Monday, 30 September 2013

Jack Hawkins

Born: 14 September 1910, Wood Green, London, England
Died: 18 July 1973, London, England

The Two-Headed Spy (1958) as Gen. Alex Schottland

The League of Gentlemen (1960) as Hyde

Gloria Williams

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Fainting woman

A difficult identification based solely on trusting IMDB accuracy, which is not ideal.

Helen Crozier

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Born to Be Bad (1950) as Woman helping Kenneth

Helen Crozier follows Bobby Johnson with some boxes.

Harlan Briggs

Born: 17 August 1879, Blissfield, Michigan, USA
Died: 26 January 1952, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Live, Love and Learn (1937) as Justice of the Peace

Tell No Tales (1939) as Davie Bryant

The Bank Dick (1940) as Dr. Stall

State Fair (1945) as Food judge (uncredited)

Harlan Briggs is on the right, with Donald Meek and Alice Fleming.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Jake (uncredited)

Frances Morris

Born: 3 August 1908, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 2 December 2003, Santa Clarita, California, USA

Winterset (1936) as Dean Liggett's Secretary (uncredited)

With Eddie Hart.

A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) as Second Desk Nurse (uncredited)

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as McGuire's Secretary (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum

Born: 5 June 1878, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 4 July 1961, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Franklyn Farnum was a silent film star for a while in the mide 1920s. When sound came he made a nice career out of small character roles and bit parts.

What Becomes of the Children? (1936) as Shelby

Franklyn Farnum is on the left, with Barbara Pepper and Larry Kent.

With Barbara Pepper.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Friar John in show (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum is on the right.

Assigned to Danger (1948) as Mr. Norton (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum is led away by Russell Hicks. Gene Raymond is on the right.

Union Station (1950) as Sleeping Train Passenger (uncredited)

Franklyn is the guy sleeping in the background. The girl in the foreground is Nancy Olson.

The Sheepman (1958) as Town Loafer (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum is on the right, with Roscoe Ates.

Tom Dugan

Born: 1 January 1889, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 7 March 1955, Redlands, California, USA

Night Work (1930) as Johnny Harris

With Frances Upton.

Four Daughters (1938) as Jake

Tom Dugan is in the hat. On the right is John Garfield. On the left is Donald Kerr.

Unexpected Uncle (1941) as Bus driver (uncredited)

With Anne Shirley.

Coney Island (1943) as Charlie Fitch (uncredited)

Cesar Romero is on the right and George Montgomery is on the left.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Balloonist (uncredited)

Tom Dugan tries to get the attention of William Demarest whilst he is struggling to fend off Constance Collier.

Frank Ferguson

Born: 25 December 1899, Ferndale, California, USA
Died: 12 September 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA

Four Mothers (1941) as Music Foundation Director (uncredited)

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Movie theatre owner (uncredited)

Frank Ferguson is on the right, with John Lund.

Cass Timberlane (1947) as Court Clerk (uncredited)

State Department: File 649 (1949) as Consul Reither

Hannah Lee: An American Primitive (1953) as John Britton

With Ralph Dumke.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Chester Conklin

Born: 11 January 1886, Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA
Died: 11 October 1971, Van Nuys, California, USA
La Fiesta de Santa Barbara (1935) as Himself

Flat Foot Stooges (1938) as Fire Chief Kelly


The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Comic chef
Chester Conklin is on the right of this picture. The other chefs are Hank Mann and James Finlayson. William Demarest has his arms around them.

William Demarest

Born: 27 February 1892, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died: 28 December 1983, Palm Springs, California, USA
Miracles for Sale (1939) as Quinn
With Cliff Clark.
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as George 'Mac' McGuire
Chester Conklin can be seen in the background. 

Hank Mann

Born: 28 May 1887, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 25 November 1971, South Pasadena, California, USA

Hank Mann was a silent comedy actor and clown. In sound films he was reduced to small supporting roles and bit parts.

Two Weeks to Live (1943) as Building Janitor (uncredited)

Hank Mann is on the right, with Franklin Pangborn.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Comic chef

With Betty Hutton.

Max Willenz

Born: 22 September 1888, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)
Died: 10 November 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Johnny Millick (uncredited)

Chester Clute is whispering to Max Willenz, while Betty Hutton and Constance Collier wait for an answer.

Constance Collier

Born: 22 January 1878, Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK
Died: 25 April 1955, New York City, New York, USA

A much revered actress on Broadway and in the West End. Later became an actin and voice coach. Considering her long career on the stage, it is unfortunate that she only made relatively few films.

Stage Door (1937) as Miss Luther

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Julia Gibbs

John Lund

Born: 6 February 1911, Rochester, New York, USA
Died: 10 May 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Michael Farrington
With Betty Hutton

Billy De Wolfe

Born: 18 February 1907, Wollaston, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 5 March 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Mr. Timmy Timmons

Buddy Gorman

Born: 2 September 1921, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 1 April 2010, Webster, New York, USA

Buddy Gorman was an actor in small film roles and he was also a magician.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Tomato thrower (uncredited)

Shelley Winters

Born: 18 August 1920, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: 14January 2006, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Take One False Step (1949) as Catherine Sykes

Meet Danny Wilson (1951) as Joy Carroll

With Frank Sinatra.

A Death of Innocence (1971) (TV) as Elizabeth Cameron

Stepping Out (1991) as Mrs. Fraser

The Portrait of a Lady (1996) as Mrs. Touchett

Valley Girls (1996) as Lady in Truck

An appearance in this odd short comedy about two Welsh ladies who win a trip to L.A.

Betty Hutton

Born: 26 February 1921, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Died: 11 March 2007, Palm Springs, California, USA

An actress, singer and dancer, Betty Hutton was an all round star of the 1940's.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Pearl White

Peggy Leon

Born: unknown
Died: 1968

Peggy Leon was a bit part actress whose screen career spanned nearly three decades.

Jealousy (1945) as Secretary

A small featured part for Peggy Leon in this films as she has a scene with Nils Asther.

The Perils of Pauline (1947) as Reporter

Peggy Leon can be seen in the middle of this rabble of reporters.

Born to Be Bad (1950) as Caine's secretary (uncredited)

Peggy Leon stands in the background of this picture, with Harold Vermilyea putting on his hat and Robert Ryan with his back to us.