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Nella Walker

Highest Rated:   100% Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Lowest Rated:   75% Kitty Foyle (1940)
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Silver-haired, aristocratic American actress Nella Walker was a salesgirl in her native Chicago before touring in vaudeville with her husband, entertainer Wilbur Mack. After her talking-picture debut in Vagabond Lover (1929), Ms. Walker joined the ranks of the "lorgnette and old lace" character actresses. Nearly always a society matron in her film appearances, Nella was virtually unsurpassed in her ability to summon up disdain for all those born "beneath" her, and to haughtily enunciate such lines as "The very idea!" and "My dear, it just isn't being done." By providing so easily deflatable a target, Ms. Walker was an ideal foil for such low comedians as Laurel and Hardy (Air Raid Wardens [1943]) and Abbott and Costello (In Society [1944]). Nella Walker remained a member in good standing of moviedom's "upper crust" until her final appearance in Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954), in which she played the mother of both Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
91% Sabrina
  • Maude Larrabee
1954
No Score Yet Flesh and Fury
  • Mrs. Hackett
1952
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio
  • Mrs. Harrison
1950
No Score Yet That Hagen Girl
  • Molly Freneau
1947
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps
  • Mrs. Allenbury
1947
No Score Yet Variety Girl
  • Mrs. Webster
1947
No Score Yet Undercover Maisie
  • Mrs. Andrew Lorrison
1947
No Score Yet The Locket
  • Mrs. Wendall
1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston
  • Mrs. Lawrence Patterson
1946
No Score Yet In Society
  • Mrs. Van Cleve
1944
No Score Yet Hers to Hold
  • Dorothy Craig
1943
No Score Yet Air Raid Wardens
  • Millicent Norton
1943
No Score Yet Wintertime
  • Mrs. Prentice
1943
100% Kid Glove Killer
  • Mrs. Daniels
1942
No Score Yet Kathleen
  • Mrs. Farrell
1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing
  • Mrs. Bentley
1942
No Score Yet A Girl, a Guy and a Gob
  • Mrs. Grange
1941
No Score Yet Buck Privates
  • Mrs. Parker II
1941
No Score Yet Manpower
  • Floorlady
1941
No Score Yet Hellzapoppin'
  • Mrs. Rand
1941
75% Kitty Foyle
  • Aunt Jessica
1940
No Score Yet No Time for Comedy
  • Theatergoer
1940
No Score Yet I Love You Again
  • Kay's Mother
1940
No Score Yet The Saint Takes Over
  • Lucy Fernack
1940
No Score Yet Irene
  • Mrs. Marshall
1940
No Score Yet Espionage Agent
  • Mrs. Peyton
1939
No Score Yet When Tomorrow Comes
  • Mme. Durand
1939
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Mrs. Grace Walker
1939
No Score Yet Three Smart Girls Grow Up
  • Mrs. Dorothy Craig
1939
No Score Yet The Saint Strikes Back
  • Mrs. Lucy Fernack
1939
No Score Yet Made for Each Other
  • Nurse
1939
No Score Yet These Glamour Girls
  • Mrs. Graves
1939
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare
  • Mrs. Chanler
1938
No Score Yet Professor Beware
  • Railroad information clerk
1938
No Score Yet The Rage of Paris
  • Mrs. Duncan
1938
No Score Yet Hard to Get
  • Mrs. Atwater
1938
86% Stella Dallas
  • Mrs. Grosvenor
1937
86% Three Smart Girls
  • Dorothy Craig
1936
86% Captain January
  • Mary Mason
1936
No Score Yet Small Town Girl (One Horse Town)
  • Mrs. Dakin
1936
No Score Yet Klondike Annie
  • Missionary
1936
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno
  • Mrs. Hamilton
1935
No Score Yet I Live My Life
  • Ruth's Mother
1935
No Score Yet Red Salute
  • Aunt Betty
1935
No Score Yet Change of Heart
  • Mrs. Frieda Mockby
1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934
  • Mrs. Van Tyle
1934
No Score Yet Four Frightened People
  • Mrs. Ainger
1934
No Score Yet Ever in My Heart
  • Martha Sewell
1933
No Score Yet Sensation Hunters
  • Mrs. Grayson
1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age
  • Little Fellow's Mother
1933
No Score Yet Frisco Jenny
  • Mrs. Reynolds
1933
No Score Yet The House on 56th Street
  • Mrs. Van Tyle
1933
No Score Yet 20,000 Years in Sing Sing
  • Mrs. Long
1932
91% Trouble in Paradise
  • Mme. Bouchet
1932
No Score Yet Is My Face Red
  • Aunt Vickie
1932
No Score Yet Lady with a Past
  • Aunt Emma
1932
No Score Yet They Call It Sin
  • Mrs. Hollister
1932
No Score Yet Indiscreet
  • Mrs. Woodward
1931
No Score Yet Daughter of the Dragon
  • Lady Petrie
1931
No Score Yet Vagabond Lover
  • Mrs. Todd Hunter
1929
No Score Yet Tanned Legs
  • Mrs. Reynolds
1929

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