Wednesday, 30 April 2014

John Miljan

Born: 9 November 1892, Lead City, South Dakota, USA
Died: 24 January 1960, Hollywood, California, USA

Fast and Furious (1939) as Eric Bartell



















Bombardier (1943) as Chaplain Charlie Craig

John Miljan is standing over Russell Wade.

















I Accuse My Parents (1944) as Dan Wilson

With Vivienne Osborne.













Harold Landon

Born: 27 May 1918, Winona, Minnesota, USA
Died: 13 December 2002, Irvine, California, USA

Bombardier (1943) as Pete Jordan (uncredited)

Harold Landon is on the right.



































Roadblock (1951) as Bartender at Larry's Club (uncredited)

















Margie Stewart

Born: 14 December 1919, Wabash, Indiana, USA
Died: 26 April 2012, Burbank, California, USA

Margie Stewart was a model and an actress. Margie was the only official US Army pin-up girl during WWII. She made 20 film appearances during the war. In later life, she and her husband Jerry Johnson produced shows at the Hollywood Bowl, including shows by the Beatles, Barbara Streisand and the Beach Boys.

Bombardier (1943) as Mamie Foster (uncredited)



















Gildersleeve's Ghost (1944) as Marjorie Forrester

Margie Stewart is on the left, with Freddie Mercer and Marie Blake.

















The Falcon in Hollywood (1944) as Girl (uncredited)

This is the only girl in the picture that looks very much like Margie Stewart. Her identification is based on IMDB assumptions and her other films. Her screen time is less than two seconds long.











Russell Wade

Born: 21 June 1917, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 9 December 2006, Riverside, California, USA

Bombardier (1943) as Paul Harris
















Monday, 28 April 2014

Joan Barclay

Born: 31 August 1914, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died: 22 November 2002, Palm Desert, California, USA

Amateur Crook (1937) as Betsy Cummings, alias Mary Layton



















Convict's Code (1939) as Elaine




















Flying Wild (1941) as Helen Munson




















Bombardier (1943) as Buck's secretary (uncredited)

With Randolph Scott. Not sure that this is Joan. The information comes from IMDB.

















The Falcon in Danger (1943) as Hysterical girl (uncredited)

With Cliff Clark on the left and Tom Conway.

















The Falcon Out West (1944) as Mrs. Irwin
















Randolph Scott

Born: 23 January 1898, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Died: 2 March 1987, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Bombardier (1943) as Capt. Buck Oliver



















Gung Ho! (1943) as Col. Thorwald
















Friday, 25 April 2014

Luis Alberni

Born: 4 October 1886, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Died: 23 December 1962, Hollywood, California, USA

Luis Alberni was a stage actor who appeared on Broadway from 1915 to 1928, Around 1915 he also began his screen career going on to make well over 150 film appearances, mainly as a supporting player.

I Surrender Dear (1931) as Marquis

Luis Alberni confronts Bing Crosby. On the left is Marion Sayers and the other lady is Julia Griffith.

















Menu (1933) as The Master Chef (uncredited)
















Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Van Dyke, the new Dr. Jekyll (uncredited)




















Submarine Base (1943) as Mr. Styx



















Harvest Melody (1943) as Cafe Manager

Luis Alberni points at Eddie Le Baron.

















Machine Gun Mama (1944) as Ignacio















Thursday, 24 April 2014

Ronald Howard

Born: 7 April 1918, Norwood, England
Died: 19 December 1996, Bridport, Dorset, England

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Cunningham Heritage (1954) (Season 1, Episode 1) as Sherlock Holmes

















The Hideout (1956) as Robert Grant















Maureen Connell

Born: 2 August 1931, Nairobi, Kenya

Maureen Connell was a television and films actress from the 1950s and 1960s.

Town on Trial (1957) as Mary Roper

With Derek Farr.

















Lucky Jim (1957) as Margaret Peel
















Skyjacked (1972) as Mrs. O'Hara

Maureen Connell in her last film, with Charlton Heston.












Monday, 21 April 2014

Ariel Heath

Born: 1 January 1922, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Career Girl (1944) as Sue Collins

Ariel Heath is on the right, with Alec Craig and Iris Adrian.


















Machine Gun Mama (1944) as Gertie, the blonde

Ariel Heath finally tracks down her husband. Armida looks on.










Gladys Henson

Born: 27 September 1897, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 21 December 1982, London, England

London Belongs to Me (1948) as Mrs Boon

With Richard Attenborough.



















The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Mrs. Hampstead



















Those People Next Door (1953) as Emma Higgins

With Marjorie Rhodes.

















Double Bunk (1961) as Madame de Sola















Muriel Aked

Born: 9 November 1887, Bingley, Yorkshire, England
Died: 21 March 1955, Settle, Yorkshire, England

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Miss Jezzard

Muriel Aked gets a talking down to by Margaret Rutherford.

John Turnbull

Born: 5 November 1880, Dunbar, Scotland
Died: 23 February 1956, London, England

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Conrad Matthews

John Turnbull in the centre listens intently to Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford.















Edward Rigby

Born: 5 February 1879, Ashford, Kent, England
Died: 5 April 1951, Richmond, Surrey, England

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Rainbow
















Angela Glynne

Born: 7 September 1933, Middlesex, England
Died: 22 April 2008, North Ridge, California, USA

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Barbara Colhoun














Richard Wattis

Born: 25 February 1912, Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Died: 1 February 1975, London, England

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Arnold Billings

Bespectacled Richard Wattis talks with Alastair Sim.
















The Green Man (1956) as Doctor

















Betty Blackler

Born: 19 November 1929, London, England

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Mary

Margaret Rutherford stops Betty Blackler from making tea in 'that haphazard fashion'.












Alastair Sim

Born: 9 October 1900, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 19 August 1976, St. Pancras, London, England

Green for Danger (1947) as Inspector Cockrill

With Ronald Adam.

















London Belongs to Me (1948) as Mr. Squales

With Joyce Carey.




















The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950) as Wetherby Pond



















The Green Man (1956) as Hawkins


















Friday, 18 April 2014

Armida

Born: 29 May 1911, Sonora, Mexico
Died: 23 October 1989, Victorville, California, USA

Machine Gun Mama (1944) as Nita Cordoba












Dave Kashner

Born: 4 March 1896, Jaffa, Palestine
Died: 4 February 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA

High Lonesome (1950) as Roper














Thursday, 17 April 2014

Bonnie Blair

Born: 4 October 1917, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Died: 28 June 2011, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Crack-Up (1946) as Dorothy (uncredited)

Although Bonnie Blair is uncredited she does get one or two lines of dialogue in this film. Walking away is Mary Ware.







Mary Ware

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Crack-Up (1946) as Mary Ware

Dark-haired Mary Ware stands at the back playing a character bearing her name. Erskine Sanford is in the glasses.