Thursday, 13 September 2012

1962, Film: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

“What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” was released on October 31, 1962. The American film is a psychological thriller produced and directed by Robert Aldrich. The screenplay by Lukas Heller is based on the novel of the same name by Henry Farrell. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Costume Design, Black and White. The main stars are Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson (Bette Davis), a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), who's career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge...
Joan Crawford & Bette Davis
Main Cast:
  • Joan Crawford as Blanche Hudson
  • Bette Davis as Jane Hudson
  • Victor Buono as Edwin Flagg
  • Maidie Norman as Elvira Stitt
  • Anna Lee as Mrs. Bates
  • B.D. Merrill as Liza Bates
  • Marjorie Bennett as Dehlia Flagg
  • Dave Willock as Ray Hudson
Joan Crawford & Bette Davis
Left: Bette Davis as Jane Hudson and Julie Allred as young Jane
Right: Joan Crawford as Blanche Hudson and Gina Gillespie as young Blanche
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White: Norma Koch (1963)
Golden Laurel for Sleeper of the Year (1963)


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