Ella Raines


Actor
Ella Raines

About

Also Known As
Ella Wallace Raubes
Birth Place
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, USA
Born
August 06, 1922
Died
May 30, 1988
Cause of Death
Throat Cancer

Photos & Videos

Phantom Lady - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Phantom Lady - Lobby Cards
Phantom Lady - Movie Posters

Family & Companions

Kenneth Trout
Husband
Army Air Force lieutenant. Married 1943-45.
Robin Olds
Husband
Air Force major. Married 1947, divorced 1975, two daughters together.

Biography

Life Events

1943

Attracted popular and critical attention with her leading role in Robert Siodmak's "Phantom Lady"

1954

Played the title role in the TV dramatic series, "Janet Dean, Registered Nurse"

Photo Collections

Phantom Lady - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Phantom Lady - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Phantom Lady - Lobby Cards
Phantom Lady - Lobby Cards
Phantom Lady - Movie Posters
Phantom Lady - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Movie Posters
The Walking Hills - Lobby Card Set
The Walking Hills - Lobby Card Set
The Walking Hills - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
The Walking Hills - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Tall in the Saddle - Publicity Stills
Here are a few Publicity Stills taken for RKO's Tall in the Saddle (1944), starring John Wayne and Ella Raines. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
A Dangerous Profession - Lobby Card Set
Here is a set of Lobby Cards from RKO's A Dangerous Profession (1949), starring George Raft and Pat O'Brien. 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

Impact (1949) - Her Favorite Nephew Location shooting in Sausalito, CA, Tony Barrett as Jim (but going by “Jack”), involved in maybe-suspicious activities with Irene (Helen Walker), the wife of auto executive Walt (Brian Donlevy), who had driven from San Francisco planning to meet her, taking her bait-and-switch in stride, in the adventurous Noir Impact, 1949.
Phantom Lady (1944) - I Slept Like A Guilty Man First scene together for New York engineer Henderson (Alan Curtis) and devoted secretary Carol “Kansas” (Ella Raines), after he’s been convicted of murdering his wife, which we know he didn’t do, Robert Siodmak directing from a Cornell Woolrich novel, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Phantom Lady (1944) - It Would Be Fun To Laugh Nobody gets a name here, the actors are Alan Curtis, Fay Helm, and Andrew Tombes as the bartender, Robert Siodmak directing, from the first novel by writer Cornell Woolrich written under his “William Irish” pseudonym, in Phantom Lady, 1944, also starring Ella Raines and Franchot Tone.
Phantom Lady (1944) - You Sure Know How To Beat It Out Incredible scene from director Robert Siodmak and cinematographer Woody Bredell, heretofore reserved Carol (Ella Raines) now vamped up to get at jazz drummer Cliff (Elisha Cook Jr.), who’s known to be hiding evidence that could have cleared her boss, who’s been convicted of murder, best-known men in the band are Barney Bigard on clarinet and Freddie Slack on piano, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Phantom Lady (1944) - A Pair Of Hands Carol (Ella Raines), hoping to get her bosses’ murder conviction reversed, flees the rooms of drummer Cliff (Elisha Cook Jr.), after he realized she was seducing him to get information, so as she calls her cop friend, we meet top-billed Franchot Tone, nearly 50 minutes into the picture, who seems to be the guy who paid him to lie, in Phantom Lady, 1944.
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) - He Could Be President Woodrow (Eddie Bracken), overwhelmed and intending to confess that he never served in the Marine Corps, can’t stop the judge (Jimmy Conlin) and Doc Bissell (Harry Hayden), who have nominated him for mayor on his homecoming, in Preston Sturges’ Hail The Conquering Hero, 1944.
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) - A Single Sour Note Franklin Pangborn (the band leader), the mother (Georgia Caine) and ex-sweetheart Libby (Ella Raines) among the revelers awaiting the local war hero, unaware that he hasn't told them he was forced to accept a medical discharge and never served, early in Preston Sturges' Hail The Conquering Hero, 1944.
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944) - He's Got Jungle Fever Craziness at the homecoming for Woodrow (Eddie Bracken), pressed by Sarge (William Demarest), who served with his father, not to tell his mother (Georgia Caine) he was rejected by the Marines, Torben Meyer the neighbor, Ella Raines his ex-girl, who hasn't told him she's engaged, in Preston Sturges' Hail The Conquering Hero, 1944.
Cry Havoc (1944) - I'll Take It Up With General MacArthur Smitty (Margaret Sullavan) brings in the Corregidor evacuees who are the new volunteer medical staff on Bataan, Ann Sothern as Pat, Ella Raines, Gloria Grafton, Diana Lewis, Fely Franquelli, Dorothy Morris, Heather Angel, Frances Gifford and Joan Blondell as Grace, in Cry Havoc, 1944.
Second Face, The (1950) - I've Come To My Senses We don’t get any look at heroine Ella Raines in the opening, chasing Claire (Rita Johnson) around LA in a panic then getting in a wreck, in the Eagle-Lion production, from a story and screenplay by the later-acclaimed Swiss-born writer Eugene Vale, The Second Face, 1950.
Second Face, The (1950) - Took Away Some Flesh And Skin Ending the elaborate flashback in which Ella Raines played Phyllis, a talented but un-prepossessing fashion designer who got into a car wreck, first with her surgeon (Mauritz Hugo), then with shop owner Grandon Rhodes, who earlier found her unsatisfactory, in The Second Face, 1950.
Second Face, The (1950) - She's Just Not My Type This is meant to be the homely version of the heroine, Ella Raines as Phyllis from Fresno, appearing in Los Angeles where Claire (Rita Johnson), friend of a friend, awaits with her Allan (Roy Roberts) and fickle bachelor Jerry (John Sutton), in the Eagle-Lion feature The Second Face, 1950.

Companions

Kenneth Trout
Husband
Army Air Force lieutenant. Married 1943-45.
Robin Olds
Husband
Air Force major. Married 1947, divorced 1975, two daughters together.

Bibliography