Mary Alden - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Alden

Highest Rated:   100% The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Lowest Rated:   97% Intolerance (1916)
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Entering films in 1914, American actress Mary Alden was almost immediately swept into a momentous chapter of screen history. D. W. Griffith cast Mary as Lydia Brown, the mulatto housekeeper/mistress of reconstructionist senator Austin Stoneman, in the Civil War epic The Birth of a Nation (1915). Mary's big scene, which was often removed in reissue prints due to its racist/erotic content, has Lydia insisting that white senator Sumner treat her as an equal; when the senator refuses, she tears her blouse, falls to the floor, and pretends she's been sexually assaulted! Most of Mary Alden's subsequent film roles weren't quite as showy; she remained in films as a character actress into the talking era, bowing out after 1932's Strange Interlude.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Strange Interlude
  • Maid
1932
No Score Yet Hell's House
  • Mrs. Mason
1932
No Score Yet Politics
  • Mrs. Evans
1931
No Score Yet The Cossacks
  • Lukashka's Mother
1928
No Score Yet April Fool
  • Amelia Rosen
1926
No Score Yet Brown of Harvard
  • Mrs. Brown
1926
No Score Yet The Plastic Age
  • Mrs. Carver
1925
No Score Yet Silk Husbands and Calico Wives
  • Actor
1920
97% Intolerance
  • "Uplifter" and Reformer
1916
100% The Birth of a Nation
  • Lydia
1915
No Score Yet Home Sweet Home
  • Mother, from the 2nd Story
1914

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