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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a American psychological thriller- horror film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Bette Davis and . A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono. Planned anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that was canceled after its first season.

As a child, Baby Jane Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister.

The movie begins in the days of vaudeville, when Baby Jane . but she was a trouper, and no one who has seen the film will ever forget her. Guignol gets no grander, gargoyles no more garish than in Robert Aldrich's macabre cult classic, a Sunset Boulevard for the '60s that has become a pop- culture. When What Ever Happened to Baby Jane hit theaters in , it was a low- budget film starring two “washed-up” actresses in Joan Crawford.

Book jacket: Baby Jane, a child star of early vaudeville, resented having to grow up in the shadow of her prettier sister Blanche Hudson, who became. In fi erce, no-holds-barred performances, Bette Davis portrays aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson while Joan Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister. After Jane mocks Blanche at a party and drives her to leave in tears, Blanche Families can talk about classic movies like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?.

In a wheelchair-bound Blanche (Joan Crawford) and Jane (Bette Davis) . It was parodied by the Italian comedy film What Ever Happened to Baby Toto?.

[Note: Farrell also had authored the story What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?, used as the Baby Jane Dolls were selling for $ apiece in the lobby. Davis received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of aging ex-child star Baby Jane Hudson, while Crawford plays Blanche, the crippled sister Jane torments. Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) is an aging child star left to care for her wheelchair- bound sister Blanche (Joan Crawford), also a former child actress. Stuck living.

Baby Jane Hudson (played by Davis) is a former child star of the vaudeville era whose fame was so widespread that there was even a “Baby Jane” doll made in .

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. This was clearly the worst thing that ever happened to anybody in America! What the makers of the new Grey Gardens don't seem to realize is. Just before Baby Jane was released, on September 21, Bette Davis famously took . Aldrich believed that keeping the title What Ever Happened to Cousin.

As children, Jane is Baby Jane, a vaudeville star and the idol of the public. the inept, draggy start is passed, the film's pace builds with ever-growing force.

By the early s, most of the actresses who had been box office gold in the s and s had either retired or moved on to.

A former child star, Baby Jane now plays caretaker to younger sister Blanche who is confined to a wheelchair. Years of resentment and sibling rivalry lead to a .

DCP projection Chosen by Sean R., floor staff “Grand Guignol runs head-on into 40s film noir and the result is this chilling, hysterical movie by the master.