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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte 1964

  • Robert Aldrich
  • December 15, 1964
  • 133 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The years will soon erase a lover's lies...the blood on his face!
Aged and wealthy Charlotte Hollis has lived alone and as a recluse in the crumbling family plantation mansion in Hollisport, Louisiana since her father Sam Hollis' death thirty-six years ago. The only people who regularly see her are her hard-as-nails but seemingly loyal housekeeper Velma Crowther, and her longtime friend and physician, Dr. Drew Bayliss. She has lived there the better part of her life except for a short stint in London thirty-seven years ago following the vicious murder of her married lover, John Mayhew, at the plantation's summer house while Sam was hosting one of his legendary grand balls in the mansion. That evening, she and John were going to run off together, that is before he was bludgeoned to death, his right hand and head which were never found. No one was ever convicted for his murder, but most people believe Charlotte did it after John changed his mind about running off with her. Not having seen her in years, they also now believe Charlotte is a crazy old ...

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Clearly Baby Jane's little sister, but worth seeing in its own right. Nobody did bat-shit crazy like Bette Davis, and Agnes Moorehead's transformation into Velma was amazing. I'm not a fan of the lighting direction, but performances are top-notch!

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