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Emma Dunn

Emma Dunn

Birthdate: February 26, 1874

Deathdate: December 14, 1966


The Woman in White (1948)

Arriving at an estate in England to teach drawing to wealthy Laura Fairlie, artist Walter Hartright sees a mysterious woman in white who promptly vanishes. Count Alesandro Fosco then arrives. He explains that the woman must have been an escapee from a nearby asylum. Walter enters the house, where...

Life with Father (1947)

Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, until they start making demands for him to change his own life. In keeping with the autobiography, all the...

Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

A wealthy New England family, the Mannons, await the return of patriarch Ezra, general for the Union in the Civil War, and son Orin, a timid young man before becoming an Army officer. Lavinia, who adores her father, is shocked to see mother Christine kissing another man. Worse yet, the man is sea...

The Talk of the Town (1942)

Mill worker and political activist Leopold Dilg (Cary Grant) is accused of burning down a mill and causing the death of a foreman in the fire. In the middle of his trial, Dilg escapes from jail and seeks shelter in a house owned by former schoolmate Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur), now a schoolteacher...

Ladies in Retirement (1941)

Ellen Creed has been Leonora Fiske's housekeeper for a long time. Ellen's two sisters, both a bit peculiar, are evicted from their flat, so Miss Fiske grants Emily's request to have the sisters move in with them. One day when Ellen's away, a stranger called Albert Feather turns up, claiming to be...

Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Dr. James Kildare (Ayres) and nurse Mary Lamont (Day) are finally set to be married. But the night before the wedding, Mary steps into the street and is struck down by a truck. Kildare arrives at her bedside just before she dies. Her last words: "This is going to be a lot easier for me than it wi...

Babes on Broadway (1941)

Babes on Broadway is a 1941 musical film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and directed by Busby Berkeley, with Vincente Minnelli directing Garland's big solo numbers. The film, which features Fay Bainter and Virginia Weidler, was the third in the "Backyard Musical" series about kids who pu...

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

Ann (Carole Lombard) and David Smith (Robert Montgomery) are a married couple living in New York who, though happy, often have fights that last for days. One morning, Ann asks David if he had to do it over again, would he marry her? To her disappointment, he answers he wouldn't. Later that day, t...

The Great Dictator (1940)

During a battle in the last months of World War I, the protagonist, an unnamed soldier (known only in the credits as A Jewish Barber), is fighting for the Central Powers in the army of the fictional nation of Tomainia, comically blundering through the trenches in combat scenes. Upon hearing a fat...

Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940)

Doctor James Kildare (Lew Ayres), just appointed resident assistant at the Byng State Hospital by his mentor Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Lionel Barrymore), is forced to return to his hometown when his general-practitioner father (Samuel S. Hinds) collapses from overwork.

Son of Frankenstein (1939)

It's been years since the events of the last movie. Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone), son of Henry Frankenstein (creator of the Monster), relocates his wife Elsa (Josephine Hutchinson) and young son Peter (Donnie Dunagan) to the family castle in the eponymous village. Wolf wants to re...

The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Mary Smith (Merle Oberon), daughter of presidential hopeful Horace Smith (Henry Kolker), has lived a cloistered life free of any scandal. Although she is devoted to her father and supports his political aspirations, she longs for a life of her own. Believing she needs some excitement in her life,...

When You're in Love (1937)

When You're in Love is a 1937 musical film starring Grace Moore, Cary Grant, and Thomas Mitchell. Moore sings "Minnie the Moocher" in one scene. She also sings the wonderful Ernesto Lecuono classic "Siboney" (though her Spanish is not perfection) drooled over by Cary Grant. The movie was directed...

The Glass Key (1935)

The Glass Key (1935 film), starring George Raft, Edward Arnold and Claire Dodd

Broken Lullaby (1932)

Haunted by the memory of Walter Holderlin, a soldier he killed during World War I, French musician Paul Renard (Holmes) confesses to a priest, who grants him absolution. Using the address on a letter he found on the dead man's body, Paul then travels to Germany to find his family. Because anti-Fr...