Tech Toys for AllSave on tech gifts for everyone on your list.Shop now ›

Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte [DVD] [English] [1965]

  • SKU: 16611999
  • Release Date: 04/08/2008
  • Rating: NR
  • 5.0 (1)
Price Match Guarantee

Best Buy is dedicated to always offering the best value to our customers. We will match the price, at the time of purchase, on a Price Match Guarantee product if you find the same item at a lower price at a Designated Major Online Retailer or at a local retail competitor's store.

Here's how:
  • If you find a qualifying lower price online, call 1-888-BEST BUY and direct a customer service agent to the web site with the lower price, or when visiting a Best Buy store, one of our employees will assist you.
  • On qualifying products, Best Buy will then verify the current price to complete the price match.

Exclusions apply including, but not limited to, Competitors' service prices, special daily or hourly sales, and items for sale Thanksgiving Day through the Monday after Thanksgiving. See the list of Designated Major Online Retailers and full details.

$13.99
Other Formats:
Cardholder Offers

Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
5.0
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)

Special Features

  • Hush... Hush Sweet Joan: The Making of Charlotte featurette
  • Bruce Dern Remembers featurette
  • Wizard Work - vintage promotional short narrated by Joseph Cotten
  • Isolated score track
  • Theatrical teasers
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Interactive pressbook gallery
  • Poster gallery
  • Lobby card gallery
  • Still gallery
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte
An unusually long pre-credits sequence establishes the roots of faded Southern belle Charlotte's (Bette Davis) insanity; she'd been witness to the dismemberment murder of her fiance (Bruce Dern) and the suicide of the murderer, her own father (Victor Buono). Years later, Charlotte remains a recluse in her decaying southern mansion, zealously guarding the secret of her father's guilt; she is cared for by her slatternly housekeeper (Agnes Moorehead). When her house is targeted for demolition, Charlotte fears that this will uncover her lover's body parts and thus confirm that her father was a murderer. She desperately summons her seemingly sweet-tempered cousin Miriam (Olivia De Havilland) to help her fight off the house's destruction. Miriam brings along the family doctor (Joseph Cotten) to calm Charlotte's frayed nerves. When Charlotte begins to be plagued by horrific visions of the homicide/suicide of so long ago, it appears that she has gone completely insane. But soon we learn who is behind these delusions...and why. Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte was intended by director Robert Aldrich as a follow-up to the successful Joan Crawford/Bette Davis horror piece Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962). Ms. Crawford was originally slated to play Miriam, but became seriously ill shortly before filming started. Davis, who disliked Crawford intensely, suggested that the role of Miriam be filled by her best friend, De Havilland. On the first day of shooting, Davis and DeHavilland pulled a "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead" routine by toasting one another with Coca-Cola--a catty observation of the fact that Joan Crawford's husband was an executive with the Pepsi Cola company! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Bette Davis
    Bette Davis - Charlotte Hollis
  • Olivia de Havilland
    Olivia de Havilland - Miriam
  • Joseph Cotten
    Joseph Cotten - Drew Bayliss
  • Agnes Moorehead
    Agnes Moorehead - Velma
  • Cecil Kellaway
    Cecil Kellaway - Harry

Overall Customer Rating

(1 Review)
Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.