You're nothing but a rotten, crooked lawyer... supplying the grease that makes this shitty movie business work. You belong here. | Greg Savitt : : He is, of course, a thinly disguised depiction of Bautzer. What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER?! Joan Crawford lives on in the Hollywood Royalty Edition of the cult movie classic, complete with all-new special features as dazzling and fascinating as the movie star herself. (as Michael D. Gainsborough), Formal Audience Member : You were always the shop girl who fought her way to the top, made a great success. : No person talks to me like that, NO ONE ANYWHERE! Goodbye. : Is that what you think of me? Mommie Dearest (1981) Steve Forrest as Greg Savitt. : Based on Christina Crawford's scandalous tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest paints a portrait of a Joan Crawford the public never knew. Well that's good, but you've got to push off more with your weight. Mommie Dearest (1981) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Joan Crawford has an intense and much publicized affair with Joan Crawford. Don't leave me here alone. December 46: rumors fly that he may be Joan Crawford’s next husband: 48: dates Ginger Rogers after her divorce from Jack Briggs. Good night, Joan. : Greg Savitt Out of here. Greg Savitt There's no camera in here. Share. [grabs Joan and shakes her]  If you're not, you're wasting mine. Joan Crawford I recently came across the book Understanding the Borderline Mother by Christine Ann Lawson and Mommie Dearest was referenced in almost every chapter. Greg Savitt A hit movie. | Joan Crawford : Please. 1947 Bautzer adds Sonja Henie and Ava Gardner to his list of conquests. : Joan Crawford : Hauling me over to Mayer's table like some picked-up floozie! I'm waitin' for ya. I'm crazy! In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Christina Crawford … I'm not actin'. : December 49 As Joan is chauffeured to the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio, she reviews her lines for the picture Ice Follies of 1939 and signs autographs. And I'll only speak well of you. The scene where Joan has an angry confrontation with the Board of Directors at Pepsi Cola does not appear in the book at all. a household phrase, Mommie Dearest is the very model of a modern "camp classic," so crazily outlandish that it's fascinating. Who better to add his own sense of style to the commentary of the movie than camp filmmaker extraodinaire, John Waters. You know that son of a bitch is trying to destroy my career! : Dammit, Greg. Joan Crawford Special thanks to Frank Yablans, Bruce Vilanch, Clay Adkins, Robert Prior and Paramount. Joan Crawford Greg and Joan’s fights were the stuff of legend, and usually brought on by Joan’s extreme jealousy. : Fave 80's and 90's made-for-TV movies. I'm not actin'! Joan Crawford Then Mayer would have to bring his bankers over, get your autograph and leave! Dammit, Perrino's is MY PLACE. Greg Savitt Joan Crawford Joan Crawford Voila! The elder Bautzer was active in the San Pedro community, a civic leader, political activist and attorney. Company Credits [hurling her drink into Greg's face]  Mommie Dearest is a 1981 American biographical drama film directed by Frank Perry. Christina Crawford Joan Crawford Mommie Dearest has never looked so good! Fans of Mommie Dearest (1981), will recall ‘Uncle Greg’ in the film. Share. Joan Crawford : Greg, where ya goin'? You expect me to ignore my fans, they're life and death to me, baby! Joan Crawford It was turned into a 1981 film starring Faye Dunaway. Greg. I may as well have "property of MGM" tattooed on my back side! Delightful, unintentional, camp. Joan Crawford Company Credits You think your life's a mystery? [dramatic pause]  Nobody wanted my signature, so I just walked in! Release Dates Technical Specs, [Christina is practicing her diving while Joan urges her on], Women in peril! The Character Quotes / Mommie Dearest (1981) / Greg Savitt. Greg Savitt Quotes in Mommie Dearest (1981) Share. Steve Forrest (born William Forrest Andrews; September 29, 1925 – May 18, 2013) was an American actor who was well known for his role as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in the hit television series S.W.A.T. If you're acting, you're wasting your time. Release Dates | which ran from 1975 to 1976. Greg Savitt Greg Savitt When Greg and Joan finally sit down together, she starts lecturing him about how he … | ARE YOU? The book attracted much controversy regarding child abuse and child trafficking, with many family friends denouncing it as fiction. The first house Joan lived in the LA area was a bungalow in Beverly Hills between Santa Monica and Wilshire Blvds. Now it just makes you look drunk. He is, of course, a thinly disguised depiction of Bautzer. : Joan Crawford Or one of those starlets. I work and work 'til I'm half-dead, and I hear people say, "She's getting old." | The truth is, you're getting old. : : The problem with Mommie Dearest, both Christina Crawford’s book and the 1981 movie, is that rather than reveal the real, whole person, they flattened Joan Crawford down into an … : This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Mommie Dearest. : : Joan Crawford Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Women in peril! I expect you to walk in with me and sit down at your table with me! Greg Savitt Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford. Parents need to know that Mommie Dearest is a cult-classic adaptation of actress Joan Crawford's daughter's tell-all, published in 1978, exposing her mother as a self-absorbed narcissist, alcoholic, and abusive, cruel parent. | Tell me! Greg Savitt Please don't leave, because if you do, you'll never come back in again, no matter what you say, or ask, or do. Think Madonna in Swept Away, Naomi Watts as Princess Diana, Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest. : Greg Savitt: Get up. Greg Savitt : Analysis Of Mommie Dearest; ... Greg. [Christina is practicing her diving while Joan urges her on]  Joan Crawford (uncredited), music consutant (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited), conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited) / score producer (uncredited). Fave 80's and 90's made-for-TV movies, Master of Ceremonies Official Sites Get up. Or one of those starlets. Greg Savitt He was also known for his performance in Mommie Dearest (1981). Are you CRAZY? I can handle the socks. Where I belong. BECAUSE I'M DAMN MAD! If your career's in trouble, it has nothing to do with him. I didn't mean it. Filming & Production Bautzer commences a much publicized affair with Joan Crawford, immortalized by Christina Crawford as ‘Uncle Greg’ in her autobiography ‘Mommie Dearest’. Joan Crawford Joan Crawford – Blake Edwards Tarzan, the Ape Man – Tom Rowe and Gary Goddard, based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs : Come on, let's see another one. You know what's missing in my life? There's no camera in here. Evah performs her "Mommie Dearest" mix at The Other Show, January 2015. : I just washed that floor. Finally, the Mommie Dearest script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford movie. The film depicts Christina Crawford's adoptive mother, actress Joan Crawford, as an abusive and manipulative mother who hurt her adopted children. Her lover at the time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lawyer Greg Savitt, was able to go through a brokerage to adopt a baby girl, who would be Christina, the first of Joan's four adoptive children. Mommie Dearest – Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner and Robert Getchell, based on the book by Christina Crawford. : Gregson Edward Bautzer was born in San Pedro, California to Edward H. Bautzer, a descendant of German immigrants, and his wife Blanche Buckhout. One of Mommie Dearest’s most chilling accusations targets Joan Crawford’s picture-perfect image. But I'm tired, Mommie. I'll always wish you well, Joan. Like. : Based on the 1978 memoir by Joan's daughter, Christina Crawford-- a controversial best-seller -- … Good luck. : How can you put Mayer over me? NO... WIRE... HANGERS! Well maybe that's what I would have done, if you'd been nice enough to stay out there with me, help me through the crowd and into the restaurant like a GENTLEMAN! When an alarm clock sounds at four a.m., actress Joan Crawford scrubs her skin and gets dressed. Greg Savitt When you were a kid that made you look sexy. Early life. Hauling me over to Mayer's table like some picked-up floozie! Pin. Then what is it? I didn't mean that, Greg. There isn't a dirty cover up in this entire business that I don't know about, and YOUR hand is in EVERY ONE of them... you REEK OF IT! Official Sites Out to give the big shots a nice night in town. Her lover at the time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lawyer Greg Savitt, was able to go through a brokerage to adopt a baby girl, who would be Christina, the first of Joan's four adoptive children. (as James Kirkwood), Pepsi Executive #2 Greg Savitt : DAMN YOU! But "Mommie Dearest" was certainly not the biopic she had in mind. Why are you screaming? Endless Love – Judith Rascoe, based on the novel by Scott Spencer; Heaven's Gate – Michael Cimino; S.O.B. In one scene, Greg and Joan are shown in a restaurant, having a marvelous time, however they have to push through the throng of her fans to get to the entrance. Greg Savitt Quotes: Joan Crawford: [after an ugly fight] I didn't mean that, Greg. The "Mommie Dearest" house in Brentwood was Joan's residence from the late 20s to the mid-50s, when she sold the house after she married Al Steele and then lived in NYC full-time until her death. : QUITTER? How many drinks is that? Id first read the latter mentioned book 20 years ago as a 13-year old and it left me deeply disturbed, yet I was also impressed by Christinas bravery. : Christina claimed that during Christmas, Crawford would lavish her children with gifts for photo ops, but then force them to choose only one while the cameras stopped rolling, giving the rest away to charity. : Greg Savitt Greg Savitt Music, … Yeah? Greg Savitt [after an ugly fight]  | Published in 1978, it described the author's upbringing by an unbalanced alcoholic mother, whom she judged unfit to raise children. Well, you're not a little shop girl anymore. : Joan Crawford : They're the ones who really MADE ME! She's had enough, Joan. Joan Crawford : Oh, take your shoes off. : Filming & Production The characters Carol Ann and Gregg Savitt did not exist in real life, and are composites of Joan's various housekeepers and boyfriends. : : TELL ME! : That's what you should have done! Mommie Dearest the Musical A parody and tribute. Please don't go! Only an hour and a half. Are you crazy? Tweet +1. I didn't mean it. Bautzer will be immortalized as "Uncle Greg" in the 1981 biographical film, Mommie Dearest. Now, that's the truth, to face and deal with, if you want to survive. 1948 He starts dating Ginger Rogers and also handles her divorce from Jack Briggs. Later, at home, Joan polishes the floor and reprimands her maid, Helga, for failing to clean underneath a potted tree. Good night. Joan Crawford He represents her legally, too. Send. | “MOMMIE DEAREST” WAS A TERM OF ENSLAVEMENT FOR CHRISTINA CRAWFORD. Greg Savitt : You're early. What about the socks?