Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
First screened in September 2002 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Agnes Moorehead, Mary Astor, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, William Campbell, Bruce Dern, Frank Ferguson, Percy Helton, George Kennedy, Dave Willock. Screenplay: Henry Farrell and Lukas Heller (based on a screen story by Henry Farrell).

Twitter Capsule: Look, babe. Either you're up for decapitations and kudzu-thick kitsch or you ain't. Long either way.

VOR:   Sans Baby Jane as sibling and inspiration, I doubt this would maintain any cultural traction. Still, it's a bizarre sign of some very weird times in the industry, worth pausing over.

Photo © 1964 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes Moorehead
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Joseph F. Biroc
Best Art Direction (Black & White): William Glasgow; Raphael Bretton
Best Costume Design (Black & White): Norma Koch
Best Film Editing: Michael Luciano
Best Score (Substantially Original): Frank De Vol
Best Original Song: "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte"

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Agnes Moorehead

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