Jeanette Nolan

Biography: California-born Jeanette Nolan racked up an impressive list of radio and stage credits in the 1930s, including a stint with Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre troupe. She made her film debut in 1948 in Welles' MacBeth; her stylized, Scottish-burred interpretation of Lady MacBeth was almost universally panned by contemporary critics, but her performance holds up superbly when seen today. Afterwards, Ms. Nolan flourished as a character actress, her range extending from society doyennes to waterfront hags. She appeared in countless TV programs, and played the rambunctious title role on the short-lived Western Dirty Sally (1974). Nolan made her final film appearance playing Robert Redford's mother in The Horse Whisperer (1998). From 1937, Jeanette Nolan was married to actor John McIntire, with whom she frequently co-starred; she was also the mother of actor Tim McIntire.

Jeanette Nolan's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 94 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Lowest Metascore: 47 The Manitou
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
65 The Horse Whisperer May 15, 1998 Ellen Booker 6.2
64 Cloak & Dagger Aug 10, 1984 Eunice MacCready 6.0
68 True Confessions Sep 25, 1981 Mrs. Spellacy tbd
65 The Fox and the Hound Jul 10, 1981 Widow Tweed 8.1
47 The Manitou Apr 28, 1978 Mrs. Winconis tbd
74 The Rescuers Jun 22, 1977 Ellie Mae 6.9
94 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Apr 22, 1962 Nora Ericson / Nora Ericson 6.2