Plot & Details
This film profiles Hollywood actress Joan Crawford. Film clips of her movies trace her long career that almost ended early, when a studio fired her for being "over the hill." Shortly after that, she was cast as the lead in Mildred Pierce, for which she won an Oscar. Interviews with directors and colleagues give the viewer insight into the character of this talented and ambitious actress. The story of her daughter's scandalous exposé Mommie Dearest is discussed and refuted. Rare film footage of the actress at home and in her later years is included.