10 Favourite Edmund Gwenn Performances

1877 - 1959

On being given his Academy Award for playing Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street (1947): "Now I know there is a Santa Claus."
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1.
The Trouble with Harry (1955)
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body... (99 mins.)
“ Captain Albert Wiles ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
Them! (1954)
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. (94 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
“ Dr. Harold Medford ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ Kris Kringle ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London. (120 mins.)
“ Rowley ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them... (118 mins.)
“ Mr. Bennet ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
“ Rowlie ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
“ Hooper ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
Charley's Aunt (1941)
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from. (80 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Stephen Spettigue ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Louisa (1950)
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To her family's discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men...a grocer and her son's boss. (90 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
“ Henry Hammond ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
Life with Father (1947)
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A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Rev. Dr. Lloyd ” - misspaddylee