Lucile Watson

Lucile Watson

  • Highest Rated: 92% The Women (1939)
  • Lowest Rated: 40% The Garden of Allah (1936)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Canadian-born, convent-educated Lucille Watson studied acting in the waning years of the 19th century at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. On the Broadway stage from 1900, Watson scored her first big hit in the 1902 production The Girl with Green Eyes. She made her first film in 1916, but for the most part avoided Hollywood until after the death of her husband, playwright Louis Shipman, in 1934. Frequently cast as the mother, grandmother or maiden aunt of the hero/heroine, the formidable Ms. Watson was seen in such roles as Louisa Bradley in The Razor's Edge (1946) and Aunt March in the 1949 version of Little Women. In 1943, Lucille Watson earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of blinkered Washington D.C. matriarch Fanny Fannelly in Watch on the Rhine.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet My Forbidden Past Aunt Eula 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Serena Everett 1950
No Score Yet Harriet Craig Celia Fenwick 1950
83% Little Women Aunt March 1949
No Score Yet That Wonderful Urge Aunt Cornelia Farley 1948
No Score Yet Julia Misbehaves Mrs. Packett 1948
70% The Emperor Waltz Princess Bitotska 1948
No Score Yet Ivy Mrs. Gretorex 1947
45% Song of the South Grandmother 1946
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Mrs. Hamilton 1946
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Forever Aunt Jessica Hamilton 1946
No Score Yet My Reputation Mrs. Mary Kimball 1946
83% The Razor's Edge Mrs. Louise Bradley 1946
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Mrs. Charles 1945
No Score Yet Uncertain Glory Mme. Maret 1944
80% Watch on the Rhine Fanny Farrelly 1943
60% The Great Lie Aunt Ada 1941
No Score Yet Footsteps in the Dark Mrs. Archer 1941
No Score Yet Rage in Heaven Mrs. Monrell 1941
67% Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mrs. Custer 1941
80% Waterloo Bridge Lady Margaret Cronin 1940
No Score Yet Made for Each Other Mrs. Mason 1939
92% The Women Mrs. Moorehead 1939
No Score Yet The Young in Heart Mrs. Jennings 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Mrs. Marlowe 1938
86% Three Smart Girls Trudel 1936
No Score Yet A Woman Rebels Betty Bumble 1936
40% The Garden of Allah Mother Superior 1936
No Score Yet Rhythm on the Range Actor 1936
No Score Yet The Bishop Misbehaves Lady Emily Lyons 1935
No Score Yet What Every Woman Knows Comtesse 1934

QUOTES FROM Lucile Watson CHARACTERS

Fanny Farrelly
Well. We've been shaken out of the magnolias.
Anise
Pssst. Ask Herr Müller to come up here.
Fanny Farrelly
Why?
Anise
Why? Why? Because he is a man in love with his wife and because his wife looks most beautiful. You are getting so old - you're no longer understand the matters of delicacy between a man and a woman!
Fanny Farrelly
Jenny's daughter is still going with that actor. Hmm, passions in sin change; in my day it was Englishmen.