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Cast (feature film)

Excuse My Dust (1951) as Woman on street
An inventor''''s new automobile could put his girlfriend''''s livery stable out of business.
Harvey (1950) as Mrs. Krausmeyer
A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) as
Fanciful musical biography of wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley.
Stars in My Crown (1950) as Mrs. Belsher
A parson uses six-guns and the Bible to bring peace to a Tennessee town.
Mister 880 (1950) as
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
No Way Out (1950) as
A racist gangster forces a black doctor to tend to his injuries.
The Stratton Story (1949) as Woman in theater
True story of Monty Stratton, the baseball star who fought to continue his career after losing a leg.
Big Jack (1949) as
A pair of thieves swindle their way through the gay ''''90s.
Tell It to the Judge (1949) as Dumpy woman
To win back her husband, a divorcee pretends to be married to a loser.
The Lady Gambles (1949) as Woman at slot machine
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
A Date with Judy (1948) as Elderly woman
A teenager thinks her father is involved with a fiery Latin singer.
For the Love of Mary (1948) as Maid
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1948) as Charwoman
Dim-witted blowhard, Melvin G. Ashton, is a US Senator who wants to be President. He hires Lew Gibson, a talented PR man who gets Ashton in newsreels and on the front page, never thinking he'll win. But Ashton has a secret weapon: a diary documenting every shady deal his party's made for 35 years. With the diary, he blackmails the party leaders to support his candidacy, and he's on his way to the nomination. An unseen political enemy is after the diary, using the young and lovely Valerie Shepherd to get into the Senator's room, and Lew's fiancée, reporter Poppy McNaughton thinks she can get her hands on it, too, and stop Ashton. Will the otherwise unemployable dope become President?
The Return of October (1948) as Pekinese
An heiress discovers her racehorse is the reincarnation of her rich uncle, back to win the Kentucky Derby.
Return of the Bad Men (1948) as Mrs. Webster
A farmer falls for the female leader of a band of notorious outlaws.
The Snake Pit (1948) as Patient
A young woman tries to recover her sanity in a corrupt mental institution.
Are You with It? (1948) as Police matron
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) as Passenger
A woman's lifelong love for a callous concert pianist leads to tragedy.
Dark Delusion (1947) as Scrub woman
A young doctor tries to keep a neurotic beauty from being committed.
My Brother Talks to Horses (1947) as Spectator at races/Hot dog woman
A small boy's secret gifts help him pick racetrack winners.
The Unfinished Dance (1947) as Wardrobe woman
A young dance student accidentally cripples a teacher she doesn't like.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Housewife
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Merton of the Movies (1947) as Mother in theater
A star-struck hick goes to Hollywood to become a star.
The Egg and I (1947) as Woman at social
Newlywed city slickers decide to give country life a try as chicken farmers.
The Case of the Baby Sitter (1947) as Mrs. Casey
The Sea of Grass (1947) as
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947) as Wife
A farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Farmer's wife
Henry Haskell (Eddie Bracken), owner of a hard-scrabble farm near Badger, Oklahona, thwarted in love and through with women forever, strikes oil while digging for water and becomes a millionaire. He heads for New York, with $50,000 in his pocket, to fulfill his lifelong ambition of seeing Grant's Tomb and riding the subway. Fortune-huntress Gladys Hayden (Virginia Field) moves into rooms adjoining Henry's at his swank New York hotel. He joins a large crowd on the street and suddenly finds himself being interviewed by Jean Mitchell (Virginia Wells) on a "Streets of New York" broadcast. When Henry says he is the only millionaire from Badger, Oklahoma, Jean impulsively offers to introduce him to any listener who sends in a box-top of her sponsor's face powder. Henry invites Jean to dine at the Automat and a ride home on the subway and, since he borrows nickels from her for food and the subway, she doubts he is really a millionaire. She is unaware he couldn't get change for a $100 bill. On the subway, they encounter Spike Jones and His City Slickers and, learning they are out of work, Henry gives them each $100 bills. Millions of women, clamouring for dates with Henry, send in box-tops. Jean and her uncle dream up a radio program that promises some lucky Cinderella a date with Henry each night. Jean puts on an act that makes Henry, self-vowed woman-hater, think her job is in jeopardy and he goes along. And Gladys makes strides with Henry with her phoney southern accent. When Henry learns that he has been tricked into the radio scheme, he pretends to be bankrupt...
They Won't Believe Me (1947) as Untidy woman
A faithless husband is charged with a murder he didn't commit.
Bringing Up Father (1946) as Mrs. Norton
From This Day Forward (1946) as Manageress
In flashbacks, the 1938 courtship and marriage of young machinist Bill Cummings and bookstore clerk Susan are recalled: newlywed bliss, unemployment and other tribulations, opportunity with a hidden drawback, war and separation. Now out of the army, Bill job-hunts and worries about the future...
