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Emma (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  2 January 1932 (USA)
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After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Emma
Richard Cromwell ...
Ronnie
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Mr. Smith
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Isabelle
John Miljan ...
District Attorney
Purnell Pratt ...
Haskins (as Purnell B. Pratt)
Leila Bennett ...
Matilda
Barbara Kent ...
Gypsy
Kathryn Crawford ...
Sue
George Meeker ...
Bill
Dale Fuller ...
Maid
Wilfred Noy ...
Drake
André Cheron ...
Count Pierre (as Andre Cheron)
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Storyline

When their mother dies in childbirth, Emma Thatcher who has been the nanny to his 3 children but now has an infant to care for. The children grow up and Frederick becomes rich and successful. He and Emma marry, as it turns out right before his death, and his will becomes a source of trouble between the children and Emma. Written by Rebecca Fennig <beckles@earthlink.com>

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Taglines:

She makes you LAUGH, She makes you CRY, but always makes you HAPPY!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

2 January 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Emma die Stütze der Familie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After winning her Best Actress Academy Award in 1931 for "Min and Bill," Marie was nominated again the very next year for her role in this film; Emma. See more »

Goofs

When Ronnie drives up to the Smith mansion with his dog, the dog can be seen about to follow him out of the car. Ronnie calls the dog, and we see the dog sitting in the back seat as if he hadn't budged and then walking toward him. See more »

Quotes

Emma: [to Matilda] If you intend to work in the swell, smart families, you've got to learn to be deaf and blind. It isn't enough that you should just be dumb.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

In My Merry Oldsmobile
(1905) (uncredited)
Music by Gus Edwards
Played during the opening credits
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User Reviews

 
a wonderful little film
2 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is just one of several films that make me wish Marie Dressler had lived to make more movies after the advent of sound movies. Her career was on the quick upswing when she died and every movie I saw her in was greatly improved by her performance.

This is a heart-wrenching movie about a lonely bachelor who marries the nanny who helped raise his kids. He incorrectly assumed that since she was like a member of the family that the kids would readily accept her. However, he soon dies after the wedding and the kids instead treat her horribly--especially when they find out the fortune was left to her. Watch it and be prepared to watch excellent acting and writing--there's just too little of it in most movies.


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