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You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? 

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Joan accepts a leading role on a new film, despite her deteriorating health; Faced with a new rival, Bette reflects on her misplaced feud with Joan.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Bette Davis
Jessica Lange ... Joan Crawford
Judy Davis ... Hedda Hopper
Jackie Hoffman ... Mamacita
Alfred Molina ... Robert Aldrich (credit only)
Stanley Tucci ... Jack Warner
Alison Wright ... Pauline Jameson
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Olivia de Havilland
Kathy Bates ... Joan Blondell
Kiernan Shipka ... B.D. Hyman
Dominic Burgess ... Victor Buono
Molly Hagan ... Bette's Doctor
Charlie Bodin ... Joan's Dentist
Tim Conlon ... Stan
Joel Kelley Dauten ... Adam Friedman


1978. For his documentary, Adam, backstage at the Oscars, continues to conduct interviews with those still alive that were involved or knew of the situation between Bette and Joan specifically during Baby Jane and after, Bette still an unconfirmed participant in the project. Most of the current discussion centers around the mid-1960s and later - the post Charlotte era. In the late 1960s entering into the 1970s, Joan, getting few movie offers, decides to accept two projects, the first against the advice of her agent, Stan: a low-budget B-movie eventually titled Trog (1970) which Joan nonetheless believes will bring her back into A-list status and into the minds of Oscar voters; and from Simon and Schuster, a lifestyle book for women in how to live and look like Joan Crawford. Concurrently, she is starting to face potentially serious health issues, she still not willing to forgo her beauty for her health. The outcomes of both projects in addition to a specific incident leads to her ... Written by Huggo

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Biography | Drama


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Release Date:

23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


At the roast when Vincent Price makes a joke about Joan Crawford using Bette's bras as shoulder pads, Bette Davis is depicted as feigning laughter and feeling a tad uncomfortable. In reality, Bette was actually extremely amused by his remarks. Price even paused during his routine because of how hard she was laughing. See more »


When Joan Crawford arrives at the studio for "Trog", the caption says: "London" and we can see Tower Bridge in the background. "Trog" was actually filmed at Bray Studios in Berkshire, nearly 30 miles from London. See more »


Bette Davis: [upon hearing of Joan Crawford's death] My mother always said "don't say anything bad about the dead, only say good." Joan Crawford is dead. Good.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »


I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by The Flamingos
[The song is playing when Joan hallucinates that Jack, Hedda and eventually Bette are partying in her living room]
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