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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1966
Born: February 26, 1875 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cheshire, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Woman in White (1948) as Mrs. Vesey
Classic mystery about the adventures of a young tutor sent to a ghostly country estate.
Life with Father (1947) as Margaret
A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost.
Mourning Becomes Electra (1947) as Mrs. Borden
Repressed passions and shameful secrets destroy a New England family.
Night Train to Memphis (1946) as Mom Acuff
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as Maggie
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945) as Mrs. Smith
An angel is sent to destroy the earth with a trumpet blast.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944) as Dona Mercedes
A priest pieces together the lives of five people killed crossing a perilous ravine.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944) as Mother Machree
The Cross of Lorraine (1944) as Mme. Marchand
Allied POWs fight to survive torture and loss of faith.
It Happened Tomorrow (1944) as Mrs. Keever
A newspaper editor writes headlines that predict the future.
My Buddy (1944) as Mary Ballinger
Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a full year before the end of WW II) as a don't-let-it-happen-again sermon. The semi-prologue opening finds Father Jim Donnelly (John Litel) before a post-war planning board in Washington and, as Priests quite often did in 1930 and 1940's films, tells his point-making story in flashback of how WW I vet Eddie Ballinger (Don Barry as Donald Barry), shaken by battle experiences anyway, returns home to a job that is no longer there for him and finds "No Help Wanted" signs standing in his way of making an honest living. Despite the pleas from his mother (Emma Dunn) and his sweetheart Lucy Manners (Lynne Roberts), Eddie starts hauling booze for bootlegger Tim Oberta (Alexander Granich) and takes up with entertainer Lola (Ruth Terry), who eventually betrays him, mainly because she is a one-name character and that's what one-name characters are there for...especially in a movie with the lead playing his 1944 version of Jimmy Cagney in a 1933 Warner's film. Father Jim makes his don't-repeat-the-past point in less than an hour as the hearing committee had also seen and heard the story before.
Are These Our Parents (1944) as Ma Henderson
When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1943) as Ma [Nora] Flanagan
Minesweeper (1943) as Mom
A naval officer who had deserted several years earlier is drawn back to the Navy when World War II begins. He re-enlists under an assumed name, and is assigned to a minesweeper, where he has to perform hazardous duties while at the same time keeping his real identity a secret.
Hoosier Holiday (1943) as Molly Baker
The North Star (1943) as Old lady
Ukrainian villagers unite to fight off invading Nazis.
I Married a Witch (1942) as His wife
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician.
The Talk of the Town (1942) as Mrs. Shelley
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
The Mad Martindales (1942) as Agnes
The Postman Didn't Ring (1942) as Martha Carter
A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin (Brenda Joyce) follows postal inspector Brennon (Stanley Andrews) on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps for her philatelist customers. One letter brings love and warmth to a lonely spinster from a sweetheart lost in a war, another a welcome bravery citation to Civil War veteran Slade (Will Wright) and a third is to the parents of the now-state governor from his high school principal requesting he be disciplined for throwing spitballs in class. Dan Carter (Richard Travis), the owner of the village supply store who extends local farmers unlimited credit and, as a result, is on the verge of foreclosure by the ruthless Harwood banking family, get a letter sent by his grandfather to his father containing 500 shares of stock in the Harwood bank. The Harwood family fights back by charging Dan with fraud, but Judge Colt (Spencer Charters) and Dan's Aunt Martha (Emma Dunn) aid him.
Babes on Broadway (1942) as Mrs. Williams
Show-biz hopefuls stage a benefit for an orphanage.
The Monster and the Girl (1941) as Aunt Della
A wrongly executed man seeks revenge on the mobsters who framed him after his brain is placed into the body of an ape.
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
The Penalty (1941) as "Ma" McCormick
Federal agents use a gangster's son to catch him.
Rise and Shine (1941) as Mrs. Murray
The college president, the head cheerleader and a gambling gangster try to keep a flunking football star in the game.
Ladies in Retirement (1941) as Sister Theresa
A housekeeper tries to manage her actress employer and her own emotionally disturbed sisters.
The Great Dictator (1941) as Mrs. Jaeckel
A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941) as Martha
A quarrelsome couple discovers their marriage isn''''t legal.
