Cinema: Scareer Girls

As an actress acquires more wrinkles, she generally gets fewer lines. But the rule does not apply to Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, who have dramatically turned age to advantage. In What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? these two redoubtable tootsies of yesteryear played a couple of hilarious old horrors out to do each other in, and in two movies just released they luridly continue their profitable new scareers.

Dead Ringer is predicated on the proposition that two Bette Davises are better than one. Bette plays a set of identical twins: one named Maggie,...

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