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Cast (feature film)

The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956) as Old woman
Ma and the kids head back to the Ozarks for a visit with Uncle Sedge (essentially a Pa Kettle replacement). He's working his way through a twenty years long relationship with Miss Bedelia Baines.
Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) as Old lady
A ballerina becomes a gambler's lucky charm.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Old Hebrew woman kneading bread at Moses' house/Small woman/Hebrew in exodus
To escape the edict of Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, condemning all first-born Hebrew males, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri, as well as the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him who can 'harden his heart'.
The Glass Slipper (1955) as Townswoman
Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.
Vicki (1953) as Hotel clerk
Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap?
Return of the Texan (1952) as Housekeeper
A young widower named Sam Crockett returns from Kansas City to his small hometown in rural Texas, bringing with him his feisty grandfather and two young sons, Steve and Yoyo. He tries to make a go of the old family homestead but faces financial problems and pressures from his well-to-do neighbor, Rod Marshall. He also begins an on-again-off-again romance with Rod's sister-in-law, even though she's engaged to wed the town's doctor. Events come to head when Sam's grandfather suffers a stroke.
The Happy Time (1952) as Miss Tate
A Quebec patriarch fights to keep his wayward son from leading his grandson astray.
The Blue Veil (1951) as Mrs. Chalmers
Golden Girl (1951) as Wife
Against the background of the Civil War, sixteen-year-old song-and-dance artiste Lotta Crabtree works her way across America, becoming ever more popular.
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Housekeeper
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
Rock Island Trail (1950) as Old lady
Loumas, president of the Rock Island Trail company, tries to expand his rails into the Midwest but finds resistance of the steamship and stage-coach lines. The malicious Kirby Murrow tries everything to slow down Loumas' progress and doesn't even stop before sabotage. Only Constanze, daughter of banker Strong, believes in his success strong enough to support him financially.
Summer Stock (1950) as Amy Fliggerton
A farmer gets sucked into show business when a theatrical troupe invades her farm.
No Way Out (1950) as Mother
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
The Jackpot (1950) as Mrs. Simpkins
Bill Lawrence wins a slew of prizes on a radio quiz program. His happiness is short-lived when he discovers he'll have to sell the prizes in order to pay the taxes on them.
Ladies of the Chorus (1949) as Old maid
A one-time burlesque star tries to shield her daughter so she can marry a nice young man.
It's a Joke, Son! (1947) as Millicent
The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.
California (1947) as Gaunt wagon woman
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Girls of the Big House (1945) as Kitchen warden
Lady for a Night (1942) as Spinster
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. When her husband is killed in an attempt on her life, she is charged with his murder.
Rings on Her Fingers (1942) as Landlady
A sales woman at a department store works with two con artists and falls in love with a victim of one of their schemes.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Hettie Williams
I Married a Witch (1942) as Elderly wife
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
Tish (1942) as Acidulous spinster
Three small-town spinsters adopt a baby.
Miss V from Moscow (1942) as Minna
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) as Matron
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
Parachute Battalion (1941) as Ma Hollis
Army men train for the parachute corps.
Tight Shoes (1941) as
Bedtime Story (1941) as Chamber maid
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) as Spinster
A filmmaker tries to sell a script about con artists taking on the Russian millionaires of Mexico.
Father Steps Out (1941) as Aunt Martha
A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent on an R&R vacation by his doctor, falling off his private train-car and landing in a hobo jungle occupied by Faylen and Hall, and being cured of all his ills, while reporter Jimmy Dugan (Frank Albertson) poses as a doctor in order to get an exclusive story about the railroad takeover.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Matron
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Richest Man in Town (1941) as Martha
Arizona Bound (1941) as Miranda
Lucky Devils (1941) as Melinda
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1 (1940) as
When a waiter (Murphy) gives a society girl (Joyce) a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle (Ruggles) makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.
Young People (1940) as
Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small town until a storm lets the family show their stuff. Clips from earlier films fill in Shirley's background.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) as Mrs. Sullivan
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) as Station agent's wife
An ambitious young teacher, Shirley, arrives in a small town to assume the vice-principal position of the school. She soon runs afoul of the ruling family of the town and becomes the scapegoat of a local feud.
Shooting High (1940) as Woman in hotel
Jane Pritchard (Jane Withers) sides with the Carsons in a generations-old feud which her family wages with the descendents of Wild Bill Carson, first United States Marshal of Carson Corners. Will Carson (Gene Autry) insists that a Pritchard killed his grandfather when the Marshal came into town on a marauding expedition led by The Hawk. Will maintains his grandfather had joined the gang to trap the leaders and a trigger-happy Pritchard had kept him from doing so. A crew from Signet Pictures comes to town to film the story of Wild Bill's life. Will is in love with Jane's sister, Marjorie (Marjorie Weaver)but her banker-father opposes the match. Will and Marjorie argue, and she becomes infatuated with Bob Merritt (Robert Lowery), who is to co-star in the film with Evelyn Trent (Kay Aldridge, billed as usual at TCF as Katharine Aldridge.) Jane and Sheriff Clem Perkle (Hobart Cavanaugh) get rid of Merritt by telling him the townspeople are going to ride him out of town on a rail. Movie director J. Wallace Rutledge (Hamilton McFadden)agrees to let Will play the role of his grandfather. On the day a bank robbery scene is to be filmed at Pritchard's bank, four supposed actors who have joined the troupe turn out to be bank robbers for real. The townspeople, seeing Will chasing after the robbers, assume he was part of the gang and has reverted to what they consider the character trait of the Carson family.
Out West with the Peppers (1940) as Abbie
A working class family moves West in search of better fortune.
Scandal Sheet (1939) as Miss Vittie
Within the Law (1939) as Superintendent
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
Saint Louis Blues (1939) as Spinster
Frontier Marshal (1939) as Mrs. Garvey
Earp agrees to become marshal and establish order in Tombstone in this very romanticized version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral (e.g., Doc is killed by Curley before the actual battle and Earp must do the job alone).
Four Girls in White (1939) as Night superintendent Kenner
Student nurses cope with life''s problems.
Zenobia (1939) as Townsperson
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
Boy's Reformatory (1939) as Laura
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Miss Swan
Numbered Woman (1938) as
Sunset Trail (1938) as Abigail Snodgrass
Keller buys Marsh's cattle and then murders him to retrieve the money. But Ann Marsh remembered some of the serial numbers and this is the clue that Hoppy needs. He arrives posing as a dude. He also poses as a novice poker player and this brings in a few of the stolen bills. When he realizes Keller is the one he is after, he wins back all the money at the poker table. He escapes from Keller's saloon but Keller and his men head out after him.
Condemned Women (1938) as Matron
Murder creates an uproar in a women''s prison.
I'm from the City (1938) as Hattie Martindale
Hypnosis turns a tenderfoot into an expert rider.
Venus Makes Trouble (1937) as Willard's secretary
Nothing Sacred (1937) as Dr. Downer's nurse
When a small-town girl is diagnosed with a rare, deadly disease, an ambitious newspaper man turns her into a national heroine.
Wells Fargo (1937) as Wife of captain
An employee of an express shipping service helps to provide people with the supplies they need.
Quick Money (1937) as Mrs. Otis
A small-town mayor fights crooks set on opening a gambling resort.
Circus Girl (1937) as Vinegar-faced nurse
The Hit Parade (1937) as Haughty woman
Agent Pete Garland is fired by society singer Monica Barrett after he got her a new radio contract, because she thinks her lawyer friend Teddy Leeds fits in better with her social status. To get even, Pete wants to make an unknown singer into a star. He finds Ruth Allison, drives her hard through rehearsals and makes her a star. But she is worried about her past, something she hasn't told Pete: She's an ex-convict and jumped bail in order to keep her partners in crime out of it. Further she's in love with Pete, but feels that he's still carrying a torch for Monica. When Monica's popularity is decreasing, Pete is able to get Ruth a stint on the program, the result is Monica is fired and Ruth get her job, but Monica takes revenge by revealing Ruth's past. Ruth considers it is best for her to disappear before being arrested, but she has become a star in public opinion. Will she get Pete or will she go to prison again ?
Racketeers in Exile (1937) as Purity League member
Mannequin (1937) as
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Maid of Salem (1937) as Mrs. Deborah Cheeves
Young lovers (Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray) fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its advantage, getting even with everyone for every slight--real or imagined.
Star for a Night (1936) as Gretchen
Brilliant Marriage (1936) as Ellen, the maid
Counterfeit (1936) as Wife
Tango (1936) as Mrs. Alman
The Dark Hour (1936) as Helen Smith
Below the Deadline (1936) as Aunt Mary Tibbett
Ramona (1936) as Mrs. Scroggs
Half-Indian girl (Young) brought up in a wealthy household is loved by the son of the house (Taylor) against his family's wishes and loves another Indian (Ameche) employed by the household.
Carnival (1935) as Judge
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
Men of the Hour (1935) as Landlady
Mary Jane's Pa (1935) as Gossip
A female newspaper publisher hires the husband who deserted her years earlier.
Carnival (1935) as
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
Dr. Socrates (1935) as
A small-town doctor gets mixed up with gangsters.
Bonnie Scotland (1935) as Schoolteacher
Two Americans in search of a Scottish inheritance wind up serving with the British in India.
Society Fever (1935) as Minnie
Crime and Punishment (1935) as
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
I'll Fix It (1934) as Stella
A businessman''''s efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school''''s lady principal.
Laughing Boy (1934) as Teacher
A young Navajo defies tribal custom to marry an outcast.

Cast (short)

Rushin' Ballet (1937)
Two boys get trapped in a dance recital in this comedic short film.

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