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Cast (feature film)

The True Story of Jesse James (1957) as Mary, age 5
The young Rebel turns to crime after the Civil War''''s end.
The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956) as Bridey Murphy, age 4
After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. Several hypnotic sessions explore the life and death of Murphy, a 19th Century Irish lady who lived in Cork and Belfast from 1798 to 1864. The Doctor then attempts to verify if Bridey Murphy really existed.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) as Mother
When their older brother marries, six lumberjacks decide it''s time to go courting for themselves.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) as Nurse
David Trask, the sole survivor of an airplane crash, takes it upon himself to contact the families of the various victims. He is quite surprised at who he finds: the wife and son of a troubled doctor; a domineering mother-in-law of an aspiring actress; and the invalid wife of an obnoxious traveling salesman.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Miner's wife
The Secret Fury (1950) as Mrs. Updyke
A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad.
The Great Jewel Robber (1950) as
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
Impact (1949) as Apartment manager
After surviving a murder attempt, an auto magnate goes into hiding so his wife can pay for the crime.
Trapped (1949) as Mrs. Flaherty
He Walked by Night (1948) as Mrs. Rapport
After killing a cop, a burglar fights to evade the police.
The Three Musketeers (1948) as Mother
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France.
Song of Love (1947) as Mrs. Geuerbach
True story of Clara Schumann''''s battle to save husband Robert''''s health and resist the romantic overtures of Johannes Brahms.
That Hagen Girl (1947) as Cora Haynes
A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.
Step-Child (1947) as Miss Brighton
Although Dale (Brenda Joyce) and Ken Bullock (Donald Woods) should be a happily married couple, their marriage is on the verge of a break-up, because Dale refuses to give up her well-paying job in order to devote more time to Ken and their two children Jimmy (Tommy Ivo), age 9, and Tommy (Grgeory Marshall), age 6. They sue for divorce and the Judge (Selmer Jackson) rules that the children be placed in the custody of their father. Dale realizes what she has lost but she is too proud to say anyhthing to Ken, whom she still loves. Ken, shopping for the perfect stay-at-home wife to take care of his children, falls for the charms of his secretary, Millie Lynch (Vivian Austin, in one of the four films she made at PRC as Terry Austin.) Not quite.
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Woman deputy
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Mrs. Cohn
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) as Mrs. Wentley
Jean (Brenda Joyce) takes the job of caretaker/companion (before the word took on a completly alternate-life style meaning) to blind woman Zenobia (Gale Sondergaard.) Also hanging around the house, in this horror/western, is Mario (Rondo Hatton), a deaf-mute servant who evidently wasn't much help to Zenobia when it came to identifying the source of a noise Zenobia couldn't see. Jean is a little slow in realizing that Zenobia is slowly killing her by taking her blood. Nothing personal. Zenobia needs her blood to feed some plants. She uses the blossoms of the plants to make poison to kill cattle in order to drive away the local ranchers so she can buy all the
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Nun
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
The Kid Sister (1945) as Mrs. Hollingsworth
Delightfully Dangerous (1945) as Mrs. Jones
The Hairy Ape (1944) as
A ship's stoker becomes obsessed with a society beauty who finds him repulsive.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Mrs. Thompson
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Chatterbox (1943) as Wardrobe woman
Shantytown (1943) as
The Moon Is Down (1943) as
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Nurse
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Tennessee Johnson (1942) as Woman at trial
Biography of Andrew Johnson, who followed Abraham Lincoln into office and became the first U.S. president ever to be impeached.
In Old California (1942) as Mrs. Higgins
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic.
Remember the Day (1942) as Mrs. Pettit
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
One Foot in Heaven (1941) as Maid
A minister and his wife cope with the problems of church life in the 20th century.
Down Mexico Way (1941) as Mercedes
After the badguys swindle the good folk of Sage City, Gene and Frog chase them to Mexico where they are now trying to rob a rich Mexican ranchero.
Across the Sierras (1941) as Lu Woodworth
Just released from prison after a six year stint, a trigger-happy convict goes in search of Wild Bill Hickok, the man who put him behind bars.
There's Magic in Music (1941) as Mrs. Myers
Henry Aldrich for President (1941) as Miss Patterson
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Mrs. Robinson
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
Under Age (1941) as Mrs. Ames
The Corsican Brothers (1941) as Angela
Siamese twins, separated in infancy, join forces to avenge their parents' murder.
The Man Who Talked Too Much (1940) as Housekeeper
A defense lawyer sets out to topple a powerful gangster.
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Mother of baby
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
Gallant Sons (1940) as Mrs. Newbold
When a man is charged with murder, his son''''s schoolboy friends set out to solve the case.
Five Little Peppers in Trouble (1940) as Miss Simpson
Five siblings face boarding school when their working mother can''''t hold a job and care for them.
Girls Under 21 (1940) as Mrs. White
Knute Rockne--All American (1940) as Gipp's mother
Biography of the famed Notre Dame coach and his fight to "win one for the Gipper."
Earthbound (1940) as Maid "Blanche"
