As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna Tinsley. The crazed Page, left only a stamp album by her husband, takes money from her housekeepers, kills them, and buries the bodies in her garden. Alice is a widow too. So is neighbor Harriet Vaughn. Lots of widows here. Written by
Whatever happened to Aunt Alice was more terrifying than what happened to Baby Jane.
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During murder sequence that precedes opening credits, Claire hits her housekeeper over the head with a rock while they are planting a tree and then shoves the woman into the hole. But the middle-aged actress playing the housekeeper delivers a few lines in close-up just prior to her death and is clearly not the much younger stunt double who falls into the hole moments later. See more
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She's like crabgrass - never really quelled - only cropping up secretly and victoriously in another spot.
Referenced in Reflections of Evil