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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Seed of Innocence (1981) as Nun
2.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Minta Hagen
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
3.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Agnes
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
4.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Mrs. Dance
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
5.
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Mrs. Mason
6.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Manby
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
7.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Mrs. Wanley
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
8.
This Is the Life (1944) as Aunt Betsy
18-year-old Angela (Susanna Foster), reared in a New England town by her Aunt Betsy (Dorothy Peterson), receives an inheritance which she uses to go to New York, ostensibly for voice training, but she is pursuing Major Hilary Jarret (Patric Knowles), an Army surgeon with whom she has become infatuated. Her departure depresses her childhood friend Jimmy Plum (Donald O'Connor.) Dr. Plum (Jonathan Hale) devises an errand on which to send his love-sick son to New York, where Jimmy discovers Angela thinks she is Jarret's fiancee. Jimmy also renews acquaintances with a group of show people, including Sally McGuire (Peggy Ryan), who attempts to console him. Jimmy meets Jarret's divorced wife, Harriet (Louise Allbritton), famed photographer. Jimmy engineers a meeting of Jarret and Harriet with Angela present, which forms the beginning of an understanding that Jarret is not for her. Jimmy is inducted into the Army.
9.
When the Lights Go on Again (1944) as Clara Benson
10.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Mother
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
11.
This Is the Army (1943) as Mrs. Nelson
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
12.
Air Force (1943) as Mrs. Chester
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
13.
Saboteur (1942) as Mrs. Mason
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
14.
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Lola DeWinters
15.
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as Mrs. Aldrich
16.
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) as Mrs. Bishop
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
17.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Mrs. Martin
18.
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Mrs. Pepper
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
19.
Out West with the Peppers (1940) as Mrs. Pepper
A working class family moves West in search of better fortune.
20.
Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940) as Mrs. Pepper
Five siblings face boarding school when their working mother can''''t hold a job and care for them.
21.
Too Many Husbands (1940) as Gertrude Houlihan
When her long lost husband returns after her re-marriage, a woman decides to try life with two mates.
22.
Women in War (1940) as Frances
23.
Lillian Russell (1940) as Cynthia Leonard
Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by bandleader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.
24.
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Kathleen O'Donnell
25.
The Flying Irishman (1939) as Mrs. Corrigan
True story of "Wrong Way" Corrigan, who set out to cross the U.S. and ended up in Ireland.
26.
Sabotage (1939) as Edith Grayson
27.
Dark Victory (1939) as Miss Wainwright
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
28.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) as Mrs. Pepper
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman''''s clan.
29.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Jane Lennox
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
30.
Hunted Men (1938) as Mrs. Mary Harris
31.
Breaking the Ice (1938) as Annie Decker
32.
Confession (1937) as Mrs. Koslov
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter's virtue.
33.
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Susan [Nash]
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
34.
52nd Street (1937) as Adela Rondell
35.
Girl Loves Boy (1937) as Mary McCarthy
36.
Her Husband Lies (1937) as Dorothy [Powell]
37.
The Country Doctor (1936) as Nurse Katherine Kennedy
38.
Reunion (1936) as Nurse Katherine Kennedy
39.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) as Jennie Stevens
A British boy in New York tries to join a tenement gang.
40.
Man of Iron (1935) as Bessie
A steel worker rises to the boardroom but longs for his former life.
41.
Freckles (1935) as Mrs. Duncan
42.
Society Doctor (1935) as Mrs. Harrigan
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
43.
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Mrs. Foster
44.
Pursuit (1935) as Mrs. McCoy
The reward in a kidnapping case attracts a variety of desperate characters.
45.
Laddie (1935) as Mrs. Stanton
46.
Men in White (1934) as Mary
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
47.
Peck's Bad Boy (1934) as Lily Clay
Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in trouble.
48.
As the Earth Turns (1934) as Mil [Shaw]
A young couple face the hardships of farm life in Maine.
49.
Beloved (1934) as Baroness Irene Von Hausmann
50.
Side Streets (1934) as Mrs. Richards
A lady furrier marries a lovesick sailor then has to deal with his checkered past.
51.
Uncertain Lady (1934) as Cicely Prentiss
52.
Treasure Island (1934) as Mrs. Hawkins
Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy out to foil pirates and find a buried treasure.
53.
The Mayor of Hell (1933) as Mrs. Smith
A racketeer goes straight to run a reform school.
54.
I'm No Angel (1933) as Thelma
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
55.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Mrs. Jackson
56.
Big Executive (1933) as Sarah Conway
57.
Hold Me Tight (1933) as Mary Shane
58.
Reform Girl (1933) as Mrs. Putnam
59.
Forbidden (1932) as Helen [Grover]
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
60.
Business and Pleasure (1932) as Mrs. Tinker
61.
Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Lilly Blake
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
62.
Thrill of Youth (1932) as Seena Sherwood
63.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Mrs. Wallace
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
64.
When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932)
A lame boy''''s uncle tries to rescue him from his over-protective parents.
65.
Payment Deferred (1932) as Annie Marble
A milquetoast kills for money and finds it a hard habit to break.
66.
Beast of the City (1932) as Mary Fitzpatrick
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
67.
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as Mrs. 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.
68.
Life Begins (1932) as A [psychopathic] patient
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients'''', doctors'''' and nurses'''' personal problems.
69.
So Big (1932) as Maartje
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
70.
Night World (1932) as Edith Blair
"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents.
71.
Call Her Savage (1932) as Silas' wife
A Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.
72.
Emma (1932) as Mrs. Winthrop
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
73.
Bought (1931) as The Mother
74.
Skyline (1931) as Rose Breen
75.
Party Husband (1931) as Kate
A liberated couple''''s divergent lifestyles almost ruin their marriage.
76.
Way Back Home (1931) as ["Runaway"] Rose Clark
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
77.
Penrod and Sam (1931) as Mrs. Schofield
Booth Tarkington''''s tale of two mischievous boys in turn-of-the-century Indiana.
78.
The Reckless Hour (1931) as Susie Jennison
A young innocent almost ruins her life for the love of an unfeeling cad.
79.
Up for Murder (1931) as Mrs. James Marshall
80.
Rich Man's Folly (1931) as Katherine Trumbull
81.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Martha Hall
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
82.
Mother's Cry (1930) as Mary Williams
A widowed mother struggles to raise her four children.

Producer (special)

83.
Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Associate Producer
Documentary on Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels." Using a slightly off-beat and often satirical approach, the special takes viewers on four make-believe voyages to the far reaches of the earth. Experts on satire and history analyze Swift's cynical situations on each voyage and rela

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