Ann Todd

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dorothy Anne Todd (24 January 1907, Hartford, Cheshire – 6 May 1993, London) was an English actress and producer. She was born in Hartford, Cheshire and was educated at St. Winifrid's School, Eastbourne. She became a popular actress from appearing in such films as Perfect Strangers (1945) (as a nurse) and The Seventh Veil (1945) (as a troubled concert pianist). She is perhaps best known to American audiences as Gregory Peck's long-suffering wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). She later produced a series of travel films. Her autobiography is entitled The Eighth Veil, an allusion to the film which made her a star in Britain. Todd was known as the "pocket Garbo" for her diminutive, blond beauty. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ann Todd, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Madeleine (1950)

The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Norman Wooland  •  Ivan Desny  •  Leslie Banks

The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Norman Wooland  •  Ivan Desny  •  Leslie Banks

The Paradine Case (1947)

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Ann Todd  •  Charles Laughton  •  Charles Coburn

The beautiful Mrs. Paradine is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires married Anthony Keane as her lawyer and when he begins to fall in love with her, she encourages him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Ann Todd  •  Charles Laughton  •  Charles Coburn

The Passionate Friends (1949)

A woman is torn between the love of her life, who is married to someone else, and her older husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Claude Rains  •  Trevor Howard  •  Isabel Dean

A woman is torn between the love of her life, who is married to someone else, and her older husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Claude Rains  •  Trevor Howard  •  Isabel Dean

The Sound Barrier (1952)

Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Nigel Patrick  •  John Justin

Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Nigel Patrick  •  John Justin

Things to Come (1936)

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Edward Chapman  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Cedric Hardwicke

The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies
CAST:  Raymond Massey  •  Edward Chapman  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Cedric Hardwicke

Perfect Strangers (1945)

After World War II service changes them, a married couple dread their postwar reunion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Glynis Johns  •  Ann Todd

After World War II service changes them, a married couple dread their postwar reunion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Korda
CAST:  Robert Donat  •  Deborah Kerr  •  Glynis Johns  •  Ann Todd

The Seventh Veil (1945)

A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  James Mason  •  Ann Todd  •  Herbert Lom  •  Hugh McDermott

A concert pianist with amnesia fights to regain her memory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  James Mason  •  Ann Todd  •  Herbert Lom  •  Hugh McDermott

So Evil My Love (1948)

In the late 19th century, on board a ship sailing from Jamaica to England, Olivia Harwood, a recent widow, takes on the task of caring for several malaria patients, including Mark Bellis, a mysterious and tormented painter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Ann Todd  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Leo G. Carroll

In the late 19th century, on board a ship sailing from Jamaica to England, Olivia Harwood, a recent widow, takes on the task of caring for several malaria patients, including Mark Bellis, a mysterious and tormented painter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Allen
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Ann Todd  •  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Leo G. Carroll

The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934)

The retired British captain forms a gang to rescue his wife and thwart his nemesis, Carl Peterson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Summers
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Joyce Kennedy  •  Francis L. Sullivan

The retired British captain forms a gang to rescue his wife and thwart his nemesis, Carl Peterson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Summers
CAST:  Ralph Richardson  •  Ann Todd  •  Joyce Kennedy  •  Francis L. Sullivan

Ships with Wings (1941)

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to redeem himself and rejoin his old unit on a British carrier. This is regarded the last of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Leslie Banks  •  Jane Baxter  •  Ann Todd

Before the war, a Fleet Air Arm pilot is dismissed for causing the death of a colleague. Working for a small Greek airline when the Germans invade Greece, he gets a chance to redeem himself and rejoin his old unit on a British carrier. This is regarded the last of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sergei Nolbandov
CAST:  John Clements  •  Leslie Banks  •  Jane Baxter  •  Ann Todd

The Ghost Train (1931)

The Ghost Train is a 1931 British comedy thriller film directed by Walter Forde and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge and Ann Todd. It is based on the play The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley. The film's art direction is by Walter Murton. Only five reels of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Forde
CAST:  Jack Hulbert  •  Cicely Courtneidge  •  Ann Todd  •  Cyril Raymond

The Ghost Train is a 1931 British comedy thriller film directed by Walter Forde and starring Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge and Ann Todd. It is based on the play The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley. The film's art direction is by Walter Murton. Only five reels of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Forde
CAST:  Jack Hulbert  •  Cicely Courtneidge  •  Ann Todd  •  Cyril Raymond

Keepers of Youth (1931)

The arrival of Mr. Knox, the new sports instructor at a British public school, heralds trouble. He imposes his dominant personality to influence colleagues and the headmaster alike, and then attempts to force himself on Millicent, the assistant matron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bentley
CAST:  Garry Marsh  •  Ann Todd  •  Robin Irvine  •  John Turnbull

The arrival of Mr. Knox, the new sports instructor at a British public school, heralds trouble. He imposes his dominant personality to influence colleagues and the headmaster alike, and then attempts to force himself on Millicent, the assistant matron.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bentley
CAST:  Garry Marsh  •  Ann Todd  •  Robin Irvine  •  John Turnbull

The Squeaker (1937)

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Edmund Lowe  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Ann Todd  •  Tamara Desni

London's jewel thieves are under the thumb of a mysterious fence, who ruthlessly exposes any thief who crosses him. Desperate, Scotland Yard re-hires ex-Inspector Barrabal who, as a known drunkard, is ideally suited to go undercover with a faked criminal record ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William K. Howard
CAST:  Edmund Lowe  •  Sebastian Shaw  •  Ann Todd  •  Tamara Desni

The Water Gipsies (1932)

Jane Bell has lived on an old barge moored in the Thames with her feckless father and sister ever since their mother died, but she would prefer her life to be more like the movies  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Elvey
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Sari Maritza  •  Ian Hunter  •  Peter Hannen

Jane Bell has lived on an old barge moored in the Thames with her feckless father and sister ever since their mother died, but she would prefer her life to be more like the movies  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maurice Elvey
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Sari Maritza  •  Ian Hunter  •  Peter Hannen

Beware My Brethren (1972)

Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness and murder. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious mania overpowers him and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hartford-Davis
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Patrick Magee  •  Tony Beckley  •  Percy Herbert

Led by a sinister minister, a controlling religious sect called the Brethren has taken control of widow Birdy Wemys, sending her unstable son, Kenny, into a spiraling descent into madness and murder. No woman is safe when Kenny's religious mania overpowers him and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hartford-Davis
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Patrick Magee  •  Tony Beckley  •  Percy Herbert

Poison Pen (1939)

The inhabitants of a peaceful village begin receiving mysterious hate mail penned by someone with malicious thoughts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Robert Newton  •  Ann Todd  •  Geoffrey Toone

The inhabitants of a peaceful village begin receiving mysterious hate mail penned by someone with malicious thoughts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul L. Stein
CAST:  Flora Robson  •  Robert Newton  •  Ann Todd  •  Geoffrey Toone

Daybreak (1948)

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Eric Portman  •  Bill Owen  •  Maxwell Reed

A mysterious barber hides a secret identity that eventually leads to tragedy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Compton Bennett
CAST:  Ann Todd  •  Eric Portman  •  Bill Owen  •  Maxwell Reed

Ninety Degrees in the Shade (1965)

A woman attempts to cover up the thefts committed by the manager at the shop she works at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiří Weiss
CAST:  James Booth  •  Anne Heywood  •  Ann Todd  •  Donald Wolfit

A woman attempts to cover up the thefts committed by the manager at the shop she works at.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jiří Weiss
CAST:  James Booth  •  Anne Heywood  •  Ann Todd  •  Donald Wolfit

These Charming People (1931)

A drama film directed by Louis Mercanton  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Mercanton
CAST:  Cyril Maude  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Nora Swinburne  •  Ann Todd

A drama film directed by Louis Mercanton  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Mercanton
CAST:  Cyril Maude  •  Godfrey Tearle  •  Nora Swinburne  •  Ann Todd

Danny Boy (1941)

A remake of Oswald Mitchell's own 1934 production, a story of Jayne Kaye (Ann Todd), a successful singer in America who returns to Britain during the Blitz to find her ex-husband and son who have fallen on hard times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oswald Mitchell
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Ann Todd  •  Grant Tyler

A remake of Oswald Mitchell's own 1934 production, a story of Jayne Kaye (Ann Todd), a successful singer in America who returns to Britain during the Blitz to find her ex-husband and son who have fallen on hard times.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oswald Mitchell
CAST:  David Farrar  •  Wilfrid Lawson  •  Ann Todd  •  Grant Tyler
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