One of the true classics that will send chills down your spine and unnerve you to the core as Bette Davis becomes a bitter and twisted has been while the sister that lived in her shadow for years surpasses her and becomes the film star Jane once was as a child.
It's one of those films that stays with you for years, it will niggle at you, it will terrify you and not just because of the madness contained with in but because of the amazing talents of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. To see What Ever Happened To Baby Jane is an AMAZING and wonderful opportunity and if you're down in London for The London Film Festival, I suggest that you hop to it this October!
Details of the screenings are below and as the film has been digitally restored it should look and sound, better than ever!! I've also included a rather haunting scene from the film... scares me to this day!
Park Circus is pleased to announce that Warner Bros. classic What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? will be back in cinemas, 50 years after its original theatrical release. Hollywood’s most notorious rivalry is renewed and ready to burst on screen, as Oscar-nominated Bette Davis takes on Joan Crawford in Aldrich’s modern gothic masterpiece. No stunt doubles needed, just mind those stairs…
As a child, Jane Hudson (Bette Davis) was a pampered vaudeville star known to the world as Baby Jane while her younger sister, Blanche (Joan Crawford), led life in her considerable shadow. Decades pass and Blanche becomes a beautiful, talented movie idol and Jane a has-been. When a car accident cripples Blanche, binding her to a wheelchair, Jane sees her opportunity to regain power and assumes the role of carer. Her newly gained dominance completes the transformation of the sugar-sweet child star into a nightmarish caricature of Baby Jane. As she does everything she can to make her sister's life a living hell, Jane plots a comeback, aided by shifty musical director Edwin Flagg (Victor Buono).
What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? has been newly restored by Warner Bros. Pictures. Screening as part of the London Film Festival on 18th and 21st October, the film will open in the UK on 14th December at the Curzon Soho and selected theatres nationwide.