Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon

  • Highest Rated: 100% Fort Apache (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
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  • Diminutive Scottish stage and screen actress Mary Gordon was seemingly placed on this earth to play care-worn mothers, charwomen and housekeepers. In films from the silent area (watch for her towards the end of the 1928 Joan Crawford feature Our Dancing Daughters), Gordon played roles ranging from silent one-scene bits to full-featured support. She frequently acted with Laurel and Hardy, most prominently as the stern Scots innkeeper Mrs. Bickerdyke in 1935's Bonnie Scotland. Gordon was also a favorite of director John Ford, portraying Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Englishwomen with equal aplomb (and sometimes with the same accent). She was the screen mother of actors as diverse as Jimmy Cagney, Leo Gorcey and Lou Costello; she parodied this grey-haired matriarch image in Olsen and Johnson's See My Lawyer (1945), wherein her tearful court testimony on behalf of her son (Ed Brophy) is accompanied by a live violinist. Mary Gordon is most fondly remembered by film buffs for her recurring role as housekeeper Mrs. Hudson in the Sherlock Holmes films of 1939-46 starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, a role she carried over to the Holmes radio series of the '40s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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Year

No Score Yet Fly by Night Ma Prescott 1993
No Score Yet The File on Thelma Jordon Charwoman 1949
95% Mighty Joe Young Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Annie 1949
100% Fort Apache Woman in Stagecoach Station 1948
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Actor 1947
No Score Yet Stallion Road Mrs. Ford 1947
No Score Yet Invisible Wall Mrs. Bledsoe 1947
No Score Yet The Long Night Old Lady 1947
No Score Yet Sister Kenny Actor 1946
80% Sherlock Holmes - Dressed to Kill Mrs. Hudson, Sherlock Holmes' Housekeeper 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Trina 1946
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey Agnes 1946
No Score Yet Little Giant Mom Miller 1946
No Score Yet Sing While You Dance Actor 1946
No Score Yet Pillow of Death Actor 1945
No Score Yet Strange Confession (The Missing Head) Mrs. O'Connor 1945
100% Sherlock Holmes and the Woman in Green Mrs. Hudson 1945
83% The Body Snatcher Mrs. Mary McBride 1945
No Score Yet Irish Eyes Are Smiling Irish Woman 1944
No Score Yet The Pearl of Death Mrs. Hudson Sherlock Holmes' Housekeeper 1944
No Score Yet Million Dollar Kid Mrs. McGinnis 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in the Spider Woman Mrs. Hudson 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Herself 1944
No Score Yet The Racket Man Actor 1944
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes Faces Death Mrs. Hudson 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington Mrs. Hudson 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Mrs. Hudson 1943
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Woman in Air Raid Shelter 1943
No Score Yet Boss of Big Town Mrs. Lane 1942
29% The Mummy's Tomb Jane Banning 1942
No Score Yet Great Guy Mrs. Ogilvie 1942
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Mrs. Hudson 1942
No Score Yet It Happened in Flatbush Mrs. Collins 1942
No Score Yet Meet the Stewarts Mrs. Stewart 1942
100% Gentleman Jim Irish Woman 1942
93% The Pride of the Yankees Maid 1942
No Score Yet Riot Squad Mrs. McGonigle 1941
No Score Yet It Started with Eve Cleaning Lady (II) 1941
No Score Yet Pot o' Gold Ma McCorkle 1941
No Score Yet Flight from Destiny Martha 1941
91% How Green Was My Valley Gossiper 1941
No Score Yet Borrowed Hero Mrs. Riley 1941
No Score Yet Four Jacks and a Jill Landlady 1941
No Score Yet Double Cross Mrs. Murray 1941
80% Kitty Foyle Charwoman 1940
No Score Yet The Invisible Woman Mrs. Bates 1940
No Score Yet No, No, Nanette Gertrude 1940
No Score Yet Young People Old Woman 1940
No Score Yet The Last Alarm Mrs. Hadley 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Mrs. Sweeney 1940
No Score Yet Saps at Sea Mrs. O'Riley 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Scrubwoman 1940
82% The Invisible Man Returns Cook 1940
No Score Yet When the Daltons Rode Ma Dalton 1940
No Score Yet My Son, My Son Mrs. Mulvaney 1940
No Score Yet My Son Is Guilty Mrs. Monticelli 1940
No Score Yet I Take This Oath Mrs. Hannigan 1940
No Score Yet Day-Time Wife Scrubwoman 1939
No Score Yet Rulers of the Sea Mrs. Ogilvie 1939
95% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Woman 1939
91% The Hound of the Baskervilles Mrs. Hudson 1939
No Score Yet Wings of the Navy Housekeeper 1939
100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Mrs. Hudson 1939
No Score Yet Cowboy from Brooklyn Chambermaid 1938
No Score Yet Kidnapped Mrs. MacDonald 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces Mrs. Patrick McGee 1938
71% A Damsel in Distress Cook 1937
No Score Yet Double Wedding Mrs. Keough 1937
No Score Yet The Toast of New York Charwoman 1937
No Score Yet Married Before Breakfast (Married by Noon) Mrs. Nevins 1937
100% Way Out West Cook 1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley Mrs. O'Malley 1937
No Score Yet Pick a Star Undertaker's Wife 1937
No Score Yet The Plough and the Stars Woman at Barricades 1936
100% After the Thin Man Rose (the cook) 1936
No Score Yet Yellowstone Mrs. McDougall 1936
No Score Yet Mary of Scotland Nurse 1936
No Score Yet The Lady Consents Apple Lady 1936
94% Mutiny on the Bounty Peddler 1935
No Score Yet Bonnie Scotland (Heroes of the Regiment) Mrs. Bickerdike 1935
No Score Yet The Irish in Us Mrs. O'Hara 1935
100% The Bride of Frankenstein Hans' Wife 1935
No Score Yet Vanessa, Her Love Story Mrs. Leathwaite 1935
100% The Whole Town's Talking Landlady 1935
No Score Yet The Gilded Lily Hugo's Wife 1935
No Score Yet Waterfront Lady Mrs. O'Flaherty 1935
No Score Yet The Little Minister Nanny 1934
No Score Yet The Man from Hell Mrs. Frank McCarroll 1934
71% Design for Living Theatre Chambermaid 1933
No Score Yet My Woman Actor 1933
90% She Done Him Wrong Cleaning Lady 1933
No Score Yet Woman Condemned Night Court lady 1933
No Score Yet Pack Up Your Troubles Mrs. MacTavish 1932
53% Blonde Venus Landlady 1932
No Score Yet Texas Cyclone Kate 1932
No Score Yet Call Her Savage Tenement lady 1932
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in the Black Camel Mrs. MacMaster 1931
No Score Yet Sunny Side Up Bit Part (back to camera) (uncredited) 1929

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