Dorothy Mackaill


Actor
Dorothy Mackaill

About

Birth Place
Yorkshire, England, GB
Born
March 04, 1903
Died
August 12, 1990

Biography

Attractive comic and light dramatic performer--and former Ziegfeld girl--who made her screen debut in England in 1920. Throughout the decade, and into the 1930s, Mackaill appeared in numerous Hollywood entertainments, as lead or supporting lead. Mackaill gave excellent starring performances in such early talkies as "The Office Wife" (1930) and the uniquely grim and memorable melodrama, "...

Photos & Videos

Love Affair (1932) - Movie Poster
Love Affair (1932) - Lobby Cards
No Man of Her Own - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Lothar Mendes
Husband
Director. Married 1926; divorced in 1928.

Biography

Attractive comic and light dramatic performer--and former Ziegfeld girl--who made her screen debut in England in 1920. Throughout the decade, and into the 1930s, Mackaill appeared in numerous Hollywood entertainments, as lead or supporting lead. Mackaill gave excellent starring performances in such early talkies as "The Office Wife" (1930) and the uniquely grim and memorable melodrama, "Safe in Hell" (1931). She also contributed fine work as the other woman, opposite the up-and-coming Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, in "No Man of Her Own" (1932).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Bulldog Drummond at Bay (1937)
Cheaters (1934)
Mabel [Kelly]
Neighbors' Wives (1933)
Helen McGrath
Curtain at Eight (1933)
Lola Cresmer
Picture Brides (1933)
Mame
The Chief (1933)
Dixie [Dean]
Love Affair (1932)
Carol Owen
No Man of Her Own (1932)
Kay Everly
Once a Sinner (1931)
Diana Barry
Party Husband (1931)
Laura Duell
Kept Husbands (1931)
Dorothea "Dot" Parker Brunton
The Reckless Hour (1931)
Margaret Nichols
Their Mad Moment (1931)
Emily Stanley
Safe in Hell (1931)
Gilda Karlson
Man Trouble (1930)
Joan
Strictly Modern (1930)
Kate
The Office Wife (1930)
Anne Murdock
The Flirting Widow (1930)
Celia
Bright Lights (1930)
Louanne
His Captive Woman (1929)
Anna Janssen
Two Weeks Off (1929)
Frances Weaver
The Love Racket (1929)
Betty Brown
Children of the Ritz (1929)
Angela Pennington
The Great Divide (1929)
Ruth Jordan
Hard To Get (1929)
Bobby Martin
The Barker (1928)
Lou
Lady Be Good (1928)
Mary
Waterfront (1928)
Peggy Ann Andrews
The Whip (1928)
Lady Diana
Ladies' Night in a Turkish Bath (1928)
Helen Slocum
Convoy (1927)
Sylvia Dodge
The Lunatic at Large (1927)
Beatrix Staynes
Smile, Brother, Smile (1927)
Mildred Marvin
Man Crazy (1927)
Clarissa Janeway
The Crystal Cup (1927)
Gita Carteret
The Cyrstal Cup (1927)
The Dancer of Paris (1926)
Consuelo Cox
Ranson's Folly (1926)
Mary Cahill
Just Another Blonde (1926)
Jeanne Cavanaugh
Subway Sadie (1926)
Sadie Hermann
One Year To Live (1925)
Marthe
The Making of O'Malley (1925)
Lucille Thayer
Shore Leave (1925)
Connie Martin
Chickie (1925)
Chickie
The Bridge of Sighs (1925)
Linda Harper
Joanna (1925)
Joanna Manners
The Painted Lady (1924)
Violet
The Man Who Came Back (1924)
Marcelle
The Mine with the Iron Door (1924)
Marta
What Shall I Do? (1924)
Jeanie Andrews
The Next Corner (1924)
Elsie Maury
The Fighting Blade (1923)
Thomsine Musgrove
The Broken Violin (1923)
Constance Morley
Mighty Lak' a Rose (1923)
Rose Duncan
His Children's Children (1923)
Sheila
The Fair Cheat (1923)
Camilla
Twenty-One (1923)
Lynnie Willis
The Inner Man (1922)
Sally
The Streets of New York (1922)
Sally Ann
Isle of Doubt (1922)
Eleanor Warburton
A Woman's Woman (1922)
Sally Plummer
Bits of Life (1921)

Life Events

1930

Starred in "The Office Wife"

1938

Retired from films

Photo Collections

Love Affair (1932) - Movie Poster
Love Affair (1932) - Movie Poster
Love Affair (1932) - Lobby Cards
Love Affair (1932) - Lobby Cards
No Man of Her Own - Lobby Cards
Here are several lobby cards from Paramount's No Man of Her Own (1932), starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

No Man Of Her Own (1932) - I Only Have Aces And Kings High dollar gambling in Manhattan, the relationships revealed for the benefit of the losing Morton (Walter Walker), Clark Gable as Stewart, Dorothy Mackaill as dishy Kay, Grant Mitchell her uncle, all not as it seems, Wesley Ruggles directing, opening No Man Of Her Own, 1932, co-starring Carole Lombard.
Bulldog Drummond At Bay (1937) - I Hope I Didn't Burn You We immediately suspect that Doris (Dorothy Mackaill), acting like she has car trouble as she appears at the hero’s remote house on the Scottish moors, is linked to the skulduggery of the night before, the title character (John Lodge) playing it cagey, in Bulldog Drummond At Bay, 1937.
Reckless Hour, The (1931) - With Dishonorable Intentions Clever opening, with Dorothy Mackaill introduced in a capacity not immediately apparent as Margaret, several uncredited speaking parts before Walter Byron, as freewheeling Allen, appears, in the First National/Warner Bros. pre-code potboiler The Reckless Hour, 1931, featuring Joan Blondell.
Reckless Hour, The (1931) - We Use Cigar Coupons Snappy introduction of Joan Blondell as sister Myrtle, and Helen Ware as mom Harriet, as heroine Margaret (Dorothy Mackaill) returns to the New Jersey family home, father (H.B. Warner) presiding and eager Harry (Joe Donahue) visiting, in Warner Bros.' The Reckless Hour, 1931.
Reckless Hour, The (1931) - I Saw Her First Non-affluent Jersey girl Margaret (Dorothy Mackaill) on the town with her playboy date Allen (Walter Byron), who runs into his married illustrator pal Ed (Conrad Nagel), and isn't entirely kidding when he asserts his claim, in the pre-Code melodrama The Reckless Hour, 1931.
Kept Husbands (1931) - Easy Things Aren't Much Good Dot (Dorothy Mackaill), daughter of steel magnate Parker (Robert McWade), swoons in the presence of Dick (Joel McCrea), her father's hero employee invited to the house for dinner, soon realizing he's also a football hero, his first scene in director Lloyd Bacon's Kept Husbands, 1931.
Kept Husbands (1931) - Good Fortune For The Bride Young steel-worker Dick (Joel McCrea) informs mother (Mary Carr) that he's marrying the boss' daughter Dorothy (Dorothy Mackaill), all but his father (apparently un-credited), who also works at the mill, evidently not troubled, in Kept Husbands, 1931.
Kept Husbands (1931) - My Pansy Is Dying! Newlyweds shopping in Paris, middle class Dick (Joel McCrea) and affluent Dot (Dorothy Mackaill) are alarmed when her snooty friend Lucille (Clara Kimball Young) lights into her less munificent husband Llewelyn (Freeman Wood), discussion following, in RKO's Kept Husbands, 1931.
Safe In Hell (1931) - Why You Dirty Little... Sailor boyfriend Carl (Donald Cook) has unexpectedly returned to Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill), who's forced to admit what she's been up to, early in William A. Wellman's Safe In Hell, 1931.
Safe In Hell (1931) - Show Him A Good Time Following a quick opening establishing New Orleans, call girl Gilda (Dorothy Mackaill) is surprised to find the client is ex-beau Piet (Ralf Harolde), who led her astray, in William A. Wellman's pre-code sizzler Safe In Hell, 1931.

Trailer

Companions

Lothar Mendes
Husband
Director. Married 1926; divorced in 1928.

Bibliography