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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? ()


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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 11 nominations.
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Baby Jane Hudson
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Blanche Hudson
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Edwin Flagg
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Marty Mc Donald
Julie Allred ...
Baby Jane Hudson, in 1917
Anne Barton ...
Cora Hudson (as Ann Barton)
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Dehlia Flagg
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Ben Golden
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Mrs. Bates
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Elvira Stitt
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Ray Hudson
William Aldrich ...
Lunch Counter Assistant at Beach
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Police Officer
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Bank Teller
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Dr. Shelby
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TV Commercial Man
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Blanche Hudson, in 1917
Barbara Merrill ...
Liza Bates (as B.D. Merrill)
Don Ross ...
Police Officer
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Police Officer
John Shay ...
Police Officer
Jon Shepodd ...
Police Officer
Peter Virgo ...
Police Officer
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Clerk in Newspaper Classified Ad Department
Debbie Burton ...
Singing Voice (voice)
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Projectionist (uncredited)
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Ernie, Ice Cream Vendor at Beach (uncredited)
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Boy in Audience (uncredited)
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Nurse (uncredited)
Norman Papson ...
Beach Boy (uncredited)
Robert Perry ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ...
Theatre Patron (uncredited)
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Bank Manager (uncredited)
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Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ...
Asst. Projectionist (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Aldrich

Written by

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Henry Farrell ... (from the novel by)
 
Lukas Heller ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Aldrich ... producer
Kenneth Hyman ... executive producer

Music by

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Frank De Vol ... (as DeVol)

Cinematography by

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Ernest Haller

Film Editing by

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Michael Luciano

Editorial Department

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Nick Archer ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Jack Murton

Art Direction by

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William Glasgow

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George Sawley

Makeup Department

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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

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Jack R. Berne ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Aldrich ... third assistant director
Tom Connors Jr. ... assistant director (as Tom Connors)

Art Department

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John Orlando ... props

Sound Department

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Harold E. McGhan ... sound editor
Jack Solomon ... sound

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Donald Steward ... special effects

Stunts

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Carol Daniels ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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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

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Norma Koch ... wardrobe designer
Angela Alexander ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Vou Lee Giokaris ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Kathleen McCandless ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eric Seelig ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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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

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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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In a tale that almost redefines sibling rivalry, faded actresses Blanche and 'Baby' Jane Hudson live together. Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in vaudeville but as they got older, it was Blanche who became the finer actress, which Jane still resents. Blanche is now confined to a wheelchair and Jane is firmly in control. As time goes by, Jane exercises greater and greater control over her sister, intercepting her letters and ensuring that few if anyone from the outside has any contact with her. As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister going to ever greater extremes. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines 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 »
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Also Known As
  • Qu'est-il arrivé à Baby Jane? (France)
  • Was geschah wirklich mit Baby Jane? (Germany)
  • ¿Qué fue de Baby Jane? (Spain)
  • ¿Qué pasó con Baby Jane? (Peru)
  • O que Terá Acontecido a Baby Jane? (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 134 min
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Budget $980,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bette Davis had a Coca-Cola machine installed on set. This was to deliberately provoke Joan Crawford, who was married to the chairman of Pepsi. See more »
Goofs When Jane is checking her horoscope you can clearly hear her saying "Gemini", yet her mouth doesn't move at all. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Time That Remains (2012). See more »
Soundtracks I've Written a Letter to Daddy See more »
Crazy Credits The Warner Bros. logo does not appear at the beginning of this film. See more »
Quotes Jane: You mean all this time we could have been friends?
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