What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford channel their real-life feud – to astonishing effect.
Dir Robert Aldrich
With Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Maidie Norman
Two ageing sisters (one a former child star) live in an old Hollywood mansion, both scarred by their lack of relevance to the modern world and by a terrible family secret that hangs over them. It’s impossible to watch the film now without being conscious of the behind-the-scenes stories of the Davis-Crawford feud, yet both actors are glorious, and this is a cast-iron Grand Guignol classic of the highest quality.
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