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Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? / What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?


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  Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?  / What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
7.07 /10
 
Starring
Bette Davis , Joan Crawford , Victor Buono
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Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Written by: Lukas Heller, from Henry Farrell’s novel


 
 
 
Released: 1962
   
Genre: UNDERRATED
HORROR
THRILLER
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 133
 
 


 
Sibling rivalry is taken to hideous extremes by two elderly sisters (Bette Davis, pictured right, and Joan Crawford, left).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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The plot takes too long to get going and runs out of steam long before the actresses do - but there are quite a few scary moments, and it’s great, campy fun with both stars leaving teeth-marks on the scenery. Ernest Haller’s stylish cinematography rightly won him an Oscar nomination.

“Working with (Bette) Davis was my greatest challenge ever, and I mean that kindly. Bette likes to scream and yell and I just sit and knit. During Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? I knitted a scarf from Hollywood to Malibu.”

(Joan Crawford)

“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? ”

(Bette Davis)


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