Bette hammier than a large roast pig (and only marginally better dressed). Jack Hedley more wooden than James Stewart (if you can believe that). Sheila Hancock plays a common tart (well, no surprise there then).
Unusual Hammer film is a cynical and bizarre black comedy with Bette Davis devouring the scenery. The story gets off to a slow start, but gets far better in the second half - even if it never does quite reach its potential outrageousness. The script feels a bit stagey - maybe sticking too close to the theatrical source material - but Baker keeps the character interactions from a group of top-notch actors crackling.
I wasn't expecting such a great movie! First time I've watched Bette Davis perform in color. What a pleasure! Insulting everybody during the entire film... I wonder if she'd get along with Baby Jane Hudson <3
I love this film...if you notice Davis has a different colored eye patches to match her outfits. She's also sinister and evil and deliciously insulting to everyone around her. Her character in this film resembles much of Margot Channing