The Damned Don’t Cry 07/08/23

The Warner Archive Collection

When does ‘tough and brassy’ become ‘camp and kitsch’? ┬áNo longer a Gorgeous Young Thing, Joan Crawford walked a narrow line when reinventing her screen image. Her best noir after Mildred Pierce is this underworld pastiche that turns the notorious Virginia Hill into Gangland USA’s most glamorous, high-toned mobster girl. The extreme histrionics never stop, what with Joan effortlessly wrapping suspicious characters David Brian, Steve Cochran and Kent Smith around her greedy fingers. The presentation includes a candid commentary from the film’s director, Vincent Sherman. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.