Date of Birth: Jun 10, 1892
Biography: After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George Stevens and aided and abetted by star Katharine Hepburn, she makes it clear she has little use for her employers' pretentious status seeking. By The Mad Miss Manton (1938) she actually tells off her sociali
Total Credits at Criticker: 70 (Actor)
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A Century of Black Cinema (2003) - Direct-to-Video
This film highlights moments in the long and rich African American cinema history in relation to social and political events, and how it affected black viewers of the time.
Beulah (1950) - TV Series
A comedy series of a family with the central role pointed to their Negro domestic who pulls the weekly family situations together with more common sense than all of the other family members.
Billy Coy comes to Garret. Red, Billy's late father's mechanic, hires Billy as a mechanic. Billy soon gets a job as a driver. Will he get to race the Indianapolis, the track where his father died? (imdb)
A bachelor marries a widow and her three kids join the honeymoon (imdb)
Young girl is constantly getting into trouble and embarrassing her father, who finally puts his foot down. (imdb)
A woman falls for the victim of an intended blackmail plot. (imdb)
Uncle Remus draws upon his tales of Brer Rabbit to help little Johnny deal his confusion over his parents'... (imdb)
Phil and Ellen Gayley have been divorced for a year, and their 8-year old daughter, Flip, is very unhappy that her parents are not together. Flip starts a correspondence with a marine, sending a picture of her beautiful mother as the author of Flip's flirtatious letters. When the marine shows up to meet his pen pal, Ellen takes the opportunity to make her ex-husband jealous. (imdb)
argie, a smarter, less popular girl at Central High, meets handsome new French teacher Ralph Fontayne; circumstances keep throwing them together and Margie, in company with every other girl in school, develops a crush on him. Then Margie's date for the prom gets sick, and what happens next surprises everyone. (imdb)
Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to do housekeeping while dealing with a "well-meaning" mother and mother-in-law. When Dick invites an army buddy to stay with them, and that buddy turns out to be a girl, the situation takes a