Sally Gray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Constance Vera Browne, Baroness Oranmore and Browne (14 February 1916 – 24 September 2006), commonly known as Sally Gray, was an English movie actress of the 1930s and 1940s. Born Constance Vera Stevens in Holloway, London, Gray trained at Fay Compton’s School of Dramatic Art and became well established in the theatre before embarking on a series of light comedies, musicals and thrillers in the 1930s. Gray began in films in her teens with a bit part in School for Scandal (1930) and returned in 1935, making nearly twenty films, culminating in her sensitive role in Brian Desmond Hurst’s romantic melodrama Dangerous Moonlight (1941). She was off the screen for several years owing to an alleged nervous breakdown and then returned in 1946 to make her strongest bid for stardom. This latter involved a series of melodramas. They include the hospital thriller Green for Danger (1946), Carnival (1946), and The Mark of Cain (1948). She made two films that, in different ways, capture some of the essence of postwar Britain: Alberto Cavalcanti's They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) (as a gangster's moll) and the stagebound Silent Dust (1948). She also appeared in Edward Dmytryk's film noir piece Obsession (1949), in which she plays Robert Newton’s faithless wife. Her final film was the spy yarn Escape Route (1952). RKO Executives, impressed with Gray, authorized producer William Sistrom to offer her a long-term contract if she would move to the ...

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Green for Danger (1946)

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Alastair Sim  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sally Gray

In the midst of Nazi air raids, a postman dies on the operating table at a rural hospital. But was the death accidental?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Gilliat
CAST:  Leo Genn  •  Alastair Sim  •  Trevor Howard  •  Sally Gray

The Saint in London (1939)

Suave soldier of fortune Simon Templer gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters who've murdered and robbed an European count of 1,000,000 pounds. He is aided reluctantly by Scotland Yard inspector Teal, who's convinced that Templar himself pulled off the heist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Sally Gray  •  David Burns  •  Gordon McLeod

Suave soldier of fortune Simon Templer gets mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters who've murdered and robbed an European count of 1,000,000 pounds. He is aided reluctantly by Scotland Yard inspector Teal, who's convinced that Templar himself pulled off the heist, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Paddy Carstairs
CAST:  George Sanders  •  Sally Gray  •  David Burns  •  Gordon McLeod

The Saint's Vacation (1941)

While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Hugh Sinclair  •  Sally Gray  •  Cecil Parker  •  Arthur Macrae

While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Fenton
CAST:  Hugh Sinclair  •  Sally Gray  •  Cecil Parker  •  Arthur Macrae

They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Trevor Howard  •  Griffith Jones  •  René Ray

After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto Cavalcanti
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Trevor Howard  •  Griffith Jones  •  René Ray

Carnival (1946)

Story of a ballet dancer of the Edwardian era. From the novel by Compton Mackenzie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Haynes
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Michael Wilding  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Bernard Miles

Story of a ballet dancer of the Edwardian era. From the novel by Compton Mackenzie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Haynes
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Michael Wilding  •  Stanley Holloway  •  Bernard Miles

Cheer Up (1936)

An impoverished team of composer and songwriter try to secure financial backing for their new musical, with the assistance of a struggling actress working as a housemaid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo Mittler
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Sally Gray  •  Roddy Hughes  •  Gerald Barry

An impoverished team of composer and songwriter try to secure financial backing for their new musical, with the assistance of a struggling actress working as a housemaid.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leo Mittler
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Sally Gray  •  Roddy Hughes  •  Gerald Barry

Cross Currents (1935)

A Devon Vicar mistakenly comes under suspicion of murdering a rival in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Brunel
CAST:  Ian Colin  •  Marjorie Hume  •  Evelyn Foster  •  Frank Birch

A Devon Vicar mistakenly comes under suspicion of murdering a rival in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrian Brunel
CAST:  Ian Colin  •  Marjorie Hume  •  Evelyn Foster  •  Frank Birch

The School for Scandal (1930)

A comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Elvey
CAST:  Basil Gill  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Ian Fleming  •  Henry Hewitt

A comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Elvey
CAST:  Basil Gill  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Ian Fleming  •  Henry Hewitt

Hold My Hand (1938)

Eddie Marston is wealthy and kind, but his affairs are rapidly descending into chaos. Who can help him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thornton Freeland
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Fred Emney  •  Barbara Blair  •  Sally Gray

Eddie Marston is wealthy and kind, but his affairs are rapidly descending into chaos. Who can help him?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thornton Freeland
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Fred Emney  •  Barbara Blair  •  Sally Gray

Mr. Reeder in Room 13 (1938)

Capt. Johnnie Gray is enlisted by Mr. J.G. Reeder to infiltrate a gang of forgers in Dartmoor jail on behalf of the Bank of England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Lee
CAST:  Peter Murray-Hill  •  Sally Gray  •  Gibb McLaughlin  •  Malcolm Keen

Capt. Johnnie Gray is enlisted by Mr. J.G. Reeder to infiltrate a gang of forgers in Dartmoor jail on behalf of the Bank of England.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Lee
CAST:  Peter Murray-Hill  •  Sally Gray  •  Gibb McLaughlin  •  Malcolm Keen

Olympic Honeymoon (1940)

Comedy set in Switzerland. An estranged honeymooner, mistaken for an ice- hockey champion, helps England to win an international ice hockey match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred J. Goulding
CAST:  Claude Hulbert  •  Monty Banks  •  Princess Pearl  •  Sally Gray

