Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

Double Feature!

Give us your best Joan Crawford impersonation with a line from one of her movies, or a quotable quip from real life! Also, all ticket buyers will be eligible to win a Mildred Pierce inspired prize or tickets to a screening of the restored 1934 Cleopatra, courtesy of Hollywood Heritage.

Writer Heidi Honeycutt has more to say about our Bette vs. Joan series here.

1950, 20th Century Fox, 138 min, Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Seemingly timid fan Eve (Anne Baxter) ingratiates herself into Broadway mega-star Bette Davis’ inner circle in this backstage, backstabbing masterpiece by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Eve wastes no time stealing Davis’ spotlight and man (Gary Merrill), but Davis takes nothing lying down. A superb supporting cast (George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter and Celeste Holm) brings New York's theater set to life. Winner of 6 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. Edited by Barbara McLean. "Fasten your’s going to be a bumpy night."

1945, Warner Bros., 111 min, USA, Dir: Michael Curtiz

"Mildred had more to offer in a glance than most woman give in a lifetime."

Joan Crawford gives her signature performance (an Oscar winner) as James M. Cain's ultimate maternal martyr, in thrall to her own femme fatale daughter, Veda (a deliciously venal Ann Blyth). After Mildred divorces her cheating husband, she turns her pie baking skills into what ultimately becomes a successful restaurant chain – all the while, working to give her demanding, selfish daughter the best of everything - but even that isn’t enough for Veda! The twisted combination of high-strung soap opera and hard-edged pulp produced what may be the greatest Hollywood melodrama of all time.

"Loving her was like shaking hands with the devil."

Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Apr 15, 2017 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre