The Best of Everything

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The Best of Everything ★★★ 1959

Trashy sexist soap opera about women seeking success and love in the publishing world of N.Y.C. Several stories take place, the best being Crawford's hardnosed editor who's having an affair with a married man. Look for Evans as a philandering playboy (he went on to become the producer of “Chinatown,” among others.) Based on the novel by Rona Jaffe. 121m/C VHS, DVD . Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Diane Baker, Martha Hyer, Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Robert Evans, Louis Jourdan; D: Jean Negulesco; W: Edith Sommer, Mann Rubin; C: William Mellor; M: Alfred Newman.