Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte

DVD - 2005
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A southern belle finds out the truth about her husband's murder when her cousin reopens the case.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Widescreen version
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 24, 2020

Great movie, great actors. One of my favorites.

Jan 15, 2020

Joseph Cotten plays a great villain and Better Davis this time- on this rare occasion- plays the victim - not a victimizer... the films original plan was a reunion of Joan Crawford to play Davis part .... and for Davis to play the greedy relative who only wants her money and plots to kill with Cotten to gain her money.
Well done- slightly campy- but a good depiction of greed and deception. Bette Davis is always worth watching.. a slight nostalgia for the old south is conveyed and the impending change of the modern world enroaching on the estate is an interesting sub plot.

Sep 18, 2017

Fine film and the special features on this DVD are worth checking out!

Jun 25, 2017

Jul 18, 2016

Take this film with a grain (or 10) of salt, remember it is from an earlier era, and just enjoy it for what it is....

Nov 07, 2015

I love this movie. Yes its just a cheesy old horror film, but it has a great style and southern gothic creepiness that makes it stand above other films like it. Cecil Kellaway's character is heartbreaking and its also oddly topical in the internet age, which makes scenes with Kellaway's reporter a strange departure of warmth and understanding from an otherwise hysterical an paranoid story filled with gossip and "gaslighting". An impressive all-star cast of really great actors doesn't hurt it either.

May 10, 2015

This is one of my absolute favourite movies. Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland! All great and legendary actors. This movie is incredibly creepy and keeps your interest all the way through. So twisted and extremely entertaining.

Jan 10, 2014

Released in 1964 - "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" seems to be one of those "damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don't" movies where you already know what's going to happen about 10 minutes before it actually does.

Yes. There were a few surprises awaiting the viewer here, but, this "Let's-Drive-Charlotte-Insane" picture should've been, literally, loaded to the rafters with shocks and shivers galore.

Now, don't get me wrong here. I wouldn't exactly say that "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" was a lousy movie, but, then again, it certainly wasn't great, either.

The one actress who I thought was a notable standout here was Olivia De Havilland who played a very effective villainess as Charlotte's cousin Mariam Deering. One of this film's biggest highlights was when Mariam's sweet, chirpy facade was finally stripped away to expose the truly vicious and calculating bitch who lurked within.

The one thing that this film had going against it was its 132-minute running time. Had a good half-hour been skillfully edited from this picture, I think that that would've done wonders in helping to sustain its dragged-out suspense and, thus, keep the viewer continuously interested throughout the story.


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