Autumn Leaves
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Few actresses other than Joan Crawford could have successfully pulled off the melodramatic excesses of Autumn Leaves. Though a very attractive fortysomething, Crawford remains aloof from romance until she meets Cliff Robertson, a young man half her age. An ardent and persistent suitor, Robertson finally breaks down her resistence to marriage. After a few weeks of wedded bliss, Crawford is confronted by Vera Miles, who claims to be Robertson's first wife. Miles further insists that Robertson is mentally unbalanced...and his subsequent behavior seems to bear this out. What Crawford… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robert Aldrich puts his signature grim and dark sensibility on this intense noir melodrama, starring Joan Crawford as an older career-driven femme falling for the younger and handsome Cliff Robertson, not realizing his mental problems."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The collision of Aldrich's tough style with the soapy material makes for a film that never loses its queasy tension."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Irresistible and perverse"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Though it's strictly soap opera, Joan Crawford lifts it higher than all the falling autumn leaves."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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