Alma Kruger

Alma Kruger

  • Highest Rated: 100% Craig's Wife (1936)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% 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

11% 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
100% Craig's Wife Ellen Austen 1936
100% These Three Mrs. Tilford 1936

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