Passed | | Drama, Horror, Thriller
According to Bette Davis, Robert Aldrich convinced Joan Crawford to let go of some of her glamorous embellishments. "It took him one entire morning to talk her into removing her nail polish for a scene in which she came downstairs with her hand on the railing," said Davis.
Want to see it again little girl? It shouldn't frighten you.
When Jane places a telephone order with Johnson's Liquor Store to have booze delivered to the house, she is rebuffed, with the vendor saying that Blanche gave them orders NOT to sell to her any more. Jane then goes through the whole ordeal of imitating Blanche's voice on the phone to trick them into placing the delivery, but why go to the trouble? Jane is fully capable of driving to any liquor store by herself and buying whatever she wants in person.
The Warner Bros. logo does not appear at the beginning of this film.
The original British release was cut in two places: in Reel Four, where Jane kicks Blanche only once instead of multiple times, and Reel Six, which eliminated some shots of Blanche tied up to the bed and writhing. Both cuts were mandated by the BBFC in order to receive an "X" certificate. Subsequent reissues restored the footage.