Publicity photo of Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland publicity photo, 1937

The Olivia de Havilland filmography lists the film appearances of American actress Olivia de Havilland, as well as her television, stage, and radio credits. De Havilland's career spanned fifty-three years, from 1935 to 1988.[1] During that time, she appeared in forty-nine feature films,[2][3] and was one of the leading movie stars during the golden age of Classical Hollywood.[4] She is best known for her early screen performances in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Gone with the Wind (1939), and her later award-winning performances in To Each His Own (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), and The Heiress (1949).[4] De Havilland made her screen debut in Reinhardt's film adaptation A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1935.[4] She began her career playing demure ingénues opposite popular leading men of that time, including Errol Flynn, with whom she made her breakout film Captain Blood in 1935.[4] They would go on to make seven more feature films together, and became one of Hollywood's most popular romantic on-screen pairings.[4]

De Havilland's range of performances included roles in most major movie genres. She achieved her initial popularity in romantic comedy films, such as The Great Garrick (1937) and Hard to Get (1938), and in Western adventure films, such as Dodge City (1939), Santa Fe Trail (1940), and They Died with Their Boots On.[1] Her natural beauty and refined acting style made her particularly effective in historical period dramas, such as Anthony Adverse (1936) and My Cousin Rachel (1952), and romantic drama films, such as Hold Back the Dawn (1941).[1] In her later career, she was most successful in drama films, such as In This Our Life (1942) and Light in the Piazza (1962), and unglamorous roles in psychological dramas, such films as The Dark Mirror (1946) and Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964).[1]

In addition to her active film career, de Havilland continued her work in the theatre, appearing three times on Broadway, in Romeo and Juliet (1951), Candida (1952), and A Gift of Time (1962) with Henry Fonda.[1] She also worked in television, appearing in two successful miniseries, Roots: The Next Generations (1979) and North and South II (1986), and television feature films, such as Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award.[1] During her career, de Havilland won two Academy Awards for To Each His Own and The Heiress, two Golden Globe Awards for The Heiress and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, two New York Film Critics Circle Awards for The Snake Pit and The Heiress, the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for The Snake Pit, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna.[5]

Contents

FilmographyEdit

FeaturesEdit

Year Title Role Director Leading man Studio Notes Ref
1935 Alibi Ike Dolly Stevens Ray Enright Joe E. Brown Warner Bros. [6]
The Irish in Us Lucille Jackson Lloyd Bacon James Cagney Warner Bros. [7]
A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Max Reinhardt
William Dieterle
Dick Powell Warner Bros. Film debut[8] [9]
Captain Blood Arabella Bishop Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [10]
1936 Anthony Adverse Angela Giuseppe Mervyn LeRoy Fredric March Warner Bros. [11]
The Charge of the Light Brigade Elsa Campbell Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [12]
1937 Call It a Day Catherine Hilton Archie Mayo Ian Hunter Warner Bros. [13]
The Great Garrick Germaine de la Corbe James Whale Brian Aherne Warner Bros. [14]
It's Love I'm After Marcia West Archie Mayo Leslie Howard Warner Bros. [15]
1938 Gold Is Where You Find It Serena Ferris Michael Curtiz George Brent Warner Bros. [16]
The Adventures of Robin Hood Maid Marian Michael Curtiz
William Keighley
Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [17]
Four's a Crowd Lorri Dillingwell Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [18]
Hard to Get Margaret Richards Ray Enright Dick Powell Warner Bros. [19]
1939 Wings of the Navy Irene Dale Lloyd Bacon George Brent Warner Bros. [20]
Dodge City Abbie Irving Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [21]
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Lady Penelope Gray Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [22]
Gone with the Wind Melanie Hamilton Wilkes Victor Fleming Clark Gable MGM Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress[5] [23]
Raffles Gwen Manders Sam Wood David Niven United Artists [24]
1940 My Love Came Back Amelia Cornell Curtis Bernhardt Jeffrey Lynn Warner Bros. [25]
Santa Fe Trail Kit Carson Holliday Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [26]
1941 The Strawberry Blonde Amy Lind Grimes Raoul Walsh James Cagney Warner Bros. [27]
Hold Back the Dawn Emmy Brown Mitchell Leisen Charles Boyer Paramount Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress[5] [28]
They Died with Their Boots On Elizabeth Bacon Custer Raoul Walsh Errol Flynn Warner Bros. [29]
1942 The Male Animal Ellen Turner Elliott Nugent Henry Fonda Warner Bros. [30]
In This Our Life Roy Timberlake John Huston George Brent Warner Bros. [31]
1943 Thank Your Lucky Stars Herself David Butler Eddie Cantor Warner Bros. [32]
Princess O'Rourke Princess Maria, also known as Mary Williams Norman Krasna Robert Cummings Warner Bros. [33]
1944 Government Girl Elizabeth "Smokey" Allard Dudley Nichols Sonny Tufts RKO [34]
1946 To Each His Own Jody Norris Mitchell Leisen John Lund Paramount Won – Academy Award for Best Actress[5] [35]
Devotion Charlotte Brontë Curtis Bernhardt Paul Henreid Warner Bros. [36]
The Well Groomed Bride Margie Dawson Sidney Lanfield Ray Milland Paramount [37]
The Dark Mirror Terry and Ruth Collins Robert Siodmak Lew Ayres Universal [38]
1948 The Snake Pit Virginia Stuart Cunningham Anatole Litvak Mark Stevens 20th Century Fox [40]
1949 The Heiress Catherine Sloper William Wyler Montgomery Clift Paramount [42]
1952 My Cousin Rachel Rachel Sangalletti Ashley Henry Koster Richard Burton 20th Century Fox Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama[41] [43]
1955 That Lady Ana de Mendoza Terence Young Gilbert Roland 20th Century Fox [44]
Not as a Stranger Kristina Hedvigson Stanley Kramer Robert Mitchum United Artists [45]
1956 The Ambassador's Daughter Joan Fisk Norman Krasna John Forsythe United Artists [46]
1958 The Proud Rebel Linnett Moore Michael Curtiz Alan Ladd Buena Vista [47]
1959 Libel Lady Margaret Loddon Anthony Asquith Dirk Bogarde MGM [48]
1962 Light in the Piazza Meg Johnson Guy Green Rossano Brazzi MGM [49]
1964 Lady in a Cage Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard Walter Grauman James Caan Paramount [50]
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte Miriam Deering Robert Aldrich Joseph Cotten 20th Century Fox [51]
1970 The Adventurers Deborah Hadley Lewis Gilbert Charles Aznavour Paramount [52]
1972 Pope Joan Mother Superior Michael Anderson Franco Nero Columbia [53]
1977 Airport '77 Emily Livingston Jerry Jameson Jack Lemmon Universal [54]
1978 The Swarm Maureen Schuester Irwin Allen Michael Caine Warner Bros. [55]
1979 The Fifth Musketeer Queen Anne Ken Annakin Beau Bridges Columbia [56]
2009 I Remember Better When I Paint Narrator (voice) Eric Ellena
Berna Huebner
French Connection Films [57]

Short subjectsEdit

Year Title Role Director Leading man Studio Notes Ref
1935 A Dream Comes True Herself (uncredited) Warner Bros. About the making of A Midsummer Night's Dream [1]
1936 The Making of a Great Motion Picture Herself (uncredited) Warner Bros. About the making of Anthony Adverse [1]
1937 A Day at Santa Anita Herself (uncredited) Bobby Connolly Warner Bros. Stars attended a horse race at the famed racetrack [1]
1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 10 Herself Ralph Staub Columbia Stars and their pets attend a swim meet
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Herself Warner Bros. Highlights of acceptance speeches for films released in 1939
1942 Breakdowns of 1942 Herself (uncredited) Warner Bros. Annual dinner for the staff at Warner Bros.
1943 Show Business at War Herself Louis de Rochemont 20th Century Fox Newsreel about progress of the Hollywood war effort

Television workEdit

Year Title Role Director Leading man Network Notes Ref
1966 ABC Stage 67 Ellie Thompson Sam Peckinpah Jason Robards ABC Episode: Noon Wine [58]
1972 The Screaming Woman Laura Wynant Jack Smight Ed Nelson ABC Movie [1]
1979 Roots: The Next Generations Mrs. Warner John Erman
Charles S. Dubin
James Earl Jones ABC Miniseries (2 episodes) [1]
1981 The Love Boat Aunt Hilly Ray Austin Gavin MacLeod ABC Episode: Aunt Hilly
1982 Murder Is Easy Honoria Waynflete Claude Whatham Bill Bixby CBS Movie [1]
1982 The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Peter Levin Christopher Baines CBS Movie [1]
1986 North and South: Book II Mrs. Neal Kevin Connor Patrick Swayze ABC Miniseries (6 episodes) [1]
1986 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Dowager Empress Maria Marvin J. Chomsky Rex Harrison NBC [1]
1988 The Woman He Loved Aunt Bessie Merryman Charles Jarrott Anthony Andrews CBS Movie [1]

Stage appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Director Leading man Theater Ref
1934 A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Max Reinhardt Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA [59]
1946 What Every Woman Knows Maggie Wylie Phyllis Loughton Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT [60]
1951 Romeo and Juliet Juliet Peter Glenville Douglass Watson Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, Broadway debut [61]
1952 Candida Candida Herman Shumlin Bramwell Fletcher National Theatre, NYC [61]
1962 A Gift of Time Lael Tucker Wertenbaker Garson Kanin Henry Fonda Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC [62]

Radio appearancesEdit

Year Title Role Director Leading man Episode Ref
1937 Lux Radio Theatre Arabella Bishop Errol Flynn Captain Blood [63]
1946 Academy Award Theater Ella Bishop Cheers for Miss Bishop [64]

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

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  2. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 7.
  3. ^ Kass 1976, pp. 147–152.
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  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Olivia de Havilland: Milestones". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 59.
  7. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 63.
  8. ^ Brown 1995, p. 125.
  9. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 53.
  10. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 67.
  11. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 75.
  12. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 81.
  13. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 89.
  14. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 93.
  15. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 99.
  16. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 103.
  17. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 109.
  18. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 117.
  19. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 121.
  20. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 127.
  21. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 131.
  22. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 147.
  23. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 137.
  24. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 153.
  25. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 157.
  26. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 161.
  27. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 167.
  28. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 173.
  29. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 181.
  30. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 189.
  31. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 193.
  32. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 197.
  33. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 199.
  34. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 202.
  35. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 209.
  36. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 206.
  37. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 204.
  38. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 212.
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  41. ^ a b c "Olivia de Havilland". Golden Globes. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
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  43. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 222.
  44. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 225.
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  51. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 239.
  52. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 242.
  53. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 245.
  54. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 247.
  55. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 253.
  56. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 250.
  57. ^ "Documentary Screening: 'I Remember Better When I Paint'". New York Daily News. October 28, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2016.
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  60. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 38.
  61. ^ a b Thomas 1983, p. 40.
  62. ^ Thomas 1983, p. 42.
  63. ^ "Those Were the Days". Nostalgia Digest. 39 (2): 32–39. Spring 2013.
  64. ^ "Academy Star". Harrisburg Telegraph. November 2, 1946. p. 19. Retrieved January 21, 2016.

BibliographyEdit

  • Brown, Gene (1995). Movie Time: A Chronology of Hollywood and the Movie Industry. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-02-860429-9.
  • Kass, Judith M. (1976). Olivia de Havilland. New York: Pyramid Publications. ISBN 978-0-51504-175-0.
  • Thomas, Tony (1983). The Films of Olivia de Havilland. New York: Citadel Press. ISBN 978-0-80650-988-4.

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