What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) Poster

Joan Crawford: Blanche Hudson



  • Blanche : You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair.

    Jane : But you *are*, Blanche! You *are* in that chair!

  • Dr. Shelby : I don't quite understand. Is this some kind of emotional disturbance you're talking about?

    Blanche : Yes, she's emotionally disturbed. She's unbalanced!

  • Jane : It's just that nosy Mrs. Bates going on about your picture last night.

    Blanche : Oh, really, did she like it?

    Jane : [imitating Blanche's voice]  Oh, really, did she like it?... She liked it!

  • Blanche : Who was that at the door earlier?

    Jane : Elvira.

    Blanche : Where is she now? In the kitchen?

    Jane : No, I gave her the day off. She has a pretty hard time considering. I told her to come back next week.

    Jane : [pauses]  Oh, Blanche? You know we've got rats in the cellar?

  • Blanche : Did you have a nice drive?

    Jane : What are you talking about?

    Blanche : Nothing dear, I... it's been so long since you were out of the house I thought perhaps you had gone for a drive or something. You know I was thinking, it's ever so long since we had a talk, you know, a real talk about the future and everything. Jane, I didn't want you to be worried about the house, even if I do have to sell it, we'll still be together.

    Jane : Blanche you're not gonna sell this house. Daddy bought this house, and he bought it for me! You don't think I remember that, do you?

    Blanche : You're wrong, Jane. You've just forgotten. I bought this house for the two of us, when I signed my first contract.

    Jane : You don't think I remember anything, do you? There are a whole lot of things I remember. And you never paid for this house. Baby Jane Hudson made the money that paid for this house, that's who!

    Blanche : You don't know what you're saying.

    Jane : Blanche, you aren't ever gonna sell this house... and you aren't ever gonna leave it... either.

  • Blanche : [Upon hanging up the phone after discovering Jane is right behind her]  That... that was...

    Jane : I know who it was!

    Blanche : No, Jane, it really was!

    Jane : And I know what you're trying to do!

    Blanche : I... I'm not trying to do anything, honestly Jane!

  • Blanche : Oh really, did she like it?

    Jane : [imitating Blanche's voice]  Oh Really did she like it?

  • Blanche : You weren't ugly then. I made you that way.

  • Blanche : Why are you doing this to me? WHY?

  • Blanche : Oh, please, Jane. I'm so hungry.

    Jane : I have to go now.

    Blanche : Just a little - please!

    Jane : No! You didn't eat your din-din, so you'll have to wait till lunchtime.

  • Jane : You know, we're right back where we started. When I was on the stage you had to depend on me for everything. Even the food you ate came from me. Now you have to depend on me for your food again. So, you see, we're right back where we started.

    Blanche : Why are you doing this to me? Why?

    Jane : Doing what?

    Blanche : Making me afraid to eat. Trying to make me starve myself.

    Jane : Don't be silly. If you starve you die.

  • Blanche : Jane, did you ever stop to think that - if anything happened to me, I mean anything bad, there wouldn't be any money for you? I wouldn't be here to sign the checks. You wouldn't even have pocket money. Did you ever think of that?

    Jane : Yeah, I've thought about that.

  • Blanche : I was just hoping, maybe, maybe I could meet him and we could have a nice talk - just the three of us.

    Jane : Yeah, you'd like that, wouldn't you! Then you could tell him a whole lot of lies about me! Scare him off! Or, maybe have him for yourself!

    [Jane slaps Blanche] 

  • Blanche : You said this last month, she's been a lot worst. Do you think she knows?

    Elvira Stitt : About selling the house? How could she? You don't have anything in writing.

    Blanche : We're sisters, Elvira. We know each other very well.

  • Blanche : Its still a pretty good picture.

  • Blanche : Jane... what are you doing? I was watching.

    Jane : Then you're an idiot.

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