Margalo Gillmore

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A fourth-generation actor on her father's side, she trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her stage acting career stretched from The Scrap of Paper in 1917 through to Noël Coward's musical Sail Away on Broadway in 1961. She was first noticed by the critics in the 1919 play The Famous Mrs. Fair, which she appeared in with Henry Miller and Blanche Bates. In 1921 she played the tubercular patient Eileen Carmody in Eugene O'Neill's The Straw, and in 1945 she originated the role of Kay Thorndike in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play State of the Union. Gillmore appeared regularly with the Theatre Guild. Having appeared as an extra in a silent film for the Vitagraph Studios in 1913 aged 16, and in a short, The Home Girl in 1928, Gillmore made her film debut in a major role in 1932 in Wayward, but did not appear on screen again until the 1950s in such films as Cause for Alarm!, Perfect Strangers, High Society (1956) and Upstairs and Downstairs (1959). During World War II, Gillmore had a role in the traveling production of The Barretts of Wimpole Street. The production starred much of the original Broadway cast headed by leading actress Katharine Cornell, and directed by Cornell's husband Guthrie McClintic. The play entertained troops in Italy, France and England and reached within a few miles of the front in the Netherlands, and the cast made a point of visiting military hospitals every day. She played Mrs. Darling in the ...

Cause for Alarm! (1951)

A bedridden and gravely ill man believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him, and outlines his suspicions in a letter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Bruce Cowling  •  Margalo Gillmore

A bedridden and gravely ill man believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him, and outlines his suspicions in a letter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Bruce Cowling  •  Margalo Gillmore

High Society (1956)

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Grace Kelly  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Celeste Holm

Childhood friends Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven got married and quickly divorced. Now Tracy is about to marry again, this time to a shrewd social-climbing businessman. C.K. still loves her. Spy magazine blackmails Tracy's family by threatening to reveal her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Walters
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Grace Kelly  •  Frank Sinatra  •  Celeste Holm

Perfect Strangers (1950)

Separated from their normal lives, jurors Terry Scott and David Campbell start to fall in love. Romance at a murder trial with a pair of jurors who are the only ones who think that the woman in the dock is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bretaigne Windust
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Dennis Morgan  •  Margalo Gillmore

Separated from their normal lives, jurors Terry Scott and David Campbell start to fall in love. Romance at a murder trial with a pair of jurors who are the only ones who think that the woman in the dock is innocent.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bretaigne Windust
CAST:  Ginger Rogers  •  Thelma Ritter  •  Dennis Morgan  •  Margalo Gillmore

The Trouble with Angels (1966)

Mary and her friend, Rachel, are new students at St. Francis Academy, a boarding school run by the iron fist of Mother Superior. The immature teens grow bored and begin playing pranks on both the unsuspecting nuns and their unpleasant classmates, becoming a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ida Lupino
CAST:  Rosalind Russell  •  Hayley Mills  •  Binnie Barnes  •  Camilla Sparv

Mary and her friend, Rachel, are new students at St. Francis Academy, a boarding school run by the iron fist of Mother Superior. The immature teens grow bored and begin playing pranks on both the unsuspecting nuns and their unpleasant classmates, becoming a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ida Lupino
CAST:  Rosalind Russell  •  Hayley Mills  •  Binnie Barnes  •  Camilla Sparv

The Happy Years (1950)

Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperkink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have just about given up on his education because he is an incorrigible student. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Dean Stockwell  •  Darryl Hickman  •  Scotty Beckett  •  Leon Ames

Based on a collection of stories with the focus on young John Humperkink "Dink" Stover, a student at the Lawrenceville Prepatory School, in 1896, whose family, in Eastcester, New York, have just about given up on his education because he is an incorrigible student. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  Dean Stockwell  •  Darryl Hickman  •  Scotty Beckett  •  Leon Ames

The Law and the Lady (1951)

A former housemaid (Garson) now works as a confidence trickster, but her plans for a big job in California go awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Michael Wilding  •  Fernando Lamas  •  Marjorie Main

A former housemaid (Garson) now works as a confidence trickster, but her plans for a big job in California go awry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edwin H. Knopf
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Michael Wilding  •  Fernando Lamas  •  Marjorie Main

Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Esther Williams  •  Joan Evans  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Barry Sullivan

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lanfield
CAST:  Esther Williams  •  Joan Evans  •  Vivian Blaine  •  Barry Sullivan

Elopement (1951)

Two sets of parents frantically race to stop their eloping children's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Charles Bickford  •  Anne Francis  •  William Lundigan

Two sets of parents frantically race to stop their eloping children's wedding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Charles Bickford  •  Anne Francis  •  William Lundigan

Peter Pan (1960)

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent J. Donehue
CAST:  Cyril Ritchard  •  Mary Martin  •  Lynn Fontanne  •  Maureen Bailey

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent J. Donehue
CAST:  Cyril Ritchard  •  Mary Martin  •  Lynn Fontanne  •  Maureen Bailey

Behave Yourself! (1951)

A young man takes in a dog that turns out to be wanted by mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Beck
CAST:  Farley Granger  •  Shelley Winters  •  Lon Chaney Jr.  •  Elisha Cook Jr.

A young man takes in a dog that turns out to be wanted by mobsters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Beck
CAST:  Farley Granger  •  Shelley Winters  •  Lon Chaney Jr.  •  Elisha Cook Jr.

Scandal at Scourie (1953)

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy meets Victoria McChesney. Victoria and her husband Patrick have no children ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Donna Corcoran

After their orphanage burns down, a group of children are being transported west by train to Manitoba. All of them are available for adoption and at a stop at Scourie, Ontario little Patsy meets Victoria McChesney. Victoria and her husband Patrick have no children ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Donna Corcoran

Woman's World (1954)

Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  June Allyson  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Lauren Bacall

Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  June Allyson  •  Cornel Wilde  •  Lauren Bacall

Upstairs and Downstairs (1959)

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Mylène Demongeot  •  Michael Craig  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Anne Heywood

On marrying the boss's daughter, Richard takes his father-in-law's advice to hire a live-in domestic. He soon finds good help is hard to come by. Run-ins follow with dipsomaniacs, bank robbers, a Welsh lass who takes one look at London and runs, and an Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Thomas
CAST:  Mylène Demongeot  •  Michael Craig  •  Claudia Cardinale  •  Anne Heywood

Gaby (1956)

A ballerina resorts to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  John Kerr  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Taina Elg

A ballerina resorts to prostitution when her fiance is reported killed in World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Leslie Caron  •  John Kerr  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Taina Elg

The Ten-Year Lunch (1987)

The story of the legendary wits who lunched daily at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City during the 1920s. The core of the so-called Round Table group included short story and poetry writer Dorothy Parker; comic actor and writer Robert Benchley; The New Yorker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aviva Slesin
CAST:  Heywood Hale Broun  •  Marc Connelly  •  Margalo Gillmore  •  Ruth Gordon

The story of the legendary wits who lunched daily at the Algonquin Hotel in New York City during the 1920s. The core of the so-called Round Table group included short story and poetry writer Dorothy Parker; comic actor and writer Robert Benchley; The New Yorker ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aviva Slesin
CAST:  Heywood Hale Broun  •  Marc Connelly  •  Margalo Gillmore  •  Ruth Gordon

Wayward (1932)

Story of mother's antagonism to her son's wife. From the novel "Wild Beauty" by Matsel Farnham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Sloman
CAST:  Nancy Carroll  •  Richard Arlen  •  Pauline Frederick  •  John Litel

Story of mother's antagonism to her son's wife. From the novel "Wild Beauty" by Matsel Farnham.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Sloman
CAST:  Nancy Carroll  •  Richard Arlen  •  Pauline Frederick  •  John Litel

Peter Pan (1955)

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Sondra Lee  •  Kathleen Nolan

In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Sondra Lee  •  Kathleen Nolan

Peter Pan (1956)

This SECOND live broadcast aired a year after the success of the first. Utilizing much of the same cast, it nevertheless is its own unique performance which charmed millions of households in 1956.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Margalo Gillmore  •  Kathleen Nolan

This SECOND live broadcast aired a year after the success of the first. Utilizing much of the same cast, it nevertheless is its own unique performance which charmed millions of households in 1956.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Margalo Gillmore  •  Kathleen Nolan

The Home Girl (1928)

A short film featuring the debut of actress Miriam Hopkins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Lawrence
CAST:  Margalo Gillmore  •  Otto Kruger  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Sylvia Field

A short film featuring the debut of actress Miriam Hopkins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edmund Lawrence
CAST:  Margalo Gillmore  •  Otto Kruger  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Sylvia Field