Googie Withers

Googie Withers

Highest Rated: 98% The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Lowest Rated: 71% Country Life (1994)

Birthday: Mar 12, 1917

Birthplace: Karachi, British India

A notable British film and stage actress in England where she grew up and Australia which would become her adopted home, Googie Withers became best known for a series of melodramas at Ealing Studios in the 1940s and proved herself a versatile character player in her later years. She was born to a British career officer and a Dutch mother in a part of India that later became Pakistan. Withers was convent-educated in England, and studied acting and dancing before her stage debut in 1929. While she kept busy in theater during the 1930s, she also broke into films in 1934 with "The Girl in the Crowd." In the mid-30s, she cut back on her stage work to concentrate on her film career, but was confined mostly to second leads in both fairly big films and near "quota quickies" made to fulfill Britain's self-imposed Quota Law. She supported Dolores Del Rio and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in "Accused" (1936), acted for Michael Powell in the likable low-budgeter "The Love Test" (1935) and played one of Margaret Lockwood's giggly girlfriends in Alfred Hitchcock's superb "The Lady Vanishes" (1938).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 90% Shine Katharine Susannah Prichard (Character) $35.9M 1996
71% 50% Country Life Hannah (Character) $87.5K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time After Time Leda Klein (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northanger Abbey Mrs. Allen (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port of Escape Anne Stirling (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Devil on Horseback Mrs. Cadell (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Derby Day Betty Molloy (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Godiva Rides Again Susan Foster (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Corridors Dr. Sophie Dean (Character) - 1951
79% 90% Night and the City Helen Nosseross (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Traveller's Joy Bumble Pelham (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once Upon a Dream Carol Gilbert (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 59% Miranda Clare Martin (Character) - 1948
88% 64% It Always Rains on Sunday Rose Sandigate (Character) $7.2K 1947
No Score Yet 60% The Loves of Joanna Godden Joanna Godden (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pink String and Sealing Wax Pearl Bond (Character) - 1945
93% 86% Dead of Night Joan Cortland (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Came to a City Alice (Character) - 1944
83% 43% On Approval Helen Hale (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 50% The Silver Fleet Helène van Leyden (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 65% One of Our Aircraft Is Missing Jo de Vries (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Back-Room Boy Bobbie (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeannie Laundry Girl (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Polly (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Night Lola Matthews (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble Brewing Mary Brown (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Steal Alice Forrest (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convict 99 Lottie (Character) - 1938
98% 88% The Lady Vanishes Blanche (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate Plus Ten Lady Moya (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Action for Slander Mary (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Hearts Elaine (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 60% Crown vs. Stevens Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Test Minnie (Character) - 1935

QUOTES FROM Googie Withers CHARACTERS

Else Meertens says: Do you think that we Hollanders who threw the sea out of our country will let the Germans have it? Better the sea.

Jo de Vries says: You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing these masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts.