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Cast (feature film)

Three on a Spree (1961) as Receptionist
Wild Is the Wind (1958) as Party guest
A woman marries her late sister''''s husband but finds true love with his son from an earlier marriage.
Jet Pilot (1957) as Mother
An Air Force colonel in charge of an Alaskan base has his hands full when he falls in love with a defecting Russian pilot.
These Wilder Years (1956) as Miss Adelaide Finch
A wealthy businessman sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son.
High Society (1956) as Matron
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.
Hot Shots (1956) as Mrs. Morley
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
Terror at Midnight (1956) as Mrs. Lang
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) as Mrs. Tewitt
Life on the road isn''t what it''s cracked up to be when a honeymooning couple invests in an oversized motor home.
Crime Wave (1954) as Police announcer
A reformed parolee is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.
Hell's Outpost (1954) as Mrs. Moffit
Gypsy Colt (1954) as Miss Hartner
In this trans-species remake of Lassie, Come Home, a faithful horse undertakes a perilous journey to return to the family it loves.
On Dangerous Ground (1952) as Helen Daly
A tough cop sent to help in a mountain manhunt falls for the quarry's blind sister.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Mrs. Yarbrough
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
Young Man With Ideas (1952) as Real estate agent
A country lawyer moves his family to Los Angeles.
Payment on Demand (1951) as Aunt Edna
A bitter divorcee thinks back on the mistakes that destroyed her marriage.
The Company She Keeps (1951) as Matron
A lady con artist sets out to steal her parole officer's fiance.
As You Were! (1951) as
Chain of Circumstance (1951) as Nurse
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Miss Pringle
When I Grow Up (1951) as Bully's mother
Shadow on the Wall (1950) as Nurse
A child is left mute by the sight of her stepmother's murder.
The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949) as Miss Brand
A woman is saved from drowning by a mysterious submarine, but nobody believes her.
Whirlpool (1949) as Miss Hall
The wife of a psycho-analyst falls prey to a devious quack hypnotist when he discovers she is an habitual shoplifter. Then one of his previous patients now being treated by the real doctor is found murdered, with her still at the scene, and suspicion points only one way.
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949) as Schoolteacher
It Happens Every Spring (1949) as Miss Collins
A scientist invents a baseball that can''''t be hit.
Cover Up (1949) as Mrs. Abbey
An insurance investigator smells something wrong when he looks into a small-town suicide.
Everybody Does It (1949) as
While fostering his wife's opera career, a businessman discovers he's the one with talent.
The Judge Steps Out (1949) as Welfare worker
A judge flees the pressures of professional and family life for a job as a short-order cook.
Larceny (1948) as Patricia Carson
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Nurse
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) as Commentator
An accountant dreams of being a hero but finds it''s not so easy in real life.
Dark Delusion (1947) as Nurse
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
Ding Dong Williams (1946) as Laura Cooper
Two arrangers try to help a jazz star who can't read music compose a film score.
Partners in Time (1946) as Miss [Martha] Thurston
The Magnificent Rogue (1946) as Lita Andrews
Idea Girl (1946) as Abigail
Larry Brewster (Jess Barker), partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J. C. Crow (Alan Mowbray) has hired Pat O'Rourke (Julie Bishop)as a song plugger. Larry doesn't approve of the plan and, in a bad mood, refuses to see composer Wilfred Potts (George Dolenz)who is offering a song for publication. Pat, in spite of Larry's objections, stays on the job. She has the firm promote an amateur song-writing contest, and the winner is a submission by Potts, but because he used the name of Wicks, the firm can't locate him and is facing prosecution on charges of using the mail to conduct a fraudulent contest.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Mother
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
Swing Parade of 1946 (1946) as
Carol Lawrence (Gale Storm), an aspiring singer, goes to a new night club owned by Danny Warren (Phil Regan), whose father Daniel Warren (Russell Hicks) doesn't approve of the club and wants Danny to join him in the family business. Carol is suspected of being a process server and is thrown out of the club. An extremely long arm of coincidence leads her to the elder Warren's office and he hires her as a process server. She returns but gets a singing job this time so foregoes serving the cease-and-desist notice. The Three Stooges are on hand as waiters and Connee Boswell, Louis Jordan, Will Osborne and Mary Treen provide the music and songs in addition to Gale Storn on "Oh, Buddy" and "On the Sunny Side of the Street."
Holiday in Mexico (1946) as Vera
An ambassador''''s daughter falls for a famous musician.
Magnificent Doll (1946) as Mrs. Gallentine
Dolly Payne is adored by two leaders of the fledgling American government, James Madison and Aaron Burr. She plays each against the other, not only for romantic reasons, but also to influence the shaping of the young country. By manipulating Burr's affections, she helps Thomas Jefferson win the presidency, and eventually she becomes First Lady of the land herself.
