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Ella Raines

Ella Raines

Birthdate: August 6, 1920

Deathdate: May 30, 1988

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ella Wallace Raines (August 6, 1920 – May 30, 1988) was an American film and television actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ella Raines, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia ...detailed bio


The Man in the Road (1956)

The Man in the Road is a 1956 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Derek Farr, Ella Raines, Donald Wolfit and Cyril Cusack. It was based on the novel He Was Found in the Road by Anthony Armstrong.

A Dangerous Profession (1949)

The story begins as Police Lt. Nick Ferrone explains what bail bonds-men do and tells the viewers the setting is Los Angeles, California. One such men is Vince Kane, a former cop. When one of his customers, Brackett, is murdered, Kane decides to investigate. He has two reasons for investigating: ...

Impact (1949)

Millionaire industrialist Walter Williams (Brian Donlevy) has a young wife, Irene (Helen Walker), who is trying to kill him with the help of her young lover, Jim Torrance (Tony Barrett). The plan falls apart when Williams survives a hit on the head from the would-be killer. Attempting to flee the...

Brute Force (1947)

The film opens on a dark, rainy morning at Westgate Prison. Prisoners crammed into a small cell watch through the window as Joe Collins (Burt Lancaster) leaves his term in solitary confinement. Joe is angry and talks about escape. The beleaguered warden is under pressure to improve discipline. ...

The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

The inept, somewhat slow-witted U.S. senator Melvin G. Ashton wants to run for President of the United States. His eager publicist, Lew Gibson, encourages him with various attention-gaining stunts, disappointing his girlfriend Poppy McNaughton, a reporter. Political boss Fred Houlihan strongly ur...

The Web (1947)

Leopold Kroner (Fritz Leiber, Sr.), formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan (Edmond O'Brien) as a personal bodyguard. That evening, Regan hears a gunshot from Colb...

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Harry Quincy (Sanders) is an amiable middle-aged man working as a designer in a fabric mill in the small town of Corinth. Younger people in the factory call him "Uncle Harry". He lives as a bachelor in a large house with his two sisters; Lettie (Fitzgerald) and Hester (MacGill). Lettie is pretty ...

The Suspect (1944)

Philip Marshall (Charles Laughton) is a kind but henpecked accountant who strikes up an innocent friendship with a young stenographer (played by Ella Raines) who had approached him looking for work. He gradually finds himself falling in love with her, but keeps the relationship platonic. His wife...

Tall in the Saddle (1944)

Tall in the Saddle is a 1944 Western film starring John Wayne as a misogynist cowboy and Ella Raines as his feisty lady-rancher love interest. It is the only movie pairing of Wayne and Raines. The screenplay was co-written by actor Paul Fix and the film was directed by Edwin L. Marin. The film wa...

Phantom Lady (1944)

After a fight with his wife on their anniversary, Scott Henderson (Alan Curtis), a 32-year-old engineer, picks up an equally unhappy woman in a bar and they take a taxi to see a show. The woman refuses to tell him anything about herself. The star of the show, Estela Monteiro (Aurora Miranda), bec...

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) is a small town boy whose father, "Hinky Dinky" Truesmith, was a Marine who died a hero in World War I. Woodrow has been discharged from the Marine Corps after only a month owing to his chronic hay fever. Rather than disappoint his mother (Geor...

Cry "Havoc" (1943)

The film tells the story of a mixed group of Army nurses stationed in Bataan during World War II. At the beginning of the film, the head nurse, Lt. Mary Smith (Margaret Sullavan) begs her superior, Capt. Alice Marsh (Fay Bainter) for more nurses to help deal with the excessive workload, but inste...