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Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

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(out of 5)


Following the enormous success of What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?, director Robert Aldrich is brought back to make another gothic horror film involving aging Hollywood actresses.   plays Charlotte, a woman who in her younger years was believed to have murdered her lover () in a jealous fit. Now old and alone, she lives in her gloomy old mansion and has become a novel curiousity for her neighbours. In comes her cousin (, filling in for the unavailable Joan Crawford) who has every intention of taking care of Charlotte and maybe helping her back to complete sanity. Is Charlotte as crazy as we think, or are her hurt feelings from the past confusing her memory? And just what is her cousin getting out of this? An enjoyable melodrama that isn’t as juicy as its predecessor but still has a lot to recommend it.   shines as Charlotte’s cackly housekeeper with a nose for trouble.


The Associates & Aldrich Company

USA, 1964

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by Henry Farrell, 

Cinematography by 

Produced by Robert Aldrich

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1964

Golden Globe Awards 1964

 

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