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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.
Canyon Passage (1946) as Mrs. Dance
A respected businessman and his gambler best friend fall for the same woman in 1850s Oregon.
4.
Sister Kenny (1946) as Agnes
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
5.
The Woman in the Window (1944) as Mrs. Wanley
A seductive woman gets an innocent professor mixed up in murder.
6.
When the Lights Go on Again (1944) as Clara Benson
7.
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.
8.
Mr. Skeffington (1944) as Manby
A flighty beauty marries a stockbroker for convenience and almost ruins both their lives.
9.
Faces in the Fog (1944) as Mrs. Mason
10.
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Mother
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
11.
Air Force (1943) as Mrs. Chester
A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific.
12.
This Is the Army (1943) as Mrs. Nelson
A song-and-dance man's son stages a big show starring World War II soldiers.
13.
The Man in the Trunk (1942) as Lola DeWinters
14.
Saboteur (1942) as Mrs. Mason
A young man accused of sabotage goes on the lam to prove his innocence.
15.
Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941) as Mrs. Bishop
On her retirement, students wonder why their favorite teacher never married.
16.
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as Mrs. Aldrich
17.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Mrs. Martin
18.
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.
19.
Five Little Peppers at Home (1940) as Mrs. Pepper
Five siblings enlist a crusty old businessman to help save their mother from bankruptcy.
20.
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.
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.
Out West with the Peppers (1940) as Mrs. Pepper
A working class family moves West in search of better fortune.
24.
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.
25.
Two Bright Boys (1939) as Kathleen O'Donnell
26.
Dark Victory (1939) as Miss Wainwright
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
27.
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.
28.
Sabotage (1939) as Edith Grayson
29.
Girls on Probation (1938) as Jane Lennox
A dizzy young girl falls into crime but wins her lawyer's heart.
30.
Breaking the Ice (1938) as Annie Decker
31.
Hunted Men (1938) as Mrs. Mary Harris
32.
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Susan [Nash]
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
33.
52nd Street (1937) as Adela Rondell
34.
Girl Loves Boy (1937) as Mary McCarthy
35.
Her Husband Lies (1937) as Dorothy [Powell]
36.
Confession (1937) as Mrs. Koslov
A glamorous singer commits murder to protect her daughter's virtue.
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.
Freckles (1935) as Mrs. Duncan
41.
Pursuit (1935) as Mrs. McCoy
The reward in a kidnapping case attracts a variety of desperate characters.
42.
Laddie (1935) as Mrs. Stanton
43.
Man of Iron (1935) as Bessie
A steel worker rises to the boardroom but longs for his former life.
44.
Society Doctor (1935) as Mrs. Harrigan
When his pioneering ideas cause problems, a hospital doctor goes into private practice.
45.
Sweepstake Annie (1935) as Mrs. Foster
46.
Uncertain Lady (1934) as Cicely Prentiss
47.
Beloved (1934) as Baroness Irene Von Hausmann
48.
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.
49.
Men in White (1934) as Mary
A young doctor has to choose between his studies and his marriage to a society girl.
50.
As the Earth Turns (1934) as Mil [Shaw]
A young couple face the hardships of farm life in Maine.
51.
Side Streets (1934) as Mrs. Richards
A lady furrier marries a lovesick sailor then has to deal with his checkered past.
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.
Big Executive (1933) as Sarah Conway
55.
The Billion Dollar Scandal (1933) as Mrs. Jackson
56.
Reform Girl (1933) as Mrs. Putnam
57.
Hold Me Tight (1933) as Mary Shane
58.
I'm No Angel (1933) as Thelma
A carnival dancer evades the law and invades high society.
59.
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.
60.
Emma (1932) as Mrs. Winthrop
A housekeeper faces unexpected snobbery when she marries her boss.
61.
Forbidden (1932) as Helen [Grover]
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
62.
Business and Pleasure (1932) as Mrs. Tinker
63.
Thrill of Youth (1932) as Seena Sherwood
64.
Payment Deferred (1932) as Annie Marble
A milquetoast kills for money and finds it a hard habit to break.
65.
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.
66.
Beast of the City (1932) as Mary Fitzpatrick
A police captain leads the fight against a vicious gangland chief.
67.
Attorney for the Defense (1932) as Mrs. Wallace
A ruthless attorney tries to make amends for convicting an innocent man.
68.
Cabin in the Cotton (1932) as Lilly Blake
A sharecropper fighting for better working conditions succumbs to the boss's seductive daughter.
69.
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.
70.
So Big (1932) as Maartje
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
71.
Life Begins (1932) as A [psychopathic] patient
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients'''', doctors'''' and nurses'''' personal problems.
72.
When a Feller Needs a Friend (1932)
A lame boy''''s uncle tries to rescue him from his over-protective parents.
73.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Martha Hall
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
74.
Skyline (1931) as Rose Breen
75.
Bought (1931) as The Mother
76.
Up for Murder (1931) as Mrs. James Marshall
77.
Party Husband (1931) as Kate
A liberated couple''''s divergent lifestyles almost ruin their marriage.
78.
Penrod and Sam (1931) as Mrs. Schofield
Booth Tarkington''''s tale of two mischievous boys in turn-of-the-century Indiana.
79.
Rich Man's Folly (1931) as Katherine Trumbull
80.
Way Back Home (1931) as ["Runaway"] Rose Clark
A New England preacher shelters a young boy from his alcoholic father.
81.
The Reckless Hour (1931) as Susie Jennison
A young innocent almost ruins her life for the love of an unfeeling cad.
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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