Joan Crawford Sings a Torch Song

I ask you: Which poster makes you more eager to investigate Joan Crawford in her first Technicolor film, the MGM musical Torch Song? Is it the one with her legs prominently displayed? Or is it the one that presents her blackface number front and center? (Yes, she dons blackface for a huge production number around the song “Two-Faced Woman.”)

I think we know which one does the better job of selling the movie.

(And in case you had any concerns that this might be one of Crawford’s movies where she suffers nobly, understand that her pianist once said that she “has the mouth of an angel, but the words that come out are pure tramp.”)

As a bonus, Carol Burnett spoofed this one brilliantly as Torchy Song.

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One thought on “Joan Crawford Sings a Torch Song

  1. Yinzerella says:

    I need to watch this movie.

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