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Cast (feature film)

The Notorious Landlady (1962) as Woman
A junior diplomat in London falls in love with his landlady even though she''''s a murder suspect.
The Purple Gang (1960) as Mrs. Kowalski
The story of the infamous gang of bootleggers, hijackers, and killers in 1920''''s Detroit.
Noose for a Gunman (1960) as Mrs. Franklyn
An honest gunman takes on a corrupt land baron.
Three Came to Kill (1960) as Middle-aged woman
Professional assassin Cameron Mitchell and his cronies invade the home of a flight controller and take his family hostage as they plot the murder of a Middle Eastern premier.
A Summer Place (1959) as Operator
An adulterous couple discovers that their children are sexually involved.
This Earth Is Mine (1959) as Rambeau friend
In 1931, Elizabeth Rambeau comes from England to live in California with her aunt and uncle of a winemaking dynasty, who are still wealthy despite 12 years of Prohibition. Object: marriage to the heir of another vineyard, to further consolidate holdings in the Valley. But John Rambeau, Elizabeth's illegitimate cousin, has other ideas about who she should marry, and sharply opposes patriarch Philippe's refusal to sell wine grapes to bootleggers. John's activities bring violence to the valley, and soap opera to the Rambeau family...
Man on Fire (1957) as Mrs. Gough
A divorced man fights for custody of his son when his ex-wife remarries.
The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) as Wardrobe woman
Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.
You Can't Run Away From It (1956) as Ticket seller
A reporter stumbles on a runaway heiress whose story could salvage his career.
Untamed (1955) as
When the great potato famine hits Ireland, the diaspora begins as thousands emigrate. Among those leaving the Emerald Isle is Katie O'Neill and her husband, who decide that the promised land is South Africa and make their way there. Once there, they discover the hardships that are the reality of the homesteader experience. To complicate matters, Katie meets up with the love of her life, Paul van Riebeck. Will there be betrayal on the veldt?
A Man Alone (1955) as
The Boy from Oklahoma (1954) as Aunt Cressy
A mild mannered law student doesn't know what he's in for when he gets himself elected sheriff in a frontier town run by an outlaw gang.
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954) as Mrs. Graves
William (One-Take) Beaudine didn't need more than one take on this film as he had already directed it four or five times in his career, as it had been a staple to be dusted off every three or four years at Monogram/Allied Artists dating back to the days of W. Ray Johnston and Trem Carr. Girl (Vera Miles) owns a horse. Girl hires boy (Lloyd Bridges)as a trainer. Horse (Gypsy Prince)enters a race and is injured. Boy takes job at another stable and is semi-seduced---hey, this is the 1950's and still Monogram hiding behind the Allied Artist moniker---by stable siren (Margaret Sheridan.) Girl rehabilates horse. Girl enters horse in big race. Horse wins. Boy comes back.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952) as Guest
As he fights a deadly jungle fever, a hunter remembers his lost loves.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952) as Prison matron
A female gangster learns she is losing her vision.
The Iron Mistress (1952) as Seamstress
American adventurer Jim Bowie fights to make his way in the lumber business.
Belles on Their Toes (1952) as Emily
The "Cheaper by the Dozen" crew is back, sans Clifton Webb. Lillian is struggling to make ends meet without her husband's income, while Anne, Martha, and even Ernestine find romance.
Half Angel (1951) as Landlady
A prim and proper lady has an alter ego that comes out while she sleepwalks.
David and Bathsheba (1951) as
King David''s lust for a married woman has disastrous consequences for Israel.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
Honeychile (1951) as
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951) as Martha
A genius tests his ideas about staying young at a retirement home.
