Mary Field


Director

About

Birth Place
Wimbledon, England, GB
Died
December 23, 1968

Biography

Mary Field was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1926, she began her career in educational film production. Early on in her acting career, Field landed roles in various films, including "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937), "White Banners" (1938) with Claude Rains and "Cowboy From Brooklyn" (1938). She also appeared in the drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939) with Lana Turne...

Biography

Mary Field was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1926, she began her career in educational film production. Early on in her acting career, Field landed roles in various films, including "The Prince and the Pauper" (1937), "White Banners" (1938) with Claude Rains and "Cowboy From Brooklyn" (1938). She also appeared in the drama "Dancing Co-ed" (1939) with Lana Turner, the Robert Livingston western "The Trail Blazers" (1940) and the historical drama "The Howards of Virginia" (1940) with Cary Grant. She kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in the thriller "Ministry of Fear" (1944) with Ray Milland, the action picture "A Lady Takes a Chance" (1944) with Jean Arthur and the dramatic adaptation "Frenchman's Creek" (1944) with Joan Fontaine. She also appeared in "The Unseen" (1945) with Joel McCrea. Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in "Up in Central Park" (1948) with Deanna Durbin, the comedic fantasy "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" (1948) with William Powell and the Dan Dailey dramatic adaptation "Chicken Every Sunday" (1949). She also appeared in the Raymond Walburn comedy "Henry, the Rainmaker" (1949) and the Raymond Walburn comedy "Father Makes Good" (1950). Field was most recently credited in "Time to Choose: A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide" (PBS, 2000-01). Field passed away in December 1968 at the age of 59.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
Ma Karrington
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Mrs. Curtis
The Missouri Traveler (1958)
Nelda Hamilton
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Miss Effie
The Price of Fear (1956)
Ruth McNab
The Toy Tiger (1956)
Miss Elsie
To Hell and Back (1955)
Mrs. Murphy
The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
Sister Mary Theresa
Lucy Gallant (1955)
Irma Wilson
Four Guns to the Border (1954)
Mrs. Pritchard
Champ for a Day (1953)
Receptionist
The Lady Wants Mink (1953)
Janie
Anything Can Happen (1952)
Aunt Florence
Something to Live For (1952)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Dear Brat (1951)
File clerk
Passage West (1951)
Miss Swingate
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
Mrs. Thomas
Paid in Full (1950)
Angular woman
Dear Wife (1950)
Mrs. Bixby
Father Makes Good (1950)
Mrs. Sweeney
Edge of Doom (1950)
Mary Jane Glennon
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Music teacher
Let's Dance (1950)
Nurse
You're My Everything (1949)
Saleslady
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Secretary
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
Peasant woman
Henry, the Rainmaker (1949)
Mrs. Sweeney
Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
Miss Gilly
Top O' the Morning (1949)
Maid
One Sunday Afternoon (1949)
Grim secretary
If You Knew Susie (1948)
Telephone operator
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Wee Shop clerk
Up in Central Park (1948)
Miss Murch
A Song Is Born (1948)
Miss Totten
The Fuller Brush Man (1948)
Ranger leader
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Elvira's maid
Sitting Pretty (1948)
Librarian
The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Nurse
Joan of Arc (1948)
Boy's mother
Her Husband's Affairs (1947)
Hortense
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Teacher
Unconquered (1947)
Maggie
Out of the Past (1947)
Marney
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mother
The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)
Felice
Welcome Stranger (1947)
Secretary
Life with Father (1947)
Nora
The Trouble with Women (1947)
Della
Louisiana (1947)
Mrs. Davis
The Pilgrim Lady (1947)
Telephone operator
High Conquest (1947)
Miss Woodley
Where There's Life (1947)
Hotel maid
The Unfaithful (1947)
Receptionist
Driftwood (1947)
Mrs. White
Dark Passage (1947)
Lonely woman
Lady Luck (1946)
Tall thin woman
Rendezvous with Annie (1946)
Deborah
Song of the South (1946)
Mrs. Favers
Don't Gamble with Strangers (1946)
Mrs. Arnold
Murder in the Music Hall (1946)
Waitress
Sentimental Journey (1946)
Chaperon
Talk About a Lady (1946)
Telephone operator
One More Tomorrow (1946)
Maude Miller
The Gentleman Misbehaves (1946)
Maid
The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1946)
Bradford's secretary
Because of Him (1946)
Maid
The Dark Corner (1946)
Cashier
House of Horrors (1946)
Nora
Little Giant (1946)
Secretary
Black Angel (1946)
Maid
Wonder Man (1945)
District attorney's secretary
The Unseen (1945)
Miss Budge
The Affairs of Susan (1945)
Nancy
Love Letters (1945)
Nurse
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Mrs. Hyslup
And Now Tomorrow (1944)
Nurse
Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Maid
Up in Mabel's Room (1944)
Priscilla's sister
Frenchman's Creek (1944)
Prue
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Martha Penteel
The Port of Forty Thieves (1944)
Della
Three Little Sisters (1944)
Carrie Higginbotham
Ladies of Washington (1944)
Nurse's aide
It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
Cashier at restaurant
Once Upon a Time (1944)
Taxi girl
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944)
Anxious
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Oxford's secretary
The Gorilla Man (1943)
Nurse Kruger
The Crystal Ball (1943)
Foster
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)
Florrie Bendix
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)
Cockney maid
Salute to the Marines (1943)
Mrs. Riggs
Princess O'Rourke (1943)
Clara Stilwell
Three Hearts for Julia (1942)
Miss Wheeler
The Gay Sisters (1942)
Organist
Get Hep to Love (1942)
Judge
You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Louise
Mokey (1942)
Mrs. Graham
I Married a Witch (1942)
Nancy
Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
Mrs. Metz
The Great Gildersleeve (1942)
Amelia Hooker
You Can't Escape Forever (1942)
Kirsty Lundstrom
The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942)
Maid
Ball of Fire (1942)
Miss Totten
Mexican Spitfire at Sea (1942)
Elizabeth's maid
This Above All (1942)
Maid
Just Off Broadway (1942)
Maid
Wake Island (1942)
Miss Pringle
Now, Voyager (1942)
Passenger
The Major and the Minor (1942)
Mother in railroad station
Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)
Nurse Nixon
Affectionately Yours (1941)
Mrs. Collins
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Wife
A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)
Shadows on the Stairs (1941)
Miss Snell
Wild Geese Calling (1941)
Jennie
Father Steps Out (1941)
Mrs. Benton
One Foot in Heaven (1941)
Louella Digby
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
Miss Frane
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)
Saleswoman
Golden Hoofs (1941)
Nellie
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Eve
Sea Raiders (1941)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
Second bride
Legion of the Lawless (1940)
Mrs. Barton
Convicted Woman (1940)
Gracie [Dunn]
The Trail Blazers (1940)
Alice Chapman
Girls of the Road (1940)
Mae
Charter Pilot (1940)
Secretary
My Son, My Son! (1940)
First maid
Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (1940)
Girl customer
Yesterday's Heroes (1940)
Librarian
When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
Waitress
Made for Each Other (1939)
Indianapolis lab assistant
Dancing Co-Ed (1939)
Miss Mary
The Fighting Gringo (1939)
Sandra Courtney
Society Smugglers (1939)
Secretary
The Sun Never Sets (1939)
Maid
The Family Next Door (1939)
Secretary
Little Accident (1939)
Miss Wilson
Eternally Yours (1939)
Housekeeper
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell (1939)
Piano player
Unexpected Father (1939)
Nurse
Stunt Pilot (1939)
Ethel
White Banners (1938)
Hester
Slander House (1938)
Bessie
His Exciting Night (1938)
Secretary
The Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse (1938)
Maid
There Goes My Heart (1938)
Mrs. Crud
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)
Myrle Sempie
The Storm (1938)
Young woman
Youth Takes a Fling (1938)
Maid
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)
Call It a Day (1937)
Elsie Lester
The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Mrs. Canty

