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Frances Rafferty

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Also Known As: Died: April 18, 2004
Born: June 26, 1922 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Sioux City, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Wings of Chance (1961) as Arlene Baker
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Mrs. Warren
Rodeo (1952) as Dixie Benson
Nancy Cartwright (Jane Nigh) is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright (Frank Ferguson) by a rodeo association. Instead, she is atlked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin (John Archer) and the other performes when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts. Slim and Nancy fall in love and the rodeo is beginning to prosper under her guidance. A thoughtless remark by her to Barbecue Jones (Wallace Ford), a one-time champion, now an old man, forces him to prove his fitness as a rider, with the result of being badly injured. All of the performers, including Slim, refuse to be associated with Nancy and the rodeo breaks up. Barbecue recovers and tells the hands that Nancy paid for his hospital bills with monies accumulated for her father's feed bill. The crew is rounded up and Nancy is once again prevailed upon to return as manager. She succeeds in placing the rodeo into the bigtime circuit, proving mostly that the writers of this had not an inkling of how rodeos actually work...then or now.
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1949) as Frances Shaw
Money Madness (1948) as Julie [Saunders]
Lady at Midnight (1948) as Ellen Wiggins
Lost Honeymoon (1947) as Lois Evans
When her best friend dies, a woman takes the orphaned children in search of their father.
The Adventures of Don Coyote (1947) as Maggie Riley
Near Border Flats, Don Cyote (Richard Martin, with a "Presenting" billing playing a role quite aptly described in the Comments section), and his friend Sancho (Val Carlor), are interrupted on their way to the fiesta by a fight. A quick intervention on their part prompts ranch owner Maggie Riley (Frances Rafferty, first billed everywhere but here) to hire them. Coyote and Sancho meet her surly, younger brother Ted (Bennie Bartlett) who is wanting Maggie to sell their cattle herd to pay off a bank loan before they lose the ranch. But when they try to drive a herd to market, a gang led by Big Foot Ferguson (Frank Fenton) drives off their cowhands. Ted finds a surveying plumb marked "United Pacific R.R." in a canyon by their ranch. He shows Sheriff Dave Sherman (Marc Cramer) and they learn that the railroad intends to buy a section of Maggie's land, thereby increasing its value. The next day, Coyote, Ted, the sheriff and three deputies drive Maggie's cattle toward Border Flats, and are waylaid by the Fenton gang. But where is Sancho who has disappeared on a mysterious mission?
Curley (1947) as Mildred Johnson
When their favorite teacher marries, a gang of kids tries to scare her replacement away.
Bad Bascomb (1946) as Dora
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
The Hidden Eye (1945) as Jean Hampton
Blind detective Duncan Maclaine uses his other senses to piece together confusing clues behind a murder.
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945) as Claire Warren
A pair of wacky lackeys try to take Tinseltown by storm.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Jane Stilham
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Autograph seeker
A retired vaudevillian clashes with his producer son.
Dragon Seed (1944) as Orchid [Tan]
Chinese peasants fight to survive the Japanese occupation during World War II.
Barbary Coast Gent (1944) as Portia Adair
A bandit from the gold fields moves to San Francisco and tries to go straight.
Thousands Cheer (1944) as Marie Corbino
An egotistical acrobat joins the Army and falls in love with his commander''''s daughter.
Pilot #5 (1943) as Carhop
While their buddy flies a suicide mission, World War II airmen recall the events that led him to this noble sacrifice.
Hitler's Madman (1943) as Eliza Cermak
The Nazis take revenge on a Czech village after one of their most sadistic commanders is assassinated there.
Girl Crazy (1943) as Marjorie Tait
A womanizing playboy finds true love when he's sent to a desert college.
Young Ideas (1943) as Co-ed
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
Presenting Lily Mars (1943) as Showgirl
A small-town girl fights for her big chance on Broadway.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Pretty girl
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943) as Irene
A wheelchair-bound doctor tries to prove a convicted killer's innocence.
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942) as Sally
A Washington matron tries to ignore the effects of World War II.
Seven Sweethearts (1942) as George Van Maaster
A father insists that his seven daughters marry in order, from eldest to youngest.
Fingers at the Window (1942) as Operator
A magician uses hypnosis to create an army of murderers.
Eyes in the Night (1942) as
Blind detective Duncan Maclain gets mixed up with enemy agents and murder when he tries to help an old friend with a rebellious stepdaughter.

Cast (short)

Personalities (1942)
This short film showcases new studio talents for MGM.

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