Bandit Queen (1950) as Zara Montalvo
Zara Montalve (Barbara Britton), half Spanish and half America, returns to her native California in time to see her parents (Cecile Weston and Victor Kilian) murdered for their hacienda and gold by Sheriff Jim Harding (Barton MacLane) and his gang. Posing as Lola Belmont, an American visiting from Detroit, teams up with Joaquin Murietta (Philip Reed), posing as Carlos Del Rio), to form a Robin-Hood type band that takes vengeance on the gang and restores stolen gold to its rightful owners, aided by militia leader Dan Hinsdale (Willard Parker.)
When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) as Mrs. Barnes
A small-town soldier gets a chance to be a hero when he accidentally crosses enemy lines.
Bunco Squad (1950) as Susan
Police try to get the goods on a phony seance racket.
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as Nurse
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
The Walls of Jericho (1948) as Head nurse
After County Attorney Dave Connors (Cornel Wilde) helps Julian Norman (Anne Baxter) with her shiftless father, Jefferson Norman (Henry Hull), she leaves Jericho, Kansas to college to study for a law degree.A few years later, Algeria Wedge (Linda Darnell), the new bride of Dave's best friend, Tucker Wedge (Kirk Douglas), makes overtures and plays for Dave, much to the displeasure of Dave's hard-drinking wife Belle (Ann Dvorak.) Angered by Dave's rebuffs, Algeria induces the state political boss to back Tucker for a Congress race against Dave. Meanwhile, Julia has returned to Jericho, with her law degree, and she and Dave fall in love. But when Dave announces he won't run for Congress, she feels she is the reason and she takes a job in Kansas City. Tucker wins the election and he and Algeria go to Washington. Later, Tucker announces a run for the Senate and Dave decides to run against him. When Marjorie Ransome (Coleen Townsend) kills a drunk in self-defense, Julia returns to Jericho to work with Dave, now in private practice,on Marjorie's defense. The still-resentful Algeria moves to kill Dave's senate bid when Tucker's newspaper announces that Dave is being sued for divorce, with Julia named as correspondent.
T-Men (1948) as Stall proprietor
U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.
Port Said (1948) as Mrs. Layton Leeds
My Dog Rusty (1948) as
A faithful dog helps his master's father win a mayoral race.
Down to Earth (1947) as
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
That's My Gal (1947) as Juror
Two sharpie promoters (Don Barry and Frank Jenks) put on a show they believe is so bad it will not play more than one day and they therefore will not have to pay the long list of investors,i.e, suckers and buyers. But one of the investors dies intestate and his interests pass to the state. The governor's secretary (Lynne Roberts) engages new talent (the Four Step Brothers, Guadalajara Trio, St. Clair & Vilvoa, Dolores and Don Graham, et al) and a new orchestra (Jan Savitt), in order to make the show successful and a profitable investment for the state. Barry (in another of the vast majority of his films in which he was not billed as Don "Red" Barry), who has fallen in love with the first-billed Roberts, reforms and buys up the surplus stock.
Forever Amber (1947) as
Amber St Clair means to get on in life and despite a poor background knows she has the assets to do it. Husbands, lovers, prison and a liaison with King Charles II form a tapestry of apparently calculating ups and downs, although in fact the one love of her life, Bruce Carlton, is never far from Amber's thoughts.
Framed (1947) as Woman in jail
A femme fatale lures an unemployed man into helping her with a criminal scheme.
Colonel Effingham's Raid (1946) as Teacher
A retired Army officer fights to save his hometown''''s Confederate monument.
The Locket (1946) as Nurse
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
Affairs of Geraldine (1946) as Mrs. Lumley
Margie (1946) as School teacher at dance
A brainy school girl falls apart over a new, handsome teacher.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as
A French peasant girl''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
The Suspect (1945) as Mrs. Chadwick
In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's wife who threatens him with exposure and scandal, driving him to kill her. Thereafter, fortune seems to smile on Philip Marshall; but does fate have a surprise in store?
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Customer
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
Buffalo Bill (1944) as Maid
This film follows the legendary story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, from buffalo hunter to wild west showman.
Stars on Parade (1944) as Mrs. Potter
The Missing Juror (1944) as Ellen Jackson
A detective tries to stop whomever is murdering the jurors on a notorious murder case.
One Mysterious Night (1944) as Mother
A reformed thief helps the police recover an Egyptian diamond.
Once Upon a Time (1944) as
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) as <I>Janssens passenger</I>
A Navy doctor fights to help wounded sailors escape the Japanese during World War II.
Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944) as Flora
A spoiled rich girl refuses to let marriage interfere with man-chasing.
Going My Way (1944) as
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Dancing in Manhattan (1944) as Mrs. Hamilton
Crash Dive (1943) as
Against his personal preference, PT boat commander Ward Stewart is made executive officer of the submarine USS Corsair. On leave before sailing, he meets schoolteacher Jean Hewlett and gives her a romantic rush...unaware that she's the sweetheart of Dewey Connors, his new commander. At sea, the men bond while fighting German Q-ships. When will they discover their mutual romantic rivalry? Will it interfere with a spectacular commando raid on a secret German base?
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1943) as Mrs. Layton Leeds
Two-Fisted Justice (1943) as Miss Adams
Carson City Cyclone (1943) as Mrs. Dunne
When the night watchman at the bank is gunned down during a robbery, he fingers Barton as the trigger man. When the trial comes up in neighboring Carson City, Gil finds a witness named Sullivan who says that Barton was with him on the night of the murder. Gil gets Barton off, but Sullivan soon cashes a check from Gil at the bank and that raises questions. His father, Judge Phalen, starts an action against Gil, and when his father is shot dead, Gil is blamed for his murder.
This Land Is Mine (1943) as Mrs. Lorraine
A soft-spoken school teacher tries to prove he''s not a Nazi collaborator.
Mystery Broadcast (1943) as Carrie
A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman (John Howard) who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth (Margaret Lindsay) are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself...
Dr. Broadway (1942) as
This Above All (1942) as Nurse
A woman defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.
Remember the Day (1942) as Teacher
An elderly schoolteacher, waiting to meet a presidential nominee, recalls the time when he was her student.
Obliging Young Lady (1942) as Second aunt
A lawyer''''s secretary tries to protect a controversial client from prying eyes at an over-crowded hotel.
Bad Men of the Hills (1942) as Mrs. Elliot
U.S. Marshal Dave Upjohn (John Shay) arrives in Sundown to investigate reports of lawlessness and is met by Sheriff Mace Arnold (Alan Bridge) and his deputy, Lefty Brant (Dick Botiller.) Knowing that an investigation will disclose that they have being using their office to rob the ranchers, they murder Upjohn. When his son Steve (Charles Starrett), posing as Steve Carlton, learns of the murder, he vows vengeance. Arnold's gang captures him, knocks him unconscious, ties him to his horse and then drives the animal into Chimney Hole, trusting that the canyon's tough residents will kill him for prying into their affairs. Steve soon learns that, rather then being outlaws, the people of Chimney Hole are really upstanding ranchers who have fled there to get away from Arnold and his gang. At first, Steve suspects the leader, Lucky Shelton (Russell Hayden), of being responsible for the murder, but Harmony Haines (Cliff Edwards), proves to him that Arnold was the man responsible. The ranchers agree to cooperate with Steve in an effort to drive Arnold from office. He and Lucky ride to town where they offer to pay Arnold $8,000 in "back taxes" as a bribe to make peace. When he accepts the bribe, the honest citizens break in and a gun-fight battle ensues.
In Old California (1942) as Mrs. Marvin
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.
Yokel Boy (1942) as Woman in bank
Johnny Doughboy (1942) as Mother
Broadway Big Shot (1942) as Mrs. Briggs
Bedtime Story (1941) as
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Nurse
I Wake Up Screaming (1941) as Police matron
A celebrity promoter is accused of murdering one of his clients.
The Great American Broadcast (1941) as Wife
After WWI two men go into radio. Failure leads the wife of one to borrow money from another; she goes on, after separation, to stardom. A coast-to-coast radio program is set up to bring everyone back together.
Accent on Love (1941) as Elderly woman
Brigham Young--Frontiersman (1940) as
Two young Mormons struggle to survive their people''''s journey to a new home in the West.
Manhattan Heartbeat (1940) as Mrs. Gruen
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) as
A deformed bell ringer rescues a gypsy girl falsely accused of witchcraft and murder.
Wife, Husband and Friend (1939) as Dresser
A husband and wife train to be opera singers.
First Offenders (1939) as Mrs. Wentworth
Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) as
A forward thinking bandleader fights to make ragtime respectable.
Racket Busters (1938) as
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
A Trip to Paris (1938) as Townswoman
Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938) as Bystander
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
Kidnapped (1938) as Proprieter's wife
A young man''''s evil uncle arranges for him to be kidnapped and sent to sea.
Keep Smiling (1938) as Mother
Jane breaks into the film business while also reviving the flagging career of her film director uncle (Wilcoxon) and getting him hooked up with his secretary (Stuart).
Prison Farm (1938) as Matron
Blockade (1938) as
A Spanish peasant caught up in the Civil War falls for a Russian spy''''s daughter.
Call It a Day (1937) as Beatrice's maid
An average day brings a variety of comic problems to members of a British family.
Career Woman (1936) as Housewife
A girl (Jewell) accused of killing her father is defended unsuccessfully by a flashy lawyer (Whalen) and successfully by a new, straightforward one (Trevor).
The White Angel (1936) as Nurse
In this true story, Florence Nightingale defies military leaders to organize humanitarian nursing services during the Crimean War.
Pepper (1936) as Tenement woman
Young Pepper Jolly enters the life of sour old millionaire John Wilkes. She convinces him to take her gang to Coney Island and prevents his daughter from marrying a phony aristocrat.
Dangerous Intrigue (1936) as Tony's nurse
Anthony Halliday (Ralph Bellamy), brillant young surgeon, is forced to resign as chief of staff at a New York hospital when he is compelled to delay an appendectomy on the daughter of John Mitchell(Stanley Andrews), wealthy supporter of the hospital, because of an emergency operation he has to perform. The appendectomy is successful, but later complications cause the girl's death. Carol Andrews (Joan Perry), his fiancee, regards him as a failure and leaves him. Halliday, suffering from amnesia brought on by the shocks, drifts to Scranton, Pa.,where he gets work in the steel mill. He only remembers who he is when he finds himself bandaging some injured workers. The mill doctor, Miller (Edward LeSaint), asks him to become his assistant. Halliday remains at the mill under the name of John Davis. Because of many accidents at the mill, the smelter boss, Joe Kosovic (Fredrik Vogeding) is demoted. He becomes friendly with Halliday and invites him home for dinner, where he becomes attracted to Gerta (Gloria Shea), Joe school-teacher daughter. Accidents increase at the mill, and the mill's safety and personnel man, Brant (Fred Kohler), is ordered to investigate. Brant is actually in the pay of a rival firm trying to shut the mill. In school, Gerta hears Danny Brant (Georgie Billings) talking about a game called "Steel-Mill" that has a point of dropping bricks on people's heads. He sullenly refuses to tell Gerta that his father's conversations with his conspirators inspired it. Gerta inform Halliday about it, and he begins to investigate Brant's activities.
Lloyd's of London (1936) as
A young man's love for a married woman leads him to help found an insurance company.
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as Hattie
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
Laughing at Trouble (1936) as Woman in court
A man convicted of murder escapes from jail and hides out in the home of a smalltown newspaper publisher who has befriended him. She knows who the real killer is.
Ramona (1936) as Pablo's wife
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.
