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Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Forty years ago, on the night they were meant to elope, Charlotte Hollis (Bette Davis) found her lover decapitated during a party, the blood on her dress leading everyone to suspect she was the murderer. Now, in 1964, Charlotte is an old recluse and must fight to keep her home. She enlists the help of her cousin Velma (Olivia de Havilland), who was there at the time of the murder. However, soon after Velma's arrival, Charlotte's mind becomes unstable, and she starts seeing her dead lover's head.

  • Release date:December 15, 1964

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mack David Best Song 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Norma Koch Best Black and White Costume Design 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Raphael Bretton Best Black and White Art Direction 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Glasgow Best Black and White Art Direction 1964 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Agnes Moorehead Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1964 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Agnes Moorehead Best Supporting Actress 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joseph Biroc Best Black and White Cinematography 1964 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frank De Vol Best Original Score 1964 Nominee
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Lukas Heller Best Screenplay 1964 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Luciano Best Editing 1964 Nominee

Cast

Bette Davis
as Charlotte Hollis
Olivia de Havilland
as Miriam
Joseph Cotten
as Drew Bayliss
Agnes Moorehead
as Velma
Cecil Kellaway
as Harry
Victor Buono
as Big Sam
Mary Astor
as Jewel Mayhew
Wesley Addy
as Sheriff
Bruce Dern
as John Mayhew
Frank Ferguson
as Editor
George Kennedy
as Foreman
Percy Helton
as Funeral Director
William Aldrich
as Boy Dancer
Ellen Corby
as Town Gossip
Marianne Stewart
as Town Gossip
Helen Kleeb
as Town Gossip
Lillian Randolph
as Cleaning Woman
Geraldine West
as Cleaning Woman
Dave Willock
as Taxi Driver

Crew

Robert Aldrich
Director
Robert Aldrich
Producer
Lukas Heller
Screenwriter
Joseph Biroc
Cinematographer
Mack David
Songwriter
Frank De Vol
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Luciano
Editor
Raphael Bretton
Art Director
William Glasgow
Art Director
Walter Blake
Associate Producer
Raphael Bretton
Set Designer
Norma Koch
Costume Designer
Bernard Freericks
Sound/Sound Designer
William McGarry
First Assistant Director
Gene Hibbs
Makeup
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