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Friday, August 7, 2009

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte

What a great movie!! Made in 1964, starring Betty Davis, Olivia DeHaviland, Joseph Cotten, and Agnes Moorehead. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a suspense drama about Charlotte Hollis, played by Davis, who has retreated from the world since the brutal murder of her lover many years before. Charlotte lives in her mansion with her housekeeper Velma, played by Moorehead. The highway department has acquired the mansion and Charlotte has to leave, she refuses, and invites her cousin, Miriam, played by Dehaviland, to visit with the hopes that she can save the family home. However things are not as they seem, and..........well you have to watch the movie to find out what happens. If you like Bette Davis, you will enjoy this movie, she is classic Davis, her long diatribes are executed perfectly. Bette Davis is at her best when she plays deranged characters, and Charlotte Hollis is definitely a whacko.

I found Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, at our local library, they have a wonderful selection of classic movies. Tonight we are going to watch David Copperfield, a 1935 version starring W.C. Fields, I am looking forward to watching it! The third movie I borrowed was, Please Don't Eat the Daisies, starring Doris Day and David Niven, it was okay. I wanted to like it more, but found it kind of slow moving. I decided it would be a good movie to have on in the background while working on a project.

It is very nice that our library has such an extensive collection of movies, and they are FREE to borrow, unless you return them late.

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