Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2001
Plays Character That Is Related To The Sex Trade Industry
Verna Bernbaum in Miller’s Crossing 1990
Character Is A Gun Moll
“Miller’s Crossing” was a throwback to the all film noir gangster movies of the 1950s. Marcia plays Verna, an opportunistic gun moll (aka prostitute.) She proceeds to offer herself up to a gangster, in exchange for protecting her bookmaker brother. While at the same time romancing another gangster in training.
This movie got mixed reviews with the NY Times writing of Harden:
She “gives the impression of being tastefully dolled up for a 1920’s masquerade party.”
Though Rolling Stone wrote:
“Harden scores a most impressive screen debut.”
Watch clip from the film “Miller’s Crossing”
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