Torch Song [DVD] [1953]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Audio-Only Bonus: Crawford Recording Sessions
  • Classic TV of Tomorrow
  • Featurette Tough Baby: Torch Song
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Vintage Crawford Jimmy Fund Public Service Announcement Trailer

Synopsis

Torch Song
Joan Crawford's first Technicolor feature has come to be known as a textbook example of "high camp." Crawford stars as musical comedy luminary Jenny Stewart, who has been hardened by the worst life has to offer. Romance enters her life in the form of her new piano accompanist, blinded war-veteran Tye Graham (Michael Wilding). The fact that Graham refuses to kowtow to the temperamental Jenny's demands, coupled with the adversarial behavior of Graham's seeing-eye dog, makes the pianist all the more attractive to the lonely songstress. Torch Song is a favorite of bad-movie buffs and female impersonators the world over: Highlights include Crawford's blackface musical number, and the now-classic scene in which she simulates blindness to better understand the taciturn Graham. Director Charles Walters, a former choreographer, appears as Crawford's two-left-feet dancing partner in the opening scenes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Joan Crawford
    Joan Crawford - Jenny Stewart
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    Michael Wilding, Sr. - Tye Graham
  • Gig Young
    Gig Young - Cliff Willard
  • Marjorie Rambeau
    Marjorie Rambeau - Mrs. Stewart
  • Dorothy Patrick
    Dorothy Patrick - Martha
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