It was a triumphant accomplishment to get these two (Bette Davis and Joan Crawford) box office rivals to appear in the film together! Their open disdain for one another was legendary! Robert Aldrich was counting on this adversarial pairing to produce some of the most explosive performances ever to grace the silver screen and to fill movie theater seats!
It was a miracle to get these glamour queens of yesteryear to allow themselves to be filmed in a less than glamorous perspective!
Bette Davis's balls to the wall, electrifying portrayal of Baby Jane Hudson landed her on the American Film Institute's list of the 50 Best Villains of American Cinema!
Bette Davis and Joan Crawford delivered the creepiest, grotesque performances of a lifetime dragging its audiences kicking and screaming down the murky depths of the rabbit hole and we loved them for it!