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Joan Woodbury

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Also Known As: Died: February 22, 1989
Born: December 17, 1915 Cause of Death: respiratory failure
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Time Travelers (1964) as Gadra
A time travel experiment that was supposed to produce a window into time turns out to be a portal instead. One of the experimenters steps through into a not-too-distant-future world that has been destroyed by nuclear war. Some of the others follow, but then the portal phases out and they can't get back. Things just get worse after that. They run across a rocket that has landed to escape pursuing enemies, bearing scientists who survived the war, and many android "slaves." The time travellers are invited to escape when the ship is again ready to blast off - but just before that happens, the scientits' enemy returns and fires on the sitting-duck ship. A very bad day for the scientists turns terminal at that point, and the 20th-century Earthlings barely escape with their skins.
The Ten Commandments (1956) as Korah's wife
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'.
Come Next Spring (1956) as Melinda Little
Matt Ballot has returned home after 12 years of hard drinking in all 48 states. His wife has managed to raise their 14 year daughter and 12 year old sun nicely without his help. Matt is considered a disgrace to the town he came from and now he finds himself trying to win the love of his children, his wife and the respect of the towns people. Set in Arkansaw in the 1920's.
Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture (1949) as Red
When he's spotted leaving a laundry whose proprietor has just been murdered, a reformed thief has to find the real killer.
Here Comes Trouble (1948) as Bubbles LaRue
A newspaper publisher and his ace reporter try to solve the murder of a blackmailing stripper.
The Arnelo Affair (1947) as Claire Lorrison
A neglected wife gets mixed up with an hypnotic charmer and murder.
Yankee Fakir (1947) as Mary Mason
Shortly after medicine show man Davis arives in town the local Border Patrolman is found dead and it is called an accident. Davis thinks it was murder but his snooping for information only gets him put into jail. Learning an old timer he grubstaked has found gold, he has him arrive posing as his millionaire uncle. He has him offer an unusual $50,000 reward for the town's worst person hoping it will lead to the identification of the killer.
Blue Skies (1946) as Flo
Vaudeville partners spend years vying for the same beautiful woman.
Bring on the Girls (1945) as Gloria
Northwest Trail (1945) as Kate Owens
Mountie Matt O'Brien is assigned to escort Miss Owens to a remote outpost. But when he finds an illegal mining operation there that is smuggling gold across the border, his superior Sgt. Means orders him to leave.
Ten Cents a Dance (1945) as Babe
Flame of the West (1945) as Poppy Rand
A lawman turned doctor refuses to fight in his town.
The Chinese Cat (1944) as Leah Manning
Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders involving a mysterious statue.
The Whistler (1944) as Toni Vigran
A grieving widower hires an assassin to kill him only to have his late wife turn up alive.
The Hard Way (1943) as Maria
An ambitious woman doesn't care who she hurts in her drive to make her sister a star.
The Desperadoes (1943) as Sundown
When someone robs the town bank before he can, a bandit joins forces with the sheriff to catch the real crooks.
Here Comes Kelly (1943) as Margie Burke
A hot-tempered young process server gets mixed up with gangsters.
You Can't Beat the Law (1943) as Amy Duncan
The Living Ghost (1942) as Billie Hilton
A former detective investigates a wealthy kidnap victim who returns with brain damage.
A Yank in Libya (1942) as Nancy Brooks
Man from Headquarters (1942) as Ann Weston
Reporter Larry Doyle is rewarded for his role in the capture of the Pardoni gang, but then loses his job on a frame-up to keep him from testifying. He goes to a neighboring city, meets Ann and, before he gets another reporting job, has to pawn his engraved revolver with a fence in league with the gangsters also part of Pardoni's mob. The gang gets the revolver from the fence and plant it at their next job, but Larry is on their trail and captures them at the pawn shop.
Shut My Big Mouth (1942) as Maria
(Com ''42,BW). Joe E. Brown, Adele Mara, Victor Jory, Fritz Feld, Don Beddoe, Pedro de Cordoba, Lloyd Bridges, Forrest Tucker, Chief Thunder-Cloud. A meek easterner (Joe E. Brown) unwittingly becomes sheriff of a western town and resorts to dressing in drag in order to foil the plans of the villainous Victor Jory. One of Joe E. Brown''s most popular comedies.
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942) as Mona
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
Dr. Broadway (1942) as Margie Dove
Sunset Serenade (1942) as Vera Martin
Bad guys plot to trick a newly arrived Eastern girl out of a ranch which belongs to her infant ward. Roy, of course, saves the ranch for the girl. Songs include "I'm Headin's for the Home Corral," "He's a No Good Son of a Gun," "Sandman Lullaby," "Song of the San Joaquin," and "I'm a Cowboy Rockefeller."
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942) as Kitty Leslie
Phantom Killer (1942) as Barbara Mason
A district attorney investigates a crook who seems to be in two places at the same time.
Ride on Vaquero (1941) as Dolores
The Cisco Kid (Cesar Romero) is captured while keeping a rendezvous with cantina dancer Dolores (Joan Woodbury) but is released by his captor, the commander of a U.S. Army regiment, to help break up a kidnap ring. On his way to Las Tables with his pal, Gordito (Chris-Pin Martin), he makes a stop at the Martinez Rancho, where they learn that his friend Carlos (Robert Lowery) has been kidnapped, from his wife Marquerita (Lynne Roberts). At the Crystal Palace Saloon, Cisco runs into an old girlfriend, Sally (Mary Beth Hughes), who he once jilted for a tight-rope walker, but she doesn't betray him when the sheriff (Arthur Hohl) and an army officer (Robert 'Buddy' Shaw as Robert Shaw, since there was no other Robert Shaw at the time and this Robert Shaw had no need of the "Buddy" attribute given him by latter-day historians, who can't tell the players without a program and a roman numeral..and quite often not even then),enter searching for Cisco. While Cisco and the easily-forgiving Sally dance, the heads of the kidnap gang, the sheriff, Clark (Edwin Maxwell) and Redge (Don Costello), meet upstairs to discuss the plans for collecting the $50,000 ransom they have on Carlos. Cisco follows the kidnappers after they collect the ransom money, but before he can do anything about it, he is arrested and thrown in jail.
I Killed That Man (1941) as Geri Reynolds
King of the Zombies (1941) as Barbara Winslow
A mad scientist raises the dead to fight for Hitler in World War II.
Paper Bullets (1941) as Rita Adams
Afterseeking revenge for her boyfriend, Joan Woodbury finds herself in jail on a hit-and-run charge. Ladd plays an undercover reporter doubling for a notorious gangster.
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941) as Lois Morgan
In Old Cheyenne (1941) as Dolores Cansino, also known as Della Casey
Roy is a newspaper reporter. He goes to Cheyenne to cover the activities of supposed bad guy Arapahoe Brown. Roy, of course, discovers who the real bad guy is.
I'll Sell My Life (1941) as Valencia Duncan
Go West (1940) as Melody
Three zanies tackle outlaws and Indians when they head westward.
Barnyard Follies (1940) as Dolly
While New York Sleeps (1939) as Nora Parker
Mystery of the White Room (1939) as Lila Haines
Chasing Danger (1939) as Hazila
When American newsreel cameraman (Foster) stationed in Paris is sent to cover an Arab rebellion he finds a financier presumed dead but actually fomenting desert warfare.
Night Spot (1938) as Margy Dexter
An undercover cop tries to catch a gang of jewel thieves at a high-society nightclub.
Algiers (1938) as Aicha
A thief on the run from the law risks his life for love.
Cipher Bureau (1938) as Therese Brahm
Passport Husband (1938) as Conchita Montez
Always in Trouble (1938) as Pearl Mussendorfer
Crashing Hollywood (1938) as Barbara Lang
A true to life gangster movie stirs up an all out mob assault on Hollywood.
Midnight Court (1937) as Chiquita
A district attorney sells out to the mob until he falls for an honest girl.
The Luck of Roaring Camp (1937) as Miss Elsie
Forty Naughty Girls (1937) as Rita Marlowe
A schoolteacher turns detective to solve a theatrical murder.
They Gave Him a Gun (1937) as French girl
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
There Goes My Girl (1937) as Margot Whitney
A newspaper editor tries to stop his star reporter from marrying.
Nobody's Baby (1937) as Substitute dancer
Nursing school students have to care for an abandoned baby.
God's Country and the Woman (1937) as French woman
A lady lumberjack falls for one of her workers, not realizing it's a business rival in disguise.
Super-Sleuth (1937) as Doris Dunne
A movie detective gets carried away with his role and starts trying to solve real-life crimes.
Living on Love (1937) as Edith Crumwell
A man and woman working different shifts share the same apartment without realizing it.
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937) as Marie Collins
A New York nightclub singer plans to reveal gangsters named in her private diary. The diary disappears and the singer is murdered. Charlie Chan is called into to investigate.
The Lion's Den (1936) as Ann Merwin
Anthony Adverse (1936) as Half-caste dancer
An orphan runs off to a life of adventure, then returns to France in search of the girl he left behind.
The Rogues' Tavern (1936) as Gloria
Song of the Gringo (1936) as Lolita Valle
A U.S. Marshal poses as an outlaw to find his missing father.
Fighting Coward (1935) as Marie Russell
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as Little Queen
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
The Eagle's Brood (1935) as Dolores
When his son is killed by Big Henry, the bandit El Toro receives a note from Dolores saying his grandson is in danger. Setting out to retrieve him, he saves Hoppy's life. Hoppy then takes over the task knowing lawmen are looking for El Toro. Hoppy finds Dolores only to see her killed by Big Henry. Johhny then uses the mud on Dolores' boots to find the boy. But he was followed and Big Henry, now on to Hoppy's game and knowing the boy's location, sends Hoppy into a trap.
The Call of the Wild (1935) as Girl crossing street
Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep him from being shot by an arrogant Englishman also headed for the Yukon.
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935) as Girl in bar
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for his girlfriend and his double's wife.
Eight Girls in a Boat (1934) as Student
In an exclusive Swiss school for young girls, Crista Storm (Dorothy Wilson) discovers she is going to have a baby, and keeps the secret from everyone but her lover, David Perrin (Douglass Montgomery), a young medical student. Having been in the private school most of her life, she can't confide in her father (Walter Connolly) whom she hardly knows and, while he wishes to but can't afford to marry her, David can't get the approval of his father.

Music (feature film)

Song of the Gringo (1936) as Composer
A U.S. Marshal poses as an outlaw to find his missing father.

Misc. Crew (short)

Okay, José (1935)
A salesman must find and capture a notorious Mexican bandit in this comedic short. Vitaphone Release 7071-7072.

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