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Phyllis Thaxter

Phyllis Thaxter

Birthdate: November 20, 1921

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Phyllis Thaxter (born November 20, 1921, Portland, Maine) is an American actress. Description above from the Wikipedia article Phyllis Thaxter, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia ...detailed bio


Superman (1978)

On the dying planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Kryp...

The World of Henry Orient (1965)

Concert pianist Henry Orient (Peter Sellers) is trying to have an affair with a married woman, Stella Dunnworthy (Paula Prentiss), while two teenage private-school girls, Valerie Boyd (Tippy Walker) and Marian Gilbert (Merrie Spaeth), stalk him and write their fantasies about him in a diary. Orie...

Women's Prison (1955)

Women's Prison is a 1955 film prison noir directed by Lewis Seiler and starring Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling and Cleo Moore. The movie is noted today for the appearance of Moore, and for Lupino's performance as the aggressively cruel warden. In the 1980s this movie became rather popular, Sony Picture...

Springfield Rifle (1952)

Charged with wartime cowardice, Major Lex Kearney is drummed out of the Union Army with a dishonorable discharge. His disgrace is complete, wife Erin even informing him that their ashamed son has run away. What no one knows is that Kearney has accepted a fake discharge so that he can carry out a...

Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

During a banquet, legendary football coach "Pop" Warner rises and gives a speech praising Jim Thorpe. This leads to a flashback. Youngster Jim Thorpe runs all the way home before his first day at an Indian reservation school, but his father talks him into going back, telling him that he wants his...

Fort Worth (1951)

Former gunfighter Ned Britt (Randolph Scott) sets up shop in Fort Worth, Texas as a newspaper man. He falls in love with Flora Talbot (Phyllis Thaxter), who is the fiancée of a former friend, Blair Lunsford (David Brian). Britt tries to expose the crooked cattle baron Gabe Clevinger (Ray Teal) in...

No Man of Her Own (1950)

Helen Ferguson (Barbara Stanwyck) is eight months pregnant and unmarried. When she goes to her unfaithful boyfriend Morley for help, all he gives her is a train ticket back to where she came from. The train crashes while Helen is on board, and she is mistaken for another pregnant woman, who was k...

The Breaking Point (1950)

Garfield plays Harry Morgan, a penniless fishing hire proprietor whose business is on the skids and whose family is feeling the economic pinch. He begins to work with a shady lawyer, Duncan (Wallace Ford), who persuades him to run illegal immigrants into California. Harry also begins a flirtation...

The Sign of the Ram (1948)

The story tells of Leah St. Aubyn (Peters) an invalid wife and mother who uses dictatorial control over everyone she knows. Leah's family forgive her temperament due to her medical condition, yet she exploits that fact fully. Eventually her behavior leaves her alone and without friends. Yet, even...

Blood on the Moon (1948)

Drifter cowboy Jim Garry receives a job offer by mail from smooth-talking Tate Riling. Garry rides into an Indian reservation and finds himself in the middle of a feud between cattle ranchers and homesteaders. Garry doesn't realize that his new boss Riling is a criminal. Riling intends to swindle...

Act of Violence (1948)

Frank Enley (Van Heflin), returns home from World War II after surviving a German POW camp where the rest of his comrades had been murdered by guards during an escape attempt. The "war hero" is respected and praised for his fine character and good works in the California town of Santa Lisa, where...

Living in a Big Way (1947)

Leo Gogarty (Kelly) marries Margaud Morgan (McDonald) after a whirlwind romance just before shipping out to war. When he returns, he is surprised to discover not only that his bride is not what she led him to believe, but also that she expects a quick divorce. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gogarty must find ...

The Sea of Grass (1947)

The film opens in St. Louis on Lutie Cameron's (Katharine Hepburn) wedding day. As she dresses, she receives a telegram from her fiancee Col. Brewton (Spencer Tracy) ordering her to board the train for Salt Fork, New Mexico to marry him there instead. The first person she meets in the town is Bri...

Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

The film focuses on various guests staying at New York City's famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Among them are lonely screen star Irene Malvern, in town with her maid Anna for a childhood friend's wedding and the premiere of her latest movie; war correspondent Chip Collyer, mistaken for a jewel thief ...

Bewitched (1945)

On the eve of her engagement, a demure young woman becomes the victim of a split personality and murders her fiance.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

In February 1942, the United States Army Air Forces plan to retaliate for the Pearl Harbor attack by bombing Tokyo and four other Japanese cities. Lt.Col. James Doolittle (Spencer Tracy), the leader of the mission, assembles a volunteer force of aircrews, who begin their top-secret training by le...