Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Reviews
The film follows her later years where you question weather she is completely insane or just suffering post traumatic stress.
Her family enters the plot with a sinister plot to get rid of her and inherit her home & fortune. A dark but gripping tale that challenges you as a viewer ...who's the monster her or her family.
Both films star Bette Davis as a deranged woman in her horror queen era (just before the end of her viable career as a star), and both were commercial hits at the box-office.
‚??Hush‚?¶. Hush, Sweet Charlotte‚?? was intended by director Robert Aldrich as a follow-up to the successful Joan Crawford/Bette Davis horror piece Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. Crawford was originally cast as Miriam, but became seriously ill shortly before filming started. ¬†Davis, who disliked Crawford intensely, suggested that the role of Miriam be cast with her friend, De Havilland.
Aldrich recalled that on the first day of shooting, Davis and De Havilland had a toast with Coca-Cola, making a point not to have Pepsi Cola, as Crawford‚??s husband was an executive with the Pepsi company
The direction is good, but the story is silly and the twist a bit convoluted and daft but it's a fun film too watch. It's just not "..Baby Jane" fun.