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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991)

An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.

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David Greene

Writers:

Henry Farrell (novel), Brian Taggert (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Redgrave ... Blanche Hudson
Lynn Redgrave ... Jane Hudson
Bruce A. Young ... Dominick
Amy Steel ... Connie
John Scott Clough John Scott Clough ... Frank
John Glover ... Billy
Samantha Jordan Samantha Jordan ... Baby Jane
Erinn Canavan Erinn Canavan
J. Michael Flynn ... Mr. Hudson (as Michael Flynn)
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson
Bradley Mott
Vinny Argiro Vinny Argiro
Pat Skipper
Barry Dennen
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco
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An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.

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Two sisters share memories... as well as obsessions, envy and torture.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Ever Happened to...? See more »

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Spectacor Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The film omits the segment in which Blanche is depicted as a full-fledged Hollywood star, as well as the accident sequence, which is discussed but not shown. See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: The Yummy Mummy (1999) See more »

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Tomorrow Is Not Far Away
Written by Lawrence E. Finegold
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Some Movies Just Aren't Meant to be Remade!
13 February 2012 | by drewfpSee all my reviews

The Original "whatever happened to baby jane" was such a classic. it can be considered a timeless classic but trying to make it all modernized just ruins it. this film was completely unnecessary. At least in the early 1960s, they were able to pull this kind of a story off because of the camera angles and the character types. but this film is just annoying especially with the closeup camera angles and the cheap cinematography, and baby jane looks like a clown. the performances were weak by the redgrave sisters, they looked like they did not know what they were doing at all. plus in the original movie, Jane plays a revenge trick on blanche by putting a bird followed by a dead rat on her cover tray which is one of the most famous scenes in all of horror history, in this film, it is a sandwich with worms on it followed by really dramatic music and then cuts off to the next scene..that was not fun at all and nowhere near as exciting as the original....there is absolutely no point in watching this movie so stick with the original classic!


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