Blanche Yurka



Life Events


Broadway acting debut


First starring film role, "A Tale of Two Cities"


Movie Clip

Cry Of The Werewolf (1944) -- (Movie Clip) She Struck Her Husband Down Joining the terrific commentary (voicing over historical footage) by tour guide John Abbott at a New Orleans occult museum, we get a look at top-billed Nina Foch in a painting, then we meet the janitor and the proprietor (Ivan Triesault, Fritz Leiber), then visit the real Nina, a gypsy princess, attended by Blanche Yurka, early in Cry Of The Werewolf, 1944.
Cry Of The Werewolf (1944) -- (Movie Clip) It Is Your Destiny We haven't seen top-billed Nina Foch for 20-plus minutes in this 63-minute feature but now she's back, as New Orleans metro-area Gypsy princess and pretty-sure werewolf Celeste, visited by janitor Jan (Ivan Triesault) whom the cops have all-but nailed for her last murder, leaving her little choice, with counsel from Blanche Yurka, in Columbia's Cry Of The Werewolf, 1944.
At Sword's Point (1952) -- (Movie Clip) The Musketeers 2nd generation musketeers D'Artagnan, Aramis, Porthos and Claire (Cornel Wilde, Dan O'Herlihy, Alan Hale Jr., Maureen O'Hara), contrive to see the sickly French queen (Gladys Cooper), hoping to stop the forced marriage of her daughter (Nancy Gates), in RKO's wacky At Sword's Point, 1952.
Cry Of The Werewolf (1944) -- (Movie Clip) It Is Your Destiny Janitor Yan (Ivan Triesault), wrongly suspected of a murder committed by werewolf gypsy princess Celeste (Nina Foch), appeals to her for mercy, her guardian Bianca (Blanche Yurka) counseling, in Columbia's Cry Of The Werewolf, 1944.
Cry Of The Werewolf (1944) -- (Movie Clip) Customs Of My People The undertaker (Milton Parsons) was about to introduce gypsy elder Bianca (Blanche Yurka) and princess Celeste (Nina Foch) to Bob (Stephen Crane), secretly investigating the murder-by-werewolf of his father, spooky stalking in Columbia's Cry Of The Werewolf, 1944.
Tale Of Two Cities, A (1935) -- (Movie Clip) A Sickness These Days Speedy scenes introducing the hated Marquis St. Evermonde (Basil Rathbone) and incidentally his nephew Charles Darnay (Donald Woods) in pre-revolutionary France, in David O. Selznick's A Tale Of Two Cities, 1935.


Ian Keith
Actor. Married October 1922.


"Bohemian Girl"
Blanche Yurka, University of Ohio Press (1970)