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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte -- Charlotte Hollis, an aging recluse deluded into a state of dementia by horrible memories and hallucinations, lives in a secluded house where, thirty-seven years before, John Mayhew her married lover, was beheaded and mutilated by an unknown assailant.
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Director:
Writers:
Henry Farrell (screenplay) &
Lukas Heller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Don't Tell Anyone What Happened In The Summer House! See more »
Plot:
An aging, reclusive southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Cast of Class! See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Charlotte

Olivia de Havilland ... Miriam

Joseph Cotten ... Drew

Agnes Moorehead ... Velma

Cecil Kellaway ... Harry

Victor Buono ... Big Sam

Mary Astor ... Jewel

Wesley Addy ... Sheriff

William Campbell ... Paul Marchand

Bruce Dern ... John Mayhew
Frank Ferguson ... Editor

George Kennedy ... Foreman
Dave Willock ... Taxi Driver
Michel Petit ... Gang Leader (as Michael Petit)
John Megna ... New Boy
Kelly Flynn ... 2nd Boy
Percy Helton ... Funeral Director
Alida Aldrich ... Young Girl
Kelly Aldrich ... 3rd Boy
William Aldrich ... Boy Dancer
Carol Delay ... Geraldine

Ellen Corby ... Town Gossip
Marianne Stewart ... Town Gossip
Helen Kleeb ... Town Gossip
Lillian Randolph ... Cleaning Woman
Geraldine West ... Cleaning Woman
Maye Henderson ... Cleaning Woman (as Mary Henderson)
Bill Walker ... Chauffeur (as William Walker)
Idell James ... Ginny Mae
Teddy Buckner and His All-Stars ... Band (as Teddy Buckner And His All Stars)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Mr. Howard - 1927 Party Guest (uncredited)
Teddy Buckner ... Jazz Band Trumpeter (uncredited)

Jerry Leggio ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Aldrich 
 
Writing credits
Henry Farrell (screenplay) &
Lukas Heller (screenplay)

Henry Farrell (story)

Produced by
Robert Aldrich .... producer
Walter Blake .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as DeVol)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography) (as Joseph Biroc)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Luciano 
 
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
 
Costume Design by
Norma Koch 
 
Makeup Department
Gene Hibbs .... makeup artist
Margaret Donovan .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Peggy Shannon .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack R. Berne .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William McGarry .... assistant director
William F. Sheehan .... assistant director
Sam Strangis .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John La Salandra .... construction coordinator
John Orlando .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound mixer
Herman Lewis .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Evelyn Finley .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (as Al Woodbury)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script apprentice (as Adell Aldrich Bravos)
Robert Gary .... script supervisor
Robert Sherman .... dialogue supervisor
 
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133 min
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Trivia:
Though adapted from Henry Farrell's unpublished short story, "What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?", this title was nixed personally by Bette Davis, who felt it was too close to "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" Upon hearing Frank De Vol's theme song for the film, Davis agreed with a suggestion (or perhaps was the first to suggest) a switch to "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte", a lyric from the song.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the ballroom dance scene near the beginning of the film, the women's hairstyles are 1964 vintage, rather than in 1927 style as the scene calls for.See more »
Quotes:
Big Sam Hollis:I can't even look at Charlotte without ugly thoughts rip my guts! I'd sooner it been one of my field boys.See more »
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Soundtrack:
When the Saints Go Marching InSee more »

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33 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A Cast of Class!, 22 September 2004
Author: dougandwin from Adelaide Australia

Following soon after "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane", I originally thought that "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" would be a letdown - far from it, in my opinion, much better due a great deal to the cast of great actors and actresses. Bette Davis was in her element in this role of Charlotte, while Olivia de Havilland in the role originally planned for Joan Crawford was superb, and was an inspired piece of accidental casting! Agnes Moorehead deserved her Academy nomination, while Mary Astor was a most welcome sight. Joseph Cotten normally seems very wooden in his parts, but does an excellent job here. The Black and White photography adds a great deal to the mood, and is far better than Colour would have been. The ending was very well planned and carried out, and you feel after the film ends there is something else that happened that the viewer never saw. Get it on Video - it is well worth the experience.

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