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Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Birthdate: February 8, 1921

Deathdate: June 29, 1995

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995) was an American actress. Discovered and signed to a film contract by MGM at the age of sixteen, Turner first attracted attention in They Won't Forget (1937). She played featured roles, often as the ingenue, in such films as Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938). During the early 1940s she established herself as a leading actress in such... ...detailed bio


Reflections of Evil (2002)

Julie, a teen who died from a PCP overdose in the early 70's searches from beyond the grave for her younger brother Bob who now in the 90's is an obese watch seller suffering with sucrose intolerance.

La Classe Américaine (1993)

The film begins with the following lines appearing on screen, complete with deliberate spelling mistakes: "Attention! Ce flim n'est pas un flim sur le cyclimse. Merci de votre compréhension." ("Attention! This flim is not a flim about cyclign. Thank you for your understanding.") The story begins ...

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's ...

Persecution (1975)

Persecution (a.k.a. The Graveyard or The Terror of Sheba) is a 1974 British thriller film directed by Don Chaffey. The dialogue was written by Frederick Warner, based on story & screenplay by Robert Hutton and Rosemary Wootten. The music score is by Paul Ferris.

The Big Cube (1969)

Lana Turner plays Adriana Roman, a successful stage actress who retires to marry Charles Winthrop (O'Herlihy), a wealthy tycoon. Winthrop's daughter, Lisa (Mossberg), is instantly distrustful of Adriana. When Charles is killed in a boating accident, Lisa's new boyfriend Johnny (Chakiris) capitali...

Madame X (1966)

A lower class woman, Holly Parker (Turner), marries into the rich Anderson family. Her husband's mother (Constance Bennett) looks down on her and keeps a watchful eye on her activities. Due to her husband's frequent and long trips abroad, Holly forms a relationship with a well-known playboy (Rica...

Love Has Many Faces (1965)

When a dead American "beach boy" is washed up on a beach in Acapulco, the police do an investigation to see if it was murder. Lieutenant Ricardo Andrade of the Mexican police interviews three suspects. Hank Walker (Hugh O'Brian) is another beach boy who works as a gigolo and also blackmails vacat...

Who's Got the Action? (1962)

The gambling habit of lawyer Steve Flood (Dean Martin) is beginning to get on the nerves of his wife Melanie (Lana Turner), who initially suspects him of marital infidelity. When she learns about the gambling, Melanie talks Steve's law partner Clint Morgan (Eddie Albert), an old flame, into helpi...

Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

A.J. Niles is a provocative best-selling author who discovers that he has a large tax debt owed to the IRS, due to being ripped off by his accountant, Herman Wapinger. He goes undercover under the alias "Jack Adams" in a California suburban community called Paradise Village to research a new book...

Portrait in Black (1960)

Sheila Cabot (Lana Turner) becomes increasingly disturbed as she cares for her ailing, disagreeable husband (Lloyd Nolan). Along the way, she falls in love with Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn), who is tending her husband. This leads to a series of unfortunate events, resulting in the death of th...

Imitation of Life (1959)

In 1947, widow Lora Meredith (Lana Turner) dreams of becoming a famous Broadway actress. Losing track of her young daughter Susie at the beach (portrayed as a child by Terry Burnham), she asks a stranger named Steve Archer (John Gavin) to help her find the girl. Susie is found and looked after b...

The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)

Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot. The two flyers take cargo to Japan, where they become romantically involved. Al is best man at their wedding, then joins the Air Force. Mike hires new pil...

Another Time, Another Place (1958)

An American reporter, Sara Scott (Turner) is working in Europe during World War II and begins an affair with a British reporter named Mark Trevor (Connery). Sara is conflicted on whether to marry her rich boss or the charming young reporter she is having an affair with. Finally, she chooses Mark,...

Peyton Place (1957)

The film is an exposé of the lives and loves of the residents of a small New England mill town, where scandal, homicide, suicide, incest, and moral hypocrisy hide behind a tranquil façade in the years immediately preceding and following World War II. At the core of its plot are three women. Const...

The Rains of Ranchipur (1956)

In India to purchase some horses, British aristocrat, Lord Esketh and his wife, Edwina, come to the town of Ranchipur at the invitation of the elderly Maharani. Their marriage is an unhappy one and Lord Esketh announces his intention to return to England and begin divorce proceedings. The spoiled...

The Sea Chase (1955)

Captain Karl Ehrlich (John Wayne) is the master of the elderly German steam freighter Ergenstrasse, in port at Sydney, Australia on the eve of the Second World War. Ehrlich is depicted as a patriot, once a career naval officer who lost his rank and position having fallen out of favour with the cu...

Betrayed (1954)

Betrayed is an espionage thriller set in the Dutch resistance movement during World War II. Dutch intelligence agent Pieter Deventer (Clark Gable) is ordered to keep his eyes on suspected quisling Fran Seelers (Lana Turner). Both Deventer and Seelers join the Dutch underground, making contact wit...

The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

In Hollywood, screenwriter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), movie star Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner), and director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) each refuse to speak by phone to Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) in Paris. Movie producer Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon) gathers them in his office and be...

Mr. Imperium (1951)

In Italy in 1939, a European man calling himself Mr. Imperium uses a ruse to meet an attractive American woman, Frederica Brown. He eventually is revealed to be Prince Alexis, an heir to the throne and a widower with a six-year-old son. He nicknames her "Fredda," so she calls him "Al." When his f...

Homecoming (1948)

Ulysses Johnson (Clark Gable) is a surgeon coming back from World War II. As he is sitting on the transport boat taking him back to America, he is asked by a reporter about his experiences during the war. Johnson begins to tell him his story, beginning in 1941. Johnson was the Chief Surgeon at a ...