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Cast (feature film)

Never Steal Anything Small (1959) as Waitress
Jake MacIllaney will do just about anything to win the presidential election of longshoreman union Local 26. When he encounters young upright attorney Dan Cabot and Cabot's attractive wife, Linda, MacIllaney breaks up their marriage, pursues Linda, and pins a grand larceny rap on Dan. And all set to music!
The Half-Breed (1952) as Bessie
An Apache of mixed blood tries to make peace between Indians and whites.
Skirts Ahoy! (1952) as Seamstress
Three women join the Navy to find husbands.
The WAC from Walla Walla (1952) as WAC Tex. sergeant
Fighting Coast Guard (1951) as Plain girl
Spoilers of the Plains (1951) as Beautician
This is an odd one for Roy. There are foreign spies, desert sites for rocket-launching and artificial satellites. The climax is a one-on-one fight on top of an oil derrick.
Molly (1951) as Woman in classroom
Samson and Delilah (1950) as Wide-eyed girl
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
Three Little Words (1950) as Mother
Musical biography of songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, who surreptitiously helped each other out of jams.
Key to the City (1950) as Maid
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
You're My Everything (1949) as Elizabeth
In 1924, stage-struck Boston blueblood Hannah Adams picks up musical star Tim O'Connor and takes him home for dinner. One thing leads to another, and when Tim's show rolls on to Chicago a new Mrs. O'Connor comes along as incompetent chorus girl. Hollywood beckons, and we follow the star careers of the O'Connor family in silents and talkies. Includes good imitation "silents" with classic cameo by Buster Keaton.
Song of Surrender (1949) as Bidder
Once More, My Darling (1949) as Waitress
Movie star Collier Laing is recalled to active duty with the Army Criminal Investigation Division. His mission: to sweep debutante Marita Connell off her feet and flush out her former boyfriend, who's sent her jewels stolen in occupied Germany. Soon it's a question of who's sweeping whom; Miss Connell's nickname is "Killer." But when she wants to elope, Laing begins to have qualms.
A Dangerous Profession (1949) as Maid in Kane's apartment
A bail bondsman is asked to raise money to free his girlfriend's husband.
Chicago Deadline (1949) as Maid
On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as WAC technical sergeant
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
Smart Woman (1948) as Telephone operator
A crusading DA falls for a defense attorney with a criminal past.
Where There's Life (1947) as Hotel maid
The American heir to a European throne tries to elude assassins.
Living in a Big Way (1947) as Annie Pearl
A returning GI and his war bride finally get to know each other and don't really like what they see.
Killer McCoy (1947) as Woman in automobile
A lightweight boxer gets mixed up in murder.
No Leave, No Love (1946) as Waitress
During a whirlwind two-day pass in New York, a sailor falls in love with an Englishwoman.
Partners in Time (1946) as Abigail
Faithful in My Fashion (1946) as Secretary
A sailor on leave causes problems at the department store his girlfriend manages.
Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe (1945) as
Joe Davis Sr., headliner at a big nightclub, is visited by medical student son Joe Jr., who to Dad's chagrin wants to be a crooner, and soon comes between Dad and his girlfriend Claire. So glamorous dancer Bonnie is enlisted to distract Junior. Which does Bonnie want more, the fur coat or true love? Plot is a framework for numerous Ziegfeld style stage productions.
Life with Blondie (1945) as Mary
Once Upon a Time (1944) as Telephone operator
A Broadway producer finds fame with his new act -- a dancing caterpillar.
The Heavenly Body (1944) as Ethel
An astronomer's neglected wife takes up astrology and a handsome astrologer.
An American Romance (1944) as Receptionist
A European immigrant becomes a master of industry but almost loses his family.
The National Barn Dance (1944) as Milly
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
Shine on Harvest Moon (1944) as Hortense
Song-filled look behind the scenes of vaudeville, based on the lives of Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.
Time to Kill (1943) as Ena
Is Everybody Happy? (1943) as Daisy
Coney Island (1943) as Dolly
A con man fast-talks his way into managing a Coney Island nightclub with a temperamental star.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Girl in box
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Laugh Your Blues Away (1942) as Priscilla Conklin
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as Fanny
A musical portrait of composer/singer/dancer George M. Cohan. From his early days as a child-star in his family's vaudeville show up to the time of his comeback at which he received a medal from the president for his special contributions to the US, this is the life- story of George M. Cohan, who produced, directed, wrote and starred in his own musical shows for which he composed his famous songs.
Lady in a Jam (1942) as Drunk tourist
My Sister Eileen (1942) as Annie Wilkerson
Two sisters - one smart, one pretty - move to New York to build careers.
Unfinished Business (1941) as
Small town girl (Dunne) Meets and falls for a playboy type (Foster) on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother (Montgomery), a mismatch which eventually grows into real love.
Caught in the Draft (1941) as Susan
Don Bolton is a movie star who can't stand loud noises. To evade the draft, he decides to get married...but falls for a colonel's daughter. By mistake, he and his two cronies enlist. In basic training, Don hopes to make a good impression on the fair Antoinette and her father, but his military career is largely slapstick. Will he ever get his corporal's stripes?
The Lady from Cheyenne (1941) as Miss Dunbar
Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key lots. Cork's lawyer Steve Lewis tries romancing Annie to get the lot back, finding her so overpoweringly liberated she leaves him dizzy. Still, Steve attains his nefarious object...almost...then has cause to deeply regret having aroused the sleeping giant of feminism!
Dr. Christian Meets the Women (1940) as Annie, maid
Rhythm on the River (1940) as Patsy Flick
Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and then try to sell their songs under their own name. The problem is every song publisher thinks they're copying Courtney's style.
Anne of Windy Poplars (1940) as Maid
An ambitious young teacher, Shirley, arrives in a small town to assume the vice-principal position of the school. She soon runs afoul of the ruling family of the town and becomes the scapegoat of a local feud.
East Side of Heaven (1939) as Mamie
Joy of Living (1938) as Marie
A Broadway musical star falls for an eccentric millionaire.
Carefree (1938) as
A psychiatrist falls in love with the woman he's supposed to be nudging into marriage with someone else.
Vivacious Lady (1938) as Jenny
After a whirlwind courtship, a nightclub singer has to adjust to her professor husband's conservative family.
Mother Carey's Chickens (1938) as Annabelle
A widow with four children fights to keep her home.
Stage Door (1937) as Hattie
Women at a theatrical boarding house try to make their big break happen.

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