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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
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Susan Hayward
A bargain basement Bette Davis, whose lightest touch as a comedienne would stun a horse.
(Time Magazine)
Susan Hayward was a trouper who never saw any reason to do anything other than sock it to us. If, as I feel, that she is largely devoid of appeal, it is a credit to her determination and uncompromising directness that she lasted so long.
(David Thomson, A Biographical Dictionary of Film)
Actress, The Conqueror (1956)
Susan Hayward’s portrayal of a hot-blooded and untamed princess suggests a grouchy wife who has just gotten up on the wrong side of the bed with her hair full of curlers and a hangover to boot.
(Harry Medved & Randy Dreyfuss, The Fifty Worst Films of All Time)
Susan Hayward, cast as Mr Wayne’s cutie, seems a rather odd Tartar, what with her red hair and fair skin. But then, Mr Wayne seems a rather odd Mongolian.
(John McCarten, New Yorker)
Actress, I Want to Live! (1958)
In the post-trial and pre-execution scenes Miss Hayward's inadequacies are embarrassing to watch.
(Marian Aarons, Films in Review)
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