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Isobel Elsom

Isobel Elsom

Birthdate: March 16, 1893

Deathdate: January 12, 1981

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Isobel Elsom (16 March 1893 — 12 January 1981) was an English screen, stage, and television actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Isobel Elsom, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ...detailed bio


My Fair Lady (1964)

In Edwardian London, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), an arrogant, irascible, misogynistic teacher of elocution, believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), himsel...

The Errand Boy (1961)

Paramutual Pictures decides that they need a spy to find out the inner workings of their studio. Morty Tashman (Jerry Lewis) is a paperhanger who happens to be working right outside their window. They decide that he is the man for the job and hire him on the spot. He bumbles his way through a ser...

23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

23 Paces to Baker Street is a 1956 American drama film released by 20th Century Fox. It stars Van Johnson and Vera Miles. The Hitchcockian mystery thriller, filmed in Cinemascope on location in London, focuses on Philip Hannon, a blind playwright who overhears a partial conversation he believes i...

Over-Exposed (1956)

Lily Krenshka is arrested for soliciting drinks and told to leave town. A photographer, Max West, offers to pay her for swimsuit poses, but she also learns the art of photography from him and sets out for New York to start a new career, changing her name to Lila Crane. A chance meeting with repo...

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

The widowed Eurasian doctor Han Suyin (Jones) falls in love with the married-but-separated American correspondent Mark Elliott (Holden) in Hong Kong, during the period of China's Civil War in the late 1940s. Although they briefly find happiness together, she is ostracized by the greater Chinese c...

Deep in My Heart (1954)

Deep in My Heart is a 1954 MGM biographical musical film about the life of operetta composer Sigmund Romberg, who wrote the music for The Student Prince, The Desert Song, and The New Moon, among others. Leonard Spigelgass adapted the film from Elliott Arnold's 1949 biography of the same name. Rog...

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually wo...

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

While on vacation in Scotland, Sally Morton (Barbara Stanwyck) learns that her lover, the painter Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart), is already married. Before returning home to his pre-teen daughter, Beatrice (Ann Carter), and his ill wife, Geoffrey buys a package (which the audience later lear...

The Paradine Case (1947)

Maddalena Anna Paradine (Alida Valli) is a very beautiful and enigmatic young foreign woman living in London who is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband, a retired military man. It is not clear at first whether perhaps she is a grateful and devoted wife who has been falsely accused, or w...

Love from a Stranger (1947)

Love from a Stranger is a 1947 American film directed by Richard Whorf and starring John Hodiak and Sylvia Sidney. The film is also known as A Stranger Walked In in the United Kingdom.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

In early 1900s England, a young widow, Lucy Muir (Gene Tierney), moves to the seaside village of Whitecliff and into Gull Cottage with her daughter Anna (Natalie Wood) and her maid Martha (Edna Best), despite the fierce disapproval of her mother- and sister-in-law. She rents the house despite dis...

Ivy (1947)

Ivy Lexton (Joan Fontaine) is a woman with a hunger to seduce men. Though she already has a husband, Jervis (Richard Ney), and is having an affair with Dr. Roger Gretorex (Patric Knowles), Ivy becomes obsessed with wealthy Miles Rushworth (Herbert Marshall), and is determined to have him. However...

Of Human Bondage (1946)

Philip, an impoverished failed artist, is attending medical school in London, using a trust set up for him by a wealthy uncle for tuition. When he initially meets Mildred, she pays scant attention to him and he finds her common and crass, but his wounded pride spurs him to return to the restaura...

The Unseen (1945)

At 11 Crescent Drive in a New England village, an unseen killer strangles a woman. Young Barbaby Fielding witnesses this from his window at 10 Crescent and later retrieves the victim's watch. The boy's new governess, Elizabeth Howard, is unaware at first how attached Barnaby had become to Maxine,...

Between Two Worlds (1944)

During World War II, a diverse group of people in war-ravaged London books passage for the United States, but Austrian pianist-turned-soldier in the Résistance Henry Bergner (Paul Henreid) is unable to join them for want of an exit permit. Searching the streets for him during a German air raid, h...

First Comes Courage (1943)

Merle Oberon plays a Norwegian resistance figure in a small town, married to a Nazi commandant. When his superiors begin to suspect her, the Allies land an assassin to kill him -- an assassin who happens to be her former lover.

You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Robert "Bob" Davis (Fred Astaire) is an American dancer who is looking for a job in Buenos Aires after gambling away his money. Bob's friend, bandleader Xavier Cugat, invites him to perform at a wedding in order to catch the eye of the bride's father, Eduardo Acuña (Adolphe Menjou), the owner of ...

The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

The War Against Mrs. Hadley is a 1942 American drama film directed by Clifford Odets, starring Edward Arnold and Fay Bainter. Wealthy American society matron, Stella Hadley (Fay Bainter) refuses to sacrifice her material comforts to aid the war effort until she realizes that her selfishness is ch...

Ladies in Retirement (1941)

Ellen Creed has been Leonora Fiske's housekeeper for a long time. Ellen's two sisters, both a bit peculiar, are evicted from their flat, so Miss Fiske grants Emily's request to have the sisters move in with them. One day when Ellen's away, a stranger called Albert Feather turns up, claiming to be...