Each of these images could easily be titled "BEEN THERE"!
if olivia had had joan's axe, she'd have gotten out of that cage in no time flat.
SO glad she did that role. Crawford would have been miscast, the deceptive sweetness that is needed at the beginning; Olivia brings a sophisticated European softness to the role, which makes the twist that much more exciting. If you don't know the film, you think SHE'S the one suffering the strange goings on. Crawford, God love her and we all do, could not help but be over the top. It was apparently almost compulsive on her part. de Haviland, who was a close friend of Davis takes a backseat, and because of that comes close to stealing the film.
I never thought of it that way, Ptolemy1, but you may be right. It would, however, been priceless just to see Joan slap the sh*t out of Bette in the car scene!
Ohhhh, yes. Just seeing Crawford come down the stairs (no doubt carrying a six pack of Pepsi) in that chiffon nightgown would have been worth the price of admission.