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Kind Lady (1951)

Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter ... See full summary »

Director:

John Sturges

Writers:

Jerry Davis (screenplay), Edward Chodorov (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethel Barrymore ... Mary Herries
Maurice Evans ... Henry Springer Elcott
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Edwards
Keenan Wynn ... Edwards
Betsy Blair ... Ada Elcott
John Williams ... Mr. Foster
Doris Lloyd ... Rose
John O'Malley John O'Malley ... Antique Dealer
Henri Letondal Henri Letondal ... Monsieur Malaquaise
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Harkley
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Mr. Harkley
Sally Cooper Sally Cooper ... Lucy Weston
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Chauffeur
Sherlee Collier Sherlee Collier ... Aggie Edwards
Phyllis Morris Phyllis Morris ... Dora
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Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott, who uses his painting skill to enter into her life. Little does she expect that his only interest in Mary is to covet everything she has. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Broadway's Dramatic Thunderbolt!

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bondade Fatal See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Moyna MacGill (Mrs. Harkley) is Angela Lansbury's mother in real life. See more »

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Remake of Kind Lady (1935) See more »

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Kind Lady Was Duped into Great Thriller ***1/2
22 July 2006 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Maurice Evans has a field day as a supposed artist who tricks his way into the home of dowager Ethel Barrymore and then with the aid of Keenan Wynn and Angela Lansbury, hold her hostage in her own home. They try to make others believe that Barrymore has gone insane and proceed to sell her belongings along with the house.

George Sanders would have had great fun in the Evans part but the latter is convincing as the vicious con artist. Betsy Blair is appealing in the small role of his disturbed wife. Wynn and Lansbury have what it take as the evil co-conspirators.

The trio almost pull it off but we know that they will not. Utterly engaging and exciting.


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