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The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Clarence Brown.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressBeulah BondiNominated
Best CinematographyGeorge FolseyNominated
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The Gorgeous Hussy: Franchot & Politics

By Franchot Tone Fan on Nov 7, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

I'll conclude my Franchot & Politics series with a look at the 1936 film The Gorgeous Hussy. Directed by Clarence Brown and based on the 1934 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams, The Gorgeous Hussy was a period piece designed for Joan Crawford in the part of Peggy Eaton. In addition to Crawford, the f... Read full article


The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) with Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor

By Orson De Welles on Mar 12, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! At some time during 1936 the powers that were at MGM decided to take perhaps their biggest star of the time, Joan Crawford, and pull out all the stops in putting her in the highest quality production. The subject matter they picked was somewhat odd to say the least. For Ms. Crawford (tec... Read full article


The Gorgeous Hussy

By RBuccicone on Dec 18, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

The Gorgeous Hussy (1936) It probably comes as no surprise that the star of a movie called The Gorgeous Hussy is Joan Crawford. I think the term hussy was probably used quite regularly to describe the star’s off-screen behavior, but the movie is not as scandalous as the title might suggest. Th... Read full article


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The following contains spoilers:The movie was inaccurate on two major points: Bow Timberlake actually committed suicide, and John Eaton was forced to resign from Jackson's cabinet.
This was the first film Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone made together after their marriage in 1935.
Many people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Louise Beavers (Aunt Sukey), Bert Roach (Major Domo), Oscar Apfel (Tompkins), Richard Powell (Doorman), Syd Saylor and Hooper Atchley (Agitators), Morgan Wallace (Slave Buyer), William Stack (W.R. Earle), Ward Bond (Officer) and Samuel S. Hinds (Commander). A modern source also lists Harry Holman (Auctioneer) and Harry Strang (Navigator) as cast members, but they were not seen either.
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Best Supporting Actress Oscar 1936






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Also directed by Clarence Brown




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Also produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz




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