Lola Lane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Lane Sisters were a family of American singers and actresses. The sisters were Leota Lane (October 25, 1903 – July 25, 1963), Lola Lane (May 21, 1906 – June 22, 1981), Rosemary Lane (April 4, 1913 – November 25, 1974) and Priscilla Lane (June 12, 1915 – April 4, 1995). Lola, Rosemary, and Priscilla co-starred in four films together: Four Daughters (1938), Daughters Courageous (1939), Four Wives (1939) and Four Mothers (1941). Leota did not find the same success as her sisters and left Hollywood for New York City before the sisters' breakthrough. [Lola] was second lead to Bette Davis in the melodrama, Marked Woman, and won critical acclaim. Lola played the part of Gaby, a tough clip joint "hostess". Warners awarded her a contract in 1937 and her looks suited the hard-edged roles she found at Warners. Lola continued her career into the 1940s with her tough girl persona in dramas such as Convicted Woman (1940), Gangs of Chicago (1940), Mystery Ship (1941), Miss V from Moscow (1942) and Lost Canyon (1942), although she desperately wanted to break away from her type-casting . She retired at the age of forty in 1946. Her last three films – Why Girls Leave Home (1945) as Irene Mitchell, Deadline at Dawn (1946) as Edna Bartelli, and They Made Me a Killer (1946) as Betty Ford – had her in supporting roles. The above is from the Wikipedia article for "Lane Sisters".

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Deadline at Dawn (1946)

A young Navy sailor has one night to find out why a woman was killed and he ended up with a bag of money after a drinking blackout.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies  •  Harold Clurman
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Paul Lukas  •  Bill Williams  •  Joseph Calleia

A young Navy sailor has one night to find out why a woman was killed and he ended up with a bag of money after a drinking blackout.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Cameron Menzies  •  Harold Clurman
CAST:  Susan Hayward  •  Paul Lukas  •  Bill Williams  •  Joseph Calleia

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

They Made Me a Killer (1946)

A fugitive receives help from a victim's sister as he tries to clear his name of robbery and murder charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William C. Thomas
CAST:  Robert Lowery  •  Barbara Britton  •  Lola Lane  •  Frank Albertson

A fugitive receives help from a victim's sister as he tries to clear his name of robbery and murder charges.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William C. Thomas
CAST:  Robert Lowery  •  Barbara Britton  •  Lola Lane  •  Frank Albertson

Four Daughters (1938)

Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man for whom she cares. However, the arrival of a cynical, slovenly young composer named Mickey Borden turns the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Lola Lane  •  Claude Rains

Musician Adam Lemp and his four equally musical daughters, Emma, Ann, Kay, and Thea, live happily together. Each daughter has an upstanding young man for whom she cares. However, the arrival of a cynical, slovenly young composer named Mickey Borden turns the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Lola Lane  •  Claude Rains

Daughters Courageous (1939)

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 years earlier. The worldly wanderer Jim gets a cool family reception at first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Claude Rains  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane

Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 years earlier. The worldly wanderer Jim gets a cool family reception at first ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Claude Rains  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane

Mystery Ship (1941)

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DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Paul Kelly  •  Lola Lane  •  Larry Parks  •  Trevor Bardette

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DIRECTION:  Lew Landers
CAST:  Paul Kelly  •  Lola Lane  •  Larry Parks  •  Trevor Bardette

Buckskin Frontier (1943)

A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  Richard Dix  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Albert Dekker  •  Lee J. Cobb

A railroad man and the owner of a freight line battle for control of a crucial mountain pass.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  Richard Dix  •  Jane Wyatt  •  Albert Dekker  •  Lee J. Cobb

Lost Canyon (1942)

Burton is after Clark's ranch. He gets the banker to refuse to renew Clark's note and then sends his men to rustle his cattle. Hoppy is Clark's new foreman and is on to Burton's scheme. But just as he learns of the rustling and is about to go after the gang, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  William Boyd  •  Andy Clyde  •  Jay Kirby  •  Lola Lane

Burton is after Clark's ranch. He gets the banker to refuse to renew Clark's note and then sends his men to rustle his cattle. Hoppy is Clark's new foreman and is on to Burton's scheme. But just as he learns of the rustling and is about to go after the gang, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  William Boyd  •  Andy Clyde  •  Jay Kirby  •  Lola Lane

Torchy Blane in Panama (1938)

Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. via the Panama Canal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Clemens
CAST:  Lola Lane  •  Paul Kelly  •  Tom Kennedy  •  Anthony Averill

Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. via the Panama Canal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Clemens
CAST:  Lola Lane  •  Paul Kelly  •  Tom Kennedy  •  Anthony Averill

Girls of the Road (1940)

A story of the great-depression era about women hobos, tramps, job-seekers, fugitives and runaways running from or toward something as they hitch-hiked their way across the United States, dodging the police, do-gooders, lustful men and pursuing-husbands in a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Grinde
CAST:  Ann Dvorak  •  Helen Mack  •  Lola Lane  •  Ann Doran

A story of the great-depression era about women hobos, tramps, job-seekers, fugitives and runaways running from or toward something as they hitch-hiked their way across the United States, dodging the police, do-gooders, lustful men and pursuing-husbands in a bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Grinde
CAST:  Ann Dvorak  •  Helen Mack  •  Lola Lane  •  Ann Doran

Four Mothers (1941)

Four married sisters face motherhood, financial, marital and family issues together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Claude Rains  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Lola Lane

Four married sisters face motherhood, financial, marital and family issues together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Keighley
CAST:  Claude Rains  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Rosemary Lane  •  Lola Lane

Alias Mary Dow (1935)

A taxi-dancer agrees to pose as a girl who had been kidnapped as a child 18 years before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Neumann
CAST:  Sally Eilers  •  Ray Milland  •  Henry O'Neill  •  Katharine Alexander

A taxi-dancer agrees to pose as a girl who had been kidnapped as a child 18 years before.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kurt Neumann
CAST:  Sally Eilers  •  Ray Milland  •  Henry O'Neill  •  Katharine Alexander

Why Girls Leave Home (1945)

In this crime drama, a young woman leaves her unhappy life at home to become a sophisticated night club singer. Her first job is nearly fatal when she entangles herself with the mobsters who own the joint and learns too much about their operation. Her boss decides ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Berke
CAST:  Lola Lane  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Pamela Blake  •  Elisha Cook Jr.

In this crime drama, a young woman leaves her unhappy life at home to become a sophisticated night club singer. Her first job is nearly fatal when she entangles herself with the mobsters who own the joint and learns too much about their operation. Her boss decides ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Berke
CAST:  Lola Lane  •  Sheldon Leonard  •  Pamela Blake  •  Elisha Cook Jr.

Convicted Woman (1940)

A reporter and a lawyer investigate a women's prison and help an inmate who does not belong there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Grinde
CAST:  Rochelle Hudson  •  Frieda Inescort  •  June Lang  •  Lola Lane

A reporter and a lawyer investigate a women's prison and help an inmate who does not belong there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Grinde
CAST:  Rochelle Hudson  •  Frieda Inescort  •  June Lang  •  Lola Lane

Let's Go Places (1930)

A musical comedy in which a young and ambitious singer impersonates a famous operatic tenor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank R. Strayer
CAST:  Joseph Wagstaff  •  Lola Lane

A musical comedy in which a young and ambitious singer impersonates a famous operatic tenor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank R. Strayer
CAST:  Joseph Wagstaff  •  Lola Lane

Gangs of Chicago (1940)

A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Lloyd Nolan  •  Barton MacLane  •  Lola Lane  •  Ray Middleton

A criminal uses his knowledge of the law for his not-very-legal purposes, betraying friends along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Lloyd Nolan  •  Barton MacLane  •  Lola Lane  •  Ray Middleton

Ticket to a Crime (1934)

After a jeweler hires a private detective to help him find $50,000 missing from his company, he is murdered while attending a society party; and the private eye, aided by his comely secretary, vies with a bumbling police detective to find the murderer among several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis D. Collins
CAST:  Ralph Graves  •  Lois Wilson  •  Lola Lane  •  James Burke

After a jeweler hires a private detective to help him find $50,000 missing from his company, he is murdered while attending a society party; and the private eye, aided by his comely secretary, vies with a bumbling police detective to find the murderer among several ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis D. Collins
CAST:  Ralph Graves  •  Lois Wilson  •  Lola Lane  •  James Burke

When Were You Born? (1938)

A San Francisco astrologer correctly predicts a ship passenger's death and then helps the police look for the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William C. McGann
CAST:  Margaret Lindsay  •  Anna May Wong  •  Lola Lane  •  James Stephenson

A San Francisco astrologer correctly predicts a ship passenger's death and then helps the police look for the murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William C. McGann
CAST:  Margaret Lindsay  •  Anna May Wong  •  Lola Lane  •  James Stephenson

Steppin' in Society (1945)

In this crime comedy, a prominent judge's vacation is interrupted during a sudden storm that forces him to seek refuge in a shady nightclub where he is mistaken by the mobsters for a highly esteemed racketeer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Esway
CAST:  Edward Everett Horton  •  Gladys George  •  Ruth Terry  •  Robert Livingston

In this crime comedy, a prominent judge's vacation is interrupted during a sudden storm that forces him to seek refuge in a shady nightclub where he is mistaken by the mobsters for a highly esteemed racketeer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Esway
CAST:  Edward Everett Horton  •  Gladys George  •  Ruth Terry  •  Robert Livingston

Identity Unknown (1945)

A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, the army doesn't know which one of the four he is. He goes AWOL and searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Colmes
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Cheryl Walker  •  Roger Pryor  •  Bobby Driscoll

A soldier survives a bombing in which his three fellow soldiers were killed. When he recovers he discovers he has amnesia, and since his companions' bodies were burned beyond recognition, the army doesn't know which one of the four he is. He goes AWOL and searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Colmes
CAST:  Richard Arlen  •  Cheryl Walker  •  Roger Pryor  •  Bobby Driscoll
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