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Cast (feature film)

Sister Kenny (1946) as Mrs. [Martha] McIntyre
True story of the Australian nurse who fought to gain acceptance for her polio-treatment methods.
That Brennan Girl (1946) as Helen
On Mother's Day, 1946, in San Francisco, Ziggy Brennan thinks back on the events which have brought her to this day.
The Locket (1946) as Mrs. Bonner
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
Dangerous Intruder (1945) as Millicent [Ducane]
An actress, Jenny (Veda Ann Borg), is hitchhiking across the country when she is accidently struck by a car. The driver, Max Ducone (Charles Arnt), offers to take her into his home until she can resume traveling. Later Ducone's wife is murdered and Jenny determines to find the killer. With the aid of detective Curtis (Tom Keene as Richard Powers), she discovers that Ducone is the murderer, having killed his wife in order to have the funds to finance his antique collection.
Son of Lassie (1945) as Joanna
The beloved collie goes to war to help the resistance in occupied Norway.
A Song to Remember (1945) as Madame Chopin
The famed composer Chopin sacrifices everything, even love, for his native Poland.
The Falcon in San Francisco (1945) as Doreen Temple
A society sleuth enlists a little girl's help in nabbing a mob of silk smugglers.
Phantom Lady (1944) as Ann Terry
A mystery woman is a murder suspect's only alibi for the night of his wife's death.
One Body Too Many (1944) as Estelle Harris
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944) as His wife
A German officer tries to force a French laundress to become his mistress.
Ladies Courageous (1944) as WAVE
Lady in the Dark (1944) as Miss Bowers
Young and Willing (1943) as Miss Harris
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
Hers to Hold (1943) as Hannah Gordon
Captive Wild Woman (1943) as Miss Strand
A mad scientist transplants human glands into a gorilla, turning the ape into a beautiful young woman (Acquanetta). However, a severe emotional jolt soon reverts her back into her primitive self with disastrous consequences.
Calling Dr. Death (1943) as Mrs. Duval
Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the aid of his pretty nurse Stella to hypnotize him into recovering his lost memories.
The Crystal Ball (1943) as Cavanaugh's secretary
A female fortuneteller uses her "powers" to land a man.
Moonlight in Vermont (1943) as Lucy Meadows
Vermont farm girl Gwen Harding (Gloria Jean) enrolls in the Devereau School of Music in New York,and makes a singing hit at a school party. She wins the attention of student Richard "Slick" Ellis (Ray Malone)and also the jealousy of Slick's girlfriend Brenda Allenby (Vivian Austin). The school is in bad financial shape and its director, Lionel Devereau (George Dolenz),is in debt. Gwen's singing teacher from Vermont, Lucy Meadows (Fay Helm), arrives at the school and Devereau, thinking she is a job applicant, hires her as his secretary. Gwen has to leave school when her Uncle Rufus (Russell Simpson)is faced with ruin on the farm because of a shortage of help. Gwen returns and her school friends volunteer to go and help in bringing in the harvest. Gwen plans to enter her pet cow Myrtle in the stock show at the Farm Jubilee but Brenda steals and hides the cow.
Honeymoon Lodge (1943) as Mrs. Thomas
Life Begins at Eight-Thirty (1942) as Ruthie
Kathy lives in a cramped New York flat with her father Madden Thomas, a celebrated actor brought down by drink. Lame from an early age and feeling trapped with her father in her small world, Kathy is delighted to meet fellow tenant Robert. When Madden is offered the lead in a new King Lear and Robert lands a composing job in Hollywood, better times seem for a while to beckon.
Give Out, Sisters (1942) as Susan Waverly
Night Monster (1942) as Margaret Ingston
Dr. Lynn Harper, psychologist, has been called out to the old Ingston Mansion, a dark and mysterious place with a very bad reputation, in order to make an assessment of the sanity of Margaret Ingston, daughter of patriarch Kurt Ingston. She claims to be sane, but she is clearly very disturbed; we can't be certain, although the doctor gives her a clean bill of health. But then Dick Baldwin shows up on the scene, just when Dr. Lynne has been receiving thinly veiled threats from the inhabitants of the house. He's our hero. Three medical doctors have been invited out to the mansion as well, Dr. Timmons, Dr. Phipps and the sleazy Dr. King (Lionel Atwill). One by one the doctors are mysteriously murdered. Dick Baldwin must figure out who is doing the killings, and he must do so before whoever it is can kill his new love interest, Dr. Lynne Harper. But the only one he can trust is Kurt Ingston himself, since Ingston has no legs and can't have perpetrated these murders. Is it sinister Rolf, the butler, or Laurie, the sex crazed and sociopathic chauffeur, or Agor Singh, the Hindu Yogi with his strange ways? And of course, Lynne might be wrong, Margaret may be very insane, and she might be the culprit.
Wings for the Eagle (1942) as Miss Baxter
Dedicated aircraft workers compete for the same girl.
Halfway to Shanghai (1942) as Marion Mills
Since the film credit frames and pressbooks were often finished before the film was completed there was quite often data shown there that didn't match what was often seen or heard in the film, especially when players were replaced during production, or character names were changed, for whatever reasons, during production. This film contains many character names on the cast and pressbook credits that were not the character names used in the film. The film itself concerns a train hurtling through the night toward Rangoon (which must be half-way to Shanghai from some point) and the efforts of two Nazi agents to acquire a map showing the location of Chinese Army munitions buried at the terminus of the Burma Road. Kent Taylor and Irene Hervey are lovers reunited after a two year period in which she thought he was dead and, other than Taylor getting knocked on the head when George Zucco murders the man carrying the munitions map, have little to do with the plots and counterplots taking place on the train. A somewhat mousey secretary, played by Fay Helm, brings the culprits to justice at the end.
The Wolf Man (1941) as Jenny [Williams]
A British nobleman undergoes a startling transformation when he's bitten by a gypsy werewolf.
Million Dollar Baby (1941) as Mrs. Grayson
A young innocent's surprise inheritance causes problems with her poor but proud boyfriend.
The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) as Wife
A circus manager turns a young farm boy into a star lion tamer.
Ride, Kelly, Ride (1941) as Nurse
Blossoms in the Dust (1941) as Leta Eldridge
True-life story of Edna Gladney, who fought for orphans' rights in Texas.
Life with Henry (1941) as Office secretary
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
There's Magic in Music (1941) as Miss Wilson
Two in a Taxi (1941) as Ethel
Blondie on a Budget (1940) as Mrs. Fuddle
Dagwood gets Blondie a fur coat after his old girlfriend comes to town.
Dancing on a Dime (1940) as Miss Greenfield
The Light That Failed (1940) as Red haired girl
A London artist struggles to complete one last painting before going blind.
Parole Fixer (1940) as Rita Mattison
Women Without Names (1940) as Millie
Construction engineer Fred MacNeil (Robert Paige) meets waitress Joyce King (Ellen Drew) at a hamburger stand and she accepts his invitation to see her home. Joyce is unaware she is being trailed by two detectives on the trail of her former husband, Walter Ferris (John McGuire). Joyce tells Fred that her ex-husband is a wanted criminal, but Fred waves aside her objections and they make plans to marry and honeymoon in Tennessee. Following the wedding, they return to the house after Ferris, accompanied by Peggy Athens (Judith Barrett), has broken in. Caught by Detective Reardon (Thomas E. Jackson), Ferris kills the officer and escapes. McNeil and Joyce arrive immediately afterwards and are accused of the killing by the neighbors. John Marlin (John Miljan), assistant District Attorney, railroads the lovers because he wants to use their prosecution to boost his drive for the District Attorney post.Fred is sentenced to hang and Joyce is given life in prison.
Little Orvie (1940) as Mrs. Balliser
A child is told he cannot have a dog, but finds a stray and keeps it for a day.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Mrs. Adams
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940) as Mrs. Fuddle
Mr. Dithers puts Blondie and Dagwood in a mansion to show buyers it's not haunted.
A Child Is Born (1940) as The woman
A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.
Kitty Foyle (1940) as Prim girl
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
Untamed (1940) as Miss Olcott
Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) as Mrs. Seth Gale
An exploration into the domestic and political life of this past president.
Dark Victory (1939) as Miss Dodd
A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.
They All Come Out (1939) as Mamie
A young man sentenced to jail, attempts to reform himself and his fellow inmates.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Tonia
Sergeant Madden (1939) as Nurse
A police officer's son joins the force but goes bad.
Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939) as Mrs. Fuddle
Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead lose Baby Dumpling as well as Daisy the dog.
Midnight Intruder (1938) as Marion Loree
Blondie (1938) as Mrs. Fuddle
On the eve of their fifth wedding anniversary, Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead are in financial trouble.
I Am the Law (1938) as Mrs. Butler
A law professor signs on as special prosecutor to take on the mob.
Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus (1938) as Mrs. De Cava
Racket Busters (1938) as Mrs. Smith
A mobster tries to take over the trucking business.
Merry-Go-Round of 1938 (1937) as "Dainty Doris"
A Girl with Ideas (1937) as Genevieve
Under Cover of Night (1937) as Maggie
A police detective and his wife try to solve a string of murders.
Song of the City (1937) as Marge
A shipwrecked socialite becomes a man when he's pulled out of San Francisco Bay by Italian-American fishermen.

Cast (short)

The Flag of Humanity (1940)
This short film focuses on how Clara Barton helped found the American Red Cross. Vitaphone Release 9889-9890.
The Story of Dr. Jenner (1939)
This short film focuses on country doctor Edward Jenner, who developed the vaccination through his research of smallpox.
Strange Glory (1938)
This short film looks at the debate revolving around who should get credit for the "Tennessee Plan," which proved to be a vital action for the North in its push south during the American Civil War.

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