here though are some choice Mooreheads:
THE REVOLT OF MAMIE STOVER - Aggie is blonde here and - gasp! - glamorous as the no-nonsense madam of the brothel in wartime Hawaii where Jane Russell's Mamie Stover becomes the star girl, in '56. I will be writing more about this shortly ... but Aggie is terrific here.
THE STORY OF MANKIND - that 1957 lulu (which I have previously written about here) by Irwin Allen, full of those odd cameos. Agnes has a minute or two as Elizabeth I and is a terrific addition to those Virgin Queens by Davis, Robson, Jackson ...
THE TEMPEST - the 1958 Dino De Laurentiis co-production with mainly Italian players like Silvana Mangano and Vittorio Gassman. Agnes is perfectly cast here as Mangano's mother (they both have a similar profile) and it was a treat to see again recently, as per my review a while back.
THE SWAN - This is rather ignored now as HIGH SOCIETY took all the attention as the last Grace Kelly film, but this is a real treat now, with a good role at last for Jessie Royce Landis playing Grace's mother (again), and terrific MGM production values realising the castle as Prince Alec Guinness comes wooing, and princess Grace falls for lowly tutor Louis Jourdan. Estelle Winwood is also on hand, and Agnes makes a brisk apperance as the Queen setting them all aflutter.
THE OPPOSITE SEX - A perennial favourite as I have reviewed it several times, Agnes scores here as the Countess whom June Allyson meets on the train on the way to her divorce in Reno, in this perfectly '50s remake of THE WOMEN. Right: a bizarre shot of the ladies all lined up in costume!
Add in those roles in ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS, CAGED, Wayne's mother in THE CONQUEROR, with Hayward again in UNTAMED, the grouch in POLLYANNA, and the crotchety nun in THE SINGING NUN ... and I really must get around to watching JEANNE EAGELS !
I have just discovered a terrific website (thank you Google) devoted to all things Agnes: Aggie's Place: www.agnesmoorehead.org - check it out!