Friday 30 April 2021

Jay Wilsey

Born: 6 February 1896, Hillsdale, Missouri, USA
Died: 25 October 1961, Los Angeles, California, USA
Was often credited as Buffalo Bill Jr., a name he was given when he worked for Action Pictures, although he has no connection to Buffalo Bill whatsoever.

Rainbow Valley (1935) as Butch Galt (Credited as Buffalo Bill Jr.)

Jay Wilsey is on the left, with LeRoy Mason.

Bert Dillard

Born: 25 March 1909, Equiela, Texas, USA
Died: 19 June 1960, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, USA
Bert Dillard was a stuntman and an actor, mainly in Westerns. He is the younger brother of Art Dillard.

Rainbow Valley (1935) as Henchman Spike

John Wayne has his hand on Bert Dillard. LeRoy Mason is on the left and George 'Gabby' Hayes is sporting a beard.

Lucile Browne

Born: 18 March 1907, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died: 10 May 1976, Lexington, Virginia, USA
Lucile Browne was a model before turning to acting. She appeared on stage in Chicago and eventually landed a film contract with Fox Film Corporation in 1930. One of her earliest films was also the first film to feature The Three Stooges, 'Soup to Nuts', but later she settled into a career in Westerns and action serials. In 1932 Lucile Browne married actor James Flavin.  

Soup to Nuts (1930) as Louise - Otto's Niece

Lucile Browne is on the left in the lighter-coloured dress, with Ted Healy and Frances McCoy.

Rainbow Valley (1935) as Eleanor (Credited as Lucille Browne)

Appearing alongside John Wayne as his love interest.

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

LeRoy Mason

Born: 2 July 1903, Larimore, North Dakota, USA
Died: 13 October 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rainbow Valley (1935) as Rogers


New Frontier (1939) as M.C. Gilbert

LeRoy Mason is on the left, with Harrison Greene.

Sammy McKim

Born: 20 December 1924, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 9 July 2004, Burbank, California, USA
Sammy McKim is the older brother of Harry McKim.

New Frontier (1939) as Stevie Braddock

Flamingo Road (1949) as Hotel Bellboy (uncredited)


Betty Mack

Born: 30 November 1901, Illinois, USA
Died: 5 November 1980, Placerville, California, USA

New Frontier (1939) as Lucy Braddock (uncredited)

Eddy Waller has his arm around Betty Mack.

Thursday 29 April 2021

Grace Goodall

Born: 12 June 1889, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 27 September 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA

Okay Toots! (1935) as Party Guest (uncredited)

Grace Goodall is on the left. On the right is May Wallace and Charley Chase is the centre of attention.

Scotty Mattraw

Born: 19 October 1880, Evans Mills, New York, USA
Died: 9 November 1946, Hollywood, California, USA

Okay Toots! (1935) as Mr. Jones (uncredited)

Scotty Mattraw is on the left, with Ferdinand Munier and Jeanie Roberts.

Private Number (1936) as Houseman (uncredited)

Scotty Mattraw is on the far right. In the foreground are Basil Rathbone and Frank Dawson.

Ferdinand Munier

Born: 3 December 1887, National City, California, USA
Died: 27 May 1945, Hollywood, California, USA

Okay Toots! (1935) as Mr. Brown, the Boss

Polly Chase

Born: 8 April 1916, California, USA
Died: 28 November 1957, Riverside County, California, USA
Polly Chase was the daughter of Charley Chase.

Okay Toots! (1935) as Office Switchboard Operator (uncredited)

Jeanie Roberts

Born: 3 June 1913, Orange County, California, USA
Died: 12 April 1971, Los Angeles, California, USA
Had a unique voice that would have been good for cartoons, rather like Betty Boop.

Okay Toots! (1935) as Emily 'Toots' Chase

Jack Thomas

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Okay Toots! (1935) as Traffic Cop (uncredited)

Wednesday 28 April 2021

Elsie Gilbert

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Nifty Nurses (1934) as Featured Singing Nurse

Johnny Downs is the doctor.

Billy Wells

Born: unknown
Died: unknown
Billy Wells was a vaudeville performer who made a few appearances in films in the 1930s.

Nifty Nurses (1934) as Patient

Constance Bergen

Born: 15 March 1912, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 8 December 1979, Tustin, California, USA

Nifty Nurses (1934) as Patient in Wheelchair (uncredited)

Okay Toots! (1935) as Mrs. Brown, the Boss's Wife


Fred Holmes

Born: 30 July 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 26 March 1986, Orange, California, USA
Nifty Nurses (1934) as Short Doctor


August Tollaire

Born: 7 March 1866, Paris, France
Died: 15 January 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA

Nifty Nurses (1934) as Bearded Doctor

Nelson McDowell

Born: 14 August 1870, Greenville, Missouri, USA
Died: 3 November 1947, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Nifty Nurses (1934) as Doctor

May Beatty

Born: 4 June 1880, Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: 1 April 1945, Covina, California, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Mrs. Betts (uncredited)

May Beatty is on the right, with Arlene Carroll. Gilbert Emery stands behind them.

Private Number (1936) as Grandma Gammon

Monday 26 April 2021

Theresa Maxwell Conover

Born: 26 September 1884, Richmond, Indiana, USA
Died: September 1968, Levittown, New York, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Alice Lambert

Wesley Barry

Born: 10 August 1907, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 11 April 1994, Fresno, California, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Alfred Lambert, Jr.

Florine McKinney

Born: 13 December 1909, Mart, Texas, USA
Died: 28 July 1975, Van Nuys, California, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Meg

Not a great picture of Florine McKinney. She starred in this strange comedy.

Richard Carle

Born: 7 July 1871, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 28 June 1941, North Hollywood, California, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Grandpa Lambert

Richard Carle is on the left, with Phillips Smalley.

Gilbert Emery

Born: 11 June 1875, Naples, New York, USA
Died: 28 October 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Betts

Arlene Carroll

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

Night Life of the Gods (1935) as Stella, the maid

Arlene Carroll is in the centre. On the left is Gilbert Emery and on the right is Theresa Maxwell Conover.

Monday 19 April 2021

1957 Films



Loving You

[Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, James Gleason, Ralph Dumke, Paul Smith, Kenneth Becker, Jana Lund, Dolores Hart, Heather Ames, Kathie Anderson, Eddie Baker, Bill Black, Madge Blake, Joan Bradshaw, Timothy Butler, Melinda Byron, Drew Cahill, Gwen Caldwell, David Cameron, Florine Carlan, Leo Castillo, Sydney Chatton, Dick Cherney, Harry Cheshire, Les Clark, Hal K. Dawson, Beach Dickerson, Elaine DuPont, Daniel Elam, Sue England, Myrna Fahey, D.J. Fontana, William Forrest, Joseph Forte, James Gonzalez, Joe Gray, Donna Jo Gribble, Michael Hadge, Chuck Hamilton, Helene Hatch, Grace Hayle, Jimmie Horan, Jerry Hunter, Hugh Jarrett, Dick Johnstone, Kenner G. Kemp, Nancy Kilgas, Jack Latham, Yvonne Lime, Brenda Lomas, Audrey Lowell, Gail Lund, Mike Mahoney, Mathew McCue, Carla Merey, Michael A. Monahan, Scotty Moore, William H. O'Brien, Steve Pendleton, Gladys Presley, Vernon Presley, Ford Raymond, Joy Reynolds, Vernon Rich, Linda Rivera, Cecile Rogers, Dick Ryan, Jeffrey Sayre, Karen Scott, Almira Sessions, Trude Severen, Maida Severn, Steffi Sidney, Joy Stoner, Julius Tannen, Jeanette Taylor, Irene Tedrow, Gary Troy, Heather Tuscany, Dave White, Buck Young, Skip Young]

