Joan arrives onto the set for location shooting in Baton Rouge for what is now titled Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) in relatively good spirits, having top billing for the movie over Bette, having the equally juicy role as a murderess, and feeling like both Bette but more specifically Bob respect her function within the production as all three desperately need another hit following Baby Jane and thus need to rely on each other for the movie to succeed. Joan even reiterates to Mamacita a pledge she made to herself not to drink during this production if only to be at the top of her game. Joan's good feeling slowly deteriorates as she believes, based on their actions on the set, that the majority of the crew, led by Bob and Bette, are all in some inside joke against her, especially as Bette seems always to be on the set even when she has no scenes to film, and is secretly giving Bob advice on the entire production. Joan's good feeling entirely evaporates when she learns the actions ... Written by
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Joan exits the taxi during her first scene of "Charlotte" (in black-and-white) and the right rear door remains open. After the cut (and shift to color) the door is closed. See more
I can't believe you let her get away with that. You know I was right about the scene.
You know what, Bette? Being right doesn't mean shit if you're driving talent off the stage. You wantto be a producer? Well, a producer gets results. You want to be a lion tamer? Great. Go tame the goddamn lion.
References Gone with the Wind
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Lyrics by Mack David
Music by Frank De Vol
Performed by Patti Page
[The song plays leading from Mamacita leaving Joan in the hospital to Bob and Bette welcoming Olivia onto the set] See more