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Bette Davis and Joan Crawford: A Quick Streaming Primer

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The screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, who are the subjects of Ryan Murphy’s new FX series, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” spent decades at the top. Beyond their peak performances — Crawford’s Oscar-winning turn in “Mildred Pierce,” Davis’s superb work in “All About Eve” — a deeper dive yields other treasures worth trying.

Joan Crawford

‘Grand Hotel’ (1932)

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