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Georgia Caine



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mad Wednesday
  • Bearded Lady
1951
No Score Yet Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  • Julia
1950
71% 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
50% 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
No Score Yet Santa Fe Trail
  • Officer's Wife
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 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
91% 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
No Score Yet 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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