Screen Actress

Olive Tell

  • Sep 27, 1894 - Jun 06, 1951 (age 56)
  • 5' 5" (1.66 m)
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1951
Olive Tell
PersonalJune 1951

Olive Tell

Olive Tell passed away.
1937
Under Southern Stars
MovieFeb 20, 1937

Under Southern Stars

Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia …
Set in the springtime of 1863 in Chancellorsville, Virginia during the War Between the States, this colorful short profiles the heroic Confederate General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson the night before he would meet his fate in battle.
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1936
Polo Joe
MovieNov 4, 1936

Polo Joe

Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a …
Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.
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In His Steps
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MovieSep 22, 1936

In His Steps

Tom and Ruth are disowned by their parents after eloping. …
Tom and Ruth are disowned by their parents after eloping. They take up jobs as tenant farmers and and learn the true value of marriage, working and living.
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Brilliant Marriage
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MovieMar 25, 1936

Brilliant Marriage

The daughter of rich socialites meets a French woman at a …
The daughter of rich socialites meets a French woman at a party. The woman reveals that the girl is adopted and that her birth mother was a murderer. Ashamed, the girl runs away from home and falls for the wrong man.
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1935
Shanghai
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MovieJul 1, 1935

Shanghai

Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by …
Shanghai is a 1935 film directed by James Flood, produced by Walter Wanger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer. The picture's supporting cast ...
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Four Hours to Kill!
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MovieApr 11, 1935

Four Hours to Kill!

A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his …
A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses on the relationship between the two men, and also between various characters in the theater audience, staff and cast.
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1934
Baby Take a Bow
MovieJun 30, 1934

Baby Take a Bow

Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing …
Eddie Ellison is an ex-con who spent time in Sing-Sing prison. Kay marries him as soon as he serves his time. Five years later, Eddie and his ex-convict buddy Larry, have both gone straight, and Eddie and Kay have a beautiful little girl named Shirley. However, Welch has kept a close eye on them for years. He believes in "once a criminal, always a criminal." Then, when Eddie's employer's wife's pearls go missing, it comes out that Eddie and Larry both spent time in prison, and they're fired. Welch suspects that Eddie and Larry have something to do with the theft of the pearls. Will Welch prove that Eddie and Larry had something to do with the theft, or will the truth prevail?
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Private Scandal
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MovieMay 11, 1934

Private Scandal

Private Scandal is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film …
Private Scandal is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by Vera Caspary, Garrett Fort and Bruce Manning. The film stars ZaSu Pitts, Phillips Holmes, Mary Brian, Ned Sparks, Lew Cody, June Brewster and Harold Waldridge. The film was released on May 11, 1934, by Paramount Pictures.
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The Scarlet Empress
MovieMay 9, 1934

The Scarlet Empress

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the …
A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.
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The Witching Hour
MovieApr 26, 1934

The Witching Hour

Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic …
Jack Brookfield, a gambler with clairvoyant and hypnotic powers, is able to win at cards through his unique gift. But when he inadvertently hypnotizes young Clay Thorne, Thorne kills an enemy of Brookfield's while under a trance. No one believes Brookfield's protestations that Thorne is innocent of any murderous intent, so Brookfield teams up with retired lawyer Martin Prentice in hopes of saving the young man from the gallows.
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1933
Strictly Personal
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MovieMar 17, 1933

Strictly Personal

Strictly Personal is a 1933 American pre-Code drama …
Strictly Personal is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Ralph Murphy, written by Beatrice Banyard, Willard Mack, Wilson Mizner, Casey Robinson and Robert T. Shannon, and starring Marjorie Rambeau, Dorothy Jordan, Eddie Quillan, Edward Ellis, Louis Calhern, Dorothy Burgess and Rollo Lloyd. It was released on March 17, 1933, by Paramount Pictures.
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1931
Delicious
MovieDec 27, 1931

Delicious

A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have …
A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.
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Devotion
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MovieSep 25, 1931

Devotion

The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter …
The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from ...
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Ladies' Man
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MovieMay 1, 1931

