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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressAgnes MooreheadNominated
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Charlotte: You're a vile, sorry little bitch!


Harry Willis: You're my favorite living mystery.
Charlotte: Have you ever solved me?


Miriam: You just can't keep hogs away from the trough, can you?
Velma Cruther: I just come for my things.
Miriam: Is my cousin one of your things?


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During the filming of a Crawford scene on the veranda, Bette Davis positioned herself in front of the camera. Then during one of Joan's close-ups, Bette turned to the director, Robert Aldrich and said in a loud voice, "You're not going to let her do it like that, are you?" Crawford, trembling, finished the scene and returned to her dressing room.
When Joan Crawford was in Baton Rouge and she came to film Miriam's arrival, there was no dialogue involved. Joan was to arrive at the mansion in a cab, exit, carrying a small case, pay the driver, and lowering her sunglasses, look up at the balcony of the house where Bette, in pigtails and a nightgown, was standing in the shadows, holding a shot gun. The scene was designed to be photographed in a wide continuous shot, and, thanks to Crawford's proficient technical skill, it was completed in one take. Later that evening, when publicist Harry Mines called on Bette in her motel bungalow, he found her standing in the middle of the room practicing Joan's scene. "My God!" said Bette. "I've been here all evening long with a pair of dark glasses and some luggage and I'm imagining getting out of a cab and trying to do that whole business in one gesture. How did she do it?"
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.
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