Haven't you seen The Awful Truth (1937)? This is a very famous Cary Grant and Irene Dunne film. If you haven't seen it, you should. Look for Esther Dale playing Mrs. Leeson.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Egg and I (1947) This is the film that introduced to movie going audiences to the likes of Ma and Pa Kettle. Esther Dale is seen here first as her character in this of films as Birdie Hicks. She and Ma don't get on so well.
Holiday Affair (1949) This is a lovely Christmas classic starring Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, and Robert Mitchum. Here Esther Dale plays Mrs. Ennis, the domineering ex-mother-in-law, but still grandmother to the main character's son.
Monkey Business AKA: Be Your Age (1952) This is a delightful film starring Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers. Esther Dale has a small part as Mrs. Rhinelander.
On Moonlight Bay (1951) This film stars Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. Esther Dale plays the main character Marjorie Winfield's Aunt Martha.
*Contributed by: "Elizabeth Van Cleve Randolph" Date: Tues, Mar 11, 2008 / 10:31:25 PST