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Cast (feature film)

1.
The Big Night (1951) as Julie [Rostina]
An emotional teenager takes on the mob when gangsters beat up his father.
2.
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Mrs. Purcell
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
3.
The Hairy Ape (1944) as Helen Parker
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
4.
Citizen Kane (1941) as Susan Alexander Kane
The investigation of a publishing tycoon's dying words reveals conflicting stories about his scandalous life.
5.
Pioneers of the Frontier (1940) as Joan Darcey
6.
Convicted Woman (1940) as May
An innocent woman sent to prison becomes the focus of a prison-reform movement.
7.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
9.
Outside These Walls (1939) as 2nd secretary
10.
Blondie Meets the Boss (1939) as Francis Rogers
Dagwood Bumstead (Arthur Lake) quits his job when his long-awaited vacation is postponed. Blondie (Penny Singleton) asks J.C. Dithers (Jonathan Hale) to give Dagwood his job back, and Dithers agrees but on the condition that Blondie take charge of the office while he is in Washington closing a deal. Dagwood, left to tend the house while Blondie goes to work, succumbs to a neighbor's suggestion to go fishing and leaves Baby Dumpling (Larry Simms) in care of Blondie's sister, Dot (Dorothy Moore), in town for a jitterbug contest. While fishing, Dagwood meets two entertainers from the Garden Cafe and when one of them, Francine (Linda Winters), almost overturns the boat, Dagwood grabs to save her, and the "glutch" is photographed. Blondie has the film from Dagwood's camera developed, and Dithers wires her to buy some land owned by the Garden Club proprietor before he learns that it has been approved as the site of the new airport. Enroute, she picks up the developed film. Dagwood has wandered off to play pool, and Dot and her boy friend, Freddie (Joel Dean), take Baby Dumpling with them to the jitterbug contest at the Garden Cafe. Blondie recognizes Francine from the fishing photograph just as Dagwood comes along in pursuit of Baby Dumpling. She smacks him with her purse, then leaves with Baby Dumpling. The cafe owner finds the Dithers telegram realizes the importance of his land. Meanwhile, reeling from the impact of Blondie's blow, wins the jitterbug contest with his wild gyrations.
11.
Cafe Hostess (1939) as Tricks
Jo (Ann Dvorak), a "percentage girl" at the notorious Club 46, is in despair. She can see no way out of the dreary and sordid routine of entertaining customers - called drinking and dancing in 1940 - and, at a signal from piano player Eddie Morgan (Douglas Fowley), rolling them for their money. Eddie, besides being brutal to her and spending all her money, is also carrying on an affair with another girl. Jo's only friend is Annie (Wynne Gibson), a former actress but now a drink-sodden derelict. Annie keeps to herself the knowledge that it was Eddie who threw the knife that killed a petty racketeer who was too attentive to Jo. Sailor Dan Walters (Preston Foster) and two of his pals arrive from a cruise and his good nature delights Joe, but at a wink from Eddie, Jo attempts to steal his money. Dan swallows his disillusionment and returns to the cafe, and he and Jo enjoy a day-long picnic together. She accepts his marriage proposal and go to an up-state town where he has a job waiting. Eddie does not accept this turn events any too well, and sets a trap for Dan when he comes after Jo. When he arrives, in an attempt to save his life, Jo denounces and ridicules him and he leaves angrily. He is net by Annie, who tells him of the set-up. Gathering his pals, Dan returns to the cafe and starts a brawl.
12.
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Marjorie Lawe
13.
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) as Nurse
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan.
14.
Coast Guard (1939) as Nurse
A Coast Guard lieutenant and a reckless flyer vie for the same woman.
15.
North of the Yukon (1939) as Jean Duncan
Fur trader Jules Moreaux is killed by raiders terrorizing the section patrolled by Canadian Mounties Sergeant Jim Cameron (Charles Starrett) and his brother, Constable Bob Cameron (Bob Nolan), who find Jean Duncan (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters) hiding in a backroom of the trading post. She says she is not sure she can identify the gang leader as Pierre Ledoux (Paul Sutton) whom the Mounties suspect. Ledoux reaches Moosehead ahead of the Mounties and reports to Mart Duncan (Robert Fiske), Jean's uncle and secret leader of the fur raiders. LeDoux is ordered to backtrack and try to kill Jean in the event she recognized him, but misses. At the suggestion of RCMP Inspector Wylie (Vernon Steele), Jean goes to work for her uncle, sees Ledoux, but Jim is forced to release him for lack of evidence. Jim is suspended from the Mounties and his actions become suspicious to both the raiders and the Mounties, he attempts to loot Moreaux's cabin and is attacked by LeDoux, there for the same purpose. Jim hides the raider when his brother shows up. Duncan, about to flee town with the raider's money, is stopped by Ledoux, now friendly to Jim. The Mounties arrest Jim for apparently trying to rob Duncan, and he is drummed out of the service and jailed. Ledoux helps him break jail and takes him to the gang's hideout where Jean is a captive.
16.
Trade Winds (1938) as Ann
A private eye falls for the murderess he's pursuing.
17.
Prison Train (1938) as Louise Terris
Frankie Terris (Fred Keating) and Mannie Robbins (Alexander Leftwich) are the two most powerful gangsters in their city. Frankie has a young sister, Louise (Dorothy Comingore as Linda Winters), whom he has kept at a boarding school away from the stench of his racketeering. Mannie's young son, Joe (James Blakely), is also ignorant of his father's profession. Louise and Joe meet, and Joe tries to make love to her. Frankie interrupts and, in a fight that follows, kills Joe. Mannie vows to get Frankie. The latter, sentenced to Alcatraz, fears for Louise's safety and makes her promise to take a trip abroad. Louise learns that Mannie plans to shoot Frankie on the train taking him to prison, and she stows away in hopes of warning her brother. On the train, she falls into the protective arms of Federal Agent Bill Adams (Peter Potter as William Moore.) Before she has a chance to warn Frankie, Mannie's henchmen go to work and a gangland shootout ensues.
18.
Comet over Broadway (1938) as Miss McDermott
A stage star's rampant ambition leads to murder.

Cast (special)

19.
Battle Over Citizen Kane, The (1996) as Interviewee
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.

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