Friday, February 26, 2010


Merle Oberon, Indian-born British actress. Was known as "Queenie Thompson" up until 1939 when her husband Alexander Korda convinced her to change her name. She began her film career in the British film The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) and The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934). She traveled to the United States to make films for Samuel Goldwyn. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Dark Angel(1935). In a terrible car accident she received facial injuries that might have ended her career, but she soon performed in one of her most successful films, Wuthering Heights (1939). Oberon came up with a made up story of her family history in which she said that she had been born in Tasmania, Australia. To hide the fact that she was of mixed-race Indian background, as she believed the truth would have ended her acting career.
Please check Chick Flicks Western page for The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) movie review.


The mini series Queenie (1987) (TV) starring Mia Sara is based on a book by Merle's nephew, loosely based on her life.

List of Merle Oberon films:
Affair in Monte Carlo (1952)
Dans la vie tout s'arrange (1952)
Pardon My French (1951)Berlin Express (1948)
Night Song (1947)
Temptation (1946)
Night in Paradise (1946)
This Love of Ours(1945)
A Song to Remember (1945)
Dark Waters (1944)
The Lodger (1944)
First Comes Courage (1943)
Forever and a Day (1943)
Lydia (1941)
Affectionately Yours (1941)
That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
'Til We Meet Again (1940) The Lion Has Wings (1939)
Over the Moon (1939)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)THE COWBOY AND THE LADY MOVIE. Click to watch.
The Divorce of Lady X(1938)
I, Claudius (1937)
Beloved Enemy (1936)
These Three (1936)
The Dark Angel (1935)
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Vagabond Violinist (1934)
The Private Life of Don Juan (1934)
Thunder in the East (1934)
The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

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