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What song does Baby Jane Hudson sing as a girl and then later tries to reprise as an adult?
"I've Written a Letter to Daddy"
This a trademark song for Jane. Her father had an instrumental role in promoting her career.
"Ain't We Got Fun?"
What item is promoted for sale after Baby Jane Hudson's stage shows?
Baby Jane Hudson posters
Baby Jane Hudson doll
The dolls are oversized and overpriced. Jane has one she dotes on as an adult.
Baby Jane Hudson balloon
Baby Jane Hudson pendant
After her show, over what does Baby Jane Hudson have a tantrum?
Fixing her hair
Sharing cotton candy with her sister
An ice cream
She demands ice cream from her father who tries to tell her no. She behaves like a spoiled brat in front of the public until she gets her way.
As a child, what does Blanche's mother tell her?
"Someday it's going to be you who gets all the attention."
She also tells her to "be kind to Jane." Blanche plays second fiddle to Jane throughout their childhood.
"Jane has had a tougher life than you have."
"You are every bit as talented as your sister."
"Sometimes we must accept the hand we are dealt in life."
Two critics review a film starring Jane as an adult in 1935. What is their commentary?
"Two sisters as good as that. What are the odds?"
"I don't think anyone's going to watch that picture again" is also said. Jane is washed up, but Blanche Hudson has become a big movie star.
"Baby Jane who?"
"This one is Oscar worthy."
What happens at the gate of the Hudson home in 1935?
Mr. Hudson is murdered.
Blanche Hudson is kidnapped.
Jane Hudson is stalked by a crazed fan.
Blanche Hudson is run down by a car
Jane Hudson appears to have been the driver of the car that struck and crippled Blanche.
Whose house did Blanche Hudson buy?
Blanche made more money than she could spend as a Hollywood star. She and her sister lived in the house.
A female neighbor and her daughter live next door to the Hudsons. How long have they lived there?
The neighbor, Mrs. Bates, is a fan of the Hudsons and is curious about them. She is constantly observing the Hudson house and looking for opportunities to speak with Jane.
What pet does Blanche have?
Jane later serves the bird up on a lunch platter when she becomes angry with Blanche.
What does Mrs. Bates bring over to the Hudson's for Blanche?
Jane takes the flowers and shoos Mrs. Bates away. She throws the flowers in the kitchen sink.
A bottle of wine
Who is Alvira?
Jane Hudson's manager
The Hudsons' neighbor
Alvira looks out for Blanche and tries to protect her from her sister, Jane.
How does Blanche attempt to get help from the neighbor?
Make a phone call
Yells out the window
Throws a note out the window
Blanche throws the note near the neighbor. However, the neighbor is speaking with Jane who just arrived home, and Jane finds it first.
Breaks the window
Why does Jane place a personal ad in the paper?
She needs a new housekeeper.
She needs a musician.
Jane wants to revive her Baby Jane days and become a star again.
She needs a gardener.
She needs a boyfriend.
What is Blanche planning on doing behind her sister's back that makes Jane angry?
Throw a dinner party at the house
Resurrect her career
Sell the house
Blanche was hoping she could get some psychological help for Jane. She wanted to move out and offers Alvira a position.
Mr. Flagg sees Jane's ad in the paper. Who makes the call for him?
His mother calls, posing as his secretary. He wants to seem more important than he is.
How does Jane get Alvira out of the house?
Gives her the day off
Jane even gives her an extra $15. She is plotting against Blanche and wants no witnesses.
Sends her to get groceries
Asks her to help the neighbor
Tells her to go into town on errands
Why does Blanche say she didn't eat her dinner?
She said she never received it.
She said she didn't like it.
She said she was afraid.
Blanche didn't trust her sister. Jane took a chicken leg and took a bite from it to show her the meal was safe.
She said she accidentally knocked the tray over.
What was odd about Jane when she opened the door to Mr. Flagg?
She is in a towel.
She is wearing her robe and drinking.
She is in a wheelchair.
She is wearing her Baby Jane outfit.
Mr. Flagg is a little freaked out but plays along with Jane and pretends to be interested in her childhood as "Baby Jane."
What does Mr. Flagg tell Jane about his father?
He ran off with a showgirl.
He was an actor.
Mr. Flag brags about how skilled an actor his father was and puts on an air of arrogance toward Jane's career.
He died when Mr. Flagg was two.
He was a railroad worker.
How much does Jane agree to pay Mr. Flagg?
Jane tries to get away with $100/month and then offers $100/week. Flag is money hungry and takes the offer.
Who is Dehlia?
Mr. Flagg's wife
Mr. Flagg's mother
Dehlia seems like an overbearing mother to a grown Mr. Flagg. Her son implies he may have been illegitimate.
Blanche's stage name
What does Jane try to order over the phone but has trouble doing so?
Jane's credit is bad so she has to pretend to be Blanche to order six bottles of Scotch and three bottles of gin.
Jane stops feeding Blanche. What does Blanche finally find in a drawer to eat?
Blanche wolfs down the chocolates. So far, Jane had served her dead bird and rat .
A stick of gum
Who does Blanche reach on the phone and tells, "I need you here at the house"?
She tells Dr. Shelby her sister is "emotionally disturbed." Unfortunately, Jane overhears, poses as Blanche and cancels the planned visit.
Alvira goes into the Hudson home after Jane leaves. What does she discover?
A body is in the garage.
Blanche is locked in her room.
Alvira tries to pry the door off its hinges to check on Blanche. Jane catches her in the act.
Blanche is eating her lunch.
Edwin Flagg watching Blanche.
When Edwin Flagg returns to have dinner with Jane, why does she turn him away?
She fired him earlier in the day.
She is drunk.
She just committed murder.
She killed Alvira. When Edwin leaves, she cries and says, "What am I going to do?"
He insults her.
What does Jane do with Alvira's body?
She puts it in the closet.
She puts it in the pool.
She puts it in the car.
Mrs. Bates sees the lights on in the garage and goes out to confront Jane. Nothing comes of it.
She puts it in the basement.
Jane asks for Blanche's help after committing murder. What does Blanche suggest?
"We have to go away."
Blanche tries to seem like she is on Jane's side until she can get help. Jane buys the "nice act."
"We can frame Edwin."
"Confess it was an accident."
"Claim it was self-defense."
Who do the police bring to the Hudson house?
Edwin is drunk and insists on seeing Jane. He wants to be paid.
What surprise does Jane give Edwin?
A wad of cash
A full bottle of Scotch
A Baby Jane doll
Edwin puts the doll on his lap and gives it a ride in the wheelchair. Jane sees him and gets upset.
A birthday cake
Where does Jane take Blanche when they hide from police?
Jane has fond memories of her father taking their family to the beach when they were children. While there, she even plays ball with some children.
A fancy hotel
What did Blanche disclose to Jane while they were on the beach?
They had different fathers.
Jane wasn't driving the night she was hit.
Jane always thought she was responsible for Blanche's paralysis. Jane comments, "We could've been friends."
Their father committed suicide.
Blanche never wanted to be a star.
Why does Jane leave Blanche alone on the beach?
Blanche tells her to go get help.
She hates her.
She goes for ice cream.
She orders two strawberry cones from a stand where the police were looking for her.
She goes swimming.
Blanche is on the sand at the beach. What does she say to Jane?
"Take me home."
"You never could act."
After being starved, tied up, and drugged, it's amazing she is still alive. No one seems to have noticed her on the beach.
"Why are we here?"
What is the movie's final scene?
A shot of the wheelchair.
Blanche stabs Jane on the beach.
Jane smothers Blanche on the beach with a towel.
The police catch up with Jane on the beach.
A bird's eye view of the beach shows the police confronting Jane and spectators swarming.