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Cast (feature film)

Three on a Couch (1966) as
When a psychiatrist refuses to marry until her patients are cured, her fiance sets out to do the job himself.
Fireball 500 (1966) as Herman's wife
Two race car drivers vie for the same girl as they compete in a cross-country race.
The Family Jewels (1965) as
A rich orphan chooses among five look-alike uncles to find a guardian.
Pajama Party (1964) as Maid
A Martian teenager sent to prepare for an invasion falls in love with an Earth girl.
Bikini Beach (1964) as
A millionaire tries to prove that his pet chimp is as smart as the local teens.
Clipped Wings (1953) as Sgt. Anderson
The Bowery Boys join the air force and almost turn it into a fly-by-night organization.
As Young As You Feel (1951) as Harpist
Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He later impersonates the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour. Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille becomes infatuated with Hodges. Many further complications ensue.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as Miss Emily
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
Jiggs and Maggie Out West (1950) as Maggie
Jiggs and Maggie in Court (1948) as Maggie
The Time of Your Life (1948) as [Lorene Smith] Blind date
A philosophical drunk encourages his friends to live their dreams to the hilt.
An Act of Murder (1948) as Mrs. McGuiness
When a judge learns his wife has terminal brain cancer, he begins to consider mercy-killing.
Winter Wonderland (1947) as Mrs. Schuyler-Riggs
Bad Bascomb (1946) as Lucy Lovejoy
A western bandit is reformed by his love for a little girl.
Bringing Up Father (1946) as Maggie
So Goes My Love (1946) as Emily
An inventor rises to fame with the support of his loving wife.
A Song for Miss Julie (1945) as Mrs. Calhoun
Club Havana (1945) as Mrs. Cavendish
Anchors Aweigh (1945) as Studio waitress
A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) as Lady Ruxton
A man remains young and handsome while his portrait shows the ravages of age and sin.
River Gang (1945) as Mrs. Hawkins
Can't Help Singing (1944) as Spinster
A senator''''s daughter follows her boyfriend in the days of the California gold rush.
3 Is a Family (1944) as Genevieve
None But the Lonely Heart (1944) as Flo
A young ne'er-do-well tries to get his life on track to help his ailing mother.
Jam Session (1944) as Miss Tobin
A Texas girl wins a trip to Hollywood, but the best job she can get is as secretary to a writer.
Take It or Leave It (1944) as Mrs. Nellie Bramble
The Man from Music Mountain (1943) as Christina Kellog
Roy returns home to fine a range feud between the cattlemen and the sheepmen. When his friend is killed he finds the rifle had a defective pin. He learns the rifle belongs to a ranch hand named Barker and that a third party has caused the feud. When he captures outlaws trying to blow up a dam, he claims Barker was the killer. But Barker has switched rifles and the outlaws now accuse Roy and Roy finds himself in trouble.
They Died with Their Boots On (1942) as Nurse
Romanticized biography of General George Armstrong Custer and his last stand.
There's One Born Every Minute (1942) as Miss Phipps
The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy but her mother wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (Scott Jordan), son of Cadwalader, Sr.(Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city and mentor and whip of the present mayor, Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.
Whispering Ghosts (1942) as Meg [also known as Stella]
Blondie for Victory (1942) as Miss Clabber
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
You're the One (1941) as Aunt Emma
Affectionately Yours (1941) as Mrs. Snell
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
You Belong to Me (1941) as Minnie
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
The Smiling Ghost (1941) as Homely woman
A newswoman investigates a haunted house.
Adam Had Four Sons (1941) as Photographer
A governess becomes the center of a wealthy family after her employer's wife dies.
