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The Best of Everything (9-Oct-1959)

Director: Jean Negulesco

Writers: Edith Sommer; Mann Rubin

From novel: The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe

Music: Alfred Newman

Producer: Jerry Wald

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Three women at a publishing firm in 1959 Manhattan seek romance and marriage, although it is the bitter Joan Crawford that steals the movie. The men in this movie, without exception, are truly awful people. Great outfits and sets, an abundance of Brylcream; worth watching for the time capsule experience alone, even though this is the sudsiest of soap operas. Received Oscar nominations for Best Costumes and Best Original Song (the title sung by Johnny Mathis).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brian Aherne
2-May-1902 10-Feb-1986 I Confess
Diane Baker
25-Feb-1938   Mirage
Stephen Boyd
4-Jul-1931 2-Jun-1977 Ben-Hur
Joan Crawford
23-Mar-1905 10-May-1977 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Robert Evans
Film/TV Producer
29-Jun-1930   The Kid Stays In The Picture
Brett Halsey
20-Jun-1933   The Young and the Restless
Martha Hyer
10-Aug-1924 31-May-2014 Some Came Running
Louis Jourdan
19-Jun-1919 14-Feb-2015 Kamal in Octopussy
Hope Lange
28-Nov-1931 19-Dec-2003 Peyton Place
Suzy Parker
28-Oct-1932 3-May-2003 Early supermodel turned actress


Hope Lange   ...   Caroline Bender
Stephen Boyd   ...   Mike
Suzy Parker   ...   Gregg
Martha Hyer   ...   Barbara
Diane Baker   ...   April
Brian Aherne   ...   Mr. Shalimar
Robert Evans   ...   Dexter Key
Brett Halsey   ...   Eddie
Donald Harron   ...   Sidney Carter
Sue Carson   ...   Mary Agnes
Linda Hutchings   ...   Jane
Lionel Kane   ...   Paul
Ted Otis   ...   Ronnie Wood
Louis Jourdan   ...   David Savage
Joan Crawford   ...   Amanda Farrow


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