Allan Arkush on

The Best of Everything

Released 1959
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Joan Crawford has one of her better roles of the decade in this popular ensemble piece based on Rona Jaffe’s best seller. Although her part was reduced to some seven minutes in editing, eliminating a reportedly memorable drunk scene, Crawford managed to impress even among the diverse and generally younger cast of Fox contractees. A daytime soap opera based on the movie aired briefly on ABC in 1970.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.