Saturday, October 20, 2007

Two-Faced Woman

Ah, Torch Song will be on DVD at last as of February 12, 2008. It's really not all that campy, more just a standard-issue bad studio movie from the early '50s; what makes it fascinatingly bad is that it's a meeting of two waning forces: the old-school star system and the old studio system. It was Joan Crawford's return to MGM, an attempted "reunion" that just showed how many problems the old studio-system players were having in the '50s. It is most famous for Joan Crawford lip-synching to India Adams' vocal of "Two-Faced Woman" (cut from The Band Wagon) wearing strange makeup and an animal that doesn't appear to be quite dead yet.

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