Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
CAST: BETTE DAVIS, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, JOSEPH COTTEN
On a gay, glittering night in the 1920s, Southern belle Charlotte (Bette Davis) plans to elope with her lover, but is interrupted by her overbearing daddy and a grisly unsolved murder. Flash forward almost forty years and Charlotte is a batty spinster, fighting to keep Louisiana state from running a highway through the crumbling family plantation, when poor cousin Miriam (Olivia de Havilland) comes a-calling to witness the encroaching madness in this baroque thematic sequel to Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? that ups the ghoulish ante.