Jessie Ralph - Rotten Tomatoes

Jessie Ralph

Highest Rated:   100% The Bank Dick (1940)
Lowest Rated:   60% One Night of Love (1934)
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Born in the waning months of the Civil War, Jessie Ralph made her stage debut with a Providence, RI, stock company in 1880. Her extensive Broadway experience ranged from Shakespearean classics to George M. Cohan musicals. She had appeared in films as early as 1915, but did not become a permanent Hollywood resident until 1933. For the most part, Ralph was cast as kindly grandmas, sagacious maids, and stern but loving governesses; her finest screen performances included Peggoty in 1934's David Copperfield and a benign sorceress in 1940's The Blue Bird. Her gift for exuding imperious abrasiveness was amply demonstrated in such films as After the Thin Man (1936), and W.C. Fields' The Bank Dick (1940), appearing in the latter as Fields' gorgon mother-in-law, Mrs. Hermisillio Brunch. Jessie Ralph retired in 1941 after enduring a leg amputation.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet They Met in Bombay
  • Duchess of Beltravers
1941
No Score Yet Star Dust
  • Miss Parker
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Fairy Berylune
1940
100% The Bank Dick
  • Mrs. Hermisillo Brunce
1940
80% Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Mrs. Weaver
1939
No Score Yet Port of Seven Seas
  • Honorine
1938
No Score Yet Hold That Kiss
  • Aunt Lucy
1938
No Score Yet Double Wedding
  • Mrs. Kensington Bly
1937
No Score Yet The Last Of Mrs.Cheyney
  • Actor
1937
94% The Good Earth
  • Cuckoo
1937
No Score Yet The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
  • Duchess
1937
100% After the Thin Man
  • Aunt Katherine Forrest
1936
No Score Yet Walking on Air
  • Evelyn Bennett
1936
100% San Francisco
  • Maisey Burley
1936
No Score Yet The Unguarded Hour
  • Actor
1936
83% Little Lord Fauntleroy
  • Apple Woman
1936
No Score Yet The Garden Murder Case
  • Mrs. Hammle
1936
91% Camille
  • Nanine
1936
100% Captain Blood
  • Mrs. Barlowe
1935
No Score Yet Metropolitan
  • Charwoman
1935
79% Mark of the Vampire
  • Midwife
1935
100% Les Miserables
  • Mme. Magloire
1935
No Score Yet Enchanted April
  • Mrs. Fisher
1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger)
  • Nurse Peggotty
1935
No Score Yet I Found Stella Parish
  • Nana
1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life
  • Grandma
1935
No Score Yet Evelyn Prentice
  • Mrs. Blake
1934
No Score Yet We Live Again
  • Matrona Pavlovna
1934
60% One Night of Love
  • Angelina, Housekeeper
1934
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini
  • Beatrice
1934
83% Murder at the Vanities
  • Mrs. Helen Smith
1934
No Score Yet Coming Out Party
  • Nora, the Maid
1934
No Score Yet Nana
  • Zoe
1934
No Score Yet Ann Carver's Profession
  • Terry
1933
No Score Yet Cocktail Hour
  • Princess
1933
No Score Yet Elmer, the Great
  • Sarah Crosby
1933

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