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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star in a tense drama between two sisters, one a former child star and the other a crippledex-silent star, who are bound together in hate and fear.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? -- Open-ended Trailer from Warner Brothers Pictures

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Director:
Writers:
Henry Farrell (from the novel by)
Lukas Heller (screenplay)
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Release Date:
31 October 1962 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Things you should know about this motion picture before buying a ticket: 1) If you're long-standing fans of Miss Davis and Miss Crawford, we warn you this is quite unlike anything they've ever done. 2) You are urged to see it from the beginning. 3) Be prepared for the macabre and the terrifying. 4) We ask your pledge to keep the shocking climax a secret. 5) When the tension begins to build, try to remember it's just a movie. See more »
Plot:
A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
You didn't eat your dindin, Blanche See more (185 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Bette Davis ... Baby Jane Hudson

Joan Crawford ... Blanche Hudson

Victor Buono ... Edwin Flagg

Wesley Addy ... Marty Mc Donald
Julie Allred ... Baby Jane Hudson, in 1917
Anne Barton ... Cora Hudson (as Ann Barton)
Marjorie Bennett ... Dehlia Flagg

Bert Freed ... Ben Golden

Anna Lee ... Mrs. Bates

Maidie Norman ... Elvira Stitt

Dave Willock ... Ray Hudson
William Aldrich ... Lunch Counter Assistant at Beach

Russ Conway ... Police Officer
Maxine Cooper ... Bank Teller
Robert Cornthwaite ... Dr. Shelby
Michael Fox ... TV Commercial Man

Gina Gillespie ... Blanche Hudson, in 1917
Barbara Merrill ... Liza Bates (as B.D. Merrill)
Don Ross ... Police Officer
James Seay ... Police Officer
John Shay ... Police Officer
Jon Shepodd ... Police Officer
Peter Virgo ... Police Officer
Bobs Watson ... Clerk in Newspaper Classified Ad Department
Debbie Burton ... Singing Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Alper ... Projectionist (uncredited)
Ernest Anderson ... Ernie, Ice Cream Vendor at Beach (uncredited)
Steve Condit ... Boy in Audience (uncredited)
Norman Papson ... Beach Boy (uncredited)
Mike Ragan ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Michael St. Angel ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Asst. Projectionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Aldrich 
 
Writing credits
Henry Farrell (from the novel by)

Lukas Heller (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Aldrich .... producer
Kenneth Hyman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as DeVol)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Luciano 
 
Casting by
Jack Murton 
 
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
 
Set Decoration by
George Sawley 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Obringer .... makeup artist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist
Beau Wilson .... key makeup artist
Bette Davis .... makeup: Miss Davis (uncredited)
Peggy Shannon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack R. Berne .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Aldrich .... third assistant director
Tom Connors Jr. .... assistant director (as Tom Connors)
 
Art Department
John Orlando .... props
 
Sound Department
Harold E. McGhan .... sound editor
Jack Solomon .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Donald Steward .... special effects
 
Stunts
Carol Daniels .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Til Gabani .... camera operator (as Till A. Gabbani)
Richard Borland .... grip (uncredited)
Don Christie .... still photographer (uncredited)
Phil Stern .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norma Koch .... wardrobe designer
Angela Alexander .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Vou Lee Giokaris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Kathleen McCandless .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eric Seelig .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Nick Archer .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
George F. Marni .... music editor
Michael Andersen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Ruby Raksin .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script apprentice
Robert Altman .... dialogue supervisor
Walter Blake .... assistant to producer
Robert Gary .... script supervisor
Alex Romero .... choreographer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
134 min | Argentina:135 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | France:12 | Ireland:12 | Ireland:15PG (theatrical re-release) (2004) | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (1988 rating) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2004) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #20355) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Goofs:
Continuity: In one scene Jane parks the Lincoln convertible in the garage head-in. The next time we see the car, it's been backed into the garage.See more »
Quotes:
Blanche:Who was that at the door earlier?
Jane:Elvira.
Blanche:Where is she now? In the kitchen?
Jane:No, I gave her the day off. She has a pretty hard time considering. I told her to come back next week.
Jane:[pauses] Oh, Blanche? You know we've got rats in the cellar?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bernard and Doris (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old Folks at HomeSee more »

FAQ

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34 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
You didn't eat your dindin, Blanche, 17 October 2003
Author: Donald Casey from Saint John, New Brunswick

I have seen this movie at least two dozen times, and I will see it at least that many times again. It's such a Bette Davis feast. Of course, she was nominated for an Oscar. And she should have won it! There was a lot of 'history' between Miss Davis and Miss Crawford going way back to the 1940s, when Crawford was let go from M-G-M and went to work at WB where Bette Davis was Queen of the lot. The stories behind the making of the film are as interesting as the movie, with Miss Crawford demanding the set be kept at a breezy 55 (but preservative) degrees causing all kinds of problems with Miss Davis's bronchitis. One only wonders how much 'acting' was involved as Miss Davis tortures Miss Crawford emotionally and, later, physically. Miss Crawford suffers grandly and has her mandatory telephone scene, big eyes tremulous with fear. She is great, but it is a Bette Davis tour-de-force and she wipes every other actor off the screen. Full 10 of 10 for this one, and recommended to everyone who wants to see what the great actresses of the 1930s and 1940s could and would still do, albeit in minor-A productions, as the requests for their services dwindled, but wanted to keep on working.

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