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Hillary Brooke

Hillary Brooke

Birthdate: September 8, 1914

Deathdate: May 25, 1999

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 – May 25, 1999) was an American film actress best known for her work in Abbott and Costello and Sherlock Holmes films. She also played Lou Costello's love interest in the first season of The Abbott and Costello Show. Description above from the Wikipedia article Hillary Brooke, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

An American family, Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart), his wife Jo (Doris Day) and their son Hank (Christopher Olsen) are vacationing in Morocco. Traveling from Casablanca to Marrakesh, they meet a Frenchman named Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin), who seems friendly; however, Jo is suspicious of his ma...

The House Across the Lake (1954)

An American pulp novelist, Mark Kendrick (Nicol), meets his rich neighbors across the lake and is soon seduced by beautiful blonde Carol (Brooke), the wife of the older Forrest (James). Forrest is badly injured when his boat has an accident in the fog, and Carol throws him overboard. After first ...

Invaders from Mars (1953)

Late one night, young David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt) is awakened by a thunderstorm. From his bedroom window he sees a large flying saucer descend and disappear into the sandpit area behind his home. After rushing to tell his parents, his scientist father (Leif Erickson) goes to investigate David's cl...

The Maze (1953)

A Scotsman named Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death. He inherits a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands and moves there to live with the castle servants. Kitty refuses to accept the ...

Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Oliver "Puddin' Head" Johnson (Lou Costello) and Rocky Stonebridge (Bud Abbott) are on their way to Death's Head Tavern, where they work. They encounter Lady Jane (Fran Warren), who asks them to bring a love note to the tavern singer, Bruce Martingale (Bill Shirley). At the tavern, the notorious ...

Confidence Girl (1952)

After successfully swindling thousands of dollars from hapless victims, conflicted con artist Mary (Hillary Brooke) decides to go straight, but her greedy boyfriend and partner, Roger (Tom Conway), convinces her to pull off one final scam before they get married. Written and directed by Andrew L....

Lost Continent (1951)

Maj. Joe Nolan (Romero) is the head of a mission to the South Pacific to retrieve an atomic rocket that vanished. Their plane crashes on a remote tropical island. They find a lone native girl (Acquanetta) who indicates something fell from the sky onto a forbidding plateau that dominates part of t...

The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

She's in for a wild ride, when Jean Madison (Wanda Hendrix), a WAVE ensign, meets the crew of an Army Air Corps A-20 Havoc light bomber named Cynthia. The men are living high as members of the "52-20 club," a program in which unemployed American veterans receive $20 unemployment benefits for 52 w...

Africa Screams (1949)

Diana Emerson (Hillary Brooke) is in the book department of Klopper's Department store looking for a copy of the book Dark Safari, written by the famed explorer Cuddleford. Buzz Johnson (Bud Abbott) overhears Diana saying that she will pay $2,500 for a map that is inside that book. He devises a p...

Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

Monsieur Beaucaire is a 1946 comedy film starring Bob Hope as the title character, the barber of King Louis XV of France. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington. It is a remake of the 1924 Rudolph Valentino silent film of the same name Monsieur Beaucaire.

Strange Impersonation (1946)

A female research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic has a very bad week. Her scheming assistant intentionally scars her face, her almost-fiancee appears to have deserted her and she finds herself being blackmailed by a women she accidentally knocked down with her car. So what i...

The Strange Woman (1946)

Bangor, Maine, 1824: As a child, the cruel Jenny Hager pushes a terrified Ephraim Poster into the water even though Ephraim can't swim. She is prepared to let him drown, asking "who cares?" until Judge Saladine happens by, at which point she takes credit for saving the boy's life. Jenny grows up ...

Road to Utopia (1946)

After the credits we see Sal and Chester Hooton, (Lamour and Hope) an old married couple. They are visited by an equally old Duke Johnson (Crosby) and the three reminisce about their previous adventure in the Klondike. The film flashes back to the turn of the century. A man is murdered and two th...

The Enchanted Cottage (1945)

When socialite Army Air Force pilot Oliver Bradford (Robert Young) is disfigured by war wounds, he hides from his family, including his mother, (Spring Byington) and fiancée (Hillary Brooke) and decides to live in seclusion in the seaside New England cottage he'd rented from its current owner, Mr...

The Crime Doctor's Courage (1945)

A criminal psychiatrist investigates the murder of a two-time widower.

The Woman in Green (1945)

When several women are murdered and their forefingers severed, Holmes and Watson are called into action, but Holmes is baffled by the crimes at the start. Widower Sir George Fenwick (Paul Cavanagh), after a romantic night alone with his girlfriend Lydia Marlowe (Hillary Brooke), is hypnotized int...

Ministry of Fear (1944)

In wartime England during the Blitz, Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) is released from Lembridge Asylum. While waiting for a train to London, Neale visits a village fête hosted by the Mothers of Free Nations charity. He guesses the weight of a cake for a shilling, and is urged to go to the palm reader...

Jane Eyre (1944)

Orphaned and unwanted child Jane Eyre (Peggy Ann Garner) lives with her aunt, Mrs. Reed (Agnes Moorehead) of Gateshead Hall. Both Jane and her aunt are glad when Mrs. Reed arranges for Jane to be sent to Lowood Institution, a charity boarding school run by the harsh Reverend Brocklehurst (Henry D...

Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Dr. Watson is serving as resident doctor at Musgrave Hall in Northumberland, a stately home which is also used as a hospital for a number of servicemen suffering from shell shock. Watson enlists the help of Holmes after his assistant is attacked. Scotland Yard detective Lestrade also arrives afte...

Counter-Espionage (1942)

Counter-Espionage is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Edward Dmytryk.Counter-Espionage was the ninth film in Columbia's Lone Wolf series, based on characters created by Louis Joseph Vance.