The complete "First Draft" (April 28th, 1980) script for "Mommie Dearest" by screenwriter Tracy Hotchner.

This draft was written during the period of time when actress Anne Bancroft was assigned to portray Joan Crawford.
While several key scenes in this draft appears in the finished film, this version of the script is far-removed from the version
​filmed in 1981 with actress Faye Dunaway.​​

Click here to read the film's shooting script, which was written by producer Frank Yablins and Frank Perry
​ following Faye Dunaway being cast in the role of "Joan Crawford"​​​​.
A few of the key scenes from this script was recycled into the final shooting script.​

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"Mommie Dearest" (Early draft)