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Dame May Whitty

Dame May Whitty



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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 1948
Born: June 19, 1865 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Liverpool, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Return of October (1948) as Aunt Martha
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
If Winter Comes (1948) as Mrs. Perch
Scandal results when a well-meaning man takes in a pregnant girl.
The Sign of the Ram (1948) as Clara Brastock
An invalid matriarch manipulates her entire family.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) as Mother Superior
In 19th-century New Zealand, two sisters compete for the same man against a backdrop of political unrest and natural disaster.
This Time for Keeps (1947) as Grandma Cambaretti
A famous singer's son falls for a swimming star.
Devotion (1946) as Lady Thornton
The Bronte sisters and their brother fight personal demons to realize their artistic ambitions.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) as Mrs. Williamson Hughes
A young girl finds herself entrenched in a murder cover-up when she goes to work for a wealthy widow.
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944) as Nanny
An American woman with a British husband fights to keep her family together through two world wars.
Gaslight (1944) as Miss [Bessy] Thwaites
A newlywed fears she''s going mad when strange things start happening at the family mansion.
Madame Curie (1944) as Mme. Eugene Curie
The famed female scientist fights to keep her marriage together while conducting early experiments with radioactivity.
The Constant Nymph (1943) as Lady Longborough
A composer finds inspiration in his wife's romantic cousin.
Crash Dive (1943) as Grandmother
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Lady Pamela Hardwick
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Forever and a Day (1943) as Mrs. Trimble
During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from it's construction in 1804 until present day.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Baba
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Lassie Come Home (1943) as Dally [Fadden]
A faithful collie undertakes an arduous journey to return to her lost family.
Mrs. Miniver (1942) as Lady Beldon
A British family struggles to survive the first days of World War II.
Thunder Birds (1942) as Lady Jane Stackhouse
A veteran flyer and the youngster he''''s training fall for the same girl.
Suspicion (1941) as Mrs. Laidlaw
A wealthy wallflower suspects her penniless playboy husband of murder.
One Night in Lisbon (1941) as Florence
A Bill of Divorcement (1940) as Hester Fairchild
Margaret Fairfield, whose husband Hilary has been in an insane asylum for twenty years, divorces him so she can remarry. But then Hilary, who was thought incurable, recovers and returns home. His return spells disaster for all concerned.
Return to Yesterday (1940)
Wartime dilema: Robert Maine is torn between returning to the glamour of Hollywood and working with a small theatre company in England. When she falls in love with Maine, Carol has the same dilemma. Could this be symbolic of those actors who had to decide whether to stay in Hollywood or come to help the old country ?
Raffles (1939) as Lady Melrose
A suave thief falls in love again with his high school sweetheart and finds temptation and a detective on his trail while visiting her family.
The Lady Vanishes (1938) as Miss Froy
A young woman on vacation triggers an international incident when she tries to track an elderly friend who has disappeared.
I Met My Love Again (1938) as Aunt William
The marriage plans of two college sweethearts go amiss when the girlfriend meets a writer and runs off to marry him.

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