Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Joan Crawford would always say "Good morning" when she walked onto the set. Bette Davis, however, would seldom answer her. Three hours later she might say "Hi", prompting Crawford to look around to see if she was addressing her or someone else.
Big Sam Hollis:
This house, this plantation, this whole damned parish belonged to my family, before your *people* stepped aboard the stinkin' cattle boat that brought 'em to this country. Don't you dare talk back to me, boy! My family's seen this state crawlin' ...
Whilst waiting outside the Hollis home, Willis licks and seals the letter for Charlotte. When she opens it, however, it is unsealed.
Opening credits prologue: 1927
The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to heavily edit the opening cleaver murder, and some cut prints have also been shown on Channel 4 TV. Video and DVD releases are uncut.