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Edna May Oliver is a Actor American born on 9 november 1883 at Malden (USA)

Edna May Oliver

Edna May Oliver
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Birth name Edna May Nutter
Nationality USA
Birth 9 november 1883 at Malden (USA)
Death 9 november 1942 (at 58 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Not to be confused with the stage actress Edna May.

Edna May Oliver (November 9, 1883 – November 9, 1942) was an American stage and film actress. During the 1930s, she was one of the best-known character actresses in American films, often playing tart-tongued spinsters.

Best films

Pride and Prejudice (1940)

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Filmography of Edna May Oliver (46 films)

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Lydia (1941)
, 1h44
Directed by Julien Duvivier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Merle Oberon, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal, Joseph Cotten, Hans Jaray, George Reeves
Roles Sarah MacMillan
Rating63% 3.1980853.1980853.1980853.1980853.198085
An elderly woman named Lydia Macmillan (Merle Oberon), who is running a children's home, gets an unexpected visit from a long lost acquaintance, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick (Joseph Cotten). They haven't met for forty years, when they were young and in love. The story of their lives unfold as they remember the past with great fondness.
Pride and Prejudice, 1h57
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edna May Oliver, Mary Boland, Edmund Gwenn
Roles Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Rating73% 3.6963953.6963953.6963953.6963953.696395
Mrs. Bennet (Mary Boland) and her two eldest daughters, Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) and Elizabeth (Greer Garson), are shopping for new dresses when they see two gentlemen and a lady alight from a very expensive carriage outside. They learn that the men are Mr. Bingley (Bruce Lester), who has just rented the local estate of Netherfield, and Mr. Darcy (Laurence Olivier), both wealthy, eligible bachelors, which excites Mrs. Bennet. Collecting her other daughters, Mrs Bennet returns home, where she tries to make Mr. Bennet see Mr. Bingley, but he refuses, having already made his acquaintance.
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, 1h33
Directed by H. C. Potter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan, Lew Fields, Victor Varconi
Roles Maggie Sutton
Rating68% 3.4491653.4491653.4491653.4491653.449165
The film tells of novice American dancer Irene Foote (Ginger Rogers) who convinces New York-based British vaudeville comic Vernon Castle (Fred Astaire) to give up slapstick comedy in favor of sophisticated ballroom dancing.
Drums Along the Mohawk, 1h44
Directed by John Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Romance, Western
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, John Carradine, Eddie Collins, Ward Bond
Roles Mrs. Mc Klennar
Rating70% 3.5453053.5453053.5453053.5453053.545305
In colonial America, Lana Borst (Claudette Colbert), the eldest daughter of a wealthy Albany, New York family, marries Gilbert Martin (Henry Fonda). Together they leave her family's luxurious home to embark on a frontier life on Gil's small farm in Deerfield, in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. The time is July, 1776, and the spirit of revolution is in the air. The valley's settlers have formed a local militia in anticipation of an imminent war, and Gil joins up.
Second Fiddle, 1h25
Directed by Sidney Lanfield
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallée, Edna May Oliver, Mary Healy, Lyle Talbot, Alan Dinehart, Sr.
Roles Aunt Phoebe
Rating63% 3.1960753.1960753.1960753.1960753.196075
Jimmy Sutton, the publicity agent of a major Hollywood studios, is taking part in the endless search to find an actress to star in the adaptation of a best-selling novel Girl of the North. In Minnesota he discovers Trudi Hovland a schoolteacher who is perfect for the part. After he tacking her back to Los Angeles she manages to secure the role. In an effort to boost their popularity, Jimmy organises a fake romance between Trudi and another Hollywood star, Roger Maxwell. He neglects to tell Trudi that Roger is already romantically involved with another actress and is only interested in publicity.
Little Miss Broadway, 1h12
Directed by Irving Cummings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Shirley Temple, Edna May Oliver, George Murphy, Edward Ellis, Phyllis Brooks, Jimmy Durante
Roles Sarah Wendling
Rating65% 3.296393.296393.296393.296393.29639
