Oscar Movies: Ladies in Retirment (1941)–Thriller Starring Ida Lupino

In this Charles Vidor directed creepy dark house thriller, adapted by Reginald Denham, Edward Percey, and Garrett For (from Denham and Percy’s play), Ida Lupino plays a housekeeper who kills her employer to provide place for her mad sisters, Elsa Lanchester and Edith Barren.

But then the emploer’s nephew (Louis Hayward) arrives and figures out what she has done.

Oscar Nominations: 2

Interior Decoration (b/w): Lionel Banks and George Montgomery

Scoring of Dramatic:

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of Interior Decoration was  John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley

Bernard Herrmann received the Scoring Oscar for All That Money Can Buy