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Georgia Caine

  • Highest Rated: 100% Gentleman Jim (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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  • Georgia Caine is best remembered today by film buffs for her work in most of Preston Sturges's classic films for Paramount Pictures, as well as the movies he subsequently made independently and at 20th Century Fox. She was practically born on stage, the daughter of George Caine and the former Jennie Darragh, both of whom were Shakespearean actors. As an infant and toddler, she was kept in the company of her parents as they toured the United States. Bitten by the theatrical bug, she left school before the age of 17 to become an actress and she started out in Shakespearean repertory. Caine quickly shifted over to musical comedy, however, and became a favorite of George M. Cohan, appearing in his plays Mary, The O'Brien Girls, and The Silver Swan, among others. In 1914, she also starred in a stage production of The Merry Widow in London. Caine was a favorite subject of theater columnists during the teens and '20s. By the end of that decade, however, after 30 years on stage, her star had begun to fade, and that was when Hollywood beckoned. The advent of talking pictures suddenly created a demand for actors and actresses who could handle spoken dialogue. She moved to the film Mecca at the outset of the 1930s, and Caine worked in more than 60 films over the next 20 years, usually playing mothers, aunts, and older neighbors. She also occasionally broke out of that mold to do something strikingly different, most notably in Camille (1937), in which she portrayed a streetwalker. Starting with Christmas in July in 1940, she was a regular member of Preston Sturges' stock company of players (even portraying a bearded lady in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock), appearing in most of his movies right up to his directorial swan song, The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend (1949).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Mad Wednesday Bearded Lady 1951
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Julia 1950
63% The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend Mrs. Hingleman 1949
93% Unfaithfully Yours Dowager 1948
No Score Yet High Wall Miss Twitchell 1947
89% Sin of Harold Diddlebock Bearded lady 1947
No Score Yet Nora Prentiss Mrs. Sterritt 1947
71% A Double Life Actor in 'A Gentleman's Gentleman' 1947
95% Hail the Conquering Hero Mrs. Truesmith 1944
57% Mr. Skeffington Mrs. Newton 1944
88% The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Mrs. Johnson 1944
No Score Yet The Sky's the Limit Charwoman 1943
100% Gentleman Jim Mrs. Geary 1942
No Score Yet You Belong to Me Necktie Woman 1941
No Score Yet The Great Lie Mrs. Pine 1941
No Score Yet Ridin' on a Rainbow Maria Bartlett 1941
No Score Yet Manpower Head Nurse 1941
94% Christmas in July Mrs. MacDonald 1940
83% All This, and Heaven Too Lady 1940
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady Mrs. Pennion 1940
100% Remember the Night Lee's Mother 1940
83% Santa Fe Trail Officer's Wife 1940
No Score Yet A Child Is Born Mrs. Norton's Mother 1940
No Score Yet Tower of London Dowager Duchess 1939
No Score Yet Juarez Countess Battenberg 1939
100% Dodge City Mrs. Ellen Irving 1939
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Miss Stone 1939
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Mrs. Updike 1938
94% Jezebel Mrs. Petion 1938
No Score Yet Women Are Like That Mrs. Amelia Brush 1938
No Score Yet Bill Cracks Down Mrs. Witworth 1937
No Score Yet It's Love I'm After Mrs. Kane 1937
No Score Yet Affairs of Cappy Ricks Mrs. Peasely 1937
92% Camille Streetwalker 1936
No Score Yet One Rainy Afternoon Cecile 1936
No Score Yet Navy Born Aunt Minnie 1936
No Score Yet The Crusades Nun 1935
No Score Yet She Married Her Boss Fitzpatrick 1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice Mrs. Newton 1934
83% The Count of Monte Cristo Mme. De Rosas 1934
No Score Yet I Am Suzanne! Actor 1933
No Score Yet Night Work Mrs. Ten Eyck 1930
83% The Great Moment Mrs. Whitman 1921

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