Stanley's Film Club: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

The ultimate tale of sibling rivalry! What Ever Happened To Baby Jane (1962; dir. Robert Aldrich) tells the story of Joan “Baby Jane”, a child star in 1917 whose career faded in the 1930s while her sister Blanche became a Hollywood icon. Thirty years later, after a terrible accident, both sisters live in a crumbling mansion. As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister, going to ever-greater extremes. This nerve-rattling psychological thriller stars arch-rivals Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, whose real-life careers had also ground to a halt.

This event will support South London Theatre’s production of Bette and Joan (13-17 September) a deliciously bitchy play full of barbed insults, insincere smiles and sparkling dialogue. The film will be followed by a Q&A with cast and crew, who will share  valuable insights on the film and developing the stage production.


Experience unforgettable cinema in South Norwood’s beautiful Grade II listed Stanley Halls. On the first Wednesday of every month, Stanley’s Film Club screens an eclectic variety of film genres including cult classics, new releases, documentaries, animation and shorts, often with a nod towards local heritage.

Come along and enjoy quality cinema in our grand yet informal setting. Stanley’s Film Club puts the magic and sense of occasion back into cinema-going and offers a welcoming space for film fans to come together, complemented by a bar serving craft beer and snacks.

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