Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Synopsis: Aged, wealthy Charlotte Hollis has lived as a recluse in the crumbling family plantation mansion in Hollisport, Louisiana since her father Sam Hollis' death thirty-six years ago. The only people who regularly see her are her hard-as-nails but seemingly loyal housekeeper, Velma Crowther, and her longtime friend and physician, Dr. Drew Bayliss. She has lived there most of her life except for a short stint in London thirty-seven years ago following the vicious murder of her married lover, John Mayhew, at the plantation's summer house while Sam was hosting one of his legendary grand balls in the mansion. She and John had planned to run off together that night, but instead he was bludgeoned to death, his head and right hand severed from his body. Nobody was ever convicted for his murder, but most people believe Charlotte did it after John changed his mind about running off with her. They also believe that Charlotte, whom they haven't seen in years, is a crazy old woman. Conversely, Charlott
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Robert Aldrich
Production: Fox
  Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
133 min

No, Papa.

No, Papa.

I... I don't want to, Papa.

No, Papa.

I don't want to, Papa.

- Come with me, baby.

- No, Papa.

Boy, it sure is spooky round here.

Especially the graveyard.

It's spookier.

- Hurry up. It's getting late.

- You think there really is a ghost?

- Who knows?

- Sure, there's a ghost.

There's the house now.

Gives me the creeps every time I see it.

What if she catches me?

Then you tell her you're Jewel Mayhew

and you're comin' lookin'

for your poor little ol' husband's head.

But if she catches me?

Now look,

you wanna join the Spiders, don't you?

Get on in there.

Don't forget to get something

she touched.

Watch out for that cleaver.

She's just liable to chop off

your little head.

Go on. We haven't got all night.

Go on.


- Get outta here!

- Run!

- She'll catch us.

- She ain't catching me.

Come on, move.

I'm scared.

I'm running. I'm running.

Chop, chop, sweet Charlotte

Chop, chop, till he's dead

Chop, chop, sweet Charlotte

Chop off his hand and head

To meet your lover you ran, chop, chop

Now everyone understands

Just why you ran

to meet your love, chop, chop

To chop off his head and hand

Chop, chop, sweet Charlotte

Chop, chop, till he's dead

Chop, chop...

Damn you!

Damn you!

Get off my property or I'll shoot!

I told you to get off my property!

Stan! Look out!

Look out up there, Stan!

- Man, oh, man.

- That crazy woman. I'm telling you...

I wouldn't go out there if I was you.

What do you think you're doing,

firing on my men?

That's my land

he's ploughing up down there!

Damn it! Ma'am, you coulda killed him.

If I'd been aiming to kill him,

I would have.

Now see here, Miss Hollis,

we done what we could to accommodate you,

but this time you've gone too far.

We've got a bridge to build

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Henry Farrell

Henry Farrell (September 27, 1920 – March 29, 2006) was an American novelist and screenwriter, best known as the author of the renowned gothic horror story What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, which was made into a film starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. more…

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