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Joan Bennett

Joan Bennett


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Also Known As: Died: December 7, 1990
Born: February 27, 1910 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Palisades, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Spencer Tracy Legacy (1986)
Katharine Hepburn pays tribute to one of the screen''''s most natural actors, Spencer Tracy.
Divorce Wars: A Love Story (1982) as Adele Burgess
High-powered Seattle divorce lawyer Tom Selleck discovers his own marriage failing and must juggle his own domestic conflicts with his clients' problems. Jane Curtin, one of the original "Saturday Night Live" zanies, made her dramatic acting debut in this movie. It had been scheduled to be titled "D
This House Possessed (1981) as Rag Lady
A sinister force permeating a secluded mountain estate convinces the nurse/companion of rock star Parker Stevenson, who has had a nervous collapse, that the house is alive and determined to keep her prisoner.
Suddenly, Love (1978) as Mrs Graham
Young lovers -- she a child of the ghetto, determined to escape her violent, alcoholic parents, and he a socially prominent attorney with a long-standing health problem -- try to defy every obstacle to their romance and eventual marriage.
Suspiria (1977) as Miss Blank
A dancing school is haunted by mysterious murders.
Gidget Gets Married (1972) as Claire Ramsey
The next-to-last screen adventure of Gidget. In this pilot film, Gidget has finally been married off, and rebels against the social caste system in her husband''s company. Monie Ellis, daughter of veteran actress Mona Freeman, followed a long line of up-and-coming actresses in the starring role: Sandra Dee (1959), Deborah Walley (1961), Cindy Carol (1963), Sally Field (1965 TV series), and Karen Valentine (1969 TV movie). Like one or two of her predecessors, Monie Ellis seems to have vanished from the show business scene.
Eyes of Charles Sand, The (1972) as Aunt Alexandra
A young man inherits the ability to see visions from beyond the grave after his uncle's sudden death and is persuaded to investigate a girl's story about her brother's alleged murder. Although no music score is credited because of a composer's strike against TV film packagers at the time, Henry Manc
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.
Desire in the Dust (1960) as Mrs. Marquand
Navy Wife (1956) as Peg Blain
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Marion Groves
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
We're No Angels (1955) as Amelie Ducotel
After escaping Devil''''s Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
Highway Dragnet (1954) as Mrs. H. G. Cummings
Angels One Five (1952) as Waafs
'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe despite overwhelming German air power.
Father's Little Dividend (1951) as Ellie Banks
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
The Guy Who Came Back (1951) as Kathy Joplin
Former football star Harry Joplin is down on his luck, both in his career and in his married life. He seems convinced of his own unworthiness, but a chance to play in a charity football game helps him see his life in a new light.
For Heaven's Sake (1950) as Lydia Bolton
An angel''''s earthly mission takes a wrong turn when he falls in love with mortal life.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Ellie Banks
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Lucia Harper
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
Secret Beyond the Door (1948) as Celia [Barrett] Lamphere
A new bride becomes obsessed with the one room her husband keeps locked.
Hollow Triumph (1948) as Evelyn Hahn
A crook on the lam poses as a psychiatrist.
The Macomber Affair (1947) as Margo Macomber
A wealthy playboy and his wife hire a great white hunter to guide them to the African hunting grounds.
The Woman on the Beach (1947) as Peggy [Butler]
A coast guardsman begins to think his mistress's blind husband can really see.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Ella Sue Dozier
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
Nob Hill (1945) as Harriet Carruthers
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Scarlet Street (1945) as Katherine "Kitty" March
A middle aged wouldbe painter falls into the clutches of an unscrupulous woman.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Alice Reed
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
Margin for Error (1943) as Sophie Baumer
It is a toss-up as to who is most displeased when Patrolman Moe Finkelstein (Milton Berle) is given the duty of guarding the German consulate ran by Karl Baumer (Otto Preminger); neither Moe nor Baumer are too happy with this turn of events. Moe, however, quickly becomes fiends with the other residents of the consulate: Sophie Baumer (Joan Bennett), the consul's wife; the secretary Baron Max Von Alvenstor (Carl Esmond); and a pretty maid named Freida (Poldi Dur as Poldy Dur.)Moe senses an underlying tension that is not entirely accounted for by the gathering clouds of war. The gambling-loving Baumer has lost a large sum of money belonging to the German government, Sophie has learned to hate her husband and what he stands for and represents, and Baron Max has fallen in love with her. Max confronts Baumer with the discrepancy in the consulate's funds, and Baumer threatens to inform Berlin that one of Max's grandparents was not "Aryan." The arrival of a group of Nazi saboteurs (Ted North, Elmer Jack Semple and J. Norton Dunn) and the insistence they be given the funds to finance their project stirs consulate affairs even further.
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942) as Anita Woverman
A downed pilot enlists a Dutch girl to help him elude the Nazis.
Girl Trouble (1942) as June Delaney
Twin Beds (1942) as Julie Abbott
Man Hunt (1941) as Jerry [Stokes]
