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The Other Woman 

With production on Baby Jane underway, Bette and Joan form an alliance, but outside forces conspire against them.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hedda Hopper
Pauline Jameson
Olivia de Havilland
Joan Blondell
B.D. Merrill
Harriet Aldrich
Victor Buono
Adam Friedman
Fred MacMurray


In 1970s interviews, Joan (Blondell) and Olivia continue to provide context into Joan (Crawford) and Bette's relationship, including that Jack put Joan under contract at Warner's (at a pittance) in the early 1940s solely to irk Bette, with the dynamic between the two and within Hollywood changing with Joan's success in Mildred Pierce (1945), after which it was Joan who got the plum roles and Bette largely the ones as housewives and slatterns. Back in 1962, filming on "Baby Jane" is well under way, and Joan and Bette are largely getting along as well as can be expected in their joint goal of making the movie a success and showing their joint dominance on the set. The latter issue does not sit well with Bob, as although he realizes he is considered a B-list director, he is still the director who should command the respect of his cast and crew. Both Jack and Hedda are miffed by the seeming cordiality between the two stars, Jack specifically who orders Bob to create emotional fireworks ... Written by Huggo

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12 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Warner asks Aldrich, "What, are you red?" Alfred Molina played Mark Rothko in the Broadway play 'Red' in the spring of 2010. See more »


Sylvia the Reporter: Miss Davis, care to comment on the fact that Miss Crawford says you look old enough to be her mother?
Bette Davis: What's your name, sweetheart?
Sylvia the Reporter: Sylvia.
Bette Davis: Fuck off, Sylvia.
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »


It's Time to Cry
Written by Paul Anka
Performed by Paul Anka
[The song is heard when Bob meets Joan at her house]
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Going For the Throat
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Feud (2017)

Episode 2: The Other Woman

Jack Warner (Stanley Tucci) convinces director Robert Aldrich (Alfred Molina) that the film could be a major hit if only there was more controversy. This had Aldrich start a gossip war and soon Bette (Susan Sarandon) and Joan (Jessica Lange) are battling to stay one up on the other.

This second episode certainly picks up on the first as this one here gets into the meat of the story, which of course was the various conflicts that were going on during the making of the picture. The first episode pretty much introduced the characters to current viewers who might not have known who they were. That first episode was a nice introduction but this one here really takes off in regards to the gossip trash and behind-the-scenes fighting.

What works so well about this episode is the fact that we get to see Joan and Bette off the set and how both of their lives were already a mess and the various drama going on behind-the-scenes wasn't helping anything. We get some nice bits of information going back to their early days at the studio, which makes for a lot of fun and once again the episode ends on a strong note and makes you exciting for what's to follow.

Episode: A-

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