Director Dorothy Arzner
Screenplay Mary C. McCall, Jr.
Country United States
|Release date September 25, 1936 (1936-09-25)|
Based on Craigs Wife 1925 play by George Kelly
Writer Mary C. McCall Jr. (screenplay), George Kelly (play)
Music director Reginald Hazeltine Bassett, Milan Roder, Emil Gerstenberger
Cast Rosalind Russell (Harriet Craig), John Boles (Walter Craig), Billie Burke (Mrs. Frazier), Jane Darwell (Mrs. Harold), Dorothy Wilson (Ethel Landreth), Alma Kruger (Ellen Austen)
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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. Former MGM star William Haines was the film's production designer. Previously filmed in 1928, Craig's Wife 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 (Rosalind Russell), and the home life she has created for herself and her husband. Harriet values material things 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, "Those who live to themselves, are left to themselves," as one by one, all her disgusted family and servants abandon her, leaving her entirely on her own.
ReferencesCraig's Wife (film) Wikipedia
Craigs Wife (film) IMDb Craigs Wife (film) themoviedb.org