Friday 31 January 2014

Lee Phelps

Born: 15 May 1893, Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 19 March 1953, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, USA

Lee Phelps was a prolific bit part player making over 650 screen appearances, mainly in films, going back to silent days.

Local Boy Makes Good (1931) as Assistant Coach (uncredited)

Lee Phelps is on the right, with John Harrington.

Young America (1932) as Court Clerk (uncredited)

Lee Phelps shows Doris Kenyon in.

Sing, Sinner, Sing (1933) as Court bailiff (uncredited)

Lee Phelps reads the verdict.

Woman Unafraid (1934) as Cop (uncredited)

Tough to Handle (1937) as Editor (uncredited)

Undercover Agent (1939) as Pete Higgens, Bartender

With J. M. Kerrigan.

Tell No Tales (1939) as Policeman at school (uncredited)

Lee Phelps is on the right, with Charles D. Brown on the left and Fred Kelsey.

Invisible Stripes (1939) as Policeman (uncredited)

George Raft, Henry O'Neill and Selmer Jackson are watched in the background by Lee Phelps.

Ellery Queen, Master Detective (1940) as Flynn (uncredited)

Lee Phelps, on the left, looks on as James Burke answers the phone. 
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) as Umpire (uncredited)

Magic Town (1947) as Council member (uncredited)
Lee Phelps is the blurry one in the foreground. This is the best shot we have of his face in this film. Harry Holman is on the right. The lady is Mary Currier.

A Woman's Secret (1949) as District Attorney's Office Clerk (uncredited)

With Jay C. Flippen.

Frank Darien

Born: 18 March 1876, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 20 October 1955, Hollywood, California, USA

Magic Town (1947) as Quincy

Alix Talton

Born: 7 June 1920, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died: 7 April 1992, Burbank, California, USA

Also acted under the name Alice Talton.

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Frances 'Fran' Randolph (uncredited)

Jane Wyman

Born: 5 January 1917, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Died: 10 September 2007, in Palm Springs, California, USA
Crime by Night (1944) as Robbie Vance

Although Jane Wyman is supposed to be the star, she is not in it that much and Jerome Cowan takes the leading role.

Magic Town (1947) as Mary Peterman

Here Comes the Groom (1951) as Emmadel Jones

James Stewart

Born: 20 May 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 2 July 1997, in Los Angeles, California, USA

Art Trouble (1934) as Jack Burton (uncredited)

With Shemp Howard. This short comedy was James Stewart's first film appearance.

Destry Rides Again (1939) as Tom Destry Jr.

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) as Alfred Kralik

Magic Town (1947) as Rip Smith

The Jackpot (1950) as William J. 'Bill' Lawrence

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) as Ransom Stoddard
With John Wayne.

Hawkins: Death and the Maiden (1973) (Season 1, Pilot) as Billy Jim Hawkins

Tom Fadden

Born: 6 January 1895, Bayard, Iowa, USA
Died: 14 April 1980, Vero Beach, Florida, USA

Held for Ransom (1938) as Jalopy driver (uncredited)

Destry Rides Again (1939) as Lem Claggett

The Hairy Ape (1944) as Long

With Roman Bohnen.

Magic Town (1947) as Soda jerk (uncredited)

Other Works


1934 Theodora, The Quean as Tavianus
Other cast members include: Lina Abarbanell, Lester Alden, Robert Anderson, Horace Braham, Raymond Bramley, Julia Colin, Paul Everton, Harriet Freeborn, Carla Gloer, Hitous Gray, Rex Ingram, Raymond Jones, Sarat Lahiri, Elena Miramova, Minor Watson

Art Smith

Born: 23 March 1899, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 24 February 1973, West Babylon, New York, USA

None Shall Escape (1944) as Stys

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Agent, Mel Lippman

Thursday 30 January 2014

Dayton Lummis

Born: 8 August 1903, Summit, New Jersey, USA
Died: 23 March 1988, Santa Monica, California, USA

The Caine Mutiny (1954) as Uncle Lloyd (uncredited)

With Katherine Warren.

Four Star Theatre: Vote of Confidence (1954) (Season 3, Episode 7) as Warden

David Niven

Born: 1 March 1910, London, England
Died: 29 July 1983, in Ch√Ęteau-d'Oex, Switzerland

Four Star Playhouse: Vote of Confidence (1954) (Season 3, Episode 7) as Tony Stewart

Fay Wray

Born: 15 September 1907, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
Died: 8 August 2004, in New York City, New York, USA

The Coast Patrol (1925) as Beth Slocum

Isn't Life Terrible? (1925) as Potential Pen Buyer (uncredited)

Four Square Steve (1926) as Milly (uncredited)

Thunderbolt (1929) as Ritzie

The Texan (1930) as Consuelo

Dirigible (1931) as Helen Pierce

With Jack Holt.

King Kong (1933) as Ann Darrow

With a blonde wig.

Black Moon (1934) as Gail Hamilton

Woman in the Dark (1934) as Louise Loring

The Clairvoyant (1935) as Rene

Telephone Time: Alice's Wedding Gown (1957) (Season 3, Episode 11) as Miss Perry

Fay Wray is on the right. The other actress is Norma Eberhardt.

Gideon's Trumpet (1980) (TV) as Edna Curtis

This was Fay Wray's final dramatic performance on screen.

Wogan (1990), (Series 10, Episode 96) as Herself

Fay was in the UK promoting her autobiography.

Ruth Gillette

Born: 16 August 1906, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 13 May 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA

Coney Island (1943) as Saloon Patron (uncredited)

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Martha, the masseuse

Ruth Gillette on the left has just given a massage to Gloria Grahame.

Ruth Warren

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

In a Lonely Place (1950) as Effie, the cleaner

Sunday 26 January 2014

Betty Alden

Born: 21 August 1891, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Died: 7 April 1948, Beverly Hills, California, USA

The Nut Farm (1935) as Helen Barton Bent