Chris Nashawaty
March 07, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Daisy Kenyon

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
99 minutes
performer
Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda
director
Otto Preminger
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
genre
Drama

We gave it a B+

Neither one of director Otto Preminger’s nor Crawford’s best, Daisy Kenyon is nonetheless a racy ”women’s picture” about a Manhattan career gal torn between two lovers. On one side is Fonda’s fragile WWII vet; on the other, a married blowhard (Dana Andrews) who greets men and women alike as ”honeybunch” and ”dewdrop.” You know the type. Never one for subtlety, Crawford elbows her costars off the screen like she’s battling Shaq for a rebound. The EXTRAS are equally racy: A doc reveals that Crawford had the hots for the very married Fonda and didn’t much care who knew. B+

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