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The Best of Everything (1959)




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Amanda Farrow (Joan Crawford) is a successful book publisher having an unsatisfying affair with a married man. Her female co-workers having affairs as well. The women fall prey to their conniving, insensitive men and are seemingly taken advantage of the entire film. A pregnancy, a proposed cohabitation and marital infidelity are all depicted among the career women working on Madison Avenue and at Rockefeller Center. Co-stars are Hope Lange and Louis Jourdan.

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Hope Lange
as Caroline Bender
Stephen Boyd
as Mike Rice
Joan Crawford
as Amanda Farrow
Suzy Parker
as Gregg Adams
Martha Hyer
as Barbara
Brian Aherne
as Mr. Shalimar
Robert Evans
as Dexter Key
Donald Harron
as Sidney Carter
Sue Carson
as Mary Agnes
Ted Otis
as Ronnie Wood
Louis Jourdan
as David Savage
Theodora Davitt
as Margo Stewart
Alena Murray
as Girls in Typing Pool
Rachel Stephens
as Girls in Typing Pool
Julie Payne
as Girls in Typing Pool
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Critic Reviews for The Best of Everything

All Critics (6)

The picture is done in color by DeLuxe and features some fantastically chic attire worn beautifully by the many members of the cast.

June 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The Best of Everything earned Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (the title tune, warbled by Johnny Mathis) and Best Color Costume Design, though the real achievement is the splendiferous Cinemascope lensing by William C. Mellor.

July 22, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Classic Fox '50s soaper ... campy and fun.

August 25, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

Based on Rona Jaffe's trashy best-seller, this glossy Fox melodrama has an all-star cast, with Crawford as castrating boss and four appealing actresses: Hope Lange, Suzy parker, Diane Baker, and Martha Hyer.

January 4, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It all seems trite and overly melodramatic.

January 8, 2004 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Best of Everything

dated look at working women but incredibly plush and enjoyable

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