Harriet Craig (1950)




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Harriet Craig is the third film version of George Kelly's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Craig's Wife. Joan Crawford stars as the title character, a thoroughly selfish woman who prizes her house and her possessions above all else. Harriet Craig is even willing to spoil the business opportunities of her husband Walter (Wendell Corey) to avoid losing her precious home. When her self-involvement causes turbulence in the romantic life of her cousin (K.T. Stevens), and when her husband's eyes are finally opened to his wife's true nature, Harriet Craig is at long last hoist on her own petard.


Joan Crawford
as Harriet Craig
Wendell Corey
as Walter Craig
Allyn Joslyn
as Billy Birkmire
Lucile Watson
as Celia Fenwick
William Bishop
as Wes Miller
K.T. Stevens
as Clare Raymond
Raymond Greenleaf
as Henry Fenwick
Fiona O'Shiel
as Mrs. Frazier
Patric Mitchell
as Danny Frazier
Virginia Brissac
as Harriet's Mother
Douglas Wood
as Mr. Norwood
Kathryn Card
as Mrs. Norwood
Mira McKinney
as Mrs. Winston
Al Murphy
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Harriet Craig

All Critics (1)

There's nothing much about this man-hater melodrama that held my interest.

Aug 22, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Harriet Craig


Excellent. A really strong and truthful female character. Will not be sympathetic to all, but I did feel some sympathy for her. Compelling and believable all the way through. Easily as good as Mildred Pierce.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Harriet Craig is yet another Joan Crawford favorite of mine. Joan plays a housewive that is very controlling to the smallest detial. Crawford's husband is dictated to whom he had as friends and more.....things get brought to a horrible state that even the perfect crazed wive might not be able to fix.

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

Super Reviewer


Joan is icy cold in this, its right for the part but hard to work up much sympathy for her or her situation.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This story was filmed before in 1936 and called Craig's Wife. Directed by Dorothy Arzner (THE only woman director in Hollywood at the time) and starring Rosalind Russell. The 1936 film is an infinitely better film but Harriot Craig is a character taylor-made for Crawford and as usual she is great.

William Sleet
William Sleet

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