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Queen Bee (1955)

Cast: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer, more...
Director: Ranald MacDougall
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 95 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Thai
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Synopsis
Queen Bee offers a stinging portrait of a mad, manipulative woman and chronicles her downfall and that of those around her in this dark drama. On first meeting, Eva Phillips (portrayed with delicious viciousness by Joan Crawford) is the epitome of Southern graciousness and charm. She and her husband, a textile magnate live together in a splendiferous Georgian plantation. Unfortunately, while others are easily beguiled by Mrs. Phillips, her husband knows what a ruthless she-devil she really is and loathes her. To cope with the pain of living with her, he has taken to drinking heavily. Trouble follows when the horrible Eva learns that her husband's sister is engaged to marry the manager of the estate, a man she once loved. Like the proverbial dog in the manager, Eva does all she can to destroy the relationship so she can have the manager back for herself. Unfortunately, she goes too far. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide



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