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Nana Bryant

Highest Rated:   100% One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Lowest Rated:   80% The Song of Bernadette (1943)
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Cutting her theatrical teeth in regional stock, American actress Nana Bryant appeared steadily on Broadway from 1925 thrugh 1935. Her forte during this period was musical-comedy character work, a field she still cultivated in the 1940s with Song of Norway. Bryant's first film was 1935's Guard That Girl; for the next twenty years she appeared mainly in benign, understanding roles, as typified by her last movie assignment as a kindly Mother Superior in The Private War of Major Benson (1955). That same year, Bryant had a six-month run as Mrs. Nestor, owner of a private school, on the popular TV sitcom Our Miss Brooks. So firmly associated was Bryant in motherly roles that she quite took the audience's breath away when playing a nasty character. Even Nana Bryant's daughter-in-law, who knew the real woman as well as anyone, could not bear watching Bryant portray a steely-eyed murderer in the Roy Rogers western Eyes of Texas (1949).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Private War of Major Benson
  • Mother Redempta
1955
No Score Yet About Mrs. Leslie
  • Mrs. McKay
1954
No Score Yet The Outcast
  • Mrs. Banner
1954
No Score Yet Bright Victory
  • Mrs. Nevins
1951
No Score Yet Follow the Sun
  • Sister Beatrice
1951
No Score Yet Only the Valiant
  • Mrs. Drumm
1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance
  • Mrs. Bryant
1950
84% Harvey
  • Mrs. Chumley
1950
No Score Yet Key to the City
  • Mrs. Cabot
1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles
  • Mrs. Sutherland
1949
No Score Yet State Department---File 649
  • Peggy Brown
1948
No Score Yet The Return of October
  • Therese
1948
No Score Yet Ladies of the Chorus
  • Mrs. Adele Carroll
1948
No Score Yet Inner Sanctum
  • Mrs. Mitchell
1948
No Score Yet Lady at Midnight
  • Lydia Forsythe
1948
No Score Yet Eyes of Texas
  • Hattie Waters
1948
No Score Yet On Our Merry Way
  • Housekeeper
1948
No Score Yet Big Town After Dark
  • Mrs. Crane
1947
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Mrs. Winterbottom
1947
No Score Yet The Unsuspected
  • Mrs. White
1947
86% Possessed
  • Pauline Graham
1947
No Score Yet The Fabulous Joe
  • Actor
1947
No Score Yet The Virginian
  • Mrs. Wood
1946
No Score Yet The Perfect Marriage
  • Corinne Williams
1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf
  • Mrs. H. Davenport Drew
1945
No Score Yet Brewster's Millions
  • Mrs. Gray
1945
No Score Yet Marriage Is a Private Affair
  • Nurse
1944
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mark Twain
  • Mrs. Langdon
1944
No Score Yet Bathing Beauty
  • Dean Clinton
1944
No Score Yet Jungle Woman
  • Miss Gray, Dr. Fletcher's Nurse
1944
80% The Song of Bernadette
  • Convent Mother Superior
1943
No Score Yet Princess O'Rourke
  • Mrs. Mulvaney
1943
No Score Yet Best Foot Forward
  • Mrs. Dalyrimple
1943
83% Hangmen Also Die
  • Mrs. Novotny
1943
No Score Yet Thunder Birds
  • Mrs. Blake
1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love
  • Aunt Addie
1942
No Score Yet The Corsican Brothers
  • Mme. Dupre
1941
100% One Foot in Heaven
  • Mrs. Morris
1941
No Score Yet The Reluctant Dragon
  • Mrs. Benchley
1941
No Score Yet Nice Girl?
  • Mary Peasley
1941
No Score Yet If I Had My Way
  • Marian Johnson
1940
No Score Yet Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)
  • Mrs. Harper
1940
No Score Yet Espionage Agent
  • Mrs. Corvall
1939
No Score Yet Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus
  • Mrs. Peck
1938
No Score Yet Out West with the Hardy's
  • Dora Northcote
1938
No Score Yet Give Me A Sailor
  • Mrs. Brewster
1938
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Mrs. Thatcher
1938
No Score Yet Mad About Music
  • Annette Fusenot
1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof
  • Meg Swift
1938
No Score Yet Sinners in Paradise
  • Mrs. Franklin Sydney
1938
No Score Yet Pennies From Heaven
  • Miss Howard
1936
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild
  • Ethel Stevenson
1936
No Score Yet The King Steps Out
  • Louise
1936

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