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Jean Cadell

Highest Rated:   100% Madeleine (1950)
Lowest Rated:   87% A Taste of Honey (1961)
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Those few film historians who've commented upon Scottish character actress Jean Cadell have invariably emphasized her flaming red hair (in her earlier appearances) and piercing blue eyes. A stage actress from the turn of the century onward, Cadell entered films in 1919, often playing feisty young "lassies." Her first talkie was, appropriately enough, The Loves of Robert Burns (1930). Usually seen as sharp-tongued wives and remonstrating housekeepers, she was prominently cast in such films as David Copperfield (1935, as Mrs. Micawber) and Pygmalion (1937, as Mrs. Pierce). One of her most fondly remembered 1940s characterizations was as the Scots postmistress in the Boulting Brothers' I Know Where I'm Going. After years of secondary roles, Jean Cadell was afforded a star part--and star billing--in her next-to-last film, Like Unto You (1961).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Very Important Person
  • Actor
1962
87% A Taste of Honey
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Serious Charge
  • Almshouse Matron
1959
No Score Yet The Little Hut
  • Mrs. Brittingham-Brett
1957
No Score Yet Keep It Clean
  • Mrs. Anstey
1956
No Score Yet Meet Mr. Lucifer
  • Mrs. Macdonald
1953
No Score Yet The Obsessed
  • Ellen Housekeeper
1952
100% Madeleine
  • Mrs. Jenkins
1950
100% Whisky Galore!
  • Mrs. Campbell
1949
No Score Yet Jassy
  • Meggie
1948
100% I Know Where I'm Going
  • Postmistress
1947
No Score Yet Quiet Wedding
  • Aunt Florence
1941
No Score Yet South Riding
  • Miss Dry
1938
94% Pygmalion
  • Mrs. Pearce
1938
No Score Yet Love from a Stranger
  • Aunt Lou
1937
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger)
  • Mrs. Micawber
1935
No Score Yet Escape
  • Actor
1930

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