Isabel Jewell - Rotten Tomatoes

Isabel Jewell

Highest Rated:   100% The Snake Pit (1948)
Lowest Rated:   60% Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
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Born and raised on a Wyoming ranch, American actress Isabel Jewell would only rarely be called upon to play a "Western" type during her career. For the most part, Isabel -- who made her screen debut in Blessed Event (1932) -- was typecast as a gum-chewing, brassy urban blonde, or as an empty-headed gun moll. Jewell's three best remembered film performances were in Tale of Two Cities (1935), where she was atypically cast as the pathetic seamstress who is sentenced to the guillotine; Lost Horizon (1937), as the consumptive prostitute who finds a new lease on life when she is whisked away to the land of Shangri-La; and Gone with the Wind (1939), where she appears briefly as "poor white trash" Emmy Slattery. In 1946, Isabel finally got to show off the riding skills she'd accumulated in her youth in Wyoming when she was cast as female gunslinger Belle Starr in Badman's Territory. Denied starring roles because of her height (she was well under five feet), Isabel Jewell worked as a supporting player in films until the '50s and in television until the '60s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
60% Ciao! Manhattan
  • Mummy
1972
No Score Yet The Arousers
  • Mrs. Cole
1970
No Score Yet Drum Beat
  • Lily White
1955
No Score Yet Man in the Attic
  • Katy
1953
No Score Yet The Story of Molly X
  • Mrs. Mack--Prison Laundry Matron (uncredited)
1949
93% Unfaithfully Yours
  • Telephone Operator
1948
100% The Snake Pit
  • Asylum Inmate
1948
82% The Bishop's Wife
  • Hysterical Mother
1948
80% Born to Kill
  • Laury Palmer
1947
No Score Yet Badman's Territory
  • Belle Starr
1946
No Score Yet The Merry Monahans
  • Rose
1944
No Score Yet The Falcon and the Co-eds
  • Mary Phoebus
1943
92% The Seventh Victim
  • Frances Fallon
1943
88% The Leopard Man
  • Maria
1943
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work
  • Actor
1943
94% High Sierra
  • Blonde
1941
No Score Yet Little Men
  • Stella N.
1940
No Score Yet Irene
  • Jane McGee
1940
100% Northwest Passage
  • Jennie
1940
93% Gone With the Wind
  • Emmy Slattery
1939
No Score Yet Brother Rat
  • Nurse
1938
100% Lost Horizon
  • Gloria Stone
1937
100% Marked Woman
  • Emmy Lou Egan
1937
No Score Yet Swing It, Sailor!
  • Myrtle Montrose
1937
No Score Yet Valiant Is the Word for Carrie
  • Lilli Eipper
1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town)
  • Emily
1936
No Score Yet Big Brown Eyes
  • Bessie Blair
1936
No Score Yet Ceiling Zero
  • Lou Clark
1936
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man
  • Gladys
1936
No Score Yet Advice to the Lovelorn
  • Rose
1935
100% Mad Love
  • Marianne
1935
No Score Yet The Casino Murder Case
  • Amelia
1935
100% A Tale of Two Cities
  • Seamstress
1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Judith Wilson
1934
85% Manhattan Melodrama
  • Anabelle
1934
No Score Yet She Had to Choose
  • Sally Bates
1934
75% Design for Living
  • Lisping Stenographer
1933
100% Counsellor at Law
  • Bessie Green
1933
89% Bombshell (Blonde Bombshell)
  • Junior'S Girl
1933
No Score Yet Blessed Event
  • Dorothy
1932

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