What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Baby Jane Hudson: Bette Davis
  • Blanche Hudson: Joan Crawford
  • Edwin Flagg: Victor Buono
  • Marty McDonald: Wesley Addy
  • Baby Jane Hudson in 1917: Julie Allred
  • Cora Hudson: Anne Barton
  • Dehlia Flagg: Marjorie Bennett
  • Ben Golden: Bert Freed
  • Mrs. Bates: Anna Lee
  • Elvira Stitt: Maidie Norman
  • Ray Hudson: Dave Willock
  • Lunch Counter Assistant at Beach: William Aldrich
  • Ernie, Ice Cream Vendor at Beach (uncredited): Ernest Anderson
  • Police Officer: Russ Conway
  • Bank Teller: Maxine Cooper
  • Dr. Shelby: Robert Cornthwaite
  • Man in Television Commercial: Michael Fox
  • Blanche Hudson in 1917: Gina Gillespie
  • Liza Bates: Barbara Merrill
  • Police Officer: Don Ross
  • Police Officer: James Seay
  • Police Officer: John Shay
  • Police Officer: Jon Shepodd
  • Police Officer: Peter Virgo
  • Clerk in Newspaper Classified Ad Department: Bobs Watson
  • Singing Voice (voice): Debbie Burton
  • Projectionist (uncredited): Murray Alper
  • Boy in Audience (uncredited): Steve Condit
  • Nurse (uncredited): Dorothea Lord
  • Beach Boy (uncredited): Norman Papson
  • Police Officer (uncredited): Mike Ragan
  • Theatre Patron (uncredited): Sammy Shack
  • Bank Manager (uncredited): Michael St. Angel
  • Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited): Jack Tornek
  • Assistant Projectionist (uncredited): Ralph Volkie
  • Dancer (uncredited): Robert Perry
  • Deliveryman (uncredited): Bill Walker
  • Small Boy: Ralph Hart

Film Crew:

  • Sound: Jack Solomon
  • Director of Photography: Ernest Haller
  • Makeup Artist: Bette Davis
  • Dialogue: Robert Altman
  • Makeup Artist: Robert J. Schiffer
  • Producer: Robert Aldrich
  • Screenplay: Lukas Heller
  • Executive Producer: Kenneth Hyman
  • Editor: Michael Luciano
  • Original Music Composer: Frank De Vol
  • Additional Music: Sidney Cutner
  • Set Decoration: George Sawley
  • Third Assistant Director: William Aldrich
  • Novel: Henry Farrell
  • Additional Music: Ruby Raksin
  • Casting: Jack Murton
  • Dialogue Editor: Robert Sherman
  • Makeup Artist: Monty Westmore
  • Art Direction: William Glasgow
  • Additional Music: Michael Andersen
  • Stunts: Carol Daniels
  • Producer’s Assistant: Walter Blake
  • Other: Adell Aldrich
  • Assistant Editor: Nick Archer
  • Costumer: Eric Seelig
  • Assistant Director: Tom Connors Jr.
  • Choreographer: Alex Romero
  • Costume Designer: Norma Koch
  • Still Photographer: Phil Stern
  • Still Photographer: Don Christie
  • Production Supervisor: Jack R. Berne
  • Script Supervisor: Robert Gary
  • Props: John Orlando
  • Special Effects: Donald Steward
  • Costumer: Vou Lee Giokaris
  • Orchestrator: Albert Woodbury
  • Hairstylist: Peggy Shannon
  • Makeup Artist: Jack Obringer
  • Key Makeup Artist: Beau Wilson
  • Costumer: Angela Alexander
  • Sound Editor: Harold E. McGhan
  • Camera Operator: Till A. Gabbani
  • Music Editor: George E. Marsh
  • Grip: Richard Borland
  • Music Editor: George F. Marni
  • Costumer: Kathleen McCandless

Movie Reviews:

  • Cat Ellington: For this particular review, I have chosen to render my critique – in description of this timeless masterpiece – with a word from each letter of its title: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    An opus of epic proportions, the tour de force performances in this cinematic icon relay what is:

    Warped. Hellish. Atrocious. Tumultuous.

    Evil. Vile. Envious. Ruthless.

    Hostile. Abhorrent. Perverse. Paranoid. Enraged. Nightmarish. Erroneous. Depraved.

    Terrifying. Ominous.

    Brutal. Apprehensive. Backstabbing. Yucky.

    Jealousy. Abominable. Nefarious. Egotistical.

    …And there you have it, folks. A single word from every letter of the title to describe the ice-cold spirit of the one and ONLY What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    This Robert Aldrich-directed, old era silver screen jewel is a phenomenal feature of cinematic art, and a legendary masterwork of prestige. Superb performances by the real-life archenemies, Davis and Crawford. Absolutely superb!

    Way beyond worthy of its 5 of 5 stars rating.

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