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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

1962 Drama, Thriller, Horror


Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of...

Directed by

Robert Aldrich

Written by

Henry Farrell (Novel)
Lukas Heller (Screenplay)


135 minutes


United States of America




Bette Davis
as Baby Jane Hudson
Joan Crawford
as Blanche Hudson
Victor Buono
as Edwin Flagg
Wesley Addy
as Marty Mc Donald
Julie Allred
as Baby Jane Hudson, in 1917
Anne Barton
as Cora Hudson
Marjorie Bennett
as Dehlia Flagg
Bert Freed
as Ben Golden


Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Bette Davis

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Ernest Haller


#287 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

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#63 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI