skip navigation
Overview for Valerie Hobson
Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (2)

Recent DVDs

Contraband ... Set in England during the early days of WW II, Contraband stars Conrad Veidt... more info $21.95was $29.95 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: November 13, 1998
Born: April 14, 1917 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954) as Catherine
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois (Gerard Philipe), a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine (Valerie Hobson), over his attentions to her best friend Patricia (Natasha Parry). While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana (Diana Decker) and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne (Margaret Johnston) but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah (Joan Greenwood) who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle (Germaine Montero), a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.
Voice of Merrill, The (1952) as Alycia Roach
Meet Me Tonight (1952)
Three Noel Coward stories deal with a temperamental song and dance team, a squabbling family and a broke society couple.
Who Goes There! (1952)
"Five-Sided Triangle", while geometrically incorrect, might be a better title for this film that the two it has. A private in the Guards is forced to leave his girl friend in the (not-for-long) empty house of a high-ranking civil servant. The son discovers her and promptly falls in love. When the daughter returns, she decides that it would be best if the girl got together with her boy friend, not realizing that the sentry has worshipped her from afar, the daughter. A further complication is that the sentry's commanding officer is in love with her also.
Card, The (1952) as Countess Of Chell
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman...
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) as Edith
An ambitious young man sets out to kill everyone who stands between him and a fortune.
Interrupted Journey (1949)
When John North, a budding author, pulls the communication cord of a late night train that is taking him away on a weekend with his publishers wife, he sets in motion a series of events that lead to a train crash, a murder and a police man hunt, but all is not what it seems.
The Rocking Horse Winner (1949) as Hester Grahame
A young boy''''s talent for picking winning race horses threatens his life.
Blanche Fury (1948)
Ambitious poor relation Blanche Fullerton accepts a job as governess from her wealthy cousins who have adopted the name Fury since they acquired the ancestral home of the Fury family. Blanche plots to become the lady of the manor but her illicit passion for the vengeful, obsessed Philip Thorn sets off a string of tragic events, including murder.
The Small Voice (1948) as Eleanor Byrne
A young couple discover the car crash victims they tried to help are escaped criminals.
Great Expectations (1946) as Estella; Estella'S Mother
A mysterious benefactor finances a young boy's education.
The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
A British spy sets out to sabotage a Nazi gas factory in Czechoslovakia.
Sabotage Agent (1943) as Mar├║schka Brunn
An undercover agent battles Nazis to save an aviation plant.
Sons of the Sea (1942) as Mary Morison
A brave captain pilots the first steamboat line between England and the U.S.
Contraband (1940)
While held up in a British port, a Danish sea captain tussles with German spies.
Clouds over Europe (1939) as Kay Hammond
When enemy agents steal plans for an experimental plane, the test pilot fights to clear his name.
This Man in Paris (1939) as Pat Drake
U-Boat 29 (1939) as The school mistress
A German sub tries to sink the British fleet during World War I.
This Man Is News (1939) as Pat Drake
David Kier, one of the thieves in a sensational jewel robbery and subsequent trial, is set free when the turns King's Evidence on the other members. Kier refuses to give reporter Simon Drake (Barry K. Barnes),an interview, as Simon thinks he will probably be killed by other gang members, but Simon makes note of his address. Simon is fired by his city editor, MacGregor (Alastair Sim), for failing to cover another assignment and the editor says he would not believe Kier's murder if reported by Simon even if it happened. Simon returns home and is persuaded by his wife Pat (Valerie Hobson) to have a drink or two. The tipsy Simon, as a joke, telephones Sim and tells him that Kier has just been murdered, and the excited Sim hangs up before Simon can explain it is just a joke. But Kier has really been murdered and Inspector Holly (Edward Lexy) learns from Sim that Simon had telephoned him with the news at 3:10 A.M., but knows that Kier was not murdered until 4:35 A.M. The Inspector also finds a recently-fired revolver in Simon's flat, and arrests him. Pat and a garage mechanic manage to provide an alibi for Simon at the time of the murder and he is released. But the next morning, Kier's son is also found murdered in Simon's flat. Then Sim is shot, non-fatally, while in Simon's presence. Simon is not only reporting news, he appears to the police to be the one also making it.
Life Returns (1938) as Mrs. Kendrick
The Drum (1938) as Mrs. [Margery] Carruthers
An Indian prince tries to save his British masters from a deadly revolt.
When Thief Meets Thief (1937) as Glory Howard
Tugboat Princess (1936) as Sally [Booth]
No Escape (1936) as Laura Anstey
August Week-end (1936) as Claire Barry
Werewolf of London (1935) as Lisa Glendon
A strange animal attack turns a botanist into a bloodthirsty monster.
Chinatown Squad (1935) as Janet Baker
Oh, What a Night! (1935) as Susan
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) as [Baroness] Elizabeth [Frankenstein]
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster.
The Great Impersonation (1935) as Eleanor
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) as Helena Landless
An opium addict''''s obsession with a young girl leads to murder.
Rendezvous at Midnight (1935) as Sandra Rogers
Great Expectations (1934) as Biddy
Charles Dickens' classic tale of Pip, a poor orphan who befriends an escaped convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her haughty young ward, Estella. Pip learns the rewards of both vindictiveness and gratitude as a result of these events.
Strange Wives (1934) as Mauna
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934) as Mimi
A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league with munitions manufacturers to make money off of war, he goes insane.
Badger's Green (1934) as Molly Butler
Eyes of Fate (1933) as Rene

Cast (short)

King & Queen Meet the Stars (1954)
In this promotional short film, the king and queen of England meet various Hollywood stars.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute