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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: The Best of Everything

Steve Hayes reviews the 1959 film:
Three career girls, Hope Lange, Suzy Parker, and Diane Baker, attempt to survive the New York publishing world, bad love affairs, and the asphalt jungle in Jean Negulesco's THE BEST OF EVERYTHING. Taken from a trashy bestseller in the tradition of "Peyton Place," shot on location in glorious Technicolor and Cinemascope, it's a glamorous tale concerning the lure of New York on young girls with big dreams, as they experience their first tastes of life, love, and loss in "the Big City." Various obstacles along the way include conniving suitors; Louis Jourdan and Robert Evans, lecherous wolves; Brian Aherne and bitchy bosses. The bitchiest being Joan Crawford, chewing up the scenery along with the competition in her first co-starring role and one of the best reasons to catch THE BEST OF EVERYTHING.

Catch more fabulous movie reviews at Steve's YouTube channel.


Tim said...

Not sure what to make of the 'new' Johnny - is the 50's Beatnik look back? It's hard to tell here! LOL

Russ Manley said...

Unfortunately, this is one of those YT videos I that won't play for me - why I don't know, but since I've made a habit of posting Steve's videos I went ahead and did it, hoping my truckbuddies could watch - as you apparently can. I wish I knew how to fix the problem, it's most distressing.

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