Bedlam (1946) as Scrubwoman
When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed.
The Locket (1946) as Cook
A dark personal secret drives a young woman to use every man she encounters.
The Frozen Ghost (1945) as Gray-haired lady
Easy to Look At (1945) as Landlady
That Night with You (1945) as Large woman
Nob Hill (1945) as
The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. The pretty star of his saloon's show, however, wants to make sure he stays on the Barbary Coast.
Swingtime Johnny (1944) as Charwoman
The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of singing and dancing.
The Climax (1944) as Cleaning woman
Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer's fiancée (Bey) rushes to save her in the film's climax.
None But the Lonely Heart (1944) as Ma Floom
A young ne'er-do-well tries to get his life on track to help his ailing mother.
Her Primitive Man (1944) as Elderly lady
Hat Check Honey (1944) as Dowager
The Youngest Profession (1943) as Governess
Teenage autograph seekers cause trouble at MGM.
All by Myself (1943) as Mrs. Carter
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Julie, the cook
Young Ideas (1943) as Old woman
A widow's grown children try to break up her romance with a college professor.
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943) as Beggar
Hers to Hold (1943) as Grey lady
We Were Dancing (1942) as Flower woman
A Polish princess gives up society for the love of a gigolo.
Nazi Agent (1942) as Overweight woman
An Allied sympathizer discovers his twin brother is a Nazi spy.
They All Kissed the Bride (1942) as Irish woman
A woman running a trucking company falls for the reporter out to expose her business practices.
Bad Men of the Hills (1942) as Emmy
U.S. Marshal Dave Upjohn (John Shay) arrives in Sundown to investigate reports of lawlessness and is met by Sheriff Mace Arnold (Alan Bridge) and his deputy, Lefty Brant (Dick Botiller.) Knowing that an investigation will disclose that they have being using their office to rob the ranchers, they murder Upjohn. When his son Steve (Charles Starrett), posing as Steve Carlton, learns of the murder, he vows vengeance. Arnold's gang captures him, knocks him unconscious, ties him to his horse and then drives the animal into Chimney Hole, trusting that the canyon's tough residents will kill him for prying into their affairs. Steve soon learns that, rather then being outlaws, the people of Chimney Hole are really upstanding ranchers who have fled there to get away from Arnold and his gang. At first, Steve suspects the leader, Lucky Shelton (Russell Hayden), of being responsible for the murder, but Harmony Haines (Cliff Edwards), proves to him that Arnold was the man responsible. The ranchers agree to cooperate with Steve in an effort to drive Arnold from office. He and Lucky ride to town where they offer to pay Arnold $8,000 in "back taxes" as a bribe to make peace. When he accepts the bribe, the honest citizens break in and a gun-fight battle ensues.
Appointment for Love (1941) as
Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the two having separate apartments. Andre then tries to make his wife jealous in order to lure her into his bedroom.
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
The Gay Falcon (1941) as Landlady
A society sleuth tries to break up an insurance scam.
Enemy Agent (1940) as
If I Had My Way (1940) as
A construction worker takes charge of the daughter of a fellow worker killed in an accident. He brings the girl to New York to try to find her uncle. When he finds him, he discovers that the uncle has spent his life savings on a restaurant that turns out to be a worthless dive. He's determined to help the girl and her uncle make the restaurant a success.
Young Tom Edison (1940) as Woman at station
As a precocious child, Tom Edison defies authority to develop his first inventions.
I'm Still Alive (1940) as Mrs. Cady
The dangers of his job threaten to break up a stuntman and his movie star wife.
La Conga Nights (1940) as Landlady
Kitty Foyle (1940) as Tenement woman
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks endures scandal and heartbreak when she falls for a high-society boy.
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939) as Apple seller
A gangster's moll runs home to mother, with reporters and amateur detectives hot on her tail.
Midnight Intruder (1938) as Cook
Trouble at Midnight (1937) as Miss Peabody
That's My Story (1937) as Matron in jail
Bad Guy (1937) as Spectator
A man convinces his brother to bust him out of prison.
Man of the People (1937) as Crying mother
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Let Them Live (1937) as
Klondike Annie (1936) as Mission woman
Rose Carlton is the kept woman of Chan Lo, who takes her from walking the streets to pacing the floors of her high rent apartment. Rose ends up killing Chan and boards a ship where burly sea captain Bull Brackett takes a shine to her. When he finds out she killed Chan, he blackmails her into coming
The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) as Ballet mistress
A struggling composer courts a singing star.
The Thin Man (1934) as Janitress
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Tearin' Loose (1925) as Nora
Wedding Bells (1921) as Hooper

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