Betsy Brown is released from an orphanage into the care of Pop Shea, her parents' friend who runs a boarding house for theatrical performers. Sarah Wendling, the curmudgeon owner and next-door neighbor of the building, detests "show people" and their noise, and demands Pop pay the $2,500 back rent he owes or move out immediately. Her nephew Roger is in love with Pop's daughter Barbara and files suit against Sarah in order to gain control of the building and his inheritance, with which he plans to stage a show starring the hotel residents. Sarah questions the soundness of Roger's investment in the show, and Betsy convinces the judge to see the production before he decides the case. With the assistance of her friends, the little girl presents a lavish musical revue in the courtroom that so impresses one of the observers he offers the troupe $2,500 a week to star in his International Follies. Having had a change of heart, Sarah insists the show is worth $5,000 and convinces the impresario to double his offer. Roger and Barbara then announce their intent to wed and adopt Betsy.
Paradise for Three, 1h18
Directed by Edward Buzzell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Frank Morgan, Robert Young, Mary Astor, Florence Rice, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen
Roles Mrs. Kunkel
Rating69% 3.488463.488463.488463.488463.48846
Un riche industriel gagne un séjour dans un grand hôtel à un concours que sa société organise et se fait passer pour un pauvre afin d'observer ses contemporains.
Parnell (1937)
, 1h58
Directed by John M. Stahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Actors Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Billie Burke
Roles Aunt Ben Wood
Rating54% 2.709642.709642.709642.709642.70964
Un épisode de la vie de Charles Stewart Parnell, le roi sans couronne, depuis sa lutte, dès 1880, pour soustraire l'Irlande au joug anglais, jusqu'à sa mort. Le scénario met l'accent sur sa relation avec Katie O'Shea, femme mariée, qui va provoquer un scandale.
Rosalie (1937)
, 2h3
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Dance films, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Eleanor Powell, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey
Roles Queen of Romanza
Rating61% 3.051223.051223.051223.051223.05122
Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy) is a football star for the Army, and Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), a Vassar student who is also a princess (Princess Rosalie of Romanza) in disguise, watches a football game. They are attracted to each other and agree to meet in her country in Europe. When Dick flies into her country he is greeted as a hero by the King (Frank Morgan) and finds Rosalie. Rosalie is engaged to marry Prince Paul (Tom Rutherford), who actually is in love with Brenda (Ilona Massey); Dick, not knowing of Prince Paul's affections, leaves the country. The King and his family are forced to leave their troubled country, and Dick and Rosalie are finally re-united at West Point.
Romeo and Juliet, 2h5
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about suicide, Théâtre, Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, John Barrymore, Basil Rathbone, Reginald Denny, Edna May Oliver
Roles Juliet's Nurse
Rating64% 3.247433.247433.247433.247433.24743
A Vérone, malgré la haine qui sépare leurs deux familles, Juliette, fille des Capulet et Roméo, issu de la famille Montaigu, s'aiment passionnément. A tel point que les deux jeunes gens décident de se marier secrètement.
David Copperfield, 2h10
Directed by George Cukor, Leontine Sagan, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure, Romance
Actors W. C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Maureen O'Sullivan, Basil Rathbone
Roles Aunt Betsey Trotwood
Rating73% 3.6943953.6943953.6943953.6943953.694395
Début du XIX siècle, en Angleterre. David Copperfield vient de perdre sa mère. M. Murdstone, son beau-père, l'envoie chez les Micawber, à Londres. Puis il part chez tante Betsey, une dame un peu loufoque. Le jeune David devient écrivain et se marie.
A Tale of Two Cities, 2h8
Directed by Jack Conway, Jacques Tourneur, Robert Z. Leonard, Val Lewton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Political films, Films about capital punishment, French Revolution films
Actors Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen, Fritz Leiber, Basil Rathbone
Roles Miss Pross
Rating77% 3.8950753.8950753.8950753.8950753.895075
On the eve of the French Revolution, Lucie Manette (Elizabeth Allan) is informed that her father (Henry B. Walthall) is not dead, but has been a prisoner in the Bastille for many long years before finally being released. She travels to Paris to take her father to her home in England. Dr. Manette has been taken care of by a friend, Ernest Defarge (Mitchell Lewis), and his wife (Blanche Yurka). The old man's mind has given way during his long ordeal, but Lucie's tender care begins to restore his sanity.
Murder on a Honeymoon, 1h14
Directed by Lloyd Corrigan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, Priscilla Lane, George Meeker, Rosemary Lane
Roles Hildegarde Withers
Rating67% 3.393933.393933.393933.393933.39393
On a short flight to Catalina Island off the California coast, a passenger named Roswell T. Forrest (Brooks Benedict) gets sick. Hildegarde Withers (Edna May Oliver) and the others aboard are startled when he is found dead upon landing. It appears to be murder to Miss Withers, but she has a tough time convincing local Police Chief Britt (Spencer Charters) and coroner Dr. O'Rourke (Arthur Hoyt).