Cuban Pete (1946) as Woman on the table
Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts (Don Porter) sends his assistant Ann (Joan Fulton)to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted to Ann, Arnaz and his band come to New York but complications arise when the squeaky-voiced, addle-brained sponsor (Jacqueline de Wit)of the program decides she wants to be the vocalist on the program. Ethel Smith, the King Sisters and the dance team of Igor & Yvette are on hand to fill out the remaining hour of this 20-minute plot.
The Dark Horse (1946) as Mrs. Aldrich
So Goes My Love (1946) as Mrs. Gorman
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
Music for Millions (1945) as Nurse
A pregnant musician awaits her husband's return from World War II.
The Naughty Nineties (1945) as
In the gay '90s, cardsharps take over a Mississippi riverboat from a kindly captain. Their first act is to change the showboat into a floating gambling house. A ham actor and his bumbling sidekick try to devise a way to help the captain regain ownership of the vessel.
Sing Your Way Home (1945) as Bridget's mother
A war correspondent assembles young European entertainers to put on a show for the troops.
Corpus Christi Bandits (1945) as Mom Christie
In flashback, Mr. Christi relates the story of his father Corpus Christi Jim. After robbing a stage, Jim and partners Rocky and Steve decide to go straight and return the money. But the fourth member of the gang, Spade refuses and leaves. The two former partners soon find themselves on opposite sides of the law.
G. I. Honeymoon (1945) as Mrs. Barton
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Aunt Harriet [Hammond]
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
Mama Loves Papa (1945) as Mabel
A wimp named playground commissioner takes on corrupt city officials.
Divorce (1945) as Liz Smith
A frequently divorced woman sets her sights on a happily married man.
Youth for the Kingdom (1945) as Mrs. Manson
I'll Tell the World (1945) as Ethel
On Stage Everybody (1945) as Barbara
The Daltons Ride Again (1945) as Mrs. Bohannon
Here Come the Co-Eds (1945) as Miss Holford
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Kindergarten teacher
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as
In this remake of Grand Hotel, guests at a New York hotel fight to survive personal tragedy.
Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945) as Landlady
A young girl goes to New York to find a bandleader who has stolen all the songs she wrote and is passing them off as his own. She soon meets and falls in love with a struggling young songwriter who has his own problems.
Tucson Raiders (1944) as Hannah Rogers
In Elliot's initial appearance as Red Ryder, he finds himself framed for murder. Little Beaver then foils the crooked Sheriff's attempt to have Red killed excaping jail. When Hannah Rogers gives the Sheriff a note, Red sees her give him a signal. Gabby lifts the note and Red decodes it. The Duchess then gets a confession from Hannah enabling Red to set out after the outlaws.
Goin' to Town (1944) as Mrs. Wentworth
The Soul of a Monster (1944) as Woman in sedan
A mysterious woman saves a doctor''''s life at the price of his soul.
Sensations of 1945 (1944) as Mrs. Gustafson
Hi, Beautiful (1944) as Mother
The Town Went Wild (1944) as Lucille Conway
The Adventures of a Rookie (1943) as Mrs. Linden
Idiot soldiers on leave get themselves trapped in an all-women's boarding house.
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (1943) as Mrs. Walters
A husband mistakenly believes his hot Latin wife is pregnant.
Silver Skates (1943) as Miss Martin
The management of touring ice show faces mounting debts.
Moonlight in Vermont (1943) as Miss Evans
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Mrs. MacCurdy
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Miss Crawford
Rhythm of the Islands (1943) as Miss Widdicomb
Good Morning, Judge (1943) as Paula
Get Hep to Love (1942) as
Behind the Eight Ball (1942) as Society woman
Not a Ladies' Man (1942) as Jennie Purcell
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939) as Mother, Mrs. Middleton
The Rich Are Always with Us (1932) as
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Anna Karenina (1997) as Assistant (To Bernard Rose)
In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.

Cast (special)

Indemnity (1958) as Girl (Guest)
The exploits of Paul Scott, an insurance company investigator. In the pilot episode, Scott attempts to recover $275,000 stolen during an armored car robbery.

Cast (short)

Annie Was a Wonder (1948)
This short film has narrator John Nesbitt tell the story of Scandinavian immigrant Annie Swenson, who worked as a cook/housekeeper in the Nesbitt home.
Why Daddy? (1944)
Joseph Doakes appears on a game show and competes against a child in this comedic short film.
Important Business (1944)
A man faces numerous dilemmas on his trip to Washington, DC in this comedic short.
Main Street Today (1944)
This short film promotes the U.S. war effort at home in a small town.
My Tomato (1943)
In this comedic short, Robert Benchley attempts to grow his own tomatoes.
That Inferior Feeling (1940)
In this comedic short, Joe Doakes attempts to provide a lecture on men who suffer an inferiority complex.
Dark Magic (1939)
In this comedic short, a father finds a box of magic tricks and performs for his son.
How to Eat (1939)
In this comedic short, Robert Benchley discusses how different situations can affect one's ability to consume and digest food.

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