- Craig's Wife (film)
Craig's Wife Directed by Dorothy Arzner Written by George Kelly (play)
Mary C. McCall, Jr.
Starring Rosalind Russell
Studio Columbia Pictures Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) September 25, 1936 Running time 73-85 minutes Country United States Language English
Craig's Wife is a 1936 drama film starring Rosalind Russell as a domineering wife. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play of the same name by George Kelly (the uncle of Grace Kelly), and directed by Dorothy Arzner. The film was remade in 1950 as Harriet Craig, rewritten (and updated) as a vehicle for Joan Crawford and co-starring Wendell Corey.
The plot centers on twenty-four hours in the life of Harriet Craig, and the home life she has created for herself and her husband. Harriet values objects more than her husband and goes to great lengths to protect her life as she has created it, regardless of what the outcomes are to those around her. The story's message is stated by the Craig's housekeeper, Mrs. Harold (Jane Darwell), who says that "those who live to themselves are left to themselves."
- Rosalind Russell as Harriet Craig
- John Boles as Walter Craig
- Billie Burke as Mrs. Frazier
- Jane Darwell as Mrs. Harold
- Dorothy Wilson as Ethel Landreth
- Alma Kruger as Ellen Austen
- Thomas Mitchell as Fergus Passmore
- Raymond Walburn as Billy Birkmire
- Elisabeth Risdon as Mrs. Landreth
- Robert Allen as Gene Fredericks
- Nydia Westman as Mazie
- Kathleen Burke as Adelaide Passmore
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