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) as Mrs. Surratt
After setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd is sent to prison as a conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Les Misérables (1935) as Lodging housekeeper
An obsessed policeman relentlessly pursues an escaped convict.
The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (1935) as
An expatriate Russian prince creates a scandal by winning big at the gambling tables.
Love Me Forever (1935) as
A mob figure helps launch a singer's career only to lose her to a younger man.
Carnival (1935) as Small town woman
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
Crime and Punishment (1935) as Secretary
A young student murders for money then tries to escape his guilt and a brilliant detective.
Behold My Wife! (1934) as Gibson
After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect revenge on Michael. Now, Michael realizes he loves Tonita....
Ready for Love (1934) as Villager
Murder at the Vanities (1934) as Miss Bernstein
Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager in charge Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. Bill thinks Jack if offering to let him see the show from an unusual view point, after he forgot to get him tickets for the performance, but then they find the corpse of a murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime, especially, after the second female lead Rita Ross told him she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Then Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill preparing to arrest Eric. Is he on the right track ?
Good Dame (1934) as Mrs. Hill
Huckleberry Finn (1931) as Mrs. Thatcher
A year after their former exploits, Tom Sawyer's puppy love of Becky Thatcher keeps him home while Huck Finn, chafing under "civilizing" influences like school and shoes, plans to run away. His scapegrace, abusive father intervenes; Tom and black Jim help him escape; and (departing from the novel) all three raft down the Mississippi, where they're joined by two likable rogues and meet pretty orphans Ella and Mary Jane. The latter may change Huck's mind about girls...
Dude Ranch (1931) as Mrs. Merridew
Chester Carr(Stuart Erwin), owner of a dude ranch in the Rockies, caters to guests seeking the thrill of the Wild West. Among his guests are the wealthy Spruce Meadows(Charles Sellon) and his daughter Susan(June Collyer.)But the West isn't wild anymore and most of Carr's guests are bored and about to leave.He is in despair when a caravan carrying a broke-down-and-out troupe of actors---Jennifer(Jack Oakie), Judd(Eugene Pallette), Mrs. Merridew(Cecil Weston) and her daughter, Alice(Mitzi Green)---crashes down the hill and wrecks the hotel sign. Carr offers to board and lodge them free for a week if they can provide enough excitement to keep Meadows and the other guest from leaving. The actors agree. They have the properties and costumes for a Western melodrama,"Vance Kilroy's Revenge", which they proceed to adapt real-life for the occassion.That evening a woman(Mrs. Merridew)rushes into the hotel lounge with her little daughter(Alice), begging to be saved from the whip of her brutal husband Black Jud(Judd.)He cmes after them with a whip but the heroic Vance Kilroy(Jennifer)arrives and saves them. Black Jed leaves, shaking his fists, trimming his moustache and vowing to return.The visitors swallow the hoax, and edcide to return. Jeniffer(as Vance Kiroy) falls in love with Susan, but she sees through his fale baravado and snubs him. A gang of bandits, planning to rob the local bank, arrives as hotel guests.Burson(George Webb), the "ladies' man" dandy of the group takes a shine to Susan. When "Black Jed" returns, he is pursued and "strangled" by "Kilroy" but Burson openly shows his disbelief in the hero. Having being "killed" as "Black Jed", Judd re-appears the next morning as a Sioux Indian chief. When the bank robbery is committed, one of the gang wears a costume similar to Jennifers, and suspicion is cast on him.Sheriff Simonson(Guy Oliver) arrives and arrests Jennifer, but Alice sees the bandits kidnap Susan, and she convinces the wooden-headed sheriff that he has arrested the wrong man. Jennifer joins the posse in pursuit of the fleeing gangsters.The ads, in London, carried a blurb from the Sunday Times reviewer in which he called the film..."Quite the funniest and brainest satire of American cowboy Wild West stuff I have ever seen..." "Ruggles of Red Gap" in 1935 probably knocked him for a loop.Quite-ho like.

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