Martha Wentworth

Verna Martha Wentworth (June 2, 1889 - March 8, 1974) was an American actress. Originally a radio actress, she became a film actress in the 1940s, starring in several Red Ryder Western films. She went on to do voice work for Walt Disney Studios in One Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Sword in the Stone, her final credited film appearance.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Joan Blondell  •  James Dunn  •  Lloyd Nolan

In Brooklyn circa 1900, the Nolans manage to enjoy life on pennies despite great poverty and Papa's alcoholism. We come to know these people well through big and little troubles: Aunt Sissy's scandalous succession of "husbands"; the removal of the one tree visible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elia Kazan
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Joan Blondell  •  James Dunn  •  Lloyd Nolan

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Brooks
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Anne Francis  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Vic Morrow

Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

The East Side Kids discover that one of their own, Danny, is torn between staying and school and becoming a boxer, and is getting mixed up with gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wallace Fox
CAST:  Leo Gorcey  •  Bobby Jordan  •  Huntz Hall  •  Keye Luke

The East Side Kids discover that one of their own, Danny, is torn between staying and school and becoming a boxer, and is getting mixed up with gangsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wallace Fox
CAST:  Leo Gorcey  •  Bobby Jordan  •  Huntz Hall  •  Keye Luke

Fallen Angel (1945)

An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella, he also begins romancing a quiet and well-to-do woman named June Mills. Since Stella isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  Dana Andrews  •  Linda Darnell  •  Charles Bickford

An unemployed drifter, Eric Stanton wanders into a small California town and begins hanging around the local diner. While Eric falls for the lovely waitress Stella, he also begins romancing a quiet and well-to-do woman named June Mills. Since Stella isn't ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  Dana Andrews  •  Linda Darnell  •  Charles Bickford

One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Hamilton Luske  •  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Rod Taylor  •  J. Pat O'Malley  •  Betty Lou Gerson  •  Martha Wentworth

When a litter of dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement. In a Disney animation classic, Dalmatian Pongo is tired of his bachelor-dog life. He spies lovely ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clyde Geronimi  •  Hamilton Luske  •  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Rod Taylor  •  J. Pat O'Malley  •  Betty Lou Gerson  •  Martha Wentworth

The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Karl Swenson  •  Junius Matthews  •  Norman Alden

Wart is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for him beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give him an education, believing that once one has an education, one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Reitherman
CAST:  Sebastian Cabot  •  Karl Swenson  •  Junius Matthews  •  Norman Alden

Waterloo Bridge (1940)

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On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Robert Taylor  •  Lucile Watson  •  Virginia Field

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Robert Taylor  •  Lucile Watson  •  Virginia Field

I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title song. Oliver Owl plays the piano; Beans the cat puts a cat and dog inside, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friz Freleng
CAST:  Billy Bletcher  •  Joe Dougherty  •  Bernice Hansen  •  Martha Wentworth

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title song. Oliver Owl plays the piano; Beans the cat puts a cat and dog inside, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friz Freleng
CAST:  Billy Bletcher  •  Joe Dougherty  •  Bernice Hansen  •  Martha Wentworth

Pigs Is Pigs (1937)

A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a nightmare where he is force-fed by a mad scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friz Freleng
CAST:  Billy Bletcher  •  Bernice Hansen  •  Martha Wentworth

A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a nightmare where he is force-fed by a mad scientist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Friz Freleng
CAST:  Billy Bletcher  •  Bernice Hansen  •  Martha Wentworth

I Love to Singa (1936)

I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owl who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a lighthearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tex Avery
CAST:  Tommy Bond  •  Billy Bletcher  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Johnnie Davis

I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owl who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a lighthearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tex Avery
CAST:  Tommy Bond  •  Billy Bletcher  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Johnnie Davis

Disney's Halloween Treat (1982)

Contains memorable scenes from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Fantasia," "Lady and the Tramp," "Peter Pan," "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," and "The Sword in the Stone."  (more)

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CAST:  Hal Douglas  •  Bobby Driscoll  •  Peggy Lee  •  Bing Crosby

Contains memorable scenes from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Fantasia," "Lady and the Tramp," "Peter Pan," "One Hundred and One Dalmatians," and "The Sword in the Stone."  (more)

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CAST:  Hal Douglas  •  Bobby Driscoll  •  Peggy Lee  •  Bing Crosby

You for Me (1952)

A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Peter Lawford  •  Jane Greer  •  Gig Young  •  Rita Corday

A good-hearted nurse gets mixed up with a millionaire who could help her hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Weis
CAST:  Peter Lawford  •  Jane Greer  •  Gig Young  •  Rita Corday

Wildcat Bus (1940)

A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Woodruff
CAST:  Fay Wray  •  Charles Lang  •  Paul Guilfoyle  •  Don Costello

A broke playboy signs on to help a young beauty save her ailing bus line.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Woodruff
CAST:  Fay Wray  •  Charles Lang  •  Paul Guilfoyle  •  Don Costello

Young Man with Ideas (1952)

A Montana lawyer (Glenn Ford) gets distracted after moving to California with his wife (Ruth Roman) and children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Ruth Roman  •  Denise Darcel  •  Donna Corcoran

A Montana lawyer (Glenn Ford) gets distracted after moving to California with his wife (Ruth Roman) and children.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Glenn Ford  •  Ruth Roman  •  Denise Darcel  •  Donna Corcoran

Homesteaders of Paradise Valley (1947)

Red Ryder convinces homesteaders to settle in Paradise Valley. Business men in nearby Central City want control of the valley and water supply and propose to build a dam for half interest in the land. They use Red to generate interest in the dam but when the dam is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Ann E. Todd

Red Ryder convinces homesteaders to settle in Paradise Valley. Business men in nearby Central City want control of the valley and water supply and propose to build a dam for half interest in the land. They use Red to generate interest in the dam but when the dam is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Ann E. Todd

Strange Affair (1944)

Eminent psychiatrist Dr. Brenner invites cartoonist Bill Harrison and his wife, Jack, to a banquet honoring war refugees. Bill volunteers to pick up fellow psychiatrist Dr. Baumler at the train station, but the man vanishes when he has Bill stop so he can use a pay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Allyn Joslyn  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  Marguerite Chapman  •  Edgar Buchanan

Eminent psychiatrist Dr. Brenner invites cartoonist Bill Harrison and his wife, Jack, to a banquet honoring war refugees. Bill volunteers to pick up fellow psychiatrist Dr. Baumler at the train station, but the man vanishes when he has Bill stop so he can use a pay ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Allyn Joslyn  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  Marguerite Chapman  •  Edgar Buchanan

Oregon Trail Scouts (1947)

Red Ryder battles an unscrupulous fur thief named Hunter for the right to trap beaver and otter on the land of Chief Running Fox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Roy Barcroft

Red Ryder battles an unscrupulous fur thief named Hunter for the right to trap beaver and otter on the land of Chief Running Fox.  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Roy Barcroft

The Stranger (1946)

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Orson Welles
CAST:  Edward G. Robinson  •  Loretta Young  •  Orson Welles  •  Philip Merivale

Santa Fe Uprising (1946)

The Duchess, the aunt of Red Ryder, comes to town to protect her property. Crawford, a town big-shot behind an outlaw gang, tries to prevent her from reaching her destination, but the attack is thwarted by Red. The latter is made town marshal, and when he gets too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Barton MacLane

The Duchess, the aunt of Red Ryder, comes to town to protect her property. Crawford, a town big-shot behind an outlaw gang, tries to prevent her from reaching her destination, but the attack is thwarted by Red. The latter is made town marshal, and when he gets too ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Barton MacLane

Stagecoach to Denver (1946)

Lambert has the stagecoach wrecked killing the Commissioner so his phony replacement can alter Coonskin's land survey. When Red Ryder exposes the survey hoax, Lambert has his stooge Sheriff put Red in jail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Roy Barcroft

Lambert has the stagecoach wrecked killing the Commissioner so his phony replacement can alter Coonskin's land survey. When Red Ryder exposes the survey hoax, Lambert has his stooge Sheriff put Red in jail.  (more)

DIRECTION:  R.G. Springsteen
CAST:  Allan Lane  •  Robert Blake  •  Martha Wentworth  •  Roy Barcroft
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