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The Best of Everything (1959) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

Best Costume DesignAdele PalmerNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Alfred Newman; Lyrics by Sammy CahnNominated

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The Best of Everything (1959)

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Amanda Farrow: When you finish the slush files, then you may go. But I want my comments on each.
Caroline Bender: Typed?
Amanda Farrow: No Miss Bender. Beat it out on a native drum.

Amanda Farrow: Now you and your rabbit-faced wife can both go to hell!

Caroline Bender: What is it about women like us that make you hold us so cheaply? Aren't we the special ones from the best homes and the best colleges? I know the world outside isn't full of rainbows and happy endings, but to you, aren't we even decent?

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This was the first time Joan Crawford accepted a supporting role in a movie, supposedly because she found herself in debt after the death of husband Alfred Steele early in 1959. According to cast member Diane Baker, Crawford's role was cut even further before release, causing the removal of a show-stopping drunk scene by Crawford. Bits of this scene are in the trailer included on the DVD.
The original score, created by esteemed Hollywood composer Alfred Newman for Twentieth Century-Fox, was the last in an association dating back to The Bowery, two years before 20th Century Pictures amalgamated with Fox. Only one more assignment brought back Mr. Newman to his former home studio: as musical director (with assistant Ken Darby of a mild filming of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair. Worth noting, Mr. Newman (and associate Charles Henderson)) had netted an Oscar nomination for serving in the same capacity on the appealing 1945 version.
Joan Crawford was originally set to act as onscreen "hostess" for the film's coming-attractions trailer, but this was scrapped when Fox refused to accede to Crawford's request that the trailer also feature a prominently displayed Pepsi-Cola bottle.
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