Ladies' Man

A society gigolo goes after a rich mother and her daughter, but …
A society gigolo goes after a rich mother and her daughter, but tries to find true happiness with his girlfriend, who is neither rich nor in "society."
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Woman Hungry
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MovieApr 4, 1931

Woman Hungry

Woman Hungry is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film with …
Woman Hungry is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film with music photographed entirely in Technicolor. The film was based on the play The Great Divide (from 1906) which was written by William Vaughn Moody. The story was filmed as a silent film by MGM as The Great Divide (1925) and as an early silent/sound hybrid by First National also called The Great Divide (1929).
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Ten Cents a Dance
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MovieFeb 20, 1931

Ten Cents a Dance

Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi …
Men pay a dime to dance with Barbara and her fellow taxi dancers. She marries Eddie and quits dancing, but before that, she meets with the handsome and very rich Bradley. Barbara eventually starts dancing again, since her marriage is plagued by financial tension, and Bradley begins visiting her again. Eddie becomes jealous, accusing his wife of infidelity. He sees that alleged infidelity as an excuse to steal money from Bradley.
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The Right of Way
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MovieFeb 7, 1931

The Right of Way

Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to …
Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients. In search of the thief, Steele is attacked and left for dead. He is rescued by a kindly couple, but suffers from amnesia. He starts life afresh and is happy, until the return of his memory sends him back to resolve his old involvements.
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1930
Lawful Larceny
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MovieJul 11, 1930

Lawful Larceny

A woman of low morals who runs a gambling operation in her …
A woman of low morals who runs a gambling operation in her house takes pride in destroying the men she ensnares in her net. One of these men's wives (played by Bebe Daniels) will not let her get away with it. She poses as a single girl to get hired by the woman as her secretary and then proceeds to singlehandedly take her operation apart.
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1929
Hearts in Exile
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MovieSep 14, 1929

Hearts in Exile

Hearts in Exile (1929) is an American Pre-Code romance …
Hearts in Exile (1929) is an American Pre-Code romance film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz.
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The Very Idea
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MovieAug 24, 1929

The Very Idea

A Eugenics expert convinces his sister and her husband, a …
A Eugenics expert convinces his sister and her husband, a barren couple, to adopt the offspring of his carefully selected "thoroughbreds": the family's chauffeur and maid who themselves are engaged.
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The Trial of Mary Dugan
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MovieApr 3, 1929

The Trial of Mary Dugan

Mary Dugan, a Broadway …
Mary Dugan, a Broadway showgirl, is charged with murder in the knifing death of her wealthy lover, and goes on trial for her life. When her defense counsel appears to bungle his job, Mary's brother Jimmy, a newly licensed attorney, jumps into the case to defend his sister. Jimmy's courtroom style is unconventional, but he seems to be holding his own against the prosecuting attorney... until a surprise testimony changes the course of the trial.
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1928
Soft Living
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MovieFeb 5, 1928

Soft Living

Nancy Woods, secretary to a divorce lawyer, is tantalized …
Nancy Woods, secretary to a divorce lawyer, is tantalized by the idea of collecting alimony payments, she marries Stockney Webb with the intention of fleecing him after the honeymoon. Realizing that he has been fooled, Webb determines to teach Nancy, whom he truly loves, a lesson in humility and wifely behavior by taking her to his cabin in the wilderness. The story finishes with a happy ending for both.
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Sailors' Wives
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MovieJan 22, 1928

Sailors' Wives

Sailor's Wives is a lost 1928 silent film romantic-comedy …
Sailor's Wives is a lost 1928 silent film romantic-comedy directed by Joseph Henabery and starring Mary Astor. It was produced and distributed by First National Pictures.
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1927
Slaves of Beauty
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MovieJun 5, 1927

