Directed by Robert Aldrich. With Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead. An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Joan Crawford and Bette Davis in a publicity shot for "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" I say that regarding the supposed tension between these two divas only, as I love 'em both. Crawford was eventually replaced in the role by Olivia de Havilland.
Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway and Mary Astor
When Olivia de Havilland agreed to make Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Robert Aldrich called Bette Davis to give her the good news. He also requested she keep the news a secret until he returned in two days, when he would legally inform Joan Crawford and her lawyer by letter. However, Bette didn't listen, she called her press agent, Rupert Allan, who immediately leaked the story to the press.
Hush Hush, Sweet Charlotte Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland.Bette Davis suggested her friend Olivia de Havilland to Aldrich as a replacement for Crawford after Katharine Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, Loretta Young, and Barbara Stanwyck declined the role.