About

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 mutual envy, hate and revenge.

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Directed by

Robert Aldrich

Written by

Henry Farrell (Novel)
Lukas Heller (Screenplay)

Runtime

135 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Sister Sister, Oh So Fair! Why Is There Blood All Over Your Hair?

Cast

Keywords

murder sibling relationship based on novel or book mental illness insanity cult classic movie actress hollywood old mansion vaudeville aging invalid recluse former film star

Photos

Lists

#287 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

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

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Sound

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role Bette Davis

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role