Nana Bryant - Rotten Tomatoes

Nana Bryant



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).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Public Enemies
  • Emma
1995
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

Quotes from Nana Bryant's Characters

No quotes approved yet.