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Also Known As: Died: May 25, 1999
Born: September 8, 1914 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
Spoilers of the Forest (1957) as Phyllis Warren
2.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) as Jan Peterson
International spies kidnap a doctor''s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot.
3.
Bengazi (1955) as Nora Neilson
Three shady characters team up to search for Nazi gold in the African desert.
4.
Heat Wave (1954) as Carol Forrest
A blonde bombshell enlists an American writer to help kill her wealthy husband.
5.
The Maze (1953) as Peggy Lord
A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands. Kitty and her aunt follow Gerald a few weeks later, and discover he has suddenly aged. Some mysterious things happen in a maze made from the hedges adjoining the castle.
6.
Invaders from Mars (1953) as Mary MacLean
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.
7.
Mexican Manhunt (1953) as Eve Carter
8.
Dragon's Gold (1953) as Vivian Crosby
John Archer, Hillary Brooke, Noel Cravat, Dayton Lummis, Merrill Stone. In Hong Kong, Chinese general Wong Kai Hai (Noel Cravat) uses deceptive methods to sidetrack a bonding company investigator searching for seven million in missing gold.
9.
Never Wave at a WAC (1953) as Phyllis Turnbull
A divorced socialite joins the Army hoping it will improve her love life.
10.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Mrs. Cantrell
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
11.
Confidence Girl (1952) as Mary Webb
A con-artist couple pose as a detective and a psychic.
12.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) as Capt. Bonney
Two waiters stumble on a treasure map and land in hot water with pirates.
13.
Insurance Investigator (1951) as Addie Wilson
14.
Skipalong Rosenbloom (1951) as Square Deal Sal
15.
Lost Continent (1951) as Maria Stevens
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spend a LOT of running time climbing rocks. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some fake-looking dinosaurs. And they climb more rocks.
16.
Lucky Losers (1950) as Countess Marie Duvarre
The Bowery Boys almost strike it rich when they break into the stock market.
17.
Bodyhold (1950) as Flo Woodbury
Tommy Jones, a well-built plumber, is invited to join a troupe of professional wrestlers, but is surprised to learn that the sport of exhibition wrestling is not on the up-and-up.
18.
Vendetta (1950) as Lydia Nevil
19.
The Admiral Was a Lady (1950) as Shirley Pedigrew
20.
Beauty on Parade (1950) as Gloria Barton
21.
Unmasked (1950) as Doris King
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
22.
Alimony (1949) as Linda Waring
23.
Africa Screams (1949) as Diana Emerson
Abbott and Costello search for an African diamond mine.
24.
Let's Live Again (1948) as Sandra Marlowe
25.
Big Town Scandal (1948) as Lorelei Kilbourne
Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), crusading editor of the Big Town's Illustrated Press, with the aid of police-beat reporter Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) battles against the core of the city's vice - its young delinquents. He takes five of the worst young offenders and molds them into the town's best basketball team. The leader of the kid gang, Tommy Malone (Stanley "Stash" Clements), ties in with two hoodlums and agrees to throw the basketball game.
26.
The Fuller Brush Man (1948) as Mrs. Trist
A bumbling salesman gets mixed up in murder.
27.
Big Town After Dark (1947) as Lorelei Kilbourne
When Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody (Ann Gillis), to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover.
28.
I Cover Big Town (1947) as Lorelei Kilbourne
One of the four films in the Pine-Thomas series based on radio's long-running "Big Town." This time out, society editor Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) is assigned to the police beat. Her paper, "The Illustrated Press", following its usual policy of socially-correct muckraking by crusading editor Steve Wilson, is putting heat on the chief of police (Robert Shayne.) But Lorelei believes the chief is qualified to do the job. She and managing editor Steve Wilson (Philip Reed), who, in the film series, is wrong more often than right, discover a corpse and then proceed to help the police solve the crime. The police chief lends enough of a helping hand to be vindicated.
29.
Big Town (1947) as Lorelei Kilbourne
The initial entry in the Pine-Thomas series based on the "Big Town" radio series finds Steve Wilson (Philip Reed) as a newly-hired managing editor brought on board to liven up "The Illustrated Press" newspaper. He runs into problems with two of the paper's star reporters, Lorelei Kilbourne (Hillary Brooke) and Pete Ryan (Robert Lowery), when his aggressive demands that they employ a yellow journalism type of reporting to build circulation, and they both resign to work for another newspaper. Wilson begins to realize that while his type of journalism does build circulation, it has also brought ruin and disgrace to some innocent victims. Lorelei and Pete are brought back by Wilson with his promise that "The Illustrated Press" will become a crusader against evil.
30.
The Strange Woman (1946) as Meg Saladine
An unscrupulous 19th-century woman will stop at nothing to control the men in her life.
31.
Up Goes Maisie (1946) as Barbara Nuboult
A showgirl working for an inventor battles crooks out to steal his ideas.
32.
Monsieur Beaucaire (1946) as Madame Pompadour
Beaucaire is a barber for the Royal French court who becomes a real "royal pain" for the king. As a result he is sent to the guillotine - however he is saved by the Duc de Chandre, who rescues and transports him to the Spanish court. While there Beaucaire poses as a noblesman. The only problem is, he gets into even more trouble.
33.
Earl Carroll Sketchbook (1946) as Lynn Stafford
34.
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946) as Nina Mallory
35.
Strange Journey (1946) as Patti Leeds
Reformed racketeer "Lucky" Leeds (Paul Kelly)flees from the police when he thinks they are about to arrest him for a murder he didn't commit. He and his wife Patti (Hillary Brooke) fly to his privately-owned remote island and have to crash land. Also on the island is a group of shipwrecked people, including a German professor (Ftitz Leiber), his daughter (Osa Massen), an English journalist, a wealthy widow, a sailor and a Nazi Agent. Just before the professor dies, he gives Leeds a map showing the location of uranium deposits. The Nazi agent's accomplices arrive by plane, and Leeds and Patti engage them in a gun battle.
36.
Road to Utopia (1946) as Kate
Two song-and-dance men on the run masquerade as killers during the Alaskan gold rush.
37.
Strange Impersonation (1946) as Arline Cole
A research scientist conducting experiments on a new anaesthetic finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car; the woman wasn't hurt, but a scheming attorney has convinced her she can get a lot of money for the "accident." Meanwhile, the scientist's research assistant, who is in love with her boss' boyfriend, arranges for an explosion in the laboratory that disfigures the scientist's face, in order to take the boyfriend away from her. The scientist has plastic surgery to make her look like the woman who tried to blackmail her - who while struggling with the scientist fell out of a window and was killed - and determines to get back her boyfriend and punish her scheming assistant.
38.
The Woman in Green (1945) as Lydia [Marlowe]
Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders.
39.
The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945) as Kathleen Carson
A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.
40.
The Enchanted Cottage (1945) as Beatrice Alexander
A scarred veteran and a homely woman are transformed by love.
41.
Jane Eyre (1944) as Blanche Ingraham
A governess at a remote estate falls in love with her brooding employer.
42.
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Miss Barr
43.
And the Angels Sing (1944) as Polish bride
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band.
44.
Standing Room Only (1944) as Alice Todd
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
45.
Ministry of Fear (1944) as Mrs. Bellane #2
When hidden microfilm comes into his possession, an innocent man is drawn into espionage.
46.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Friend of Jo Ainsley
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
47.
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) as Sally Musgrave
Sherlock Holmes investigates murders at a rest home where Watson volunteers.
48.
Happy Go Lucky (1943) as Young society girl
To land a rich husband, golddigger Marjory Stuart goes to Trinidad posing as a debutante. Beach boy Pete promptly unmasks her, but offers to help her catch his enemy, yachtsman Alfred Monroe. Marjory's pal Bubbles turns out to be the old flame of Pete's pal Wally. All the well-planned efforts to land Monroe end in slapstick; then Wally's voodoo priestess landlady gives him a love potion that works...
49.
Sleepytime Gal (1942) as Blonde at railroad station
50.
Wake Island (1942) as Girl at inn
Marines stationed in the Pacific fight off the Japanese during World War II.
51.
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) as Jill Grandis
Sherlock Holmes investigates acts of terrorism linked to Nazi radio broadcasts.
52.
To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) as
A brash young Marine has to redeem himself after trying to romance a female officer.
53.
Ship Ahoy (1942) as Girl, Hillary
A dancer sailing to Puerto Rico hides government messages in her tap routines.
54.
Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) as Mrs. Brown
A wheelchair-bound doctor fights off a homicidal maniac.
55.
Counter-Espionage (1942) as Pamela [Hart]
A reformed criminal hunts Nazi spies in London during the Blitz.
56.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) as Mrs. Arnold
A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
57.
Unfinished Business (1941) as
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.
58.
The Lone Rider Rides On (1941) as Sue [Brown]
59.
Maisie Was a Lady (1941) as Guest
A Brooklyn showgirl signs on as maid for a family of wealthy eccentrics.
60.
Married Bachelor (1941) as Hillary Gordon
A married gambler has to pose as a bachelor to pay off his debts.
61.
Two-Faced Woman (1941) as Saleswoman
A woman pretends to be her own twin sister to win back her straying husband.
62.
63.
New Moon (1940) as Guest
A revolutionary leader romances a French aristocrat in Louisiana.
64.
The Philadelphia Story (1940) as Mainliner
Tabloid reporters crash a society marriage.
65.
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Second girl
A sister act splits up over love.
66.
Eternally Yours (1939) as Blonde theater patron
A woman is swept off her feet by a magician, and finds the results less than magical.

Cast (short)

67.
Willie and the Mouse (1941)
This short film examines how the behavior of mice can be studied in relation to the behavior of school children.

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