Ice-Capades (1941) as Karen Vadja
Newsreel cameraman Bob Clemens (James Ellison), an avowed woman hater, is assigned to cover the Lake Placid exhibition of Karen Vadja (Renie Riano), the Swiss ice Queen. He misses his plane and fails to get the footage needed for a newsreel. Deciding that if you've seen one ice skater, you've seen them all, he goes to Central Park to film a skater picked at random. He selects Marie Bergen (Dorothy Lewis) who is wanted by the immigration people for having over-stayed her visa. Bob does not adjust his newsreel camera for a long shot and she shows very clearly in close-ups. Promoter Larry Herman (Phil Silvers) sees the newsreel and seeing that she is very talented and very pretty, decides to star her in an ice-spectacle to be called the "Ice-Capades." He sends for Karen Vadja's agent, since that is the name the skater is identified as in the newsreel, draws up and signs a contract and invites the press to join him when he meets her. Dismay mildly describes his feeling when he learns that he has obligated himself to build a show around a horse-faced, eccentric woman whose ability to skate is her only saving grace. He calls off the show, and brings suit against the National Newsreel Company for this hoax. The boss, Ellis (Alan Mowbray), blames Bob and his assistant Colonna (Jerry Colonna), who propose that they find her and let Ellis "discover" and star her. She evades them as she thinks they are immigration agents trying to find and deport her, but they find her in the chorus of the ice show they want her to star in. Deportation looms with marriage to an American citizen being the only alternative. Bob, the only woman-hating confirmed bachelor in the cast, becomes the prime candidate.
Ziegfeld Girl (1941) as Annie
Three showgirls in the Ziegfeld Follies face romantic trials on their way to the top.
Unfinished Business (1941) as Secretary
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
Those Were the Days! (1940) as Old lady
The Doctor Takes A Wife (1940) as Telegraph operator
A man-hating author and a woman-hating doctor have to pretend they're married.
Remedy for Riches (1940) as Mrs. Gattle
Kit Carson (1940) as Miss Pilchard
Frontiersman Kit Carson fights off Indian attacks on the trail to California.
The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (1940) as Lilly Wigham
A man involved in a crime (Nolan) kills his key witness by mistake and resigns himself to death. He changes his name so as not to harm his family. The law is not content with his explanation, however.
High School (1940) as Miss Grace
Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love (1940) as Lady in window
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) as Customer
Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals.
A Little Bit of Heaven (1940) as Mrs. Dixon
Li'l Abner (1940) as Sarah Jones
The Ghost Comes Home (1940) as Sarah Osborne
A man who''''s presumed dead returns to his family.
The Women (1939) as Saleswoman
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939) as Librarian
Nancy Drew, Reporter (1939) as Effie Schneider
A teen-aged sleuth sets out to prove a young girl innocent of murder charges.
Bridal Suite (1939) as Mrs. Pujol
A playboy''''s fiancee sets out to reform her future husband and his flighty mother.
Day-Time Wife (1939) as Miss Briggs
After catching her husband with his secretary, a young wife goes to work for his business rival.
Tell No Tales (1939) as Swedish maid
In search of a big scoop for his failing paper, an editor tries to solve a kidnapping case that''''s turned into murder.
Nancy Drew...Trouble Shooter (1939) as Effie Schneider
A teen-aged sleuth tries to clear one of her father''''s friends of a murder charge.
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939) as Effie Schneider
A teen-aged sleuth helps two old ladies deal with the "haunting" of their mansion.
Disputed Passage (1939) as Landlady [Mrs. Riley]
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Mrs. Craig
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
Honeymoon in Bali (1939) as Head saleswoman
Bachelor Mother (1939) as Amy Mellish
A fun-loving shop girl is mistaken for the mother of a foundling.
The Honeymoon's Over (1939) as Annie
Spring Madness (1938) as Mildred
A Harvard man romances a coed from a nearby college.
Thanks for Everything (1938) as Mrs. Sweeney
Promoters (Menjou and Oakie) set up a radio contest to find the average American (Haley) and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl (Whelan) who upsets things.
Outside of Paradise (1938) as Ellen
Nancy Drew, Detective (1938) as Effie Schneider
A teen-aged sleuth investigates a wealthy woman''''s disappearance.
The Storm (1938) as Old woman
Four's a Crowd (1938) as Mrs. Jenkins
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
Men Are Such Fools (1938) as Mrs. Pinkel
An ambitious secretary uses the men in her life to turn herself into a radio star.
Strange Faces (1938) as Mrs. Keller
The Road to Reno (1938) as Woman bailiff
Tovarich (1937) as Mme. Coutois
Russian nobles flee the revolution and take jobs in Paris as servants.
My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937) as Maid
A glamorous woman takes over a newspaper and clashes with the editor.
You're a Sweetheart (1937) as Mrs. Hepplethwaite

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