Isabel Jewell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Isabel Jewell (July 19, 1907 – April 5, 1972) was an American actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were Ceiling Zero, Marked Woman, A Tale of Two Cities, and Gone With the Wind. After years in theater stock companies, including an 87-week stint in Lincoln, Nebraska, she hit the big time after getting a part on Broadway in Up Pops the Devil (1930). She received glowing critical reviews for Blessed Event (1932) as well. Jewell's film debut came in Blessed Event (1932). She had been brought to Hollywood by Warner Brothers for the film version of Up Pops the Devil. Jewell gained other supporting roles, appearing in a variety of films in the early 1930s. She played stereotypical gangsters' women in such films as Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and Marked Woman (1937). She was well received playing against type, as the seamstress sentenced to death on the guillotine along with Sydney Carton (Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two Cities (1935). Her most significant role was as the prostitute Gloria Stone in Lost Horizon (1937). Jewell's films included Gone with the Wind (1939) (in the role of "that white trash, Emmy Slattery"), Northwest Passage (1940), High Sierra (1941), and the low-budget The Leopard Man (1943). By the end of the 1940s, her roles had reduced in significance to the degree that her performances were often uncredited, e.g. The Snake Pit. She performed in radio dramas in the 1950s, ...

2 3 4

Gone with the Wind (1939)

ClassicEpicBrilliantBeautiful

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Vivien Leigh  •  Clark Gable  •  Olivia de Havilland  •  Thomas Mitchell

Bombshell (1933)

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Jean Harlow  •  Lee Tracy  •  Frank Morgan  •  Franchot Tone

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Jean Harlow  •  Lee Tracy  •  Frank Morgan  •  Franchot Tone

Born to Kill (1947)

Helen Brent has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers her neighbor Laury Palmer and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. The killer is her neighbor's other boyfriend Sam Wilde, an insanely jealous man who won't abide anyone "cutting in" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Claire Trevor  •  Lawrence Tierney  •  Walter Slezak  •  Phillip Terry

Helen Brent has just received a Reno divorce. That night, she discovers her neighbor Laury Palmer and a gentleman caller murdered in Palmer's home. The killer is her neighbor's other boyfriend Sam Wilde, an insanely jealous man who won't abide anyone "cutting in" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  Claire Trevor  •  Lawrence Tierney  •  Walter Slezak  •  Phillip Terry

High Sierra (1941)

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

Given a pardon from jail, Roy Earle gets back into the swing of things as he robs a swanky resort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  Ida Lupino  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Alan Curtis  •  Arthur Kennedy

Lost Horizon (1937)

ClassicComplexAdventurousInspiring

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Ronald Colman  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Edward Everett Horton  •  John Howard

Marked Woman (1937)

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell

Set in the underworld of Manhattan, Marked Woman tells the story of a woman who dares to stand up to one of the city's most powerful gangsters. The women of the story are "hostesses". What is implied, but not stated clearly is that they are prostitutes, who work in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon  •  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Lola Lane  •  Isabel Jewell

Northwest Passage (1940)

Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on their famous raid at Fort St. Francis and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Young  •  Walter Brennan  •  Ruth Hussey

Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War. The film focuses on their famous raid at Fort St. Francis and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  King Vidor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Robert Young  •  Walter Brennan  •  Ruth Hussey

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Loretta Young  •  David Niven  •  Monty Woolley

The Leopard Man (1943)

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Margo  •  Jean Brooks  •  Isabel Jewell

When a leopard escapes during a publicity stunt, it triggers a series of murders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jacques Tourneur
CAST:  Dennis O'Keefe  •  Margo  •  Jean Brooks  •  Isabel Jewell

The Seventh Victim (1943)

A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Tom Conway  •  Jean Brooks  •  Isabel Jewell  •  Kim Hunter

A young woman searches for her missing sister who, unknown to her, has become involved with a group of Satan worshippers in Greenwich Village.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Robson
CAST:  Tom Conway  •  Jean Brooks  •  Isabel Jewell  •  Kim Hunter

Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)

Carrie Snyder is a prostitute, who is forced out of the fictional southern town of Crebillon, after forming a friendship with a young boy named Paul, whose dying mother is unable to protest against her son visiting such a woman. After Carrie has left town Paul runs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wesley Ruggles
CAST:  Gladys George  •  Arline Judge  •  John Howard  •  Dudley Digges

Carrie Snyder is a prostitute, who is forced out of the fictional southern town of Crebillon, after forming a friendship with a young boy named Paul, whose dying mother is unable to protest against her son visiting such a woman. After Carrie has left town Paul runs ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wesley Ruggles
CAST:  Gladys George  •  Arline Judge  •  John Howard  •  Dudley Digges

Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Leo Carrillo

The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  William Powell  •  Myrna Loy  •  Leo Carrillo

Man in the Attic (1953)

London, 1888: on the night of the third Jack the Ripper killing, soft-spoken Mr. Slade, a research pathologist, takes lodgings with the Harleys, including a gloomy attic room for "experiments." Mrs. Harley finds Slade odd and increasingly suspects the worst; her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Constance Smith  •  Byron Palmer  •  Frances Bavier

London, 1888: on the night of the third Jack the Ripper killing, soft-spoken Mr. Slade, a research pathologist, takes lodgings with the Harleys, including a gloomy attic room for "experiments." Mrs. Harley finds Slade odd and increasingly suspects the worst; her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hugo Fregonese
CAST:  Jack Palance  •  Constance Smith  •  Byron Palmer  •  Frances Bavier

Shadow of Doubt (1935)

When a Hollywood producer is murdered, the most likely suspect is a man who is smitten with the victim's fiancee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Ricardo Cortez  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Constance Collier  •  Isabel Jewell

When a Hollywood producer is murdered, the most likely suspect is a man who is smitten with the victim's fiancee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Ricardo Cortez  •  Virginia Bruce  •  Constance Collier  •  Isabel Jewell

The Casino Murder Case (1935)

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Paul Lukas  •  Alison Skipworth  •  Donald Cook  •  Rosalind Russell

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin L. Marin
CAST:  Paul Lukas  •  Alison Skipworth  •  Donald Cook  •  Rosalind Russell

Times Square Lady (1935)

A young Iowa woman inherits her late estranged father's New York business, but the dead man's crooked associates think they can outwit the naive heir and seize control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Virginia Bruce  •  Robert Taylor  •  Pinky Tomlin  •  Helen Twelvetrees

A young Iowa woman inherits her late estranged father's New York business, but the dead man's crooked associates think they can outwit the naive heir and seize control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George B. Seitz
CAST:  Virginia Bruce  •  Robert Taylor  •  Pinky Tomlin  •  Helen Twelvetrees

They Asked For It (1939)

In this crime drama, the owner and chief editor of a newspaper gets together with two college pals and begins looking into the strange death of an old hermit who lived on the fringe of town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  William Lundigan  •  Joy Hodges  •  Michael Whalen  •  Isabel Jewell

In this crime drama, the owner and chief editor of a newspaper gets together with two college pals and begins looking into the strange death of an old hermit who lived on the fringe of town.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  William Lundigan  •  Joy Hodges  •  Michael Whalen  •  Isabel Jewell

Badman's Territory (1946)

After some gun play with a posse, the James Gang head for Quinto in a section of land which is not a part of America. Anyone there is beyond the law so the town is populated with outlaws. Next to arrive is Sheriff Rowley, following his brother whom the Gang have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  George 'Gabby' Hayes  •  Ann Richards  •  Ray Collins

After some gun play with a posse, the James Gang head for Quinto in a section of land which is not a part of America. Anyone there is beyond the law so the town is populated with outlaws. Next to arrive is Sheriff Rowley, following his brother whom the Gang have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Whelan
CAST:  Randolph Scott  •  George 'Gabby' Hayes  •  Ann Richards  •  Ray Collins

The Merry Monahans (1944)

The Merry Monahans is one of the higher-budgeted Universal musicals of the 1940s, even though the storyline is strictly grade-B material. During the first two decades of the 20th century the film concerns a family vaudeville troupe headed by patriarch Pete Monahan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Peggy Ryan  •  Jack Oakie  •  Ann Blyth

The Merry Monahans is one of the higher-budgeted Universal musicals of the 1940s, even though the storyline is strictly grade-B material. During the first two decades of the 20th century the film concerns a family vaudeville troupe headed by patriarch Pete Monahan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Lamont
CAST:  Donald O'Connor  •  Peggy Ryan  •  Jack Oakie  •  Ann Blyth

The Story of Molly X (1949)

Molly's husband Rick was a gang leader somewhere in the middle west. When he's shot, the tough woman moves to S.F. with a couple of the gang to start anew. Disguised as a noble woman, she and her gang rob security transports. But when one day Rob confesses to her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Crane Wilbur
CAST:  June Havoc  •  John Russell  •  Dorothy Hart  •  Connie Gilchrist

Molly's husband Rick was a gang leader somewhere in the middle west. When he's shot, the tough woman moves to S.F. with a couple of the gang to start anew. Disguised as a noble woman, she and her gang rob security transports. But when one day Rob confesses to her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Crane Wilbur
CAST:  June Havoc  •  John Russell  •  Dorothy Hart  •  Connie Gilchrist
2 3 4