Blanche has two contacts with the world: her telephone and their kind maid, Elvira. Footage from the Bette Davis films and both 1933 and the Joan Crawford film 1934 was used to represent the film acting of Jane and Blanche respectively. And kids, remember, you can tell your Moms that each and every one of these genuine, beautiful, great big dolls is an exact replica of your own Baby Jane Hudson. Other residential exteriors show cottages on DeLongpre Avenue near Harvard Avenue in without their current gated courtyards. Crawford lived in her shadow as a girl but had an enormously successful adult career as a screen glamour girl.
Keywords: , , , , , ,. She hopes for help from Elvira, but Jane drives her away. What content is permissible now that wasn't when the original came out in 1962? A day or two later, police officers come questioning Jane about Edna's disappearance. Jane returns in time to notice the note and prevent Mrs. Elderly sisters Blanche Hudson and Jane Hudson, who now live together in a house owned by Blanche, have each had their brush with fame. At first, Jane vaguely tells them where her sister is, leading them down the beach.
However, in 2004, the film was re-submitted for a theatrical re-release, and it was given a certificate, now meaning persons under 12 years of age could view it if accompanied by an adult. Years later, Jane, a slatternly alcoholic who still dresses as if she were 10 years old, and Blanche, disabled after a mysterious car accident involving Jane, continue to live together in the same mansion in a declining neighborhood. As Blanche's roadster pulled into their Los Angeles mansion's driveway at night, the headlights pointed toward a big iron gate. Blanche's spine broke when her car struck the iron gates outside their mansion. She then becomes confused and ignores their questions.
In a 1972 telephone conversation, Crawford told author Shaun Considine that after seeing the film she urged Davis to go and have a look. Soon, Jane begins to exhibit signs of insanity. Quirk and William Schoell, University Pr of Kentucky, 2002, , , pp. This isn't due to the blood, gore, human centipedes, zombies, and serial killers that dominate contemporary horror, but to the sadistic zeal Bette Davis brings to her role as a washed-up and alcoholic former child star whose descent into madness and delusion leads her to commit acts of incredible psychological cruelty on her sister, played by on and off-screen rival Joan Crawford, who more than holds her own as the paralyzed sister and tortured victim of Davis's cruelty. After all, it was good enough for Monty Clift or Sal Mineo.
It stars as Crawford and as Davis. Crawford triumphantly swept on-stage to pick up the trophy. Jane becomes obsessed with recapturing her childhood stardom and posts a newspaper advertisement for a pianist to accompany her vocal act. This in part led to the revitalization of the then-waning careers of the two stars. Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in vaudeville but as they got older, it was Blanche who became the finer actress, which Jane still resents.
Pages: Background What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Blanche had a clause in her contract stipulating that Jane have a role in every film in which Blanche appeared. Before they can leave, Edwin shows up uninvited and drunk. As such, an angry Jane is in the process of trying to reestablish her career by resurrecting her Baby Jane act. Meanwhile, her older sister Blanche hid in the shadows with their mother, who was as appalled at Jane's behavior and her husband's sycophantic attitude toward the bratty little girl. One night, Jane, able to imitate Blanche's voice perfectly, mocks her at a party.
The acting is phenomenal, though, at least from our two lead characters, and the way they play off each other is just fantastic. I don't have to take a nap and you can't make me! If Miss Crawford has the passive role, that is not without rewards. Jane plays in the sand, while Blanche lies weak and on the verge of death from her ordeal. What are the qualities that make some movies endure for decades after they've been released? In the years after release, critics continued to acclaim the film for its psychologically driven , , and creation of the subgenre. The original choice to star with Davis was Tallulah Bankhead a far more lethal combination than the eventual one when the property began floating around Hollywood, but Crawford acquired rights to the property, and offered it to Davis while the latter was unhappily appearing on Broadway in Night of the Iquana. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: , Production Co: Aldrich, Seven Arts Pictures, Warner Brothers Distributors: Warner Home Vídeo, Warner Bros. She had been frightened by a jack-in-the-box type mechanical doll that had popped out of its box, and was shedding tears.
The two had not worked together in eighteen years since Hollywood Canteen 1944 and never did again. Davis commanded a larger salary, Crawford a larger percentage of the gross Joan's years at Pepsi-Cola paid off. Dehydrated and near death, Blanche confesses that she is paraplegic through her own fault: on the night of the accident, Blanche tried to run her over with a car because she was angry at Jane for mocking her. Upon the film's release, it was met with widespread critical and box office acclaim and was later nominated for five , winning one for. Assistant: Why can't she stay sober? Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in vaudeville but as they got older, it was Blanche who became the finer actress, which Jane still resents.
But in their 20s it is Blanche who becomes the Hollywood queen, and Jane whose appeal fades and whose movies flop. Prior to the , Crawford contacted the Best Actress nominees who were unable to attend the ceremonies and offered to accept the award on their behalf if they won. Crawford gives a quiet, remarkably fine interpretation of the crippled Blanche, held in emotionally by the nature and temperament of the role. Unable to find Blanche, Elvira attempts to open the locked door of her bedroom by removing its hinges with a hammer and screwdriver. The accident, widely believed to be Jane's fault, leaves Blanche paralyzed from the waist down. Indeed, a book was written about their mutual disdain, Bette and Joan: The Divine Feud 1989.