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Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford in ‘Mommie Dearest’

Trailers from Hell: Dan Ireland on Faye Dunaway's Joan Crawford in 'Mommie Dearest'

"Joan Crawford Week!" concludes at Trailers from Hell with producer-director Dan Ireland's introduction to Frank Perry's Razzie winner "Mommie Dearest," starring Faye Dunaway as ferocious momma Crawford.

"No wire hangers, ever!" Joan Crawford once noted in an early 70s interview that among current actresses only Faye Dunaway had "what it takes" to become a true star. Faye repaid the compliment by portraying Joan in this movie based on daughter Christina Crawford's tell-all book about the dysfunctional household she grew up in with her mercurial movie star mom. Despite its numerous "Razzie" awards for Worst Picture it's developed a rabid fan following over the years.

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