You Should Know: Female Film Editors, Part 2

Here’s part two of my series on female film editors. The first six are women who should have been included in the first post; the rest are notable editors of the 1960s and 1970s. It can be hard to find GIFs that actually show cuts, but I tried to use them whenever possible.

Eda Warren (1903-1980)Hula (1927), The General Died at Dawn (1936), I Married a Witch (1942), Strategic Air Command (1955), St. Louis Blues (1958)

Marguerite Renoir (1906-1987)The Lower Depths (1936), La Marseillaise (1938), Casque d’Or (1952), Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954), Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)

Suzanne de Troeye (1908-1989)The Baker’s Wife (1938), Julietta (1953), Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1955), Plucking the Daisy (1956), Be Beautiful But Shut Up (1958)

Thelma Connell (aka Thelma Myers) (1912-1976)I See a Dark Stranger (1946), Green for Danger (1946), The Mudlark (1950), Folly to Be Wise (1953), The Belles of St. Trinian’s (1954)

Jacqueline Sadoul (1914-?)Les Parents Terribles (1948), Orpheus (1950), The Night Affair (1958), The Female (1959), 125 Rue Montmartre (1959)

Margery Saunders (1916-1983)They Made Me a Fugitive (1947), For Them That Trespass (1949), One Wild Oat (1951), Behind the Headlines (1956), Kill Her Gently (1957)


Alma Macrorie (1904-1970)The Rat Race (1960), The Pleasure of His Company (1961), The Counterfeit Traitor (1962), Captain Newman, M.D. (1963), Gambit (1966)

Adrienne Fazan (1906-1986)Bells Are Ringing (1960), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963), 36 Hours (1965), This Property Is Condemned (1966), The Comic (1969)

Dorothy Spencer (1909-2002)North to Alaska (1960), Von Ryan’s Express (1965), A Guide for the Married Man (1967), Valley of the Dolls (1967), Earthquake (1974)

Thelma Connell (aka Thelma Myers) (1912-1976)The Hill (1965), Alfie (1966), The Deadly Affair (1966), One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970), Endless Night (1972)

Verna Fields (1918-1982)Medium Cool (1969), What’s Up, Doc? (1972), Paper Moon (1973), Daisy Miller (1974), Jaws (1975)

Marjorie Fowler (1920-2003)Elmer Gantry (1960), Lover Come Back (1961), The Outsider (1961), Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962), Once You Kiss a Stranger… (1969)

Dede Allen (1923-2010)The Hustler (1961), America, America (1963), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Slaughterhouse-Five (1972), Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Anne V. Coates (1925- ) – Tunes of Glory (1960), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Becket (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Legacy (1978)

Agnès Guillemot (1931-2005)Alphaville (1965), Weekend (1967), Stolen Kisses (1968), Mississippi Mermaid (1969), The Wild Child (1970)

Beate Mainka-Jellinghaus (1936- ) – Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979)

Françoise Bonnot (1939- )Z (1969), Army of Shadows (1969), The Confession (1970), State of Siege (1972), The Tenant (1976)


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