What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (film)

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 psychological horror film about Jane Hudson, a former singer who must care to her invalid sister, Blanche, but Jane's behaviour mortifies her.

Directed by Robert Aldrich. Screenplay by Lukas Heller. Based on the novel by Henry Farrell.
Sister, sister, oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair? Taglines

Jane Hudson[edit]

  • You mean all this time we could have been friends?
  • I didn't bring your breakfast, because you didn't eat your din-din!
  • I don't want to talk about it! Everytime I think about something nice, you remind me of bad things. I only want to talk about the nice things.
  • [running after Flagg as he flees the house] Edwin, you forgot your money!

Elvira Stitt[edit]

  • [shocked at some obscenities Jane has scrawled] I can't remember the last time I saw words like that written down!

Dialogues[edit]

Blanche: Did you have a nice drive?
Jane: What are you talking about?
Blanche: Nothing dear, I... it's been so long since you were out of the house I thought perhaps you had gone for a drive or something. You know I was thinking, it's ever so long since we had a talk, you know, a real talk about the future and everything. Jane, I didn't want you to be worried about the house, even if I do have to sell it, we'll still be together.
Jane: Blanche, you're not gonna sell this house. Daddy bought this house, and he bought it for me! You don't think I remember that, do you?
Blanche: You're wrong, Jane. You've just forgotten. I bought this house for the two of us, when I signed my first contract.
Jane: You don't think I remember anything, do you? There are a whole lot of things I remember. And you never paid for this house. Baby Jane Hudson made the money that paid for this house, that's who!
Blanche: You don't know what you're saying.
Jane: Blanche, you aren't ever gonna sell this house... and you aren't ever gonna leave it... either.

Blanche: Who was that at the door earlier?
Jane: Elvira.
Blanche: Where is she now? In the kitchen?
Jane: No, I gave her the day off. She has a pretty hard time considering. I told her to come back next week.
Jane: [pauses] Oh, Blanche? You know we've got rats in the cellar?

Dr. Shelby: I don't quite understand. Is this some mind of emotional disturbance you're talking about?
Blanche: Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalanced!

Taglines[edit]

  • Sister, sister, oh so fair, why is there blood all over your hair?
  • You'd better be shockproof before you dare find out!
  • Too late... too late... too late to call for help.

Cast[edit]

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