#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In a tale that almost redefines sibling rivalry, faded actresses Blanche and ‘Baby’ Jane Hudson live together. Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in vaudeville but as they got older, it was Blanche who became the finer actress, which Jane still resents. Blanche is now confined to a wheelchair and Jane is firmly in control. As time goes by, Jane exercises greater and greater control over her sister, intercepting her letters and ensuring that few if anyone from the outside has any contact with her. As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister going to ever greater extremes.
Plot: 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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Disturbing, because it’s real
Interesting, to see comments dismissing WEHTBJ? as a “gay” film, or “cult” film, etc.
As a writer/producer who lived and worked in Hollywood for 30 years, I submit that those comments represent a “denial syndrome” of people who are ignorant of the facts of Hollywood.
What is so “horrifying” about WEHTBJ? is that the film is an utterly realistic psychodrama about two specific sisters of that era.
It’s easy to say that Bette Davis’ performance/makeup was “over the top,” except that they weren’t. In fact, I thought her look was taken from a sad “street person” in Hollywood who, in her seventies, walked up and down Hollywood Boulevard in a pink ball-gown and dead blonde wig and thick makeup, speaking into a transistor radio she held to her ear — in the 60s, long before cell phones — “talking” to the FBI about people chasing her.
Perhaps those who’ve spent their lives elsewhere, other than in Hollywood, feel that the characters in WEHTBJ? are “over the top.” But they’re not.
That’s what makes them so heartbreaking. And the incredibly brave performances by Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Victor Bono and the rest — not to mention the script and Robert Aldrich’s direction — make this simply the most definitive “Hollywood” psycho-thriller since “Sunset Boulevard.”
There’s “A Star Is Born,” in any of its incarnations. Which is also “true” in its (their) way.
And there is “Sunset Boulevard” and “Baby Jane,” which are even more true, and more brilliantly made.
These are not “horror films.” They are riveting psychological studies, cast with astonishing actors, and magnificently directed and photographed.
They are the equivalent of Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” IMHO, which was preceeded by “Sunset Boulevard” and followed by “Baby Jane.”
Each different, each brilliant, each marked by some of the most indelible performances ever captured on film.
It’s typical of adolescents to make a “joke” about things that make them uncomfortable.
But when experience and age acquaint one with people like Baby Jane and Norma Desmond and, yes, Norman Bates, what’s the point of joking?
These three films will tell those characters’ stories forever, and better than 99% of films ever made.
That’s why they’re classics.
The Movie Was Excellent
The movie was suspenseful to the end and the musical score was awesome. I only disagreed with Henry Flagg’s role, and he was such a wimp! It was great to see two ’30- ’50s Divas in one film, especially Joan Crawford’s duplicitous role as a wronged sister. Bette Davis was truly deranged by the alcohol and the light switch personality changes was a joy to see. I especially loved the facial changes between the regression to the childlike Baby Jane and the hatred-driven character who was destined to take care of a sister more successful than her in adulthood. It may be a slow development of a story by today’s standards, but the pace was good for me. I was intrigued to the end and suspected nothing like the final outcome.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min), 2 hr 15 min (135 min) (Argentina)
Genre Drama, Horror, Thriller
Director Robert Aldrich
Writer Henry Farrell (from the novel by), Lukas Heller (screenplay)
Actors Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers, Aldrich, Seven Arts Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Glen Glenn Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm