Hush-- Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush-- Hush, Sweet Charlotte

DVD - 2008
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Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUSPENSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (133 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.

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TBrien
Sep 18, 2017

Fine film and the special features on this DVD are worth checking out!

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linoboy
Jun 25, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0VRXtRDItg

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jrdad63
Jul 18, 2016

Take this film with a grain (or 10) of salt, remember it is from an earlier era, and just enjoy it for what it is....

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pl8
Nov 07, 2015

I love this movie. Yes its just a cheesy old horror film, but it has a great style and southern gothic creepiness that makes it stand above other films like it. Cecil Kellaway's character is heartbreaking and its also oddly topical in the internet age, which makes scenes with Kellaway's reporter a strange departure of warmth and understanding from an otherwise hysterical an paranoid story filled with gossip and "gaslighting". An impressive all-star cast of really great actors doesn't hurt it either.

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lucylucy
May 10, 2015

This is one of my absolute favourite movies. Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland! All great and legendary actors. This movie is incredibly creepy and keeps your interest all the way through. So twisted and extremely entertaining.

Released in 1964 - "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" seems to be one of those "damned-if-you-do/damned-if-you-don't" movies where you already know what's going to happen about 10 minutes before it actually does.

Yes. There were a few surprises awaiting the viewer here, but, this "Let's-Drive-Charlotte-Insane" picture should've been, literally, loaded to the rafters with shocks and shivers galore.

Now, don't get me wrong here. I wouldn't exactly say that "Hush-Hush, Sweet Charlotte" was a lousy movie, but, then again, it certainly wasn't great, either.

The one actress who I thought was a notable standout here was Olivia De Havilland who played a very effective villainess as Charlotte's cousin Mariam Deering. One of this film's biggest highlights was when Mariam's sweet, chirpy facade was finally stripped away to expose the truly vicious and calculating bitch who lurked within.

The one thing that this film had going against it was its 132-minute running time. Had a good half-hour been skillfully edited from this picture, I think that that would've done wonders in helping to sustain its dragged-out suspense and, thus, keep the viewer continuously interested throughout the story.

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