When the Hudson's maid Elvira Stitt comes to the house, Jane gives her a paid day off to keep her from seeing Blanche. People used to say Daddy could've been a star in his own right. Yes, but I sent her home. Sorry to have bothered you, Miss Hudson. Jane had been a child film star replacing the original's success , though her films were unavailable, leading to her jealousy.
When Anne Bancroft was declared the winner for The Miracle Worker, she was in New York performing in a play, and had agreed to have Crawford accept her award if she won. She's sick, and she's not getting any better. It has all lights on it. The point is you never saw them before, did you? I'm glad I caught you. In this hothouse a lifelong rivalry turns vicious, in one of Hollywood's best gothic grotesqueries. These kinds of visceral reactions are hard to come by, and arguably one of the main reasons we watch movies, and horror movies in particular. 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.
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. When Blanche informs Jane she intends to sell the house, Jane rightly suspects Blanche will commit her to an once the house is sold. Yes, this is Blanche Hudson. Realizing that all the years of hatred, guilt, and resentment between the sisters could have been avoided, Jane forgives Blanche. After Jane goes to the bank to get some cash, Elvira comes back and finds that Jane has locked Blanche in her room. I thought perhaps you'd gone for a drive or something.
Stuck living together in a mansion in old Hollywood, Blanche plots to get even with Jane for the car crash that left her crippled years earlier. But you'll be glad I did when you see what I have right here. Your old mom's managed everything. The feeble attempts that Mr. If you don't believe me. I'm not worried about any pay. Bates , by throwing a note pleading for help out her bedroom window.
Anyway, in six weeks you'll have to hand over the house. But, remember, this is the last time this week. You know I always wanted everything to be nice, don't you? Folks, have you ever seen such a lovely doll? Jane, I'm just trying to explain to you how things really are. Boy, what a no-talent broad that Baby Jane is. Eat your lunch, it'll get cold. Not to my own sister. Aldrich has made to suggest the irony of two once idolized and wealthy females living in such depravity, and the pathos of their deep-seated envy having brought them to this, wash out very quickly under the flood of sheer grotesquerie.
When did our business manager tell you all this? Jane drives Blanche to the beach and reverts to her childhood self. Well, what do we have here? So you finally decided to come back, huh? Why can't she stay sober? But she's a very fine person, Ben. 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. While Jane drives Edwin home, Blanche searches the house for food and discovers Jane has been forging her signature on cheques to buy costumes for her act and to access Blanche's money should she die. I hope you'll try and remember that. This is my very own.
You really must be sick. Jane returns in time to notice the note and prevent Mrs. Well, if she's chosen to go to someone else. Upon the film's release, it was met with widespread critical and box office acclaim and was later nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Costume Design, Black and White. What do you think, Ben? I'm not sure that I haven't been. In fact, the last month she's been getting a lot worse. None of them were art pictures, but most of them were popular, profitable, well-crafted and splendid examples of their genres.
Wait a minute, I'll put her on. You're the lucky one though, Blanche, really you are. Miss Blanche, I'll tell you right now, if that sister of yours. Meanwhile, eccentric and cash-strapped Edwin Flagg Victor Buono sees Jane's newspaper advertisement and arrives at the mansion, where Jane hires him as her accompanist. I used to give them to all my really good friends. I'll send you a check. But I do want your opinion.