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Olive Tell

Highest Rated:   90% The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Lowest Rated:   90% The Scarlet Empress (1934)
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A Graduate of New York's Sargent School of Acting, brunette Olive Tell appeared in stock in such plays as The Intruder and Under Pressure prior to making her screen bow with the Mutual company in 1917. She became a star later that year in The Unforseen, a hoary old melodrama in which she eloped with a bounder who later commits suicide. Stardom proved fleeting, however, and by 1920 she was playing the "Other Woman." A busy bit player in the sound era as well, Tell is probably best remembered for playing Princess Johanna, Marlene Dietrich's mother in Joseph Von Sternberg's The Scarlet Empress (1934). Her younger sister, Alma, was also in films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Easy to Take
  • Announcer
1936
No Score Yet In His Steps
  • Elaine Brewster
1936
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Shanghai
  • Mrs. Hilton
1935
90% The Scarlet Empress
  • Princess Johanna
1934
No Score Yet Baby Take a Bow
  • Mrs. Carson
1934
No Score Yet Ladies' Man
  • Mrs. Fendley
1931
No Score Yet Ten Cents a Dance
  • Mrs. Carlton
1931
No Score Yet Delicious
  • Mrs. Van Bergh
1931
No Score Yet Devotion
  • Mrs. Trent
1931
No Score Yet The Unforseen
  • Actor
1917

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