Lillian Randolph


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Great Gildersleeve, The (1942) - That Female Man Trap! Title character (Harold Peavy) is hiding in the basement (visited by Lillian Randolph as Birdie) to avoid aggressive spinster Amelia (Mary Field), who’s made an unwelcome house call on singing pupil Leroy (Freddie Mercer, a highly trained singer, doing his own vocal, on an aria often sung by Enrico Caruso), who’s sort-of rescued by sister Margie (Nancy Gates) and her band, early in the first feature in the RKO series, The Great Gildersleeve, 1942.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - A Man Who Don't Like Ducks Through contrivance by niece and nephew Margie and Leroy (Nancy Gates, Freddie Mercer), title character “Uncle Morty” (Harold Peary) and the jury are dining at his place, Birdie and aunt Emma (Lillian Randolph, Jane Darwell) serving, Alex Christy the bailiff, Richard LeGrand as Peavy, and semi-crooked George (Harold Landon) on the phone, in GIlderseeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Great Gildersleeve, The (1942) - Saves Rubber And Gas! Headed to the train to pick up Aunt Emma (Jane Darwell) to help convince the court he can take care of the kids, the title character (Harold Peary) finds Leroy (Freddie Mercer) has wasted the gas, and Birdie (Lillian Randolph) can’t help, but there’s another vehicle handy, in The Great Gildersleeve, 1942.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - I'm No Groundhog, Brother! Rapid exposition, Otis (Dink Trout) is serving summons and arrives at the Gildersleeve’s house where Margie (Nancy Gates) and the gals (Barbara Hale et al) are fundraising, while Birdie (Lillian Randolph) serves and the title character (Harold Peary) and Leroy (Freddie Mercer) are busy in the basement (again!) in RKO’s second feature in the series, GIldersleeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Bend Of The River (1952) - Right Handsome Fella Director Anthony Mann busy with exposition, as McClintock (James Stewart) and others (Stepin Fetchit, Lillian Randolph, Jay C. Flippen, Chubby Johnson, Howard Petrie) check on injured Laura (Julia Adams), then Arthur Kennedy and Frank Ferguson observe as her sister (Lori Nelson) meets gambler Wilson (Rock Hudson), in 1847 Portland, in Bend Of The River, 1952.
Onion Field, The - No Gratitude Three scenes offer background on new partner cops Hettinger (John Savage) and Campbell (Ted Danson), early in director Harold Becker's The Onion Field, 1979, from Joseph Wambaugh's book and screenplay.

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