Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1941
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Kate Nelson in My Darling Clementine 1946
Character Is A Saloon Madam
After her Oscar winning role as Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath, this film marked Jane Darwell second appearance in a John Ford movie. She plays Kate Nelson, the Saloon Madam of a whorehouse. The part was much larger in the original script. However Darryl Zanuck edited the film in such a way, that all the brothel scenes around Kate Nelson were eliminated. Since her part is so small Jane Darwell is not featured on the movie poster, nor seen in the trailer. In the end the part wound up being nothing more than a glorified cameo role.
She has one line in this scene “Young man you be careful!”
Watch clip of the film “My Darling Clementine”
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