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Mary MacLaren

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Also Known As: Died: November 9, 1985
Born: January 19, 1901 Cause of Death: respiratory problems
Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Androcles and the Lion (1953) as Christian
Androcles is a Christian who follows that religion's teachings even as they apply to the treatment of animals. Seeing a lion in pain, he removes a huge thorn from the beast's paw, creating a friend for life. Androcles and a number of other Christians are evenutally arrested and condemned to death in the arena. They are to die by being eaten by lions. Is it too much to hope that one of the lions may have a paw that has healed recently and might remember who helped heal it?
Dream Girl (1948) as Judge Allerton's wife
Crossed Trails (1948) as Mrs. Laswell
Thirteen-year-old Melissa Hendrix (Kathy Frye) runs away from school to return to her ranch near Mesa City. Her family friend Johnny Mack (Johnny Mack Brown)meets her stage coach, on which Maggie Flynn (Lynne Carver), on her way to become a faro dealer at Hudson's saloon, is also a passenger. Melisssa's guardian, Bodie Clark (Raymond Hatton), refuses the offer by Jim Hudson (Douglas Evans)to buy Melissa's ranch, which contains valuable water rights for the whole basin. Bodie threatens Hudson's lawyer, Anderson (Milburn Morante), when he accuses Bodie of holding onto the ranch for selfish reasons. Bodie and rancher Laswell (Ted Adams) hear gunshots, and Bodie finds Anderson dead in the bunkhouse. Hudson and Blake (Steve Clark) accuse Bodie of the murder and have him jailed. After being threatned by Hudson's men, Curtin (Zon Murray) and Wright (Bob Woodward as Robert D. Woodward), Laswell refuses to clear Bodie at his trial by revealing he was oustide with him when they heard the shots, and Bodie is found guilty. Johnny rescues Laswell from the outlaws and kills Wright in a gun duel. Hudson's attempt to get a mob to hang Bodie backfires when Johnny arrives in time with Laswell, who now admits the truth. The outlaws are apprehended and Maggie convinces Melissa that she should go back to school.
To Each His Own (1946) as Woman at G.A.R. Hall/Nurse
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Kitty (1946) as Duke's maid
A penniless British lord passes a street urchin off as a lady to sell her to a rich husband.
The Navajo Trail (1945) as Stella Ramsey
U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) are working undercover to capture a gang stealing horses from the Navajos, and to capture the killer of a Ranger. Nevada poses as an outlaw to get in with the gang and find the leader, while Sandy pretends to be a drunken old horse thief that has knowledge of where the Navajos have hidden their ponies.
Frontier Feud (1945) as Sarah Moran
Traveling incognito to a once-peaceful valley now torn by a murderous conflict between two ranchers, U. S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) find the dead body of Zane Jenkins, killed by gunman Slade Burnette (Ted Mapes). Don Graham (Jack Ingram), part owner of one ranch with the innocent Bill Corey(Steve Clark), has started the war with the intent of gaining control of the valley. Corey's daughter Blanche (Christine McIntyre) is in love with the owner of the other ranch, Joe (Dennis Moore), who is suspected of being behind the troubles. Nevada claims to be the brother of the slain Jenkins and is deputized by Sheriff Clancy (Jack Rockwell). Both ranchers warn Nevada to keep out of their business and back up their warnings with violence. Sandy gets a job with Joe, and is able to help Nevada get evidence that Graham is being assisted by town banker Chamers (Frank LaRue) in the plot to take over both ranches.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Librarian
Around the World (1944) as Nurse captain
Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge entertain the troops overseas.
A Night of Adventure (1944) as Maid
A lawyer tries to clear his wife''''s lover of murder charges.
Six Gun Gospel (1943) as Mrs. Mary Dailey
Shipments of gold from Goldville are being hijacked by a gang secretly headed by Ace Benton (Kenneth Macdonald), the town's leading citizen. Benton is also trying to acquire all the town property, as he knows the railroad is planning a line through there. U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie (Johnny Mack Brown) and Sandy Hopkins (Raymond Hatton) are sent in, with Sandy posing as a preacher. Mine owner Bill Simms (Kernan Cripps) is almost wiped out by previous holdups and Dan Baxter (Eddie Dew), in love with Simms' daughter Jane (Inna Guest), offers to drive the next stage shipment and Sandy is to ride shotgun. Benton's gang, headed by Durkin (Roy Barcroft) intends to rob the stage.
The Leopard Man (1943) as Nun
When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.
Fighting Valley (1943) as Ma Donavon
The Independent Smelting Company is being forced out of business through ore shipments being hijacked while on the way from the various mines. Ma Donovan (Mary MacLaren), owner of the Elkhorn Mine, asks for help from Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt (Dave O'Brien), Jim Steele (Jim Newill) and Panhandle Perkins (Guy Wilkerson). They learn from Frank Burke (John Elliott), manager of the smelter, that if he cannot get ore he will be forced to close, and the miners will have to do business with the Rio Grande Corporation owned by Dan Wakely (John Merton). Joan Manning (Patti McCarty), owner of the smelter, arrives from the east, with her fiancee Paul Jackson (Robert Bice) and, acting on his advice, intends to sell the smelter to Wakely's company. At a meeting, with the Rangers present, Joan instructs Paul to prepare an inventory of the plant for the sale, and he remarks that it is practically bankrupt. Tex suggests that the miners use the remark by Jackson to declare it bankrupt and appoint a receiver. They do so and make Tex the receiver. This does not set well with Wakley or Jackson, who is working for Wakely to help him get control of the smelter, and they launch an all-out attack against the miners and the Rangers.
