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Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) was a Horror - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Robert Aldrich and produced by Robert Aldrich and Walter Blake.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressAgnes MooreheadNominated

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Miriam: What is it that you don't believe Drew? That I'm here, or that I look the way I do?

Miriam: [Arriving at Charlotte's house] They say places you knew as a child always seem smaller than your memory of them. It's not true!

Charlotte: What do you think I asked you here for? COMPANY?

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When Olivia de Havilland agreed to make the film, Robert Aldrich called Bette Davis to give her the good news. He also requested she keep the news a secret until he returned in two days, when he would legally inform Joan Crawford and her lawyer by letter. However, Bette didn't listen, she called her press agent Rupert Allen, who immediately leaked the story to the press.
Weather and travel delays, as well as Joan Crawford's departure, forced director Robert Aldrich to cease location filming and move to a $200,000 replica of Houmas House at Fox Studio's Soundstage 6.
The entire company was put up at the Belmont Motel (a mile outside Baton Rouge) and when Joan Crawford arrived at the the motel, her rooms had not been made up. She then had to sit for an hour in the motel's lobby and when she was finally put into a bungalow, it was next to the garbage disposal unit. That evening, when the company returned from filming, Joan complained to Bette Davis, "Oh, Joan. Pull yourself together. This is Baton Rouge, not Beverly Hills." Davis's bungalow was across Crawford's and was slightly larger and more luxurious.
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