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Cast (feature film)

It Started with a Kiss (1959) as Mrs. Chalmers
After a whirlwind courtship, an Army officer and his wacky wife try to make their marriage work.
Hot Shots (1956) as Mrs. Taylor
The Bowery Boys get jobs as sitters for a temperamental child star.
You're Never Too Young (1955) as Faculty member
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) as Mrs. Moffitt
Sincerely Yours (1955) as Mrs. Poindexter
Hearing loss creates professional and romantic crises for a concert pianist.
The Shanghai Story (1954) as Mrs. Merryweather
Border City Rustlers (1953)
In 1953 in the United States, there were more homes without television sets than there were with, so William F. Broidy's Newhall Productions would paste two of the 30-minute episodes of The Wild Bill Hickok TV series together and Allied Artists would sell it as a 60-minute feature to theatres. The first half of "Border City Rustlers" is from an unknown-to-me episode (I was one of the citizens who didn't have a TV set in 1953) in which Wild Bill (Guy Madison) and his deputy Jingles P. Jones (Andy Devine) arrive in Green Springs just after the mayor has been killed in a gun battle. The town's Old Maid, Hepsibah (Isabel Randolph), stirs up the other townswomen and is elected mayor. Wild Bill and Jingles help her prove that the local judge (George Eldredge) is behind the town's reign of terrorism. Wild and Jingles saddle up and ride over to Border City (from the episode called "Border City")to mix it up with a gang of international cattle rustlers where, helped by Consuelo (Gloria Talbot), daughter of a Mexican cattle baron, and her cousin Ramon (George J. Lewis), the two marshals nab cattle buyer Flint Kirby (Murray Alper) as the head of the rustlers. Those of us who didn't have TV sets figured Wild Bill and Jingles were twice as good as the usual western heroes as they only took half the usual time to clean up a situation. No, we really didn't. One didn't have to have a telly to figure out these were on-the-cheap productions. The cast order in the theatre-released films is not the same as that shown on the original TV episodes, as Newhall Productions and/or Allied Artists would crunch both casts together to get the better-known names closer to the top.
The Lady Wants Mink (1953) as Mrs. Frazier
For her birthday Ritchie Connors gives his wife Nora a coat from the store where he works. His workday gloom is made even worse when their friend from next-door shows up that evening in a mink. To try and make things right Nora goes out and buys four live mink to raise. But the attempt at grow-your-own-coat is none too popular with husband or neighbours.
Captain Scarface (1953) as Mrs. [Kate] Dilts
A group of foreign agents plots to blow up the Panama Canal.
Thundering Caravans (1952) as Deborah Cranston
Marshal Rocky Lane is sent to help the Sheriff who is under attack from both the miners whose ore wagons are disappearing and the newspaper editor for not catching the outlaws. But the editor is actually the leader of the gang and with the election forthcoming, she has a plan to make the Sheriff look bad so her son will be elected Sheriff thereby making it easy for them to continue with their robberies.
Oh! Susanna (1951) as Mrs. Blankenship
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) as Housekeeper
A small-town girl finds love on the road to Broadway stardom.
Belle Le Grand (1951) as Woman at stock exchange
Two Dollar Bettor (1951) as Mrs. Adams
Secrets of Monte Carlo (1951) as Mrs. Gussy
A Wonderful Life (1951) as Mrs. Arthur
Mary Ryan, Detective (1950) as Mrs. Simpson
The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) as Mrs. South
A daffy door-to-door saleswoman blunders into a murder investigation.
Feudin' Rhythm (1949) as Lucile Upperworth
Any Number Can Play (1949) as Mrs. Lorgan
The owner of a gambling casino tries to win back his estranged wife and child.
That Forsyte Woman (1949) as Mrs. Winthrop
An unhappily married woman falls in love with her niece's fiance.
That Wonderful Urge (1949) as Mrs. Vickers
An heiress gets back at the reporter who pretended to romance her to get a story.
Little Women (1949) as Mrs. Gardiner
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War.
Criss Cross (1949) as Nurse
A man tries to save his fickle ex-wife from her criminal lover.
The Noose Hangs High (1948) as Miss Van Buren
Two nitwits working for a crooked bookie accidentally lose the boss''''s winnings.
Dream Girl (1948) as
If You Knew Susie (1948) as Mrs. Clinton
A vaudeville couple tries to retire but gets mixed up with gangsters.
Hazard (1948) as Woman in hotel
Sitting Pretty (1948) as Mrs. Frisbee
An efficiency expert tries to prove his methods apply to child rearing.
Dear Ruth (1947) as
A soldier shows up at the doorstep of his romantic pen pal who has no recollection of ever writing him.
Suddenly, It's Spring (1947) as Dowager in elevator
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
Ladies' Man (1947) as Mrs. Bolton
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...
The Dark Corner (1946) as The gushy woman
A secretary helps her private eye boss when he''''s framed for murder.
Our Hearts Were Growing Up (1946) as Mrs. Southworth
Cornelia and Emily, at college in the early 1920s, have triangle trouble with their beaus. Their affairs become entangled with those of a chance-met, kindly bootlegger. Much of the humor derives from pre-Roaring Twenties naivity.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Mrs. Howe
Tell It to a Star (1945) as Mrs. Arnold Whitmore
The Man Who Walked Alone (1945) as Mrs. Hammond
Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancee, Alvin Bailey (Smith Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster the papers with a story of an heiress running out on her rich fiancee to take up with an unknown stranger. Over the objections of the Hammond caretaker, Wiggins (Walter Catlett), she hires Marion as a chauffeur and stands her ground when her irate mother (Isabel Randolph) and angry fiancee rush home from New York with their entourage, including: Aunt Harriet (Ruth Lee), an old maid who had an unfortuance love affir during WW I; Patricia (June Robinson), "Willie's" young and mischievous sister; Camille (Vicki Saunders), the family dressmaker, and Champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), Alvin's physical instructor. It becomes a battle of wills as Mrs. Hammond and Alvin are determined to break up a romance that doesn't exist, as "Willie" and Marion are constantly bickering, and Aunt Harriet who is all for the pair getting together.
The Missing Corpse (1945) as Mrs. Alice Kruger
You Came Along (1945) as Elderly saleslady
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
Wilson (1945) as Housekeeper
A chronicle of the political career of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.
You Can't Ration Love (1944) as Mrs. Smith
Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete (Bill Edwards). The other girls, particularly Marian (Marjorie Weaver), think this is unfair, so Marian institutes a system of rationing dates. Pete is rated as thirty points and Betty is furious as the other girls bypass the 4-F's and slide-rule geeks to save their ration points to date Pete. Betty drafts him for the Varsity Show, but when the pressure of preparing for the show hurts his studies, Marian volunteers to tutor him and has him all to herself. Scholarly John "Two-Point" Simpson (Johnny Johnston as Johnnie Johnston) auditions and, since he isn't hep to the jive, is laughed off the stage. Betty helps him and soon "Two-Point" is in the groove and makes a hit, and Betty discovers she is in love with him. The faculty cancels the date-rationing plan and Johnnie, whose point value has gone up, thinks Betty is the cause of the ruling and dates Marian for spite. Betty broods and knits booties for her sister's baby, but conveys the impression to Marian that she is to have a baby. Johnnie learns he is the "suspected" father and, thinking it is another of Betty's tricks, plans to leave school. The other girls, led by Bubbles (Marie Wilson), are worried about Betty's future stigma and round up a justice of the peace and Johnnie. Betty confesses the hoax, and the girls start squabbling over the available-again Johnnie, while Betty and Johnnie make use of the still-available Justice of the Peace.
Practically Yours (1944) as Mrs. Meglin
Jamboree (1944) as Mrs. [Abigail] Uppington
Standing Room Only (1944) as Mrs. Ritchie
During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel reservations when she feels the accomodations are inadequate. With no rooms available in the entire city Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home until the contract can be secured.
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943) as Mrs. Stacey
Best Foot Forward (1943) as Wife
A movie star wreaks havoc when she accepts an invitation to a military academy dance.
Follow the Band (1943) as Mrs. Forbes
Dixie (1943) as Woman in Maxwell Theatre
A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most treasured composition: "Dixie." The film is based on the life of Daniel Decatur Emmett, who wrote the classic song "Dixie."
Hoosier Holiday (1943) as "Mrs. [Abigal] Uppington"
O, My Darling Clementine (1943) as "Mrs. [Abigal] Uppington"
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) as Mrs. Margaret Green
A young girl fears her favorite uncle may be a killer.
Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) as Lady
On the run from a rodeo boss, two greenhorns get jobs as cowboys.
Here We Go Again (1942) as Mrs. Abigail Uppington
While on their second honeymoon, Fibber McGee and Molly get mixed up with con men.
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as Mother of Frederick
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
It Happened in Flatbush (1942) as Mrs. Evans
A disgraced ball player turns a Brooklyn team into champions.
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Mrs. French
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Look Who's Laughing (1941) as Mrs. [Abigail] Uppington
A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.
Small Town Deb (1941) as Mrs. Jones
Family bickering features young daughter (Withers) favored by her father (Kellaway) and older daughter (Wright) by favored by snobbish mother (Alexander).
Mr. Dynamite (1941) as Dowager
Yesterday's Heroes (1940) as Mrs. Kellogg
Sandy Gets Her Man (1940) as Justice's wife
Barnyard Follies (1940) as Mrs. Uppington
On Their Own (1940) as Hortense Dingwell
The Jones family (without father) head for California to open a bungalow court. To increase business they advertise for families with children and pets. A neighbor threatens to sue.
Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride (1940) as Miss Spencer
Overly shy cowboy Gene inherits a meat-packing plant, then faces stiff competition from snooty Ann Randolph, rival owner determined to do him in.
The Women (1939) as Woman in cabinet
A happily married woman lets her catty friends talk her into divorce when her husband strays.

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