Kate Cutler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kate Ellen Louisa Cutler (14 August 1864 – 14 May 1955) was an English singer and actress, known in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as an ingénue in musical comedies, and later as a character actress in comic and dramatic plays. She is possibly best known for walking out of the lead role in Noël Coward's The Vortex in 1924 shortly before opening night. Cutler performed in films between 1929 and 1938, including Such Is the Law (1930), The Great Gay Road (1931), Lord of the Manor (1933), Come Out of the Pantry (1935) and Moscow Nights (1935). Her last film was Pygmalion in 1938. The Manchester Guardian said of her in an obituary notice, "She proved that an actress who can play the lead in musical comedy can go on to play the lead in anything else. ... She was a really accomplished actress with that indefinable quality which we call style." Cutler's second husband, Major Charles Dudley Ward, predeceased her. She died at her home in London, age 90.

Pygmalion (1939)

When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering takes him up on the bet. Eliza moves into Higgins's home and begins her rigorous training ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard  •  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Marie Lohr

When linguistics professor Henry Higgins boasts that he can pass off Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a princess with only six months' training, Colonel George Pickering takes him up on the bet. Eliza moves into Higgins's home and begins her rigorous training ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Howard  •  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Leslie Howard  •  Wendy Hiller  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Marie Lohr

Moscow Nights (1935)

During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Harry Baur  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Athene Seyler

During the First World War, Russian officer Ignatoff, wounded, falls in love with his nurse, Natasha. But she is subject to an upcoming marriage of family convenience to Brioukow, a wealthy industrialist of peasant stock. Brioukow is unjustifiably jealous, since ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Asquith
CAST:  Harry Baur  •  Penelope Dudley-Ward  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Athene Seyler

When Knights Were Bold (1936)

Happy-go-lucky soldier Guy De Vere must leave India and return to the family seat at Little Twittering, for he has inherited the family title. Sir Guy finds all his relatives to be frozen stuffed shirts... except lovely cousin Rowena, who is mad about knighthood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Raymond
CAST:  Jack Buchanan  •  Fay Wray  •  Garry Marsh  •  Kate Cutler

Happy-go-lucky soldier Guy De Vere must leave India and return to the family seat at Little Twittering, for he has inherited the family title. Sir Guy finds all his relatives to be frozen stuffed shirts... except lovely cousin Rowena, who is mad about knighthood ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Raymond
CAST:  Jack Buchanan  •  Fay Wray  •  Garry Marsh  •  Kate Cutler

The Great Gay Road (1931)

A drama film directed by Sinclair Hill  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sinclair Hill
CAST:  Stewart Rome  •  Frank Stanmore  •  Kate Cutler  •  Arthur Hardy

A drama film directed by Sinclair Hill  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sinclair Hill
CAST:  Stewart Rome  •  Frank Stanmore  •  Kate Cutler  •  Arthur Hardy

Lord of the Manor (1933)

Two aristocrats become engaged but fall in love with people from a lower class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Edwards
CAST:  Betty Stockfeld  •  Frederick Kerr  •  Henry Wilcoxon  •  Kate Cutler

Two aristocrats become engaged but fall in love with people from a lower class.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Edwards
CAST:  Betty Stockfeld  •  Frederick Kerr  •  Henry Wilcoxon  •  Kate Cutler

Come Out of the Pantry (1935)

A Duke's son plays the part of a footman and shows himself amusing in the pantry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Raymond
CAST:  Jack Buchanan  •  Fay Wray  •  James Carew  •  Olive Blakeney

A Duke's son plays the part of a footman and shows himself amusing in the pantry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Raymond
CAST:  Jack Buchanan  •  Fay Wray  •  James Carew  •  Olive Blakeney

Wedding Rehearsal (1932)

The grandmother of a British nobleman, reluctant to marry, plays matchmaker. He outmaneuvers her by getting all of the matches married off .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Roland Young  •  John Loder  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Joan Gardner

The grandmother of a British nobleman, reluctant to marry, plays matchmaker. He outmaneuvers her by getting all of the matches married off .  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Roland Young  •  John Loder  •  Wendy Barrie  •  Joan Gardner

Action for Slander (1937)

A bankrupt officer, accused of cheating at cards, defends his honour with a writ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  Ann Todd  •  Margaretta Scott  •  Arthur Margetson

A bankrupt officer, accused of cheating at cards, defends his honour with a writ.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  Ann Todd  •  Margaretta Scott  •  Arthur Margetson

Such Is the Law (1930)

A film directed by Sinclair Hill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sinclair Hill
CAST:  Frances Day  •  Janice Adair  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Lady Tree

A film directed by Sinclair Hill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sinclair Hill
CAST:  Frances Day  •  Janice Adair  •  C. Aubrey Smith  •  Lady Tree

To Brighton with Gladys (1933)

Story of nephew's tribulations in conveying penguin to wealthy uncle's seaside home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George King
CAST:  Harry Milton  •  Constance Shotter  •  Kate Cutler

Story of nephew's tribulations in conveying penguin to wealthy uncle's seaside home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George King
CAST:  Harry Milton  •  Constance Shotter  •  Kate Cutler

The Black Mask (1935)

British crime film directed by Ralph Ince  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ince
CAST:  Wylie Watson  •  Aileen Marson  •  Ellis Irving  •  Wyndham Goldie

British crime film directed by Ralph Ince  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Ince
CAST:  Wylie Watson  •  Aileen Marson  •  Ellis Irving  •  Wyndham Goldie