Thursday, August 25, 2011

Joan Crawford in One Must Die (1961)

Like many film stars of the time, Joan Crawford did quite a bit of television in the 50's and 60's. Many people are familiar with her appearances on The Virginian and Here's Lucy, as well as her failed pilot, Royal Bay, which became the feature Della but before that she starred in one-off episodes of quite a few anthology series. In this one - Zane Gray Theater - she plays twins in a twisted story of family relationships gona awry.

This series has yet to be available on DVD, though you can get unofficial collections on various sites. This episode has been uploaded to YouTube by shanecincy. Part one is above.

Obscurity factor: 10 (hard to find, almost completely forgotten.


  1. OK, Must SEE. Twins? SO Bette Davis!

  2. This makes my imagination run wild. What if Bette and Joan had done a movie in the '50s or early-'60s with the same plot as "Big Business" with Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin? That would have been something!