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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)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
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