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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Friday, September 02, 2005

THELMA RITTER?

Thelma Ritter


THELMA RITTER (1905-1969)

One of my favorite actresses. If her name's on a movie, it's worth watching. Sez I...and so say many others, borne out by multiple Oscar nominations (six of them).





All About Eve (1950)Haven't you seen All About Eve (1950)? "What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at her rear end!"


Watch this and then see these other four films.



A Letter to Three Wives (1949) "Soup's on."
Pickup on South Street (1953) "Even in our crummy line of business you gotta draw the line somewhere."
Pillow Talk (1959) "If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it."
Rear Window (1954) "Intelligence. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence."


*Contributed by: "Bjorn Federer" Date: Sun, Aug 28 2005 / 19:27:40 PDT

Academy Awards®
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1950 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: ALL ABOUT EVE
1951 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: THE MATING SEASON
1952 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: WITH A SONG IN MY HEART
1953 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET
1959 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: PILLOW TALK
1962 Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ

2 Comments:

  • I'm so happy to see someone made a Thelma Ritter showcase. I've always loved her. I'm dying to see everything she's ever made. So far, my favorite has been The Mating Season. Have you seen this one?

    By Anonymous Elizabeth Van Cleve, at Wed Aug 31, 05:28:00 PM PDT  

  • Thelma is beautiful in The Mating Season (even the orchestra is beautiful!). And while we're at it, let's also specially recommend The Misfits (1961), The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951), With a Song in My Heart (1952), and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).

    By Anonymous Bjorn Federer, at Wed Aug 31, 11:11:00 PM PDT