Gladys George

Gladys George was an American actress. George went on the stage at the age of 3 and toured the United States, appearing with her parents. She starred on stage in the 1920s, although she had made several films in the early part of that decade. She starred in Personal Appearance, a comedy by Lawrence Riley. This role was reprised by Mae West in the classic film, Go West, Young Man, which West adapted from the play. In 1936 George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for Valiant Is the Word for Carrie. George's Broadway credits include The Distant City, Lady in Waiting, and The Betrothal. Her only other first billed roles were in Madame X (1937) and Love is a Headache.[6] She also appeared in The Roaring Twenties (1939), The Way of All Flesh (1940), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and He Ran All the Way (1951). She played the widow of Miles Archer (Iva Archer) in The Maltese Falcon and Mme. Du Barry in Marie Antoinette. Her last successful roles were as Lute Mae Sanders in Flamingo Road, her brief appearance as the corrupt nurse Miss Hatch in Detective Story, and Lullaby of Broadway as the alcoholic mother of Doris Day's wholesome character. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gladys George, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a beautiful liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Mary Astor  •  Gladys George  •  Peter Lorre

Bright Leaf (1950)

Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Patricia Neal  •  Jack Carson

Two tobacco growers battle for control of the cigarette market.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Patricia Neal  •  Jack Carson

Christmas Holiday (1944)

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

Detective Story (1951)

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell

He Ran All the Way (1951)

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Shelley Winters  •  Wallace Ford  •  Selena Royle

A crook on the run hides out in an innocent girl's apartment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Berry
CAST:  John Garfield  •  Shelley Winters  •  Wallace Ford  •  Selena Royle

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Myrna Loy  •  Dana Andrews  •  Teresa Wright

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Myrna Loy  •  Dana Andrews  •  Teresa Wright

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

After World War I, Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gladys George

After World War I, Armistice Lloyd Hart goes back to practice law, former saloon keeper George Hally turns to bootlegging, and out-of-work Eddie Bartlett becomes a cab driver. Eddie builds a fleet of cabs through delivery of bootleg liquor and hires Lloyd as his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raoul Walsh
CAST:  James Cagney  •  Priscilla Lane  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Gladys George

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

Marie Antoinette (1938)

The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is arranged to marry Louis XVI, future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations. When Louis XV passes and Louis XVI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke  •  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Tyrone Power  •  John Barrymore  •  Robert Morley

The young Austrian princess Marie Antoinette is arranged to marry Louis XVI, future king of France, in a politically advantageous marriage for the rival countries. The opulent Marie indulges in various whims and flirtations. When Louis XV passes and Louis XVI ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke  •  Julien Duvivier
CAST:  Norma Shearer  •  Tyrone Power  •  John Barrymore  •  Robert Morley

Flamingo Road (1949)

A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Zachary Scott  •  Sydney Greenstreet  •  David Brian

A stranded carnival dancer takes on a corrupt political boss when she marries into small-town society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  Joan Crawford  •  Zachary Scott  •  Sydney Greenstreet  •  David Brian

Straight Is the Way (1934)

Just out of prison, Benny Horowitz tries to go straight. Things are complicated by his former girlfriend and his former gangster buddies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sloane
CAST:  Franchot Tone  •  May Robson  •  Karen Morley  •  Gladys George

Just out of prison, Benny Horowitz tries to go straight. Things are complicated by his former girlfriend and his former gangster buddies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sloane
CAST:  Franchot Tone  •  May Robson  •  Karen Morley  •  Gladys George

They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

With no other prospects, a World War I veteran puts the skills they taught him in the War to use.  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Gladys George  •  Franchot Tone  •  Edgar Dearing

With no other prospects, a World War I veteran puts the skills they taught him in the War to use.  (more)

DIRECTION:  W.S. Van Dyke
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Gladys George  •  Franchot Tone  •  Edgar Dearing

Love Is a Headache (1938)

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans, without her knowledge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Gladys George  •  Franchot Tone  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Virginia Weidler

A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans, without her knowledge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Thorpe
CAST:  Gladys George  •  Franchot Tone  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Virginia Weidler

The Lady from Cheyenne (1941)

Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Preston  •  Edward Arnold  •  Frank Craven

Fictionalized story of the 1869 adoption of women's suffrage in Wyoming Territory. In the new-founded railroad town of Laraville, Boss Jim Cork hopes to manipulate the sale of town lots to give him control, but Quaker schoolmarm Annie Morgan bags one of the key ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Lloyd
CAST:  Loretta Young  •  Robert Preston  •  Edward Arnold  •  Frank Craven

Silver City (1951)

Having masterminded the hold up of his company office, a mining engineer is barred from the industry. He then sets up shop as an assayer, scheming to acquire a rich silver mine lease from its operators.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Edmond O'Brien  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Richard Arlen

Having masterminded the hold up of his company office, a mining engineer is barred from the industry. He then sets up shop as an assayer, scheming to acquire a rich silver mine lease from its operators.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Byron Haskin
CAST:  Edmond O'Brien  •  Yvonne De Carlo  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Richard Arlen

A Child Is Born (1939)

A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Gladys George  •  Gale Page

A pregnant prison inmate shares her problems with the patients in a maternity ward.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Geraldine Fitzgerald  •  Jeffrey Lynn  •  Gladys George  •  Gale Page

The Crystal Ball (1943)

A young woman pretends to be a fortune teller in order to find romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Paulette Goddard  •  Ray Milland  •  Gladys George  •  Cecil Kellaway

A young woman pretends to be a fortune teller in order to find romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliott Nugent
CAST:  Paulette Goddard  •  Ray Milland  •  Gladys George  •  Cecil Kellaway

The Way of All Flesh (1940)

Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he is tagged as easy-pickings by a con-game gang and Mary Brown, gang accomplice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  Akim Tamiroff  •  Gladys George  •  William Henry  •  Muriel Angelus

Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he is tagged as easy-pickings by a con-game gang and Mary Brown, gang accomplice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis King
CAST:  Akim Tamiroff  •  Gladys George  •  William Henry  •  Muriel Angelus

Minstrel Man (1944)

Unusually elaborate for a PRC film, Minstrel Man is a lively musical drama built around the talents of veteran vaudevillian Benny Fields. The star is cast as Dixie Boy Johnson, who rises from the ranks of minstrel shows to become a top Broadway attraction. On the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis  •  Edgar G. Ulmer
CAST:  Benny Fields  •  Gladys George  •  Alan Dinehart  •  Roscoe Karns

Unusually elaborate for a PRC film, Minstrel Man is a lively musical drama built around the talents of veteran vaudevillian Benny Fields. The star is cast as Dixie Boy Johnson, who rises from the ranks of minstrel shows to become a top Broadway attraction. On the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph H. Lewis  •  Edgar G. Ulmer
CAST:  Benny Fields  •  Gladys George  •  Alan Dinehart  •  Roscoe Karns

Below the Surface (1920)

A widely respected deep-sea diver is approached by a ring of con artists who want him to be the front man for a phony scheme to recover gold from sunken ships. When he refuses, they send a sexy young woman to seduce his son, and then blackmail the father into going ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Willat
CAST:  Hobart Bosworth  •  Grace Darmond  •  Lloyd Hughes  •  George Webb

A widely respected deep-sea diver is approached by a ring of con artists who want him to be the front man for a phony scheme to recover gold from sunken ships. When he refuses, they send a sexy young woman to seduce his son, and then blackmail the father into going ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Willat
CAST:  Hobart Bosworth  •  Grace Darmond  •  Lloyd Hughes  •  George Webb
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