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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Directed by Robert Aldrich • 1962 • United States
Starring Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
Two icons of Hollywood’s golden age, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, take their famous feud on-screen in Robert Aldrich’s no-holds-barred classic of Grande Dame Guignol. In fierce, fearless performances that revitalized their careers, Davis portrays aging ex–child star Baby Jane Hudson while Crawford plays Blanche, the disabled sister she submits to relentless psychological torment. Bound together in a psychopathic relationship by their mutual dependency, jealousy, and hatred, the two women descend into ever-escalating madness that lays bare the dark side of show business with shocking ferocity.