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