Whatever Happened Baby Jane? (1962) Film Review

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
DIRECTOR: Robert Aldrich
Robert Aldrich’s masterpiece works as both drama and camp, thanks to Lukas Heller’s superb adaptation of the Henry Farrell novel. Both of Hollywood’s grande dames, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, are in top form, with Davis getting the showier role as faded child star Baby Jane Hudson. However, Miss Crawford gives an equally impressive performance as Blanche, Jane’s wheelchair-bound former movie queen sister whose career ended abruptly following an automobile accident in the early thirties. She is the eye at the center of Bette’s hurricane.
POST TITLE: 55 Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967) (Part 2)
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