Movies starring Edna May Oliver
Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
70 mins Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Let's make this very simple "Penguin Pool Murder" starts in quite a typical 1930's crime movie style with the wife, the lover and the swindled businessman all having reason to have killed Mr. Parker. But after that standard s...
Ann Vickers (1933)
76 mins Drama
"Ann Vickers" is a fascinating social drama based on the novel of Sinclair Lewis although it has to be said a truncated version of his story. That is the first of a few problems with the movie as at just 76 minutes it becomes...
Little Women (1933)
115 mins Drama, Family, Romance
The 1933 version of "Little Women" is in fact the fourth version I have watched and in some ways you could say that I have watched them back to front having first watched the 1994 version, then the 1978 TV mini-series which w...
Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)
74 mins Comedy, Drama, Mystery
"Murder on a Honeymoon" was the third in the series of Hildegarde Withers murder mysteries and sadly the last to star the wonderful Edna May Oliver. I say wonderful because as in the previous movies it is very much Oliver's c...
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
104 mins Drama, Romance, War
John Ford made some stunning movies and to be honest with its story of the trials and tribulations of late-18th century pioneers "Drums Along the Mohawk" is a stunning movie. But it feels like a movie where you need to know a...
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
93 mins Biography, Musical, Romance
Whilst technically a biopic "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" is really more a glamorous and glorious tribute to the Castle's. Who I hear you say? Well back in the early 20th century they were dancing pioneers and a bigg...
* This is purely a list of reviews on The Movie Scene featuring the name Edna May Oliver as one of the principle cast members.