Comedy set in Switzerland. An estranged honeymooner, mistaken for an ice- hockey champion, helps England to win an international ice hockey match.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred J. Goulding
CAST:  Claude Hulbert  •  Monty Banks  •  Princess Pearl  •  Sally Gray

Checkmate (1935)

A fence for a gang of jewel thieves comes under suspicion from the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pearson
CAST:  Maurice Evans  •  Felix Aylmer  •  Evelyn Foster  •  Sally Gray

A fence for a gang of jewel thieves comes under suspicion from the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pearson
CAST:  Maurice Evans  •  Felix Aylmer  •  Evelyn Foster  •  Sally Gray

The Dictator (1935)

The film depicts a dramatic episode in Danish history: the tumultous relationship between King Christian VII of Denmark and his English consort Caroline Matilda in Eighteenth century Copenhagen and the Queen's tragic affair with the royal physician and liberal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Emlyn Williams  •  Helen Haye

The film depicts a dramatic episode in Danish history: the tumultous relationship between King Christian VII of Denmark and his English consort Caroline Matilda in Eighteenth century Copenhagen and the Queen's tragic affair with the royal physician and liberal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Saville
CAST:  Clive Brook  •  Madeleine Carroll  •  Emlyn Williams  •  Helen Haye

Over She Goes (1937)

Plot and counter-plot jostle each other in this romantic comedy about a music-hall star who finds himself much in demand when he inherits a title!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Cutts
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Claire Luce  •  Gina Malo  •  Max Baer

Plot and counter-plot jostle each other in this romantic comedy about a music-hall star who finds himself much in demand when he inherits a title!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Graham Cutts
CAST:  Stanley Lupino  •  Claire Luce  •  Gina Malo  •  Max Baer

Obsession (1949)

In London, psychiatrist Clive Riordan suspects that his cool and polished wife, Storm, is having yet another affair. Abandoning his weekly card game, Clive returns home to find Storm with her latest lover, American Bill Kronin. To Storm's horror, Clive overpowers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Phil Brown  •  Sally Gray  •  Naunton Wayne

In London, psychiatrist Clive Riordan suspects that his cool and polished wife, Storm, is having yet another affair. Abandoning his weekly card game, Clive returns home to find Storm with her latest lover, American Bill Kronin. To Storm's horror, Clive overpowers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Dmytryk
CAST:  Robert Newton  •  Phil Brown  •  Sally Gray  •  Naunton Wayne

A Window in London (1940)

A man witnesses a murder that isn't a murder, only to get involved with the magician and his wife who created the illusion. The insanely jealous magician husband eventually kills his wife, making for complications in life of unhappily married man who is now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Mason
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Sally Gray  •  Paul Lukas  •  Hartley Power

A man witnesses a murder that isn't a murder, only to get involved with the magician and his wife who created the illusion. The insanely jealous magician husband eventually kills his wife, making for complications in life of unhappily married man who is now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Mason
CAST:  Michael Redgrave  •  Sally Gray  •  Paul Lukas  •  Hartley Power

Dangerous Moonlight (1941)

Stefan Radetzky, a Polish pilot and famous concert pianist, is hospitalised in England from injuries sustained while in combat, and having lost his memory. As Radetzky plays the piano in a trance-like state, the story moves back in time to war-torn Warsaw. During ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Sally Gray  •  Derrick De Marney  •  Cecil Parker

Stefan Radetzky, a Polish pilot and famous concert pianist, is hospitalised in England from injuries sustained while in combat, and having lost his memory. As Radetzky plays the piano in a trance-like state, the story moves back in time to war-torn Warsaw. During ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Desmond Hurst
CAST:  Adolf Wohlbrück  •  Sally Gray  •  Derrick De Marney  •  Cecil Parker

Escape Route (1952)

When nuclear scientists are kidnapped and smuggled behind the Iron Curtain, an FBI man and a British agent are assigned to catch the kidnappers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott  •  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  George Raft  •  Sally Gray  •  Frederick Piper  •  Patricia Laffan

When nuclear scientists are kidnapped and smuggled behind the Iron Curtain, an FBI man and a British agent are assigned to catch the kidnappers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Graham Scott  •  Seymour Friedman
CAST:  George Raft  •  Sally Gray  •  Frederick Piper  •  Patricia Laffan

Silent Dust (1949)

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held, the son shows up; it turns out that he wasn't killed in battle but deserted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Comfort
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Derek Farr  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Stephen Murray

A wealthy blind man is determined to build a cricket pavilion as a memorial to his dead son, who was killed in battle in World War II. Not long before the dedication ceremony is to be held, the son shows up; it turns out that he wasn't killed in battle but deserted ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Comfort
CAST:  Sally Gray  •  Derek Farr  •  Nigel Patrick  •  Stephen Murray

Calling the Tune (1936)

Calling the Tune offers a fascinating look at the fledgeling gramophone industry as it tries to solve the problems of reliable recording and production methods. 'I predict that the gramophone will be the democratic entertainment of the future' states unscrupulous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Denham  •  Thorold Dickinson
CAST:  Adele Dixon  •  Sally Gray  •  Clifford Evans  •  Sam Livesey

Calling the Tune offers a fascinating look at the fledgeling gramophone industry as it tries to solve the problems of reliable recording and production methods. 'I predict that the gramophone will be the democratic entertainment of the future' states unscrupulous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Denham  •  Thorold Dickinson
CAST:  Adele Dixon  •  Sally Gray  •  Clifford Evans  •  Sam Livesey
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