10 Favourite Edna May Oliver Performances

1883-1942

Unforgettable stage and screen character actress. No matter the role, she always seemed perfectly cast.

On Broadway she created the role of Parthy Hawks in the original 1927 production of "Show Boat" and played the role in the 1932 revival, although she did not play the role in the two movie versions made during her lifetime.
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1.
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.)
“ Lady Catherine de Bourgh ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins. (104 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Mrs. McKlennar
Oscar nomination: Best Actress in a Supporting Role ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
David Copperfield (1935)
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world. (130 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Aunt Betsey Trotter ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
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A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies. (74 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Corrigan
“ Hildegarde Withers

see also:
Penguin Pool Murder
Murder on the Blackboard ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
Little Women (1933)
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Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War... (115 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Aunt March ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution. (128 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
“ Miss Pross ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
Cimarron (1931)
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A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century. (123 mins.)
“ Mrs. Tracy Wyatt ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
We're Rich Again (1934)
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The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick. (71 mins.)
“ Maude Stanley ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)
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When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative... (74 mins.)
Director: George B. Seitz
“ Mrs. Lou Atherton ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
Laugh and Get Rich (1931)
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Man takes his wife's stashed money and is conned into investing it in an oil well. (72 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ Sarah Cranston Austin ” - misspaddylee