Dame May Whitty


Actor
Dame May Whitty

About

Birth Place
Liverpool, England, GB
Born
June 19, 1865
Died
May 29, 1948

Photos & Videos

My Name is Julia Ross - Lobby Cards
My Name is Julia Ross - Movie Posters
My Name is Julia Ross - Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Family & Companions

Ben Webster
Husband
Stage actor.

Notes

Named Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918.

Biography

Life Events

1937

First role in sound film "Night Must Fall"

Photo Collections

My Name is Julia Ross - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from My Name is Julia Ross (1945), starring Nina Foch. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
My Name is Julia Ross - Movie Posters
Here are a few movie poster images from Columbia Pictures' My Name is Julia Ross (1945), starring Nina Foch and directed by Joseph H. Lewis.
My Name is Julia Ross - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a number of photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of Columbia Pictures' My Name is Julia Ross, starring Nina Foch, George Macready, and Dame May Whitty, and directed by Joseph H. Lewis.

Videos

Movie Clip

Green Dolphin Street (1947) - The Tide May Not Wait None of the principals appear here (except Donna Reed and Lana Turner, as the sisters Patourel, in a portrait) but MGM’s intentions are declared, Dame May Whitty oversees the convent on the fictional Channel Island of St. Pierre, a boffo SF/X backdrop and a visit to Gladys Cooper as the mom, in the 1947 disaster melodrama Green Dolphin Street.
Green Dolphin Street (1947) - It Must Be St. Peter Donna Reed as 1840-something Channel Islander Marguerite is distraught over the (Spoiler!) consecutive deaths of her parents, wakened by the waves at the foot of the cliff-side convent, chooses to approach (though it’s not strictly necessary) through the old smuggler’s cave, thus a dramatic sequence for the MGM special effects team, in Green Dolphin Street, 1947.
Night Must Fall (1937) -- You Agree With Me Danny (Robert Montgomery) is ingratiating himself with Mrs. Bramson (Dame May Whitty) while her niece Olivia (Rosalind Russell) reconsiders his charms, only to grow suspicious about the tune he whistles, in Night Must Fall, 1937.
Night Must Fall (1937) -- I Am Not A Snob Danny (Robert Montgomery) has just been introduced to the household where his girlfriend Dora (Merle Tottenham) is the maid and Olivia (Rosalind Russell) works for her aunt Mrs. Bramson (Dame May Whitty) in Night Must Fall, 1937.
Night Must Fall (1937) - Perfectly Ordinary English People Joining the interrogation by Matthew Boulton as detective Belsize, who’s just introduced himself to Mrs. Bramson (Dame May Whitty), mistress of a quiet country household, with Kathleen Harrison her cook and Rosalind Russell her niece and assistant, providing a speech from the Emlyn Williams play, in MGM’s Night Must Fall, 1937, starring Academy Award-nominated Robert Montgomery.
Lady Vanishes, The (1938) - What's Happening To England Bothered cricket fans Caldicott and Charters (Naunton Wayne, Basil Radford) hijack the phone, then meet fellow stranded traveler Dame May Whitty, who will become the central character, in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, 1938, also starring Michael Redgrave and Margaret Lockwood.
Lady Vanishes, The (1938) - Tooth For A Toothbrush Soon-to-be-married traveler Iris (Margaret Lockwood), snowed-in at an Alpine chalet, discovers, in the person of Gilbert (Michael Redgrave, his first scene), the consequences of complaining about the noise upstairs, early in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, 1938.
Lady Vanishes, The (1938) - Rhymes With Joy Recently knocked on the head by a falling flower box, Iris, (Margaret Lockwood) with her new traveling companion Miss Froy (Dame May Whitty), both having caught the train after being stuck at a hotel in the Alps, a famous sequence from Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes, 1938.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) -- Put That Knife Away Julia (Nina Foch) splits the boarding house, speaks to Bertha (Joy Harrington), is greeted by Ralph (George Macready) at her new place of employment, his mother (Dame May Whitty) and servants (Anita Bolster, Leonard Mudie) plotting against her, in My Name Is Julia Ross, 1945.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) -- I Don't Look Crazy, Do I? Kidnapped Julia (Nina Foch) overhears Ralph (George Macready) and Mrs. Hughes (Dame May Whitty), her supposed husband and mother-in-law, and tries to use the identity they've imposed upon her with the gatekeeper (Charles McNaughton), in Joseph H. Lewis' My Name Is Julia Ross, 1945.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) -- I'm Strong As An Ox Hard-up Julia (Nina Foch) has rushed to respond to an exciting classified ad, meeting first "Miss Allison" (Anita Bolster), then Mrs. Hughes (Dame May Whitty) and son Ralph (George Macready), who are for sure up to no good, early in Joseph H. Lewis' My Name Is Julia Ross, 1945.
Gaslight (1944) - Six Wives Buried In The Cellar Exposition cloaked in coincidence, George Cukor directing, as Paula (Ingrid Bergman) meets Miss Thwaites (Dame May Whitty), who turns out to be personally linked to her own childhood trauma, as she begins a vacation to consider whether she should marry Daniel (Charles Boyer), early in Gaslight, 1944.

Trailer

Family

Margaret Webster
Daughter
Actor, director, producer, playwright.

Companions

Ben Webster
Husband
Stage actor.

Bibliography

Notes

Named Dame Commander of the British Empire in 1918.