Slaves of Beauty

Slaves of Beauty is a 1927 American silent comedy …
Slaves of Beauty is a 1927 American silent comedy drama film directed by John G. Blystone and starring Olive Tell, Holmes Herbert, Earle Foxe, Margaret Livingston, and future talent agent Sue Carol. The film was written by William M. Conselman from a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam entitled "The Grandflapper," edited by Margaret Clancey and photographed by L. William O'Connell, with intertitles by James Kevin McGuinness. The movie, released by the Fox Film Corporation, is a comedic send-up of the beauty salon industry with a running time of 60 minutes.
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1926
Henry Hobart
MarriageDecember 1926

Henry Hobart

Henry Hobart (March 22, 1888 – 1951) was an American film …
Henry Hobart (March 22, 1888 – 1951) was an American film producer during the late silent and early sound eras in the motion picture era. Initially, he was president of Distinctive Productions, but later formed his own independent production company, Henry Hobart Productions. All three of the silent films he produced for his company were distributed by First National Pictures. In 1928, Hobart would go to work for First National, and then would move over to the newly formed RKO Radio Pictures after the advent of talking pictures in 1929.
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Summer Bachelors
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MovieDec 18, 1926

Summer Bachelors

Derry Thomas is a pretty girl from a good family who earns her …
Derry Thomas is a pretty girl from a good family who earns her own living, but is disillusioned about marriage and is firmly set against ever getting married. Nothing against men, just marriage. She is drawn into the company of some rich businessmen whose wives have gone away for the summer. Parties follow in New York nightclubs, road-houses, country clubs and fashionable estates. Situations and contradictions follow.
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Prince of Tempters
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MovieOct 17, 1926

Prince of Tempters

Prince of Tempters is a 1926 American silent romance film …
Prince of Tempters is a 1926 American silent romance film directed by Lothar Mendes and starring Lois Moran, Ben Lyon and Lya De Putti. It is based on the novel The Ex-Duke by the British writer E. Phillips Oppenheim. The film was made at the Cosmopolitan Studios in New York. It was the first film made in America by the German director Lothar Mendes, who married Dorothy Mackaill while working on the production.
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1925
Womanhandled
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MovieDec 28, 1925

Womanhandled

Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper …
Bill Dana, a New York City playboy, can resist the flaming flapper and red-hot mamas along the Great White Way, so he decides to head out west to his uncle's ranch in Wind River, Texas. But the gold-diggers and their relatives follow him.
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Chickie
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MovieApr 26, 1925

Chickie

Chickie Bryce, a young stenographer, has a dream …
Chickie Bryce, a young stenographer, has a dream of marrying a millionaire. Until then, though, she's content with carrying on with Barry, a lawyer from a nearby office. The relationship soon becomes serious, but one day Chickie meets an actual millionaire, Jake, who sweeps her off her feet. Barry tries to win her back, but his efforts are stymied by Ila, a girl who is in love with Barry and doesn't want him to get back with Chickie.
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1921
Worlds Apart
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MovieJan 1, 1921

Worlds Apart

Worlds Apart released.
1920
The Wrong Woman
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MovieNov 1, 1920

The Wrong Woman

The Wrong Woman released.
Clothes
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MovieSep 19, 1920

Clothes

Clothes is a 1920 American silent drama film produced and …
Clothes is a 1920 American silent drama film produced and distributed by the Metro Pictures company. It is based on a 1906 Broadway play, Clothes, by Channing Pollock and Avery Hopwood. The play starred Grace George with a young supporting player named Douglas Fairbanks. A 1914 silent film was produced and is now lost. This 1920 version from Metro starred Olive Tell. By all accounts this version is lost as well.
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Wings of Pride
MovieAug 1, 1920

Wings of Pride

Wings of Pride released.
A Woman's Business
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MovieJun 1, 1920

A Woman's Business

Barbara, Tired of her boring life in a small Southern town, …
Barbara, Tired of her boring life in a small Southern town, Barbara marries Johnny Lester, social secretary to the wealthy Mr. Ellis, in the belief that he will provide her with social standing and wealth. Her plan backfires, however, when Ellis fires Johnny. Johnny is unsuccessfully seeking employment in New York when Ellis makes overtures to Barbara, who accepts his attentions, finally leading to a divorce from her husband. Concluding that the only way to make money is to earn it, Barbara obtains financial backing from Brookes, a wealthy friend, to open a millinery establishment. The store is prospering when Brookes appears and demands payment in flesh. Barbara, in a rage, spurns him, wrecks the store, and returns to Johnny who, satisfied that she has learned her lesson, forgives her.
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1919
The Trap
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MovieAug 11, 1919