Lucky Jim


Plan 9 from Outer Space

Town on Trial

[John Mills, Charles Coburn, Barbara Bates, Derek Farr, Alec McCowen, Fay Compton, Geoffrey Keen, Margaretta Scott, Meredith Edwards, Harry Locke, Raymond Huntley, Harry Fowler, Maureen Connell, Magda Miller, Newton Blick, Oscar Quitak, Totti Truman Taylor, Grace Arnold, Elizabeth Seal, John Adams, Jack Armstrong, The Blake Twins, David Bough, Eddie Boyce, Peter Brace, Michael Collins, George Curtis, Michael Dempsey, Arthur Dibbs, John Dunbar, Hugh Elton, Mabel Etherington, Roy Everson, Norman Fisher, Peter Forbes-Robertson, Chick Fowles, Muriel Greenslade, Fred Haggerty, Patrick Halpin, John Howard, Arthur Howell, Marjorie Hume, Martin Lyder, Ned Lynch, John Lynn, Frank Maher, Jack Mandeville, Vivienne Martin, Louis Matto, Colin McKenzie, Jack McNaughton, Janet Mellalieu, Lola Morice, Dandy Nichols, Hal Osmond, Paul Phillips, Eric Porter, Hilary Sesta, Jack Sharp, Frank Sieman, Jack Silk, Paddy Smith, George Spence, Guy Standeven, Charles Stevenson, Paul Streather, Fred Stroud, James Ure, Colin Wall, Haydn Ward, John Warwick, June West, Bob Wright, Michael Wynne]

1954 Films


The Caine Mutiny

[Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray, Robert Francis, May Wynn, Tom Tully, E. G. Marshall, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Warner Anderson, Claude Akins, Katherine Warren, Jerry Paris, Steve Brodie, David Alpert, Don Anderson, Herbert Anderson, James Best, Whit Bissell, Robert Bray, James Conaty, Ted Cooper, Don Dillaway, Don Dubbins, Johnny Duncan, James Edwards, Ben Harris, Sam Harris, Joe Haworth, Roy Jenson, Todd Karns, Don Keefer, Edward Laguna, Frank Losee Jr., Dayton Lummis, Kenneth MacDonald, Paul McGuire, Tyler McVey, Patrick Miller, Richard Norris, Barry Norton, Steve Pendleton, Jay Richards, Gene Starns, Bert Stevens, James Todd, John Tomeck]

Dial M for Murder

[Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams, Anthony Dawson, Leo Britt, Patrick Allen, George Leigh, George Alderson, Robin Hughes, Richard Bender, Robin Sanders Clark, Jack Cunningham, Robert Dobson, Guy Doleman, Bess Flowers, Robert Garvin, Herschel Graham, Michael Hadlow, Sam Harris, Alfred Hitchcock, Harold Miller, Forbes Murray, William H. O'Brien, Monty O'Grady, Ben Pollock, Thayer Roberts, Bernard Sell, Ray Spiker, Norman Stevans]
Hobson's Choice

There's No Business Like Show Business

[Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Mitzi Gaynor, Richard Eastham, Hugh O'Brian, Frank McHugh, Rhys Williams, Lee Patrick, Eve Miller, Robin Raymond, Ed Oliver, Dorothy Abbott, Dorothy Adams, Robert Adler, Aladdin, Fred Aldrich, Charlotte Austin, Jimmy Baird, Paul Bradley, Ralph Brooks, George Chakiris, Chick Chandler, Billy Chapin, Jack Chefe, Beulah Christian, Carmen Clifford, James Conaty, Paul Cristo, John Doucette, Elaine DuPont, Isabelle Dwan, Dominic Frontiere, Donald Gamble, Kenneth Gibson, Mimi Gibson, Paul Glass, James Gonzalez, Gavin Gordon, Stanley Hall, Stuart Hall, Chuck Hamilton, Jimmie Horan, Kenner G. Kemp, Doris Kemper, Colin Kenny, Donald Kerr, Linda Lowell, Wilbur Mack, Jimmie Maddin, Alan Marston, Thomas Martin, Matt Mattox, George Melford, Buzz Miller, Harold Miller, Alvy Moore, Duke Morgan, Barry Norton, Ron Nyman, Howard Parker, Murray Pollack, Paul Power, Louis Quinn, Fred Rapport, Leoda Richards, Bernard Sell, Henry Slate, Sandra Spence, Mary Stewart, Hal Taggart, Lyle Talbot, Charles Tannen (voice), Tommy Walker, Walter Winchell]