Great legs, really bitchy one-liners, technicolor & a really awful garish final musical number, make this a camp classic. Joan Crawford tried her hardest to sing, but was eventually dubbed. Hear her own voice on countless outtakes on the DVD extras. TORCH SONG 1953 original vintage still (detail) (minkshmink collection)
“A House of Gingerbread and Bells!” Or, the Night Joan Crawford Hypnotized America with a Fully-Orchestrated, Utterly Unintelligible, Six-Minute Dramatic Reading About “Little Children.” Or—Really, About Being Joan Crawford!