Scattergood Baines (1941) as Mirandy Baines
Scattergood Meets Broadway (1941) as Mirandy Baines
Scattergood Pulls the Strings (1941) as Mirandy Baines
Little Orvie (1940) as Mrs. Welty
A child is told he cannot have a dog, but finds a stray and keeps it for a day.
One Crowded Night (1940) as Ma
Travelers at a California motel face a variety of personal crises.
You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940) as Mom [Mrs. Fields]
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor uses pioneering methods to treat a mental patient.
Half a Sinner (1940) as Granny Gladden
Dr. Kildare Goes Home (1940) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor gives up big-city success to help his father set up a small-town clinic.
Yesterday's Heroes (1940) as Aunt Winnie
High School (1940) as Mrs. O'Neill
Dr. Kildare's Crisis (1940) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor's marriage could be called off when the bride's brother is diagnosed with epilepsy.
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) as Mrs. Simpson
A ballet dancer and a burlesque queen compete for a wealthy suitor.
Calling Dr. Kildare (1939) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor treats a gangster and falls for the man's kid sister.
The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939) as Mrs. Martha Kildare
A young doctor tries to help a woman suffering from psychosomatic blindness.
Each Dawn I Die (1939) as Mrs. Ross
A crusading reporter becomes a hardened convict when he's framed.
Son of Frankenstein (1939) as Amelia
The legendary scientist''''s son is tempted to resume his father''''s horrible experiments.
The Llano Kid (1939) as Dona Teresa
Lora Travers is the only person who can identify hold-up artist The Llano Kid and she persuades him to come in on a scheme with her and her husband. They have been searching for the long-lost son of a rich Mexican widow and they get the Kid to claim it is him. All goes according to plan until greed and jealousy raise their heads.
Hero for a Day (1939) as "Mom" Higgins
Thanks for the Memory (1938) as Mrs. Platt
A struggling novelist living well beyond his means refuses the financial support of his wife.
The Duke of West Point (1938) as Mrs. West
The Cowboy and the Lady (1938) as Ma Hawkins
A socialite posing as her own maid falls for a rodeo rider.
Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938) as Ma Hardy
A singing cowboy turns out to be a tenderfoot.
Three Loves Has Nancy (1938) as Mrs. Briggs
A country girl follows the man who jilted her to the big city, where she finds two new suitors.
Young Dr. Kildare (1938) as Martha Kildare
A medical school graduate must choose between a small-town practice and a big-city internship.
Lord Jeff (1938) as Mrs. Briggs
When a good boy goes bad, his family sends him to a naval military school.
The Crowd Roars (1938) as Laura McCoy
A fighter''''s hard-drinking father gets his son mixed up with the underworld.
Circus Girl (1937) as Molly
Waikiki Wedding (1937) as Old woman
A laid-back marketing man for a Hawaiian pineapple company enjoys his life in the tropical paradise until a beautiful woman arrives on the island and turns his life upside down.
When You're in Love (1937) as Mrs. Hamilton
An Australian opera singer hires a husband so she can work in the U.S.
Hideaway (1937) as Emma Peterson
A homeless family tries to take over an abandoned house, only to discover it''''s a gangsters'''' hideaway.
Varsity Show (1937) as Mrs. Smith
A Broadway producer puts on a show at his alma mater.
Madame X (1937) as Rose
When she kills a blackmailer, a woman is defended by the son she abandoned years earlier.
The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937) as Housekeeper
Spies on opposite sides fall in love in pre-revolutionary Russia.
The Harvester (1936) as Granny Moreland
Second Wife (1936) as Mrs. Brown
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) as Mrs. Meredith
When he inherits a fortune, a small-town poet has to deal with the corruption of city life.
This Is the Life (1935) as Mrs. Davis
Another Face (1935) as Sheila's mother
Plastic surgery turns a gangster into a movie star.
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1935) as Mrs. Quimby
A mystery writer runs into the real thing when he holes up at a deserted inn.
The Keeper of the Bees (1935) as Margaret [Campbell]
Ladies Crave Excitement (1935) as Mary Phelan
An ace newsreel reporter falls unwittingly for the daughter of a rival newsreel owner. Together they try to outwit a gang scheming to fix horse races.
The Glass Key (1935) as "Mom"
The Crusades (1935) as Mother of Alan
King Richard the Lionhearted launches a crusade to preserve Christianity in Jerusalem.
George White's 1935 Scandals (1935) as Aunt Jane
Little Big Shot (1935) as Matron
Small-time hoods turn nursemaid when a gangster's daughter is orphaned.
Flirtation (1934) as Mrs. Poole
Dark Hazard (1934) as Mrs. Mayhew
A compulsive gambler loses everything.
The Quitter (1934) as Cordelia Tilford
Dr. Monica (1934) as Mrs. Monahan
A female doctor learns that her husband loves another woman.
A Man of Sentiment (1933) as Mrs. Russell
It's Great to Be Alive (1933) as Mrs. Wilton
Hard to Handle (1933) as Mrs. Hawks
A hustling public relations man promotes a series of fads.
Elmer the Great (1933) as Mrs. Kane
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
Grand Slam (1933) as Sob sister
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
Private Jones (1933) as Mrs. Jones
The Wet Parade (1932) as Mrs. [Sally] Chilcote
A crusading politician fights the evils of both drink and prohibition.
Broken Lullaby (1932) as Mrs. Miller
A guilt-ridden World War I veteran travels to Germany to meet the family of a man he killed.
Hell's House (1932) as Emma Clark
Jimmy Mason idolizes bootlegger Matt Kelly who is interested in Jimmy's girlfriend Peggy. Unwilling to squeal on his idol, Jimmy winds up in a cruel reformatory where a new- found friend dies from abuse. Jimmy's aunt tells him Peggy is seeing a lot of Matt, so Jimmy escapes.
Letty Lynton (1932) as Mrs. Darrow
Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
When a Fellow Needs a Friend (1932) as Kind lady
Two 1938 documentaries by acclaimed German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl comprise this athletic-based collection. "Festival of the Nations" is an exploration of the limits of the human body, featuring footage of Jesse Owens's performances at the 1936 Olympics. "Festival of Beauty" portrays different at
Under Eighteen (1932) as Mrs. Evans
A girl from the slums falls for a lecherous Broadway producer.
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood (1932) as Mrs. [Sarah] Cohen
Small town America: the Cohens own a movie theater; the Kellys own a diner. Kitty Kelly and Maurice Cohen are young lovers; Maurice sends Kitty's picture to a movie studio, and they accept her and make her a star. Soon, the Kelly family is living the high life; they write a postcard to the Cohens, who take a polite "wish you were here" as an invitation to sell everything. The Kellys shun the Cohens, who they now see as gauche. But when sound films are introduced, Kitty is no longer a star, and composer Maurice suddenly makes his family rich (for a while) .
It's Tough to Be Famous (1932) as "Moms" McClenahan
Fame complicates a naval hero''''s private life.
Blessed Event (1932) as Mrs. Roberts
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
Bad Company (1931) as Emma
When she learns her husband and brother are involved with the mob, a woman decides to straighten them out.
The Guilty Generation (1931) as Nina
The children of feuding gangsters fall in love and fight to escape their parents'''' notoriety.
Too Young to Marry (1931) as Jennie Bumpsted
This Modern Age (1931) as Mrs. Blake
A child of divorce raises eyebrows when she goes to Paris to live with her estranged mother.
Compromised (1931) as Mrs. Squires
Morals for Women (1931) as Mrs. Hutson
Bad Sister (1931) as Mrs. Madison
Marianne falls in love with con man Valentine who uses their relation to get her father's endorsement on a money-raising scheme. He runs off with the money and Marianne, later dumping her. Her sister Laura loves Dr. Lindley although she knows he loves Marianne. Marianne returns and marries a wealthy young man, and Lindley turns his love toward Laura.
The Prodigal (1931) as Mrs. Cynthia Farraday
A wealthy southern boy takes to the road as a hobo.
The Texan (1930) as SeƱora Ibarra
Manslaughter (1930) as Miss Bennett
Side Street (1929) as Mrs. O'Farrell
A cop discovers the killer he''''s chasing is his brother.
Pied Piper Malone (1924) as Mother Malone
Old Lady 31 (1920) as Angie Rose
Mother (1914) as Mrs. Wetherell

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