Monday, 29 February 2016

Ernest Cossart

Born: 24 September 1876, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Died: 21 January 1951, New York City, New York, USA

Desire (1936) as Aristide Duvalle



















Kitty Foyle (1940) as Tom Foyle

With Ginger Rogers.












Dennis Morgan

Born: 20 December 1908, Prentice, Wisconsin, USA
Died: 7 September 1994, Fresno, California, USA

Kitty Foyle (1940) as Wyn Strafford















Jessie Arnold

Born: 3 December 1884, Lyons, Michigan, USA
Died: 5 May 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Mrs. Emily Henshaw

There are no good shots of Jessie Arnold in this film as most of the time she is turning away from the camera. Here she is on the right, with Marcia Mae Jones.














Other Works

Stage

1910 The Rosary The Garden Theatre, New York, NY. Produced by Edward W. Rowland and Edwin Clifford
1912 Never Say Die The 48th Street Theatre, New York, NY. Produced by Lew M. Fields.
1913 What Happened to Mary The Fulton Theatre, New York, NY and the 48th Street Theatre, New York, NY. Produced by Lee Morrison Producing Co.

Frank LaRue

Born: 5 December 1878, Ridgeway, Ohio, USA
Died: 26 September 1960, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Convict's Code (1939) as Orbison's boss (uncredited)

Frank LaRue is seated and talking to Robert Kent.


















Mesquite Buckaroo (1939) as Jim Bond

With Carolyn Curtis.

















Haunted House (1940) as Mr. Brown (uncredited)

Frank LaRue is seated in the car, with Jackie Moran.

















Ghost Guns (1944) as Judge Kelbro

Frank LaRue is on the left, with John Merton.













Hal Price

Born: 24 June 1886, Wauseon, Ohio, USA
Died: 15 April 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA

Stage and film actor who appeared on Broadway.

Night Beat (1931) as Tony (uncredited)




















Sundown Saunders (1935) as Lewis the Gambler



















Convict's Code (1939) as Ed Davis, Saloonkeeper (uncredited)

Hal Price is serving Robert Kent.


















Haunted House (1940) as Mr. Higgins (uncredited)

Hal Price is on the left, with Jackie Moran.

















Other Works

Stage

1945 The Red Mill as Willem 

John St. Polis

Born: 24 November 1873, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 8 October 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Simkins

John St. Polis is on the right, with George Cleveland.













Christian Rub

Born: 13 April 1886, Passau, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 14 April 1956, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Olaf Jensen















Marcelle Ray

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Marcelle Ray is only known to have been in one film, for which she was credited. Her appearance in that film 'Haunted House (1940)' was brief and made little impact. What happened to Marcelle after this is anybody's guess.

Haunted House (1940) as Lucy Peters

With Jackie Moran in the background.






























Sunday, 28 February 2016

Buddy Swan

Born: 24 October 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 21 March 1993, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Junior Henshaw (Credited as Buddy Swann)



















Citizen Kane (1941) as Kane, age eight















Jackie Moran

Born: 26 January 1923, Mattoon, Illinois, USA
Died: 20 September 1990, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Jimmie Atkins
















Marcia Mae Jones

Born: 1 August 1924, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 2 September 2007, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Haunted House (1940) as Mildred 'Millie' Henshaw
















Fay Adler

Born: 7 June 1907, San Bernardino, California, USA
Died: 14 June 1986, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Secretary to Mr, Skinner (uncredited)
















Evelyn Del Rio

Born: 22 September 1931, Cataño, Puerto Rico
Died: 26 November 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Elsie May Adele Brunch Sousé

















Jessie Ralph

Born: 5 November 1864, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 30 May 1944, Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

Child of Manhattan (1933) as Aunt Minnie (Credited as Jessie Rolph)



















The Bank Dick (1940) as Mrs. Hermisillo Brunch

Jessie Ralph is on the right, with Una Merkel and Cora Witherspoon.













Saturday, 27 February 2016

Billy Mitchell

Born: 28 July 1889, Georgia, USA
Died: 9 July 1952, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Bank customer withdrawing money (uncredited)
















W. C. Fields

Born: 29 January 1880, Darby, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 25 December 1946, Pasadena, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Egbert Sousé



















Other Works

Stage

1930 Ballyhoo of 1930 as Q.Q. Quale
Hammerstein's Theatre, Broadway, New York, NY (22/12/1930 - 21/2/1931)
Other cast members include: Max Hoffman, Jr., The Slate Brothers, Janet Reade

Friday, 26 February 2016

Dick Purcell

Born: 6 August 1908, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Died: 10 April 1944, Hollywood, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Mackley Q. Greene (Credited as Richard Purcell)
















Margaret Seddon

Born: 18 November 1872, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Died: 17 April 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Old lady in car (uncredited)
















Reed Hadley

Born: 25 June 1911, Petrolia, Texas, USA
Died: 11 December 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Francois















Dolly Haas

Born: 29 April 1910, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 16 September 1994, East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

The Bank Dick (1940) as Script girl, Dorothy (uncredited)

With W. C. Fields.














Heather Wilde

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Heather Wilde was an actress who was diminutive in stature, which was often used for comic effect.

The Bank Dick (1940) as Miss Plupp
















Thursday, 11 February 2016

Dorothy Lamour

Born: 10 December 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 22 September 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA

Moon Over Burma (1940) as Arla Dean