An Englishman goes behind enemy lines to assassinate Hitler.
She Knew All the Answers (1941) as Gloria Winters
Wild Geese Calling (1941) as Sally [Murdock]
In the 1890s lumberjack John leaves Seattle for Alaska to look for gold. After he marries dancehall girl Sally, he finds she used to be in love with his best friend Blackie.
Confirm or Deny (1941) as Jennifer Carson
Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send innapropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.
The Son of Monte Cristo (1941) as Grand Duchess Zona
A freedom fighter leads a double life in his battle against a ruthless dictator.
The Man I Married (1940) as Carol [Hoffman]
An American woman learns that her German husband is a Nazi sympathizer.
The House Across the Bay (1940) as Brenda [Bentley]
An aircraft designer falls for an imprisoned gangster's wife.
Green Hell (1940) as Stephanie Richardson
A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows.
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Hilda
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) as Maria Theresa
The Three Musketeers rescue the king''''s unjustly imprisoned twin.
The Texans (1938) as Ivy Preston
Artists and Models Abroad (1938) as Patricia Harper
Trade Winds (1938) as Kay Kerrigan [also known as Mary Holden]
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
I Met My Love Again (1938) as Julie [Wier Shaw]
The marriage plans of two college sweethearts go amiss when the girlfriend meets a writer and runs off to marry him.
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 (1937) as Wendy Van Klettering
A penniless heiress takes a modeling job to get her family back on its feet.
Two in a Crowd (1936) as Julia Wayne
When two halves of a thousand-dollar bill are discovered in the snow, the penniless pair that individually grabs each half must come to terms. Actress Julia Wayne needs the whole $1,000, and so does sportsman Larry Stevens. Since compromise will serve neither of their needs, they are stalemated - until complications arise.
13 Hours by Air (1936) as Felice Rollins
Big Brown Eyes (1936) as Eve Fallon
A reporter and a detective team up to expose a ring of jewel thieves.
Wedding Present (1936) as Monica "Rusty" Fleming
Two for Tonight (1935) as Bobbie Lockwood
Mississippi (1935) as Lucy Rumford
A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot after a saloon brawl in which the villain of the piece accidentally kills himself with his own gun, falls in love with his former fianceƩ's sister and finally bullies an apprehensive family into accepting him.
Private Worlds (1935) as Sally McGregor
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as Helen Berkeley
An expatriate Russian prince creates a scandal by winning big at the gambling tables.
She Couldn't Take It (1935) as Carol [Van Dyke]
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Adele [Verin]
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
The Pursuit of Happiness (1934) as Prudence Kirkland
An innkeeper''''s daughter falls for a British deserter during the American revolution.
Arizona to Broadway (1933) as Lynn [Martin]
Little Women (1933) as Amy [March]
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
Wild Girl (1932) as Salomy Jane
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as Jane Miller
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelty and even death.
Me and My Gal (1932) as Helen Riley
A New York cop falls in love with a waterfront waitress whose sister falls for a gangster.
Week Ends Only (1932) as Venetia Carr
The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) as Vivienne Ware
Careless Lady (1932) as Sally Brown
Hush Money (1931) as Joan Gordon
Many a Slip (1931) as Pat [Coster]
Doctors' Wives (1931) as Nina Wyndram
Moby Dick (1930) as Faith
A mad sea captain sails for vengeance against the white whale that crippled him.
Puttin' on the Ritz (1930) as Dolores Fenton
Crooner Harry Raymond and best friend James Tierney are working for a musical promoter when they meet Dolores Fenton who is trying to make ends meet by selling one of her songs. Raymond collaborates with Miss Fenton on her music but gets fired overzealoulsy selling it to his boss. Raymond and Tierney, along with their girlfriends, work in vaudeville until they are separated by a Broadway offer for Raymond and girlfriend Dolores. Success comes to the crooning Raymond in New York. He starts hobnobbing with high society, drinking heavily, and forgetting his old friends. It's a formula for a big fall.
Crazy That Way (1930) as Ann Jordan
Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
A college flirt lures the nation''s best football players to join her school''s team.
Scotland Yard (1930) as Xandra, Lady Lasher
Bulldog Drummond (1929) as Phyllis
A British adventurer helps a blonde beauty rescue her uncle from an unscrupulous psychiatrist.
Three Live Ghosts (1929) as Rose Gordon
Disraeli (1929) as Lady Clarissa Pevensey
The noted British statesman plays matchmaker for a pair of young lovers.
The Mississippi Gambler (1929) as Lucy Blackburn
Power (1928) as A dame

Film Production - Main (feature film)

images (1972) as Cont
A woman struggling with insanity can''''t tell reality from fantasy.

Cast (special)

Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1954) as Lorraine Sheldon
The story of Sheridan Whiteside, a famous author who visits a couple, the Stanleys, intending to stay only for dinner -- until he accidentally breaks his hip and is confined to the Stanley home for six weeks. The plot revolves around the havoc Sheridan causes with his opinionated view of life. Based

Cast (short)

Screen Actors (1950)
This short film takes a look at the off-screen personas of screen actors.
Hollywood Party (1937)
In this short film, Elissa Landi and Charley Chase host an East Asian themed garden tea party in Hollywood.

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