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Alma Kruger

Highest Rated:   100% These Three (1936)
Lowest Rated:   14% Forever Amber (1947)
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The word "formidable" seems to have been especially coined for American actress Alma Kruger, who for over a decade was the quintessential immovable society dowager. Alma had been a stage actress for nearly sixty years before making her first film, These Three (1936), in which she played the easily shocked grandmother who swallowed the scandalous lies told by spiteful little Bonita Granville. She was a bit nicer but no less forceful as the mother-in-law who saw right through Rosalind Russell's shallow kindliness in Craig's Wife (1936). Alma played Empress Maria Theresa in Marie Antoinette (1938), who supervised the arranged marriage of Marie and the dullwitted Louis XVI; while in His Girl Friday (1940) she was Ralph Bellamy's domineering mother, who underwent the indignity of being first kidnapped and then arrested thanks to the machinations of newspaper editor Cary Grant. From 1938 through 1943 Alma played head nurse Molly Byrd, the friendly adversary to crusty Lionel Barrymore in the Dr. Kildare series. Alma Kruger made her last film, Forever Amber, in 1947, in which, despite the presence of a stellar supporting cast, the septugenarian actress still managed to dominate her big scenes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% Forever Amber
  • Lady Redmond
1947
71% A Scandal in Paris
  • Marquise
1946
No Score Yet Colonel Effingham's Raid (Man of the Hour)
  • Mrs. Monadue
1946
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Warning, (Doctor's Warning)
  • Mrs. Wellington
1945
No Score Yet Babes on Swing Street
  • Martha Curtis
1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington
  • Mrs. Jacob Livingston
1944
83% Saboteur
  • Mrs. Henrietta Sutton
1942
No Score Yet The People vs. Dr. Kildare (My Life Is Yours)
  • Molly Byrd
1941
No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration
  • Victoria
1941
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Crisis
  • Molly Byrd
1940
No Score Yet You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men)
  • Aunt Margo
1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home
  • Molly Byrd
1940
No Score Yet Anne of Windy Poplars
  • Mrs. Stephen Pringle
1940
No Score Yet Dr. Kildare's Strange Case
  • Molly Byrd
1940
98% His Girl Friday
  • Mrs. Baldwin
1940
No Score Yet Balalaika
  • Mrs. Danchenoff
1939
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare
  • Molly Byrd
1939
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Kildare
  • Molly Byrd
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Sister
1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette
  • Empress Maria Theresa
1938
No Score Yet Mother Carey's Chickens
  • Aunt Bertha
1938
No Score Yet The Great Waltz
  • Mrs. Strauss
1938
83% 100 Men and a Girl
  • Mrs. Tyler
1937
No Score Yet Vogues of 1938
  • Sophie Miller
1937
No Score Yet Craig's Wife
  • Ellen Austen
1936
100% These Three
  • Mrs. Tilford
1936

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