Picks and Pans Review: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

updated 02/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/18/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sun., Feb. 17, 9 P.M. ET)


Switch channels Sunday night and you'll see Vanessa Redgrave in a very different part in this remake of the 1962 thriller. She gets the Joan Crawford role as the partially paralyzed former movie star. Her sister, Lynn, made up like a grotesque Raggedy Ann doll, has the Bette Davis role as the tormenting demento Baby Jane.

Amazingly, it's the first time the. Red-graves have worked together on television. Both are terrific in this repugnant setting. As the showbiz wannabe who barnacles himself to Jane, John Glover is also sharp. But leave us face it: He ain't no Victor Buono.

Though not as hermetically frightening as the original, this nasty bit of sibling rivalry is still a scary proposition.

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