Estelle Winwood

Estelle Winwood (born Estelle Ruth Goodwin, 24 January 1883 – 20 June 1984) was an English stage and film actress who moved to the United States in mid-career and became celebrated for her wit and longevity.

Camelot (1967)

The plot of his illegitimate son Mordred to gain the throne, and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threatens to topple King Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Franco Nero  •  David Hemmings

The plot of his illegitimate son Mordred to gain the throne, and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threatens to topple King Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Logan
CAST:  Richard Harris  •  Vanessa Redgrave  •  Franco Nero  •  David Hemmings

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

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Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Albert Sharpe  •  Janet Munro  •  Jimmy O'Dea

Take a wee bit of ancient folklore, mix in some spectacular special effects and a magical cast (including Sean Connery) -- and you've got one of the most enchanting fantasies of all time! A frisky old storyteller named Darby O'Gill is desperately seeking the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Albert Sharpe  •  Janet Munro  •  Jimmy O'Dea

Murder by Death (1976)

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Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are decently allowed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Eileen Brennan  •  Truman Capote  •  James Coco  •  Peter Falk

The Misfits (1961)

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Thelma Ritter

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The two men instantly become infatuated with Roslyn and, on a whim, the three decide to move ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Thelma Ritter

The Producers (1967)

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Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Zero Mostel  •  Kenneth Mars  •  Lee Meredith

Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their money back – and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Gene Wilder  •  Zero Mostel  •  Kenneth Mars  •  Lee Meredith

This Happy Feeling (1958)

On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Curd Jürgens  •  John Saxon  •  Alexis Smith

On a stormy night, young woman asks another guest at party to rescue her from her lecherous boss and take her to the train station. When her rescuer suggests that she stop at his place to get out of her wet clothes, she dashes from his car. The door she knocks on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Debbie Reynolds  •  Curd Jürgens  •  John Saxon  •  Alexis Smith

The Swan (1956)

Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  Alec Guinness  •  Louis Jourdan  •  Agnes Moorehead

Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to their palace. Prince Albert has searched all over Europe for a bride and he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Vidor
CAST:  Grace Kelly  •  Alec Guinness  •  Louis Jourdan  •  Agnes Moorehead

The Glass Slipper (1955)

Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Michael Wilding  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Estelle Winwood

Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  Michael Wilding  •  Keenan Wynn  •  Estelle Winwood

Jenny (1970)

An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger so he can avoid the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to Vietnam. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Alan Alda  •  Marian Hailey  •  Elizabeth Wilson

An unwed mother-to-be marries a total stranger so he can avoid the draft. She now has a father for her child and he doesn't have to go to Vietnam. But this marriage-of-convenience leads to a romance between the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Bloomfield
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Alan Alda  •  Marian Hailey  •  Elizabeth Wilson

Alive and Kicking (1959)

Three elderly residents of a nursing home, fed up with their monotonous existence, engineer an escape from their drab surroundings and head for an impromptu holiday on an Irish island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cyril Frankel
CAST:  Sybil Thorndike  •  Kathleen Harrison  •  Estelle Winwood  •  Stanley Holloway

Three elderly residents of a nursing home, fed up with their monotonous existence, engineer an escape from their drab surroundings and head for an impromptu holiday on an Irish island.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cyril Frankel
CAST:  Sybil Thorndike  •  Kathleen Harrison  •  Estelle Winwood  •  Stanley Holloway

The House of Trent (1933)

It follows a doctor who faces both a scandal and a moral dilemma when a patient of his dies while he is making love to a press magnate's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Walker
CAST:  Anne Grey  •  John Stuart  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Peter Gawthorne

It follows a doctor who faces both a scandal and a moral dilemma when a patient of his dies while he is making love to a press magnate's daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Walker
CAST:  Anne Grey  •  John Stuart  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Peter Gawthorne

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

Philip Hannon, a blind playwright living in London, overhears part of a conversation , that leads him into a desperate race, to find a kidnapped child. When he gets no help from the police, he along with his butler, and his ex fiancée, attempt to track down the crooks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Vera Miles  •  Cecil Parker  •  Maurice Denham

Philip Hannon, a blind playwright living in London, overhears part of a conversation , that leads him into a desperate race, to find a kidnapped child. When he gets no help from the police, he along with his butler, and his ex fiancée, attempt to track down the crooks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Van Johnson  •  Vera Miles  •  Cecil Parker  •  Maurice Denham

The Notorious Landlady (1962)

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  Kim Novak  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Fred Astaire  •  Lionel Jeffries

An American junior diplomat in London rents a house from, and falls in love with, a woman suspected of murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Quine
CAST:  Kim Novak  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Fred Astaire  •  Lionel Jeffries

Quality Street (1937)

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Franchot Tone  •  Eric Blore  •  Fay Bainter

In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Stevens
CAST:  Katharine Hepburn  •  Franchot Tone  •  Eric Blore  •  Fay Bainter

The Magic Sword (1962)

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Estelle Winwood  •  Gary Lockwood  •  Anne Helm

The son of a sorceress, armed with weapons, armour and six magically summoned knights, goes on a quest to save a princess from a vengeful wizard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bert I. Gordon
CAST:  Basil Rathbone  •  Estelle Winwood  •  Gary Lockwood  •  Anne Helm

The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)

A delirious young woman (Glynis Johns) feels trapped in a remote mansion at the mercy of a madman (Dan O'Herlihy).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kay
CAST:  Glynis Johns  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Richard Davalos  •  Lawrence Dobkin

A delirious young woman (Glynis Johns) feels trapped in a remote mansion at the mercy of a madman (Dan O'Herlihy).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Kay
CAST:  Glynis Johns  •  Dan O'Herlihy  •  Richard Davalos  •  Lawrence Dobkin

Dead Ringer (1964)

The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Henreid
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Karl Malden  •  Peter Lawford  •  Philip Carey

The working class twin sister of a callous wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes the identity of the dead woman. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Henreid
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Karl Malden  •  Peter Lawford  •  Philip Carey

Mrs Patterson (1956)

It's 1920 in a small town in Kentucky, and Teddy, a teenage girl, dreams of escaping from her boredom at home to the excitement of Chicago.  (more)

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CAST:  Eartha Kitt  •  Estelle Winwood

It's 1920 in a small town in Kentucky, and Teddy, a teenage girl, dreams of escaping from her boredom at home to the excitement of Chicago.  (more)

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CAST:  Eartha Kitt  •  Estelle Winwood

Games (1967)

A mysterious woman in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers and helps one trick the other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Harrington
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  James Caan  •  Katharine Ross  •  Don Stroud

A mysterious woman in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers and helps one trick the other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Harrington
CAST:  Simone Signoret  •  James Caan  •  Katharine Ross  •  Don Stroud

The Making of 'The Producers' (2018)

An hour-long making-of featurette which features interviews and anecdotes from the likes of Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Lee "Ulla" Meredith, assistant director Michael Hertzberg, composer John Morris, choreographer Alan Johnson, production designer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Gene Wilder  •  Lee Meredith  •  Michael Hertzberg

An hour-long making-of featurette which features interviews and anecdotes from the likes of Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Lee "Ulla" Meredith, assistant director Michael Hertzberg, composer John Morris, choreographer Alan Johnson, production designer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurent Bouzereau
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Gene Wilder  •  Lee Meredith  •  Michael Hertzberg