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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cast (feature film)

1.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) as Gertrude
A circus ringmaster and an egotistical trapeze artist vie for the love of a pretty acrobat.
2.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Hairdresser
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
3.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
4.
Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch (1949) as Nurse
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
5.
Destroyer (1943) as Girl
The crew of a torpedoed ship fights to take out an enemy sub.
7.
Syncopation (1942) as Bride
A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.
8.
Pardon My Stripes (1942) as Telephone operator
9.
The Miracle Kid (1941) as Marge
10.
Gambling Daughters (1941) as Jane
11.
Niagara Falls (1941) as Telephone operator
A pair of dunces mistake squabbling strangers for fellow newlyweds.
12.
Our Leading Citizen (1939) as Telephone operator
13.
Zenobia (1939) as Carter's guest
When he cures a circus elephant, a country doctor gets an unwanted friend.
14.
Feud of the Range (1939) as Madge Allen
15.
King of Gamblers (1937) as Telephone operator
16.
Carnival Queen (1937) as Small young lady
17.
Atlantic Flight (1937) as
A pioneering aviator helps bring a madcap heiress and a fellow flyer together.
18.
Rose Bowl (1936) as Girl
19.
Blazing Justice (1936) as Virginia Peterson
20.
Aces Wild (1936) as Martha Woods
Cheyenne rides into Durango and runs into his old enemy Kelton. Kelton's game is to bring his safe to a town without a bank and let the townspeople put their valuables in it. Then he grabs the loot and flees. But Cheyenne is on to his scheme and finding the safe empty, gets the Sheriff to join in the chase.
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22.
Rustler's Paradise (1935) as Connie Kincaid
23.
Melody Trail (1935) as Cuddles
After Gene has his watch stolen by the Gypsy he takes a job on the Thomas ranch. Thomas' dog has brought home the cradle with the Gypsy's baby and when the Gypsy retrieves his baby, Gene thinks he is a kidnaper. But as he chases after him he now sees that Thomas' cattle are being rustled.
24.
Adventurous Knights (1935) as Princess Carmencita
25.
Social Error (1935) as June Merton
One of a series of films, including two shorts, produced by William Berke starring David Sharpe, following Sharpe's work for Hal Roach in shorts and before Sharpe became a mostly-full time stunt man. In this one, Sharpe sings, tap dances, does acrobats, fights, climbs up and down building walls and drives and rides all vehicles that come his way. The first half is a series of collegiate escapades as Ed Bentley (David Sharpe) is finally expelled from dear old Wellmore by Dean Carter (Monte Blue), and he and his valet, Shadow (Fred Toones billed as "Snowflake") are on the way to a bank to get money to go home on, when Ed mistakes two bodyguards (Roger Williams and Ted Adams) pushing their charge, heiress June Merton (Gertrude Messinger, then married to David Sharpe), into a car as being kidnappers. He and Shadow follow them to the Merton apartment and begin to try and "rescue" her from the kidnappers who aren't kidnappers, although with Roger Williams and Ted Adams in the roles, the impression is that it hasn't occurred to them and one keeps expecting them to revert to type. But across the hall, Louie (Matty Fain) and Sonia (Sheila Terry), the low-rent tenants living on the same floor with the "rich" Mertons, have every intention of kidnapping the girl, and do so with the aid of the bumbling Ed and Shadow. Berke was also producing a western series with Harry Carey at the time, and the only cast members from those westerns missing here are Chief Thunder Cloud, Harry Carey and his horse Sonny. Lots of outdoor action and chases with views of 1935 Hollywood.
26.
Wagon Trail (1935) as Joan Collins
27.
Fighting Pilot (1935) as Jean Reynolds
28.
Roaring Roads (1935) as Gertie
A young woman wishes to marry her boyfriend and raise a family, but because her own family has been deemed "defective" by the state health authorities, her parents are lazy alcoholics who continue to have children, and her siblings are crippled, have mental problems or are jailed--she is ordered by
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30.
Love Past Thirty (1934) as Zelda Burt
31.
Lawless Valley (1934) as Rosita
32.
Anne of Green Gables (1934) as Diana [Barry]
A young orphan goes to stay with elderly relatives in the country.
33.
Bondage (1933) as
34.
The Woman Accused (1933) as Evelyn Craig
Jeffrey and Glenda play two lovers about to embark on a three-day cruise to nowhere. Their plan is to be married on board by the ship's captain. As Glenda is packing to leave, she receives a threatening phone call from her obsessed, former lover who has taken residence just two floors above her apartment. Glenda sneaks upstairs to confront Leo and tell him that it's over. Leo, a high-powered attorney calls a hit-man to have Jeffrey eliminated. Glenda knocks Leo over the head before he can give the hitman a name. Leo is dead. Glenda sneaks back into her apartment, goes off on the cruise with Jeffrey and pretends that all is swell. Leo's partner, Stephen Bessemer, suspects Glenda and follows her to the ship. Bessemer stages a mock trial aboard the ship and cleverly draws a confession from Glenda. Jeffrey, also an attorney, represents Glenda when she is arrested upon arriving on shore. A skeptical district attorney, and the fact that Jeffrey horsewhips the star witness (the hit-man), combine to get Glenda completely off the hook.
35.
Madame Racketeer (1932) as Patsy Hicks
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Sinister Hands (1932) as
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Riders of the Desert (1932) as Barbara Reynolds
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Hidden Valley (1932) as Joyce Lanners
40.
The Rampant Age (1930) as Julie
41.
The Jazz Age (1929) as Marjorie
42.
Two Weeks Off (1929) as Tessie McCann
43.
Penrod and Sam (1923) as Marjorie Jones, Penrod's sweetheart
44.
The Barefoot Boy (1923) as Mary Truesdale, child
45.
Rip Van Winkle (1921) as Meenie Van Winkle, 20 years later
46.
The Luck of the Irish (1920) as The Kid's romance
47.
Miss Adventure (1919) as Jane, as a child
48.
Fan Fan (1918) as
50.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1918) as Morgianna
51.
A Bit O' Heaven (1917) as
52.
Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1917) as Yasmini, lady in waiting

Cast (short)

53.
The Kick-Off! (1931)
In this short film, two football players attempt to rescue their coach from a gang.
54.
Air Tight (1931)
Hal Roach's comedic team, The Boy Friends, try their hand at flying a glider but might want to stick to driving a car instead.
55.
High Gear (1931)
A group of friends take a borrowed car out for a drive and find trouble at every turn in this comedic short.
56.
Let's Do Things (1931)
Comedic duo Thelma Todd and ZaSu Pitts are taken out for a night on the town by two not so sharp men in this short film.
57.
Blood and Thunder (1931)
In this short film, a boy mistakes a play for real events.
58.
Love Fever (1931)
In this comedic short, neighbors mistake an actress rehearsing her death scene for the real act.
59.
Mama Loves Papa (1931)
In this comedic short film, the plans of a couple to get married are thwarted by their teenage children.
60.
Call a Cop! (1931)
In this comedic short, several boys are doing their part to fight crime, when they should be leaving it to the proper authorities.
61.
Doctor's Orders (1930)
Several friends stage a phony car accident so their girlfriends will have to nurse them back to health in this comedic short.
62.
Bigger and Better (1930)
Several boys take summer jobs in a department store so they can make money and meet girls, but the jobs do not turned out as planned in this comedic short.
63.
Ladies Last (1930)
In this short film, a group of boys boycott a local dance when the girls insist the men wear tuxedos.

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