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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

NR 135 min - Drama, Thriller - 31 October 1962
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Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

Director:  Robert Aldrich
Stars:  Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, Julie Allred, Anne Barton, Marjorie Bennett, Bert Freed, Anna Lee, Maidie Norman, Dave Willock, William Aldrich, Russ Conway, Maxine Cooper, Robert O. Cornthwaite, Bobs Watson

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Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.



Tagline: Sister Sister, Oh So Fair! Why Is There Blood All Over Your Hair?

Genres: Drama, Thriller

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  31 October 1962

Box Office

Budget:  $980,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Seven Arts Productions, Warner Bros., Associates & Aldrich Company, The

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 15 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Victor Buono {“Edwin Flagg”}
ACTRESS — Bette Davis {“Jane Hudson”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Ernest Haller
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Norma Koch
SOUND — Glen Glenn Sound Department, Joseph Kelly, Sound Director


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