Producer (Special)

Time to Choose: A PBS/NPR Voter's Guide (2000)
Producer

Life Events

1926

Began her career in educational film production

1934

First feature film as co-director "Strictly Business"

Videos

Movie Clip

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.
Three Faces Of Eve, The (1957) - On Your Way To Hollywood Georgian Ralph White (David Wayne) discovers some gaudy wardrobe purchases and confronts his wife (Joanne Woodward, title character), early in Nunnally Johnson's The Three Faces of Eve, 1957.
Major And The Minor, The (1942) - Why I Hate Women Susan (Ginger Rogers), fed up and leaving New York, finds out her saved-up train fare home isn't enough, improvising her part of the premise, in Billy Wilder's first directing effort, The Major And The Minor, 1942.
I Married A Witch (1942) - Fairer Than All Women Influence of producer Preston Sturges apparent, even on French director Rene Clair during his wartime Hollywood sojourn, opening scenes with protagonist Fredric March playing various of his ancestors, discussing witches, from I Married A Witch, 1942, co-starring Veronica Lake.
Eternally Yours (1939) - Great Arturo Anita (Loretta Young) and her shower quests with advice from Gloria (Eve Arden) decide to go and see The Great Arturo (David Niven) where Anita and The Great Arturo discover a strong emotion through eye contact in Eternally Yours, 1939.
Ministry Of Fear (1944) - You Killed Me! Widower Neale (Ray Milland) and Willi (Carl Esmond), hunting spies in wartime London, join the seance hosted by Mrs. Bellane (Hillary Brooke), Cost (Dan Duryea) also a late arrival, in Fritz Lang's Ministry Of Fear, 1944, from a Graham Greene novel.

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