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.
The casting of Olivia de Haviland to replace Joan Crawford, and the re-shoots that required, inflated this film's budget to over $2.235 million, about twice what had been spent to produce What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. This film was originally budgeted at $1.5 million.
Why wouldn't Miriam conspire with Jewel against me? Who was it went sneakin' off to Jewel and told her about her husband and me in the first place?
Charlotte: Didn't know about that, did you, Drew? That's somethin' you never told your precious boyfriend, isn't ...
When Charlotte becomes irate and chases the packers from the house, the camera follows them fleeing from room to room. For a split second, a shadow of the camera or dolly is visible on the near wall as it moves from right to left.
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.