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Director:
Writers:
Henry Farrell (screenplay) &
Lukas Heller (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
24 December 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 (121 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Charlotte Hollis

Olivia de Havilland ... Miriam

Joseph Cotten ... Dr. Drew Bayliss

Agnes Moorehead ... Velma Cruther

Cecil Kellaway ... Harry Willis

Victor Buono ... Big Sam Hollis

Mary Astor ... Jewel Mayhew

Wesley Addy ... Sheriff Luke Standish

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)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Jerry Leggio ... Doctor (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ... Party Guest (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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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Australia:A (original rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (nf) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:X (original rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:Approved (certificate #20791) | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
Joan Crawford felt that Bette Davis was manipulating director Robert Aldrich, saying, "She's practically directing the picture for him right in front of me, so God knows what else she's up to behind my back. I might wind up on the cutting-room floor."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Miriam arrives, the scene from inside the cab clearly shows the driver turning right to go around the circular driveway. A second later, shot from the house, the cab is still going straight before reaching the point where it has to turn.See more »
Quotes:
Miriam:You just can't keep hogs away from the trough, can you?
Velma Cruther:I just come for my things.
Miriam:Is my cousin one of your things?
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Soundtrack:
Careless LoveSee more »

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36 out of 48 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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