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Cast (feature film)

The Prodigal (1955) as
Biblical story of a young man led astray by an evil priestess.
The Glass Slipper (1955) as Townswoman
Musical adaptation of the story of Cinderella and her magical trip to the prince's ball.
Half a Hero (1953) as Chambermaid
A married writer moves to the suburbs to research a story.
Holiday for Sinners (1952) as
Three old friends reunite during Mardi Gras and try to forget their problems.
Washington Story (1952) as Woman in boardinghouse
A reporter in search of government corruption falls for a congressman.
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) as Bather
True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''s first great swimming star.
The Sniper (1952) as
An unhappy man goes on a killing spree.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) as Wardrobe woman
A professor helps a burlesque queen get a college education.
Golden Girl (1951) as Wardrobe woman
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.
Never Trust a Gambler (1951) as Superintendent's wife
A small-time gambler goes on the lam from a murder charge.
The Barefoot Mailman (1951) as
A 19th-century con artist flees to the wilds of Florida to elude the law.
Three Guys Named Mike (1951) as Convair passenger
A stewardess can't choose among three suitors.
Excuse My Dust (1951) as Woman on street
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
The Great Jewel Robber (1950) as
A master thief escapes from a Canadian prison farm and makes his way to New York.
Beware of Blondie (1950) as Mrs. White
Mr. Dithers has gone on vacation and left Dagwood to look after the company. Toby tries to take advantage of Dagwood's naivete, but Blondie saves the day.
Stars in My Crown (1950) as Annie's voice
A parson uses six-guns and the Bible to bring peace to a Tennessee town.
No Way Out (1950) as
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
The Traveling Saleswoman (1950) as Lady customer
Girls' School (1950) as
Peggy Donovan (Joyce Reynolds) enters an exclusive but financially-strapped finishing school for girls operated by Colonel Matthews (Thurston Hall) and his sister Emily (Julia Dean). Student Lucille Farnsworth (Laura Elliot) discovers the Peggy carries $30,000 in her luggage and reports it to the Colonel. She also writes to a Chicago address on the luggage that Peggy is at the school. The letter puts gambler Dave Vickers (Wilton Griff) on Peggy's trail. Peggy convinces the Colonel that the money is rightfully hers and offers to buy up the school's outstanding notes for a partnership. When Vickers arrives, Peggy confesses that her late father was a professional gambler and Vickers' partner. The latter claims half of the money which her father had saved away for her. She is willing to divide the money but when the Colonel learns it was won in a questionable card game, he turns it over to the police.
The Yellow Cab Man (1950) as
An inventor's unbreakable glass attracts the attention of businessmen and gangsters.
The Sun Comes Up (1949) as
Lassie helps an embittered woman find happiness with an orphaned boy.
Air Hostess (1949) as Mrs. Peabody
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Spinster
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
The Stratton Story (1949) as Woman in theater
True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg.
Law of the Barbary Coast (1949) as Scrub woman
The Reckless Moment (1949) as Old lady
A mother attempts to protect her murderous daughter.
Arch of Triumph (1948) as Milan cashier
In winter of 1938, Paris is crowded with refugees from the Nazis, who live in the black shadows of night, trying to evade deportation. One such is Dr. Ravic, who practices medicine illegally and stalks his old Nazi enemy Haake with murder in mind. One rainy night, Ravic meets Joan Madou, a kept woman cast adrift by her lover's sudden death. Against Ravic's better judgement, they become involved in a doomed affair; matters come to a crisis on the day war is declared.
My Dog Rusty (1948) as Mrs. Stokes
A faithful dog helps his master''''s father win a mayoral race.
The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Schoolteacher
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
The Farmer's Daughter (1947) as Motel manager
When she goes to work for a congressman, a Minnesota farm girl takes Washington by storm.
Keeper of the Bees (1947) as Mrs. Postmaster
Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine (Michael Duane), who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice (Gloria Henry), but the romance is almost doomed by the gossip-spreading of a meddlesome neighbor. The pair are reconciled through the actions of an orphan girl (Jo Ann Marlowe), whom they decide to adopt after they are married.
The Jolson Story (1947) as Wardrobe woman
The singer and star of the first "talkie" risks it all to become a star.
Trail Street (1947) as Jason's wife
Bat Masterson fights to make Kansas safe for wheat farmers.
A Likely Story (1947) as Landlady
A World War II veteran who thinks he''s dying gets mixed up with gangsters.
It Had to Be You (1947) as Woman in drug store
A runaway bride meets her match in a handsome fireman.
Two Sisters from Boston (1946) as Boston maid
Two girls with Broadway aspirations find work in a Bowery saloon.
Mysterious Intruder (1946) as
A detective discovers the woman he''s been hired to track down is the key to an unusual inheritance.
The Man Who Dared (1946) as Nurse
Boston Blackie and the Law (1946) as Prisoner
A reformed thief brings a magic show to a woman's prison and gets mixed up in an escape.
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Reporter
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Gallant Journey (1946) as
An aviation pioneer fights his family's objections to invent a flying machine.
Eadie Was a Lady (1945) as Charlotte
Edithea Alden, a college girl from a wealthy family, is working at night as dancer in a nightclub. When the leading lady Rose is loosing the customers attractiong, Editha gets her job, but due to the fact that her double life could be discoverd, she quits, the nightclub is forced to close. In college she gets a role in the annual college show. The ex-nightclubowner finds out who his star really was, and gets her back, but on opening night they are arrested, because the former star has found out the truth about the job offer. After that the college wants to expell her.
Rough, Tough and Ready (1945) as Spinster
Brad Crowder (Chester Morris) is co-owner in the Crowder Salvage Company with Jo Matheson (Jean Rogers), who inherited her father's share of the business. She is in love with Brad, while he thinks of her as a brat in overalls. Brad is a wolf after all the girls, especially those of his best friend Owen McCarey (Victor McLaglen.) When the war begins, Brad offers his salvage equipment and men to the Navy, provided he gets an officer's commission. The Navy isn't interested but the Army is, minus the commission, and send Brad and his men to training school for thirteen weeks. Brad has a dinner date with Jo, but breaks it when Owen bets him he can't take his latest girl, Kitty Duval (Amelita Ward.) Kitty phones while Owen is taking a shower, and Brad tells he Owen is still working but he will pick her up. By the time Owen catches up, Kitty is showing a decided preference for Brad, and Owen consoles himself with Lorine Gray (Veda Ann Borg), a Brooklyn girl pretending to be an innocent little gal from the South who wants a home and a husband. Brad returns from training to find that Jo has joined the WAC abd that Owen is about to marry Lorine. Brad, seeing that Owen is really in love, has no intention of breaking up the romance. Kitty can't make a date with Brad and sends Lorine to explain. Lorine falls for Brad and jilts Owen. Presuming that Brad has deliberately taken her, they fight and both men are badly mauled. Before the breach between them can be mended, bot are ordered overseas. Unless one has missed the other 123 versions of this plot, the only question remaining is which man will save the other's life at the risk of his own?
Prison Ship (1945) as Prisoner
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) as Nurse
A girl in the slums tries to find her way with the help of her devoted mother and alcoholic father.
Boston Blackie Booked on Suspicion (1945) as Housekeeper
A reformed thief accidentally sells a phony first edition of Dickens, which triggers a murder.
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945) as Mrs. Green
A radio star tries to escape the limelight in the car trunk of a reporter who is eager for a story.
Sagebrush Heroes (1945) as Mrs. Barnes
This 1944 Columbia western starring Charles Starrett finds Steve Randall (Charles Starrett) forming a radio show with Jimmy Wakely (Jimmy Wakely) and his Saddle Pals, and are in town for a rodeo. Reporter Connie Pearson (Constance Worth) persuades them to visit Marty Jones (Elvin Fields), a fatherless boy, who has been sent to a boy's home after stealing Steve's wallet, ran by Tom Goodwin (Forrest Taylor.) Marty tells Steve that the home is a phony and is a front for cattle rustlers. Steve passes the information on to Connie, who doesn't believe him, so he and Jimmy wire the ranch for sound. They are caught and Goodwin turns them over to Sheriff Barnes (Edmund Cobb), and then plans to skip the country. Singer/band leader Ozie Waters and his Colorado Hill-Billies are also featured.
Kiss and Tell (1945) as Mrs. Waldo
Her Highness and the Bellboy (1945) as
A hotel bellboy is the unlikely choice to escort a visiting princess, over the protests of his invalid girlfriend.
Yolanda and the Thief (1945) as Woman at fiesta
A con man poses as a Latin American heiress'''' guardian angel.
Lawless Empire (1945) as Mrs. Murphy
The Durango Kid helps a small-town minister drive off land raiders.
Escape in the Fog (1945) as Screaming woman
A nurse recovering from a breakdown keeps dreaming about murder.
Thrill of a Romance (1945) as Stout woman
A soldier returning from World War II finds love with a lady swimmer.
Mrs. Parkington (1944) as Pedestrian, mining town
A lady''s maid marries a man whose prospects push her into high society.
Roger Touhy, Gangster (1944) as Wife
Together Again (1944) as
The female mayor of a small-town ignites local gossip when she falls for a sculptor.
Stars on Parade (1944) as
Sundown Valley (1944) as Mom Johnson
Louisiana Hayride (1944) as Aunt Hepzibah
In hopes of becoming a movie star, a country girl follows two con men to Hollywood.
Frontier Fury (1943) as Minerva
Indian Agent Steve Langdon is dismissed from his job when a money shipment he was transporting is robbed. He fought with one of the robbers and saw a tattoo on his arm. Later when Stella arrives Steve learns she was jilted by Dan Bentley, the man with that tattoo. So Steve puts her to work in a medicine show hoping she will be seen by one of Bentley's men.
My Kingdom for a Cook (1943) as Mrs. Forsythe
An English author must search for a new cook when he moves to rural Massachusetts.
Robin Hood of the Range (1943) as Mrs. Tyler
Steve Malone (Charles Starrett), an orphan raised by an early-day railroad pioneer, assumes a masked disguise to help the homesteaders who are being deprived of their ranches by a railroad land grab. To do this, he has to go up against Henry Malone (Kenneth MacDonald), his foster parent.
The Chance of a Lifetime (1943) as
An ex-thief helps some fellow ex-cons adjust to life as defense workers, only to get involved with a robbery investigation.
What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943) as Mrs. Hillbilly
Freddy Martin (Himself) and his band go on a trailer vacation, taking along Rochester (Eddie Anderson) as a handy man. They run out of gas in a ghost town and have to spend the night in the deserted Palace Hotel. The next morning, Ann Crawford (Ann Miller) and her three friends, Josie (Leslie Brooks), Billie (Jeff Donnell) and May (Carol Hughes), arrive as Ann has inherited the hotel and most of the surrounding property, and she and her friends have pooled their savings to pay off the debts and formed a company to run the hotel. Jimmie Ross (John Hubbard), singer with the band, decides to help the girls and has the hotel done over at his expense. Rochester, digging in the Victory Garden he has started, finds a gold nugget and the rush is on. Gangster Pete Hartley (Bradley Page) and his henchmen move in with intentions of taking over. He succeeds, over Ann's protests, in buying the property from her friends. Jimmie returns and thinks Ann has double-crossed him and they quarrel and part. Jimmie discovers that Rochester's gold nugget was his own gold inlay. Later, back on the radio with Freddie's band, Jimmie sings a song especially to Ann, who he hopes is listening.
O, My Darling Clementine (1943) as Hettie Cochran
The Fighting Buckaroo (1943) as Mrs. Bangs
Pardon My Gun (1942) as Mother Jones
You're Telling Me (1942) as
Other than the title, this film has no connection at all to the 1934 W.C. Fields film of the same title even though some sources give the plot of the Fields' film as the plot of this film. Hubert Abercrombie Gumm (Hugh Herbert), a flighty, eccentric screwball (what else)acquires a job as an executive at a radio station at the insistence of his only-slightly less eccentric aunt Fannie Handley (Esther Dale), who is married to one of the company owners, Ernest Truex. After mixing up the script pages to the various radio programs, Hubert sets out to get the name of a returning explorer on a contract for the radio station.
In Old California (1942) as Worried woman
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.
Confessions of Boston Blackie (1942) as Nurse
A reformed thief cracks a ring of art thieves to clear himself of murder charges.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Landlady
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) as Tenant
When he's framed for robbery, a reformed thief takes off to find the real culprit.
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941) as Spectator
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as Woman at carnival
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
Three Girls About Town (1941) as Club woman
Sisters working at a hotel try to hide a dead body before the next convention arrives.
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!
Bedtime Story (1941) as
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Mrs. O'Neill
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
The Wolf Man (1941) as Gypsy woman
A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he's bitten by a gypsy werewolf.
Man Made Monster (1941) as Wife
The Royal Mounted Patrol (1941) as Landlady
Two Girls on Broadway (1940) as Secretary
A sister act splits up over love.
Haunted House (1940) as Mrs. Henshaw
Jimmie (Jackie Moran), the Brownsville Bugle's office boy, and Millie (Marcia Mae Jones), niece of editor Henshaw (George Cleveland), turn amateur detectives in order to help a friend who is accused of murder. With more zeal than direction, they pick the owner of a gas station as the killer, and when he turns out to be innocent, Henshaw fires Jimmie. The two go on searching and next suspect Lawyer Cy Burton (Henry Hall) but have no conclusive evidence and are about to give up when Millie finds a clue that leads to the hidden fortune of the murdered Mrs. Blake.
Gold Rush Maisie (1940) as
A Brooklyn showgirl helps a poor family strike it rich.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Woman at station
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
The Ape (1940) as Mrs. Brill
A mad doctor dresses as an ape to kill victims for their spinal fluid.
Little Old New York (1940) as
Steamboat inventor Robert Fulton shows up in New York in 1807. Tavern keeper (Faye) believes in him, but her boyfriend (MacMurray) doesn't. All seems lost when sailors afraid of losing their jobs burn his boat.
Black Friday (1940) as Nurse
When his friend Professor Kingsely (Ridges) is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac (Karloff) saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disasterous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of english and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
The Escape (1939) as
An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home.
Zenobia (1939) as Townsperson
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
Lucky Night (1939) as Forelady
During a drunken night out, an heiress marries a broken-down gambler.
Within the Law (1939) as Matron
A wrongly convicted woman studies law and seeks her revenge.
The Beloved Brat (1938) as Nurse
A compassionate teacher tries to reach a spoiled tomboy.
Three Comrades (1938) as Nurse
Three life-long friends share their love for a dying woman against the turbulent backdrop of Germany between the wars.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Crazy girl
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
Back in Circulation (1937) as
A reporter tries to win her editor's heart by solving a murder case.
Stella Dallas (1937) as
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
Carnival (1935) as
When he's widowed, a puppeteer goes into hiding to maintain custody of his son.
The Public Menace (1935) as
A cocky reporter's marriage to a manicurist jeopardizes his career.
Party Wire (1935) as
When a small-town girl's boyfriend leaves in disgrace, gossips spread false reports of her pregnancy.
Metropolitan (1935) as Landlady
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Frisco Waterfront (1935) as Attorney
White Lies (1934) as Mary's landlady
Romance in the Rain (1934) as Switchboard operator
The Party's Over (1934) as Society woman
We Live Again (1934) as Korablova
A Russian nobleman discovers the peasant girl he once seduced has turned to crime.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) as Mrs. Blake
An American missionary falls in love with a Chinese warlord.
Madame Racketeer (1932) as Frankie
Hot Saturday (1932) as Aunt Minnie
A virtuous small-town clerk becomes the victim of a scandalous rumor from an unsuccessful suitor.
Virtue (1932) as Landlady
A taxi driver falls for a sassy New York con girl.
Stranger in Town (1932) as Woman customer
A Supreme Court justice on vacation takes on crooked small-town politicians.
Whistlin' Dan (1932) as Horty
Behind Jury Doors (1932) as "Ma" Mauger
The Hard Hombre (1931) as Mrs. Patton
When Peaceful Patton goes to work at the Martini ranch he is mistaken for the notorious outlaw the Hard Hombre. This enables him to force the ranchers to divide up the water rights. But he is in trouble when his mother arrives and exposes the hoax.
Brothers (1930) as Maud
Playing With Souls (1925) as Louise, the French maid
Fury (1923) as Boy's mother
The Idol of the North (1921) as Big Blond
Blackbirds (1920) as Suzanne
The Dark Mirror (1920) as Inez
Rough and Ready (1918) as Estelle Darrow
Mixed Blood (1916) as Lottie Nagle
Shoes (1916) as Lil
A young working girl must suport her family on only five dollars a week. The strain of trying to feed, house and clothe her mother, her father and three brothers finally gets to be too much, and she winds up selling her body for a pair of shoes.

Cast (short)

Southern Exposure (1935)
In this comedic short, Charley Chase pretends to be a wealthy southern plantation owner in order to get a distant relative''''s lawyer husband to help with a lawsuit.
The Four Star Boarder (1935)
In this comedic short film, a man''''s new wife must convince her wealthy aunt that she''''s married to someone else.

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