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Marie Dressler
Director: Clarence Brown Cast: Marie Dressler
Marie Dressler
, Richard Cromwell
Richard Cromwell
, Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
Clarence Brown

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Emma is a turn-of-the-century domestic drama completely dominated by star Marie Dressler. She plays the maid of an upper middle class family, keeping her wits about her as her employers suffer crisis after crisis. When the master of the house (Jean Hersholt), a prominent inventor, is widowed, he proposes marriage to Emma. Shortly afterward, Hersholt dies, and Emma, who has married "out of her class," is accused of murder by Hersholt's jealous children. Cleared of the accusation, Emma turns over her inheritance to the selfish children and heads off to work for another family, once again making the best of any and all bad situations.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316125564
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 49,444

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marie Dressler Emma Thatcher
Richard Cromwell Ronnie Smith
Jean Hersholt Mr. Smith
Myrna Loy Isabelle
John Miljan District Attorney
Barbara Kent Gypsy
Purnell Pratt Haskins
Leila Bennett Matilda
Kathryn Crawford Sue
George Meeker Bill
Dale Fuller Maid
Wilfred Noy Drake
Andre Cheron Count Pierre
Dorothy Peterson Woman
Anne Shirley Girl
Mickey Rooney Bit Part
Jay Ward Actor

Technical Credits
Clarence Brown Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frances Marion Original Story
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Leonard Praskins Screenwriter
Zelda Sears Screenwriter
William Le Vanway Editor

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