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Autumn Leaves

  • Drama
  • 1956
  • Robert Aldrich
  • 108 mins
  • X

Summary

Melodrama starring Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson. Lonely Milly Wetherby finds herself drawn to the charming and much younger Burt Hanson. After an impulsive marriage, she discovers that Burt has lied about his past, and that she is married to an increasingly dangerous psychotic.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this dark melodrama, Joan Crawford marries her toyboy lover and then discovers that he's a little, shall we say, disturbed, if not totally deranged. Given an X certificate for its release in the UK, the film features all the hallmarks of director Robert Aldrich: misogyny, misanthropy and murderous intent, a trio of themes he would happily reprise with Crawford in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Cliff Robertson puts in a distinguished performance as Crawford's dangerous other half, although his naturalistic acting style clashes somewhat with Crawford's all-stops-out performance.

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Credits

Cast

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Milly WetherbyJoan Crawford
Burt HansonCliff Robertson
VirginiaVera Miles
Mr HansonLorne Greene
LizRuth Donnelly
Dr CouzzensShepperd Strudwick
Mr WetherbySelmer Jackson
Nurse EvansMaxine Cooper
WaitressMarjorie Bennett
Mr RamseyFrank Gerstle

Crew

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DirectorRobert Aldrich

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Contains some violence.
Formats
Black and white
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