The Trap

A schoolteacher in the Yukon promises her hand in …
A schoolteacher in the Yukon promises her hand in marriage to a rich prospector, but instead she marries his no-good brother. After her husband disappears and is reported dead, she marries a rich New York stockbroker, but doesn't tell him about her first marriage. Soon she is contacted by someone who threatens to tell her new husband all about her past if she doesn't pay up.
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1918
Secret Strings
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MovieOct 7, 1918

Secret Strings

Secret Strings is a lost 1918 American silent crime drama …
Secret Strings is a lost 1918 American silent crime drama film produced and distributed by Metro Pictures. Olive Tell, a stage actress, starred in the story based on a play by Kate Jordan. John Ince directed.
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To Hell with the Kaiser!
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MovieJun 30, 1918

To Hell with the Kaiser!

A farce in which the German …
A farce in which the German Kaiser and the Crown Prince are defeated made sport of by a plucky American girl and several American prisoners of war.
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The Girl and the Judge
MovieMar 18, 1918

The Girl and the Judge

The Girl and the Judge released.
1917
Her Sister
MovieDec 24, 1917

Her Sister

Eleanor Alderson and her young sister, Jane lose their …
Eleanor Alderson and her young sister, Jane lose their positions as models when Eleanor prevents Jane from accepting the invitations of buyers. Eleanor accepts the aid of a retired seeress and becomes known as "Isis the Eastern Mystic," establishing herself and sister fashionably. One of Jane's joy rides results in her being compromised with Hamilton, a married man whose wife seeks evidence for divorce. Eleanor arrives at the road house in time to save Jane but Mrs. Hamilton files her suit, naming Jane. Eleanor has met and loves Ernest Bickley the scarum scion of a wealthy house. To avoid scandal, Jane accepts the hospitality of friends in a nearby city. Mrs. Herriard, an adventuress, sets her cap for Ernest and, learning of his love for Eleanor, attempts to break up the match while a guest at a party at the Bickley home, where Eleanor is also visiting. In her exile, Jane falls in love with George Saunders, a chum of Ernest's, but she is panic-stricken when he attends the party, fearing he will learn the truth. A news story of the divorce trial, accompanied by a photograph of Eleanor, causes her to be regarded as the co-respondent, and to protect Jane, she finally acknowledges that she is the woman in the case Ernest refuses to believe Eleanor's self-accusation. He learns that she has a sister, and by a clever scheme, leads her to believe that Jane is at the door, Eleanor falling into the trap and disclosing the secret. Her loyalty to her sister wins the entire Bickley family and Jane's name is cleared of the stain when it is learned she was innocently led into the affair.
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National Red Cross Pageant
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MovieDec 1, 1917

National Red Cross Pageant

The National Red Cross …
The National Red Cross Pageant (1917) was an American war pageant that was performed in order to sell war bonds, support the National Red Cross, and promote a positive opinion about American involvement in World War I. This pageant was a production put on in support of funding for America's participation in World War I, also known as the Great War. It was also an all-star revue silent film, now considered a lost film.
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The Unforseen
MovieOct 22, 1917

The Unforseen

The Unforseen is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by John …
The Unforseen is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by John B. O'Brien and starring Olive Tell and David Powell. It was distributed through the Mutual Film Company. It is based on a 1903 Broadway play, The Unforeseen(spelling of play varies from the film), by Robert Marshall.
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The Silent Master
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MovieJun 1, 1917

The Silent Master

The Silent Master is a 1917 American drama film directed …
The Silent Master is a 1917 American drama film directed by Léonce Perret and starring Robert Warwick. The film is an adaption of The Court of St. Simon by E. Phillips Oppenheim.
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1894
Olive Tell
BirthSeptember 1894

Olive Tell

Olive Tell was born.
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