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Bessie Wade

Bessie Wade



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Cast (feature film)

Sealed Cargo (1951) as
A fisherman tangles with Nazi smugglers off the Canadian coast.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
Mister 880 (1950) as
A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter.
Pinky (1949) as
A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.
The Doctor and the Girl (1949) as Dying patient
A doctor leaves his wealthy family to work in the slums.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Bertha ]
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Hazard (1948) as Woman in tank
Cross My Heart (1947) as Juror
Unconquered (1947) as Townswoman
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
The Virginian (1946) as
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
Hitler's Children (1943) as German mother
A German-American girl is forced to enter a Hitler youth program.
The Meanest Man in the World (1943) as Farmer's wife
Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.
Robin Hood of the Range (1943) as Mrs. Adams
Steve Malone (Charles Starrett), an orphan raised by an early-day railroad pioneer, assumes a masked disguise to help the homesteaders who are being deprived of their ranches by a railroad land grab. To do this, he has to go up against Henry Malone (Kenneth MacDonald), his foster parent.
Street of Chance (1942) as Landlady
Blondie for Victory (1942) as Housewife
Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking and taking care of the kids, so Dagwood pretends to join the Army. Blondie disbands the organization and comes home.
Down Rio Grande Way (1942) as Mrs. Kearney
Pirates of the Prairie (1942) as Jackson's wife
A cowboy pretends to be a vigilante.
Among the Living (1941) as
Paul Raden (Albert Dekker), hopelessly insane son of Maxim Raden, hated owner of the Radentown mills, is in a strait jacket in a secret room in the family mansion, while the body of his father is lowered into a grave. Twenty-five years earlier, the brutal father had hurled Paul against a wall when the young boy had tried to defend his mother and, with his brain injured forever, Paul's last memory, before descending into the shadows on insanity, was his mother's agonized scream. At the graveside are Dr. Ben Saunders (Harry Carey), Paul's twin brother John (Albert Dekker) and John's wife Elaine (Frances Farmer.) Pompey (Ernest Whitman), the family servant who has cared for and guarded Paul and kept the family secret for a quarter of a century,watches from afar. That night Dr. Saunders tells John that his twin, who he thought dead, is alive as the father, refusing to commit him to an institution, had bribed the doctor to sign a false death certificate and then bury another child's body as Paul. John and the doctor visit Radenhouse and find Pompey strangled and Paul vanished. While they search frantically for Paul, the latter revels in his freedom and falls in love with the first girl he meets, Milly Pickens (Susan Hayward), an unemployed mill worker. He wanders into a honky-tonk filled with dancing jitterbugs (Patti Lacey, Roy Lester, Ray Hirsch and Jane Allen), where a pretty blonde, Peggy Nolan (Jean Phillips), flirts with him. Her body is found the next morning near the closed-down Raden Mills. Terrorized by the second murder and the thought that a homicidal maniac is on the loose, the town goes mad with fear and greed when Dr. Saunders tricks John into offering a $5,000 reward for the killer. Milly purchases a revolver and persuades Paul, whose demented mind has forgotten the murders, to accompany her to Radenhouse on her hunch that the murderer is hiding there.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Woman in theater
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Meet John Doe (1941) as
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
Bedtime Story (1941) as
A stage star''''s dreams of retirement conflict with her playwright husband''''s need for a hit -- with her starring.
Life with Henry (1941) as
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
The Face Behind the Mask (1941) as
When a fire leaves him hideously scarred, an immigrant turns to crime.
The Great McGinty (1940) as
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
Wagon Train (1940) as
Settlers and traders en route to the West fight off Indian attacks.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) as Committeewoman
An idealistic Senate replacement takes on political corruption.
Let Us Live (1939) as
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
My Son Is Guilty (1939) as
Tim Kerry, a cop on the beat in Hell's Kitchen, welcomes his grown son Ritzy home after a two-year prison term. Ritzy's former friends and his ex-girl Julia join with Tim in hoping he'll go straight. But local gang leader Claire Morelli (the former boss's widow) knows of Ritzy's talents from other ex-cons, and makes him an offer hard to refuse. A chain of double-crosses seems to make tragedy inevitable...
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) as Assistant cook
A case of measles gets a working class family mixed up with a blustering businessman's clan.
The Buccaneer (1938) as Wife
French pirate Jean Lafitte tries to redeem his name helping the U.S. in the War of 1812.
The Sisters (1938) as
Three western girls make unhappy marriages at the turn of the century.
Missing Witness (1937) as
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
Millions in the Air (1935) as Tough girl

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