What's the Matter with Helen?

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

With a script by Henry Farrell (author of the source novel on which What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? was based), Baby Jane in effect slays again...except that this time she's directed by Curtis Harrington, erstwhile buddy of Kenneth Anger (he acts in Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome), who knows what's camp and what's not, and the difference between melodrama and expressionism. He films this as Sternberg might have, with a great emphasis on masks and facades, underpinned with gorgeous fairytale motifs. Plus he stages the best tango since The Conformist.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Curtis Harrington
Henry Farrell
Debbie Reynolds
Shelley Winters
Dennis Weaver
Agnes Moorehead
Michael MacLiammoir
Timothy Carey
Harry Dean Stanton
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