The Cyclone Kid (1942) as Martha Sullivan
The Man Who Returned to Life (1942) as Mrs. Foster
David Jamieson (John Howard), a Northerner, is forced to flee from a Maryland town where he is suspected of murdering the girl who attempted to force him to marry her on the eve of his wedding to another girl. He flees and assumes a new identity but returns to save the life of the man accused of killing him.
Prairie Pioneers (1941) as Martha Nelson
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Bidder
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
We Who Are Young (1940) as Nurse
A man violates company policy by getting married.
The Fargo Kid (1940) as Sarah Winters
When a lawman is mistaken for a killer, he turns the mistake to his advantage.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Crying woman
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
I Stole a Million (1939) as Nurse
Broadway Serenade (1939) as Costumer
Career conflicts threaten a singer''s marriage to a young composer.
Union Pacific (1939) as Official's wife
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Head Sister
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Visitor
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
The Big Broadcast of 1938 (1938) as
A radio announcer tries to juggle musical acts and his ex-wives while broadcasting from an ocean liner.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Lodger
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
Numbered Woman (1938) as
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Nurse
A Day at the Races (1937) as Nurse
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl's sanitarium.
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Alumnus
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
A Lawman Is Born (1937) as Martha Lance
Reckless Ranger (1937) as Mary [Allen]
Bob Allen, Louise Small, Mary MacLaren, Harry Woods, Jack Perrin, Buddy Cox, Jack Rockwell, Slim Whitaker. Texas Ranger Bob Allen undertakes the investigation of his twin brother''s murder in this unusual western which pits sheepherders against cattle ranchers.
That Certain Woman (1937) as Nurse
A gangster's widow fights for love despite society's disapproval.
Rich Relations (1937) as
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) as Maid
An American orphan discovers he is heir to a British title.
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as Mrs. Wilson
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
King of the Pecos (1936) as Mrs. Clayborn
Profiteer Alexander Stiles (Cy Kendall) lays claim to a million acres of range in the Pecos River country, but a rancher named Clayborn (John Beck) stands in his way as he has already claimed the water-rich location of Sweetwater as his own, and refuses Stiles' $1000 offer for his land. Led by the murderous Ash (Jack Clifford), the hired guns of Stiles kill Clayborn and his wife (Mary MacLaren) but their young son John (Bradley Metcalfe Jr.) survives and joins his grandfather in Austin. As the boy grows into a man he learns the use of a law book as well as a six gun, intending to use both to bring Stiles to justice. As lawyer John Clay (John Wayne), he travels to the Cottonwood headquarters of Stiles, self-proclaimed King of the Pecos, and meets Hank Matthews (Arthur Aylesworth) and Josh Billings (Herbert Heywood), two cattlemen thrown into poverty through the crooked dealings of Stiles. John serves a summons for Stiles to appear in court but the circuit judge (James Marcus) is too frightned to face the might of Stiles. John sends Hank to round up other impoverished cattlemen, and they provide the judge with an armed escort to Cottonwood. The judge upholds the ranchers' pleas for use of water and grass, and Stiles sees most of his ill-gotten gains turned over to public domain for proper filing. Stiles convinces newcomers Eli Jackson (Edward Hearn) and his daughter Belle (Muriel Evans) that John is trying to cheat the ranchers and file claims for himself. He also plans an ambush for those riding through the canyon to file claims and he sends Ash and his gunmen to the hills, instructing them to shoot anyone without the white arm bands he has supplied to his own riders. John discovers the plot and has the ranchers to also wear white arm bands, ensuring their safe passage. With their claim successfully filed the ranchers plan a cattle drive to Abilene where the railroad is promising $20 a head. Stiles steals whatever cattle he can and moves his outlaws to Sweetwater, where he hopes to extort money for use of the water there from the trail drivers. When the drive reaches Sweetwater, John confronts Stiles, revealing that he is the son of the murdered Clayborn's and that Sweetwater rightfully belongs to him. Following a siege by John and the ranchers, Stiles tries to escape by buckboard, but when the wagon tips over he is crushed by the safe containing money he has stolen from others. John pursues Ash into the rocks, offering him a chance to draw first and then ills him. John leaves his gun and his quest for revenge at the site and turns his mind to Belle and his law career.
Reunion (1936) as Mrs. Ogden
Tell Your Children (1936) as
Drug dealers lure a pair of young innocents into marijuana addiction.
