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Emma (1932)

Marie Dressler as "Emma Thatcher Smith"

Middle-aged housekeeper Emma (Marie Dressler) helps a lonely widower, Ronald Smith (Richard Cromwell) raising his spoiled and over-entitled children. When Smith takes Emma on a vacation, he makes his feelings for her known by proposing marriage. Emma happily accepts, but tragedy strikes when Smith dies of a heart attack shortly after. Emma is devastated, but then must face Smith's children, who suspect she may have been involved in the death of their father.

Academy Award (1932) Nominated Best Actress


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