Craig’s Wife

Craig’s Wife

Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1936 • United States
Starring Rosalind Russell, John Boles

As scripted by Mary C. McCall Jr. (adapting the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by George Kelly) and directed by Dorothy Arzner, this searing domestic drama packs a subversive, antipatriarchal punch. In a commanding performance, Rosalind Russell plays the controlling housewife Harriet Craig, a ruthless perfectionist who, having married for money, sees her carefully managed world crumble around her over the course of twenty-four hours. “This picture is typically a woman’s picture. Its entire premise is feminine psychology. It takes a woman to interpret it properly,” noted Arzner, whose empathetic insight lends the story a unique psychological depth.

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Craig’s Wife
  • Craig’s Wife

    Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1936 • United States
    Starring Rosalind Russell, John Boles

    As scripted by Mary C. McCall Jr. (adapting the Pulitzer Prize–winning play by George Kelly) and directed by Dorothy Arzner, this searing domestic drama packs a subversive, antipatriarchal punch. In a comm...