Captain January (1936) as Governess
An orphaned girl living with a lighthouse keeper is forced to go to boarding school.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Woman in Dawson
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
Les Misérables (1935) as 2d nurse in hospital
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
Alias Mary Dow (1935) as Nurse
Dying Evelyn Dow anguishes over her lost daughter, who disappeared as a child. Evelyn's husband Henry, hoping to make his wife's final days more bearable, asks waitress Sally Gates to pose as the daughter. Sally does so, but Mrs. Dow is so cheered by her "daughter's" return that she regains her health, leaving Sally stuck in her role.
Hands Across the Table (1935) as Chambermaid
A manicurist uses her beauty and emery board to snag a rich husband.
Westward Ho (1935) as Hannah Wyatt
Ballard's trail jumpers attack the Wyatt Company wagon train, killing young John's parents and kidnaping his brother, Jim. In post-Civil War California, John Wyatt, now a man, pulls together a vigilante posse, The Singing Riders, who all ride white horses, dress alike, and ride the trails singing and rounding up outlaw gangs. Meanwhile, John is ever on the lookout for the gang that murdered his parents.
Harmony Lane (1935) as Mrs. Wade
Escapade (1935) as Nurse
Three Kids and a Queen (1935) as Customer
Saddle Aces (1935) as
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as Maid
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
Age of Indiscretion (1935) as Maid
A moralistic publisher discovers his wife is cheating on him.
The New Frontier (1935) as Minister's wife
In 1889 pioneers race ahead of the law to claim free land in Oklahoma, forming wide-open towns. In one such, citizens elect Milt Dawson to challenge the self-appointed rule of gambler Ace Holmes, only to have him shot in the back. But leading the next batch of settlers is Milt's quick-on-the-draw son John, who gets help from friendly outlaws.
Clive of India (1935) as Nurse
An enterprising clerk leads the British colonial campaign in India.
O'Shaughnessy's Boy (1935) as Matron
A circus performer searches for the son his wife stole from him.
Cleopatra (1934) as
The fabled queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Marc Antony astray.
The Painted Veil (1934) as Motherly woman
A wife strays, then fights to redeem herself to her husband.
Men in White (1934) as Nurse
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
The House of Rothschild (1934) as Woman in 1780 seq
The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against the family.
The Key (1934) as Streetwalker
A British officer stationed in Ireland falls for the wife of an intelligence man.
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934) as Mother
Charlie is hired to deliver a pearl necklace to a millionaire at his ranch. When murder intervenes he disguises himself as a Chinese servant and begins sleuthing.
Midnight Club (1933) as
The Phantom Broadcast (1933) as Beth
Rafter Romance (1933) as Icy Air supervisor
A salesgirl falls for a night worker without realizing they share the same apartment.
Headline Shooter (1933) as Murderess
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
The Courageous Coward (1924) as Jerry Luther
The Uninvited Guest (1924) as Irene Carlton
The Dark Swan (1924) as Mary Robinson
Under the Red Robe (1923) as Anne of Austria
On the Banks of the Wabash (1923) as Yvonne
The Face in the Fog (1922) as Mary Dawson, Blackie's wife
Outcast (1922) as Valentine Moreland
Across the Continent (1922) as Louise Fowler
The Three Musketeers (1921) as Queen [Anne of Austria]
Classic tale of the dashing Frenchmen fighting to save their country from Cardinal Richelieu.
The Wild Goose (1921) as Diana Manners
Rouge and Riches (1920) as Becky
The Road to Divorce (1920) as Mary Bird
The Forged Bride (1920) as Peggy
The Amazing Wife (1919) as Cicely Osborne
The Petal on the Current (1919) as Stella Schump
The Weaker Vessel (1919) as Abby Hopkins
The Pointing Finger (1919) as Mary Murphy
Creaking Stairs (1919) as "Dearie" Lane
Secret Marriage (1919) as Mary MacLaren
The Unpainted Woman (1919) as Gudrun Trygavson
Bonnie, Bonnie Lassie (1919) as Alisa Graeme
The Vanity Pool (1918) as Marna Royal
The Model's Confession (1918) as Iva Seldon
Bread (1918) as Candace Newby
The Mysterious Mrs. M. (1917) as Phyllis Woodman
A young man, told by a psychic that he will die soon, puts his affairs in order and begins to enjoy and treasure life. However, the appointed hour of death passes without his demise, and he begins to suspect something is awry.
Money Madness (1917) as Ethel Fuller
Her Bargain (1917) as Irma Stanton
The Plow Woman (1917) as Mary MacTavish
Wanted -Xxx a Home (1916) as Mina Rogers
Idle Wives (1916) as Molly
Shoes (1916) as Eva Meyer
A young working girl must suport her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three brothers finally gets to be too much, and she winds up selling her body for a pair of shoes.
Saving the Family Name (1916) as Estelle Ryan

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Quality Street (1937) as Stand-in
A woman masquerades as her own niece to get back at a neglectful suitor.

Cast (short)

Willie and the Mouse (1941)
This short film examines how the behavior of mice can be studied in relation to the behavior of school children.
Men in Fright (1938)
In this comedic short, a gang of children visit their friend in the hospital, but chaos ensues when someone turns on the laughing gas...
Vamp Till Ready (1936)
Charley Chase''''s prudish wife pretends to be a party girl in this comedic short film.

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