Ann Dvorak as Gert in “Our Very Own”
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 268
This photo was a recent eBay purchase that I am simply nutty about (esp since it was dirt cheap). We’ve discussed Our Very Own before, where Ann plays “Gert,” a working class woman whose past catches up to her when the child she gave up for adoption (Ann Blyth) shows up as a teenager. Ann’s role is small, but stands out and it is one of the more memorable performances of her career. One of the major downsides to such a small supporting role is that Ann does not appear on any of the posters or lobby cards, and in very few photos. So, while many would bypass this less than glamorous image of Ann, for me it’s an absolute gem.