Much of our conversation focused on the position of this movie within the "chick flick" universe - starring only women, could it be a chick flick? Interestingly, the movie was marketed to men. One assumes the moviemakers figured the men were the harder sell, so the ads point up many lovely, undressed ladies ("Zips up the back and no bone"). It is surely a movie about women; and the little fashion show demonstrates it is a movie FOR women. But there is enough, we thought, to keep a man watching.
Crawford is just magnificent here. And she surely has the best line in the whole movie: "There's a name for you ladies, but it no used in high society, outside a kennel". Crystal may lose the fight, but she'll be back again; perhaps to win the war!
Thanks to YouTube, enjoy this compendium of great lines from the movie: