English Actress

Ethel Griffies

  • Apr 26, 1878 - Sep 09, 1975 (age 97)
  • 5' 6" (1.68 m)
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1975
Ethel Griffies
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Ethel Griffies

Ethel Griffies passed away.
1968
The Dick Cavett Show
TV ShowMar 4, 1968

The Dick Cavett Show

This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett …
This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986
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1965
The Trials of O'Brien
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TV ShowSep 18, 1965

The Trials of O'Brien

The Trials of O'Brien is a …
The Trials of O'Brien is a 1965 television series starring Peter Falk as a sordid Shakespeare-quoting lawyer and featuring Elaine Stritch as his secretary and Joanna Barnes as his ex-wife. The series ran for only 22 episodes on CBS Television between September 18, 1965 and March 18, 1966.
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Bus Riley's Back in Town
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MovieMar 24, 1965

Bus Riley's Back in Town

A young man returns home …
A young man returns home after a three year tour of duty in the navy only to find things are somewhat different from when he left. His kid sister has grown into a young woman, the job he thought was waiting for him turns out to have some unique conditions, and perhaps most importantly his former sweetheart has married a wealthy and much older man. Disillusioned, he drifts from job to job while trying hard to avoid the advances of his former girlfriend, who is unhappy in her marriage and longs for something extra. While all he wants to do is make something of his life, his will power will be put to the ultimate test.
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1963
Billy Liar
MovieAug 15, 1963

Billy Liar

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in …
A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
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The Birds
MovieMar 28, 1963

The Birds

Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set …
Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority.
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1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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The Nurses
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TV ShowSep 27, 1962

The Nurses

The Nurses is a serialized primetime medical drama …
The Nurses is a serialized primetime medical drama that was broadcast in the United States on CBS from September 27, 1962, to May 11, 1965. For the second season, the title was expanded to The Doctors and the Nurses and it ran until 1965, when it was transformed into a half-hour daytime soap opera. The soap opera, also called The Nurses, ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967.
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1949
Suspense
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TV ShowJan 6, 1949

Suspense

Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on …
Suspense is an American television anthology series that ran on CBS Television from 1949 to 1954. It was adapted from the radio program of the same name which ran from 1942 to 1962.
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1948
The Philco Television Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 3, 1948

The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television …
The Philco Television Playhouse is an American television anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
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1947
Kraft Television Theatre
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TV ShowMay 7, 1947

Kraft Television Theatre

Kraft Television Theatre is an …
Kraft Television Theatre is an American drama/anthology television series that began May 7, 1947, on NBC, airing at 7:30pm on Wednesday evenings until December of that year. It first promoted MacLaren's Imperial Cheese, which was advertised nowhere else. In January 1948, it moved to 9pm on Wednesdays, continuing in that timeslot until 1958. Initially produced by the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, the live hour-long series offered television plays with new stories and new characters each week, in addition to adaptations of such classics as A Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland. The program was broadcast live from Studio 8-H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, currently the home of Saturday Night Live.
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1946
Devotion
MovieApr 5, 1946

Devotion

Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their …
Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.
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1945
Saratoga Trunk
MovieNov 21, 1945

Saratoga Trunk

On the death of her mother, the vivacious Clio Dulaine (Ingrid …
On the death of her mother, the vivacious Clio Dulaine (Ingrid Bergman) returns from Paris, France to her childhood home in New Orleans, Louisiana to seek revenge for the humiliation her mother suffered there from her father's wife's family. She also plans to marry a rich man to attain the status and respectability her mother never had, but falls for Texas gambler Colonel Clint Maroon (Gary Cooper) instead. When he leaves New Orleans for the horse racing season at Saratoga Springs, she follows him there to seek her fortune - or someone else's.
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Thrill of a Romance
MovieMay 23, 1945

Thrill of a Romance

Cynthia is swept off her feet and marries a rich and very …
Cynthia is swept off her feet and marries a rich and very successful business executive, but business affairs make him abandon her during their honeymoon. Cynthia is sad and while he's away, meets the charming war hero, Maj. Milvaine, who is on leave. Sparks fly. Will she choose wealth over love?
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The Horn Blows at Midnight
MovieApr 20, 1945

The Horn Blows at Midnight

Falling asleep during the …
Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth. But Osidro and Doremus, two fallen angels enjoying the physical pleasures of an earthly existence, try to steal Athanael's trumpet, enlisting the aid of suave jewel thief Archie Dexter. Athanael fumbles his first try when he saves Archie's accomplice, Fran, from suicide. His second chance seems doomed when he's forced to leave his trumpet as security for a meal he can't pay for. But he gets it back just in time for a final confrontation with his desperate adversaries, dangling with them from the roof, only seconds from Midnight.
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1944
Music for Millions
MovieDec 18, 1944

Music for Millions

Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays …
Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WW II.
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The Keys of the Kingdom
MovieDec 15, 1944

The Keys of the Kingdom

A young priest, Father …
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese. While his boyhood friend, also a priest, flourishes in his calling as a ...
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1943
Holy Matrimony
MovieAug 27, 1943

Holy Matrimony

From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist …
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.
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Forever and a Day
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MovieJan 21, 1943

Forever and a Day

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an …
During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is resolutely against the sale. While they spend the night in an air-raid shelter she tells him the story of the building from its construction in 1804 until the present.
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1942
Time to Kill
MovieDec 24, 1942

Time to Kill

A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique …
A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to ...
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Castle in the Desert
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MovieFeb 2, 1942

Castle in the Desert

Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery …
Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert.
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1941
How Green Was My Valley
MovieOct 28, 1941

How Green Was My Valley

At the turn of the century in a …
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
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Great Guns
MovieOct 10, 1941

Great Guns

Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but …
Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.
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A Yank in the R.A.F.
MovieSep 25, 1941

A Yank in the R.A.F.

An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force …
An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.
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Billy the Kid
MovieMay 30, 1941

Billy the Kid

Billy Bonney is a hot-headed gunslinger who narrowly …
Billy Bonney is a hot-headed gunslinger who narrowly skirts a life of crime by being befriended and hired by a peaceful rancher, Eric Keating. When Keating is killed, Billy seeks revenge on the men who killed him, even if it means opposing his friend, Marshal Jim Sherwood.
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Dead Men Tell
MovieMar 28, 1941

Dead Men Tell

Eccentic, elderly matron Patience Nodbury has a treasure map …
Eccentic, elderly matron Patience Nodbury has a treasure map she's inherited from Black Hook, her pirate ancestor. To foil a mysterious thief who has tried to steal it, she divides it into four pieces, three of which she gives to fellow passengers booked to sail on the Suva Star, an old wooden sailing ship chartered for a treasure hunt on an offshore island. She is convinced that, according to family tradition, Black Hook will visit her before she dies. When the peg-legged "ghost" does just that, and she suffers a fatal heart attack, Charlie and Jimmy are faced with a boatload of red herrings including Bill Lydig, an escaped convict, Gene LaFarge, a certifiable neurotic accompanied by a personal psychiatrist, and the embittered Captain Kane, who was marooned on a deserted island by his ex-partner and vows revenge.
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1940
Stranger on the Third Floor
MovieAug 16, 1940

Stranger on the Third Floor

An aspiring reporter is the …
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.
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Anne of Windy Poplars
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MovieJun 28, 1940

Anne of Windy Poplars

Anne Shirley, having recently …
Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly accepted by her host family, the rest of the town, headed by the clannish Pringle family, refuses to accept her, on the orders of the head of the Pringle tribe, Hester Pringle.
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Irene
MovieApr 23, 1940

Irene

Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the …
Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob's latest venture, the "Madame Lucy" dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent's charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother... and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland's Lady O'Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O'Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat strains the relationship between Irene and Don, who had been away, was unaware of the scheme and is the real owner behind the "Madame Lucy" front.
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Vigil in the Night
MovieFeb 5, 1940

Vigil in the Night

A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame …
A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.
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1939
We Are Not Alone
MovieNov 25, 1939

We Are Not Alone

Warner Brothers' publicity releases, intended for newspapers, on …
Warner Brothers' publicity releases, intended for newspapers, on this movie state that Paul Muni worked closely with James Hilton on the adaptation of Hilton's book for this movie. Given that most publicity releases of the time (and also now) are best when taken with several grains of salt, this may or may not be true: Dr. David Newcome lives with his wife Jessica and son Gerald in the small English town of Calderbury. Jessica, conventional and somewhat stupid, is unable to understand the sensitive little boy and her stern, unsympathetic discipline aggravates Gerald's nervousness. The doctor is called to care for Leni, an Austrian dancer stranded in England, who has tried to commit suicide, and he decides she is just the person to hire as a governess for Gerald based on, evidently, no logic at all, but it does move the plot. Jessica learns the true story of Leni's background and demands she be discharged. Dr. Newcome arranges to have Leni enrolled in a music school. Gerald, being sent away to stay with his uncle, goes back into the house to retrieve a toy his mother has confiscated and, in getting it, he knocks over and breaks a bottle of pills. He stuffs these pills into a bottle containing his mother's headache pills. Jessica returns home, takes her headache pills, and the maid later finds her dead. Meanwhile, Leni and the Doctor are saying farewell when they hear the news of the outbreak of the War. Realizing that Leni, because of her nationality, will be in danger if she stays in England,he offers to take her on his bicycle to a nearby town where she can take a train for the start of the return to her homeland. But they are arrested for Jessica's murder and have the appearance of flight working against them. Gerald, the only person who can prove their innocence, has been told nothing of what has happened at the request of his father. With both sentenced to be hanged, the film's title comes from the line when the Doctor tells Leni, "We are not alone in suffering injustice."
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1938
Crackerjack
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MovieOct 1, 1938

Crackerjack

Jack Drake,a man with a hundred faces and in reality a modern …
Jack Drake,a man with a hundred faces and in reality a modern-day Robin Hood known only as Crackerjack, thrills all England with his exploits of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. As a guest at a society party "Crackerjack" steals some valuable pearls, and the next day learns there has also been a hold-up at the party and a man killed. and Scotland Yard considers Crackerjack to be the leader of the killer-gang, and he realizes that someone is using his name to cover their own crimes. And sets out to prove it without having to disclose who he really is.
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1937
Kathleen Mavourneen
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MovieFeb 2, 1937

Kathleen Mavourneen

Kathleen O'Moore returns to her home in rural Ireland and …
Kathleen O'Moore returns to her home in rural Ireland and becomes torn between the affections of Michael Rooney, a poor but honest man, and the wealthy squire with the power to make her dreams come true.
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1936
Guilty Melody
MovieJul 22, 1936

Guilty Melody

Guilty Melody is a 1936 British drama film directed by …
Guilty Melody is a 1936 British drama film directed by Richard Pottier and starring Don Alcaide, Gitta Alpar and John Loder. It was based on a short story by Hans José Rehfisch. In the film, a British spy falls in love with a singer whose husband is working for the enemy. It was made at Ealing Studios by the independent company Franco London Films. The film's sets were designed by art director Holmes Paul.
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Not So Dusty
MovieMay 20, 1936

Not So Dusty

Not So Dusty is a 1936 British comedy film directed by …
Not So Dusty is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Wally Patch, Gus McNaughton and Muriel George. The screenplay concerns two London rubbish collectors who come into possession of a valuable book, and thwart the attempts of some criminals to con them out of it.
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1935
Anna Karenina
MovieAug 1, 1935

Anna Karenina

This version of the Tolstoy classic lingers longer in Moscow …
This version of the Tolstoy classic lingers longer in Moscow during the weeks that follow the initial meeting of the starstruck lovers-to-be Vronsky and Anna Karenina. The story -- as it unfolds -- also focuses on Kitty, a young woman who is related to Anna's sister-in-law whose marital rift has brought Anna to Moscow. Until Anna shows up, Kitty had hopes of getting Vronsky, who is single and well connected, to propose to her. Ignored by Vronsky, Kitty turns her attention to another suitor, a man who seems to have a lot in common with Tolstoy.
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Werewolf of London
MovieMay 13, 1935

Werewolf of London

While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is …
While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal. Returning to London, he finds himself turning nightly into a werewolf and terrorizing the city, with the only hope for curing his affliction a rare Asian flower.
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
MovieFeb 4, 1935

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

John Jasper, a brooding, …
John Jasper, a brooding, moody choirmaster at a finishing school in Victorian England, maintains a secret life that includes frequenting an opium den. His tortured mind becomes obsessed with a young student, Rosa Bud, who is engaged to his nephew Edwin Drood. When she senses the intensity of Jasper's feelings, she becomes frightened of him and avoids his company. When the mixed-blooded Neville Landless and his twin sister Helena arrive at the school from Ceylon, Neville and Edwin take an immediate dislike to one another over Rosa's affections. Although they quarrel and make up, Edwin disappears, and suspicion logically falls on the quick-tempered Neville.
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1934
Jane Eyre
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MovieAug 15, 1934

Jane Eyre

A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike …
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.
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Four Frightened People
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MovieJan 26, 1934

Four Frightened People

Four passengers escape …
Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.
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1933
White Woman
MovieNov 10, 1933

White Woman

A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. …
A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. When she returns with him to his estate in Malaysia, she finds out that he is cruel, vicious and insanely jealous. She and the plantation's overseer develop a mutual attraction, but are terrified at what will happen if her husband finds out.
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Torch Singer
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MovieSep 8, 1933

Torch Singer

When she can't support her illegitimate child, an …
When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.
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1932
Love Me Tonight
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MovieAug 13, 1932

Love Me Tonight

A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to …
A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.
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Westward Passage
MovieMay 27, 1932

Westward Passage

A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without …
A struggling writer divorces his wife to pursue his career without interference, but they meet in Europe years later after she has remarried.
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1931
Once a Lady
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MovieNov 7, 1931

Once a Lady

Once a Lady is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film …
Once a Lady is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Guthrie McClintic and starring Ruth Chatterton, Ivor Novello and Jill Esmond. The film, produced and distributed by Paramount Pictures, is a remake of the Pola Negri silent film Three Sinners (1928). The film was the final attempt by British matinée idol Novello to establish himself in Hollywood.
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Waterloo Bridge
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MovieSep 1, 1931

Waterloo Bridge

In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus …
In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. They fall for each other, and he tricks Myra into visiting his family who live in a country estate outside London, where his step-father is a retired British Major. However Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, because she has not told him about her past.
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1917
The Cost of a Kiss
MovieFeb 1, 1917

The Cost of a Kiss

In Madrid, a Lord atones for the misdeeds of his dissolute father.
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Edward Cooper
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Edward Cooper

Edward Cooper (28 June 1883 – 15 July 1956) was an English …
Edward Cooper (28 June 1883 – 15 July 1956) was an English actor who worked extensively in both Britain and Hollywood. Cooper generally played minor or supporting parts but was occasionally given larger roles. He was married for 39 years to the actress Ethel Griffies.
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1878
Ethel Griffies
BirthApril 1878

Ethel Griffies

Ethel Griffies was born.
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