinary early career of Joan Crawford. She was America's leading lady in the 1930s and made an incredible number of wonderful little movies in that decade -- several gems per year, many with Clark Gable. I stumbled upon movies like 1934's "Sadie McKee" while in the process of exploring Bette Davis's early movies. Now I know why Davis had such a bee in her bonnet when it came to Crawford: Davis was envious of Crawford all through the early 1930s. Crawford was the legend that Davis so wanted to become. It's sad today that while Davis's movies are still seen, most of Crawford's aren't even available on disc! Tragic. Everyone remembers Crawford, but more for the sideshow that her personal life became and for the performances she gave after her rediscovery in "Mildred Pierce" (1945). No one watches her early movies. There's so little demand for them that most aren't even pressed on disc. "Sadie McKee" has some problems, particularly when it comes to story structure. While it's a bit jumbled and tries to be too many things, it's also entertaining as hell and has some sublime moments that seem to stop time. I kept imagining myself in a theater in 1934 watching this gem flickering in the dark. Imagine going back in time to see movies in theaters in the 1930s, when cinema was still so fresh and new, still being invented. It gives me goosebumps. Watching Joan Crawford's early work has made me fall in love with the movies all over again. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member From 1932 comes this class Joan Crawford rags to riches tale - of a man who loved her, a man she loved and the man she was destined to be with. Not her absolute best but still an enjoyable film, especially if a Crawford fan. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A maid (Joan Crawford) has romances with a two-timer (Gene Raymond), a boozing millionaire and the master (Franchot Tone) of the house.
      Director
      Clarence Brown
      Producer
      Lawrence Weingarten
      Screenwriter
      John Meehan
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 9, 1934, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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