Nick and Ellen's second honeymoon in Switzerland is interrupted when he is called back to Paris on business. But it turns out to be funny-business when he discovers his ex-mistress Linda sent him the telegram. Nick spurns her, leading her to shoot and kill him. His ghost cannot rest, though, since Linda's husband Jeff is arrested for the crime and tried. Nick hovers over Ellen guiding her to the evidence that will clear Jeff and convict Linda, at which point he can rest at peace.
Covered Wagon Days (1940) as Mama Rinaldo
Hell's Kitchen (1939) as Mrs. Chandler
An ex-con tries to help a group of hardened juvenile delinquents.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Mrs. Hanna
The Kansas Terrors (1939) as Juanita
Everybody's Baby (1939) as Nurse
Four Wives (1939) as Nurse
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939) as Nurse
Alexander Graham Bell pursues his greatest inventions so he can marry the woman he loves.
Disbarred (1939) as Aunt Marion
The Lone Wolf in Paris (1938) as Queen Regent
Midnight Intruder (1938) as Mrs. Winslow
The Buccaneer (1938) as
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Nun
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Outcast (1937) as
Midnight Madonna (1937) as Nurse
Wings over Honolulu (1937) as Mrs. MacEwen's friend
Adapted by Isabel Dawn and Boyce de Gaw from a "Redbook Magazine" story by Mildred Cram with, apparently, none of the three understanding much about military trials or else the Ray Milland character would have ended up with a dishonorable discharge and twenty years in the slammer. Story begins at a birthday party given for Virginia deb Lauralee Curtis (Wendy Barrie) by her adoring aunts Nellie (Margaret McWade) and Evie Curtis (Clara Blandick.) Wealthy yankee Gregory Chandler (Kent Taylor) claims the first dance and spends the night unfolding dazzling vistas of yachts, wealth and far-off romantic places and asks Lauralee to marry him. She declines, as properly brought-up southern girls do not accept first-night proposals or, most of the time, propositions. But this changes when navy flyers Lieutenants Stony Gilchrist (Ray Milland) and Jack Furness (William Gargan) make a forced landing on the Curtis plantation, and it is a case of love at first sight when Lauralee meets Stony,evidently because Lauralee and Stony are the only two people at the party with British accents. She marries him and follows him to Honolulu.But the Navy bungalow is a bit drab---"pitifully drab" to be exact---for a good old girl from a southern plantation, and she isn't too keen about airplanes flying over the house all day even if they are on a Naval base and, for goodness gracious sakes, ol' Stony's duties force him to stay away from home at times. Meanwhile, Gregory sails his yacht into the harbor with the express purpose of winning Lauralee away from Stony, which is not surprising for a damn yankee. She assures the cad that she loves her husband more than ever but...she will attend a party on his yacht since Stony is tied up doing whatever it is he does and a girl just can't stay cooped up all the time and she reckons there is nothing wrong in that. But Stony comes home early, finds out where she is going and reckons otherwise. They quarrel and Lauralee hies herself on to the party, which ends up on a slumming excursion to a disreputable cafe where a drunk makes a pass at Lauralee, and Gregory, miffed that someone other than he is out to spoil Lauralee's honor, fights the drunk. All three are hauled to jail and the story is all over Honolulu's morning newspapers. Grief-stricken and not wishing to bring further shame on Stony, Lauralee sends word she is leaving him for Gregory Chandler. Stony isn't buying any of that and he steals a Navy plane and goes in search of Chandler's yacht. To compound his theft of United States government property, Stony also manages to crash said property. He offers no defense at his court martial, since doing so would involve his wife's good (albeit somewhat tarnished) name. But Lauralee shows up and tells the court martial board it was all her fault, and the board reckons that under these circumstances Stony should be restored to full duty and rank but transferred to another base. In real life, of course, his next base would have been the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas doing a hard-duty twenty years behind the bars.
On Such a Night (1937) as Matron nurse
Lost Horizon (1937) as Missionary
Four fugitives from a Chinese revolution discover a lost world of peace and harmony.
Roll Along Cowboy (1937) as Mrs. Edwina M. Blake
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) as Mrs. Veito
Perry Mason''''s honeymoon with Della Street is interrupted by the murder of a scandal-sheet publisher.
China Clipper (1936) as Mother Brunn
A flyer sacrifices everything to open a transpacific airline.
Sins of Man (1936) as Freida Freyman
Austrian church bell ringer Freyman loves music and wants his two sons (both played by Ameche) to love it too. The first goes to America and the second is born deaf-mute but gains hearing during WWI bombing.
The Walking Dead (1936) as Mrs. Shaw
A framed man comes back from the dead to seek revenge.
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) as Mrs. Meister
True story of the French scientist''''s battle to establish modern medical methods.
Scarlet Youth (1928) as
Trial Marriage (1928) as

Misc. Crew (special)

Motown 30: What's Goin' On! (1990) as Talent Consultant
A music special commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Motown recording label. The program features Motown's recording artists, as well as comedians and actors who have been influenced by the Motown sound.

Cast (short)

Old Hickory (1940)
This short film presents four key incidents in the public life of Andrew Jackson. Vitaphone Release 9590-9591.
Weather Wizards (1939)
This short film focuses on how scientists predict changing weather to assist in giving several days'''' warning to farmers.
Miracle Money (1938)
This short film focuses on doctors that scam patients into believing they have cancer.

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