Of course, the on-screen rivalry nicely reflected the stars’ well-publicised real-life antipathy, with reports that Crawford wore weight belts for scenes where Davis had to drag her along and that Davis was a little over-enthusiastic when acting the scene where Jane beats Blanche.
The result is an immensely creepy chiller with a multi-layered battle between the two leads.
**When younger brother Michael is chosen as head of the Corleone family business, oldest surviving brother Fredo is resentful, and turns to Michael’s rivals for help in reasserting himself.
In most families, resentment is dealt with by years of silence and the occasional insult at weddings or Christmas get-togethers.
What if, in fact, she was losing her mind and developing increasingly violent tendencies?
That’s the dilemma featuring Joan Crawford’s Blanche in this classic slice of Grand Guignol.
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Her father was a German Jewish immigrant, a descendant of owners of Löwenbräu beer.
Her mother, born in Portugal, was the daughter of a diplomat.
Almost a century later, with the once-grand house now in disrepair, a young woman walks through its empty rooms.
Sarah Anderson, a perfectly sensible estate lawyer, is about to do something utterly out of character.
She later moved to San Francisco, and worked for Grey Advertising, as a copywriter.