Kind Lady (1951): Sturges Oscar Nominated Thriller Starring Ethel Barrymore

In John Sturges’ well directed thriller, Kind Lady, a con man (Maurice Evans) takes over the household of an old invalid woman, played by Ethel Barrymore.

Based on a play by Edward Chodorov, the scenario was penned by him, Jerry Davis, and Charles Bennett.

Oscar Context:

The film was Oscar nominated for its Costume Design (black and white) by Walter Plunkett and Gille Steele, but the winner was again Edith Head for “A Place in the Sun.”