Craig's Wife (film)

Craig's Wife (film)
Craig's Wife
Directed by Dorothy Arzner
Written by George Kelly (play)
Mary C. McCall, Jr.
Starring Rosalind Russell
John Boles
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."


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