Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman (born Sarah Jane Mayfield; January 5, 1917 – September 10, 2007) was an American singer, dancer, and character actress of film and television. She began her film career in the 1930s, and was a prolific performer for two decades. She received an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Johnny Belinda (1948), and later achieved success during the 1980s for her leading role in the television series Falcon Crest. Wyman was the first wife of Ronald Reagan. They married in 1940 and divorced in 1948, before Reagan ran for public office. She is the only person to have won an Oscar and married a future President of the United States. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jane Wyman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Two different social classes collide when Cary Scott, a wealthy upper-class widow, falls in love with her much younger and down-to-earth gardener, prompting disapproval and criticism from her children and country club friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Rock Hudson  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Conrad Nagel

Two different social classes collide when Cary Scott, a wealthy upper-class widow, falls in love with her much younger and down-to-earth gardener, prompting disapproval and criticism from her children and country club friends.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Rock Hudson  •  Agnes Moorehead  •  Conrad Nagel

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Warren William  •  Joan Blondell  •  Aline MacMahon  •  Ruby Keeler

Things get tough for Carol and her showgirl pals, Trixie and Polly, when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad saves the day by funding a new Depression-themed musical for the girls to star in, but when his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mervyn LeRoy
CAST:  Warren William  •  Joan Blondell  •  Aline MacMahon  •  Ruby Keeler

Magnificent Obsession (1954)

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When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Rock Hudson  •  Barbara Rush  •  Agnes Moorehead

When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates him with equipment that's therefore unavailable to aid a local hero, Dr. Wayne Phillips, who dies as a result. Phillips had helped many people, and when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Rock Hudson  •  Barbara Rush  •  Agnes Moorehead

My Man Godfrey (1936)

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  William Powell  •  Carole Lombard  •  Alice Brady  •  Gail Patrick

Fifth Avenue socialite Irene Bullock needs a "forgotten man" to win a scavenger hunt, and no one is more forgotten than Godfrey Park, who resides in a dump by the East River. Irene hires Godfrey as a servant for her riotously unhinged family, to the chagrin of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory La Cava
CAST:  William Powell  •  Carole Lombard  •  Alice Brady  •  Gail Patrick

Stage Fright (1950)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high-society entertainer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred Hitchcock
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Jane Wyman  •  Michael Wilding  •  Richard Todd

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jane Wyman  •  Phillip Terry  •  Howard Da Silva

Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Ray Milland  •  Jane Wyman  •  Phillip Terry  •  Howard Da Silva

The Yearling (1946)

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clarence Brown
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jane Wyman  •  Claude Jarman Jr.  •  Chill Wills

Jody convinces his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clarence Brown
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jane Wyman  •  Claude Jarman Jr.  •  Chill Wills

Johnny Belinda (1948)

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Lew Ayres  •  Charles Bickford  •  Agnes Moorehead

A small-town doctor helps a deaf-mute farm girl learn to communicate.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Lew Ayres  •  Charles Bickford  •  Agnes Moorehead

The Blue Veil (1951)

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

A World War I widow loses her only child and spends the rest of her life as a children's nurse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt  •  Busby Berkeley
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charles Laughton  •  Joan Blondell  •  Richard Carlson

Let's Do It Again (1953)

In this 1953 musical remake of "The Awful Truth" Wyman is married to womanizing composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. She has an affair, but her ploy backfires, and the couple get a divorce. Once separated, they try every way to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Ray Milland  •  Aldo Ray  •  Leon Ames

In this 1953 musical remake of "The Awful Truth" Wyman is married to womanizing composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. She has an affair, but her ploy backfires, and the couple get a divorce. Once separated, they try every way to make ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexander Hall
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Ray Milland  •  Aldo Ray  •  Leon Ames

Slim (1937)

Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dangerous profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Henry Fonda  •  Stuart Erwin  •  Margaret Lindsay

Expert lineman Red takes Farm-boy Slim under his wing and teaches him the dangerous, migratory trade of putting up transmission lines. They both love their work, and the same girl, who hates their dangerous profession.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Enright
CAST:  Pat O’Brien  •  Henry Fonda  •  Stuart Erwin  •  Margaret Lindsay

It's a Great Feeling (1949)

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Doris Day  •  Jack Carson  •  Bill Goodwin

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Butler
CAST:  Dennis Morgan  •  Doris Day  •  Jack Carson  •  Bill Goodwin

Magic Town (1947)

Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Jane Wyman  •  Kent Smith  •  Ned Sparks

Rip Smith's opinion-poll business is a failure...until he discovers that the small town of Grandview is statistically identical to the entire country. He and his assistants go there to run polls cheaply and easily, in total secrecy (it would be fatal to let the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Wellman
CAST:  James Stewart  •  Jane Wyman  •  Kent Smith  •  Ned Sparks

George White's 1935 Scandals (1935)

A Brodway producer discovers new talent in a small Georgia town and brings them to New York for his new show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George White
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  James Dunn  •  George White  •  Ned Sparks

A Brodway producer discovers new talent in a small Georgia town and brings them to New York for his new show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George White
CAST:  Alice Faye  •  James Dunn  •  George White  •  Ned Sparks

Cain and Mabel (1936)

A chorus girl and a heavyweight boxer are paired romantically as a publicity stunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Marion Davies  •  Clark Gable  •  Allen Jenkins  •  Roscoe Karns

A chorus girl and a heavyweight boxer are paired romantically as a publicity stunt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lloyd Bacon
CAST:  Marion Davies  •  Clark Gable  •  Allen Jenkins  •  Roscoe Karns

Hollywood Canteen (1944)

Two soldiers on leave spend three nights at a club offering free of charge food, dancing, and entertainment for servicemen on their way overseas. Club founders Bette Davis and John Garfield give talks on the history of the place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  Joe E. Brown  •  Eddie Cantor  •  Kitty Carlisle

Two soldiers on leave spend three nights at a club offering free of charge food, dancing, and entertainment for servicemen on their way overseas. Club founders Bette Davis and John Garfield give talks on the history of the place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Delmer Daves
CAST:  Jack Benny  •  Joe E. Brown  •  Eddie Cantor  •  Kitty Carlisle

My Favorite Spy (1942)

The Army takes a bandleader (Kay Kyser) away from his bride (Ellen Drew) and sends him on a spy mission with a woman (Jane Wyman).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Kay Kyser  •  Ellen Drew  •  Jane Wyman  •  Robert Armstrong

The Army takes a bandleader (Kay Kyser) away from his bride (Ellen Drew) and sends him on a spy mission with a woman (Jane Wyman).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tay Garnett
CAST:  Kay Kyser  •  Ellen Drew  •  Jane Wyman  •  Robert Armstrong

Lucy Gallant (1955)

Director Robert Parrish's 1955 drama, spanning many years, stars Jane Wyman as a spirited western shopkeeper who watches as her small store flourishes and grows into a hugely profitable business empire. The cast also includes Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charlton Heston  •  Claire Trevor  •  Thelma Ritter

Director Robert Parrish's 1955 drama, spanning many years, stars Jane Wyman as a spirited western shopkeeper who watches as her small store flourishes and grows into a hugely profitable business empire. The cast also includes Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Parrish
CAST:  Jane Wyman  •  Charlton Heston  •  Claire Trevor  •  Thelma Ritter

Smart Blonde (1937)

Ambitious reporter Torchy Blane guides her policeman boyfriend to correctly pinpoint who shot the man she was interviewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Glenda Farrell  •  Barton MacLane  •  Wini Shaw  •  Craig Reynolds

Ambitious reporter Torchy Blane guides her policeman boyfriend to correctly pinpoint who shot the man she was interviewing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Glenda Farrell  •  Barton MacLane  •  Wini Shaw  •  Craig Reynolds

Broadway Hostess (1935)

Melodrama about the professional and romantic problems of an aspiring singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Wini Shaw  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Lyle Talbot  •  Allen Jenkins

Melodrama about the professional and romantic problems of an aspiring singer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank McDonald
CAST:  Wini Shaw  •  Genevieve Tobin  •  Lyle Talbot  •  Allen Jenkins
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