Classic Film Club


Richard Ney

Richard Ney



Richard Ney was born Richard Maximillian Ney in New York City, in 1915.   He attended Columbia University and graduated with a degree in Economics.

His first film was a short-reel for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1942. He appeared in more than 10 feature films through 1962.   Ney appeared mostly in television roles during in the 1950s.

He also tried his hand at writing and producing a Broadway play in 1958, but it closed after two nights.

Ney successfully transitioned to a career as an investment counselor and wrote three critical books about Wall Street.   The first of these, The Wall Street Jungle, was a New York Times bestseller in 1970.

Ney married three times:

  1. Greer Garson, actress, 1943-1947, divorced.   They met on the set of Mrs. Miniver where he played her son.   Greer was 12 years his senior;
  2. Pauline Settle, 1949-1986, widowed;
  3. Mei-Lee, 1987-2004.

He is father of one-time Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and the grandfather of the actress Minka Kelly.

Ney died of heart problems in Pasadena, California, in 2004.   He was 87 years old.



Mrs. Miniver

Mrs. Miniver
  • Mrs. Miniver
  • 1942
  • Mrs. Miniver has a storybook life in England until World War II hits and she finds herself trying to protect her family in the midst of an air war with Germany. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon star.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc
  • Joan of Arc
  • 1948
  • Adapted from the 1946 play Joan of Lorraine (starring Ingrid Bergman), a French country maid, upon the urging of the voice of God, leads an army of soldiers and peasants against the invading English. The film is based on events in the early 15th century and the life of Jeanne d'Arc.