10 Favourite Olivia de Havilland Performances

Born 1916. Resides in France.

Academy Award winning actress (To Each His Own, The Heiress) of great talent, beauty and courage. She successfully sued her home studio of Warner Brothers to allow actors greater control over their careers.


"Playing good girls in the '30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress."
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1.
The Heiress (1949)
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. (115 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ Catherine Sloper ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
The Snake Pit (1948)
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution. (108 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
“ Virginia Stuart Cunningham ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
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Quick tempered but likable Biff Grimes falls for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he is not the only young man in the neighborhood who is smitten with her. (99 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Amy Lind ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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American film classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ Melanie Hamilton ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army. (102 mins.)
“ Maid Marian ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
To Each His Own (1946)
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business. (122 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Jody Norris ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
The Dark Mirror (1946)
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ Ruth Collins and Terry Collins ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
Lady in a Cage (1964)
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A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums. (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
“ Mrs. Hilyard ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen. (116 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
“ Emmy Brown ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia... (133 mins.)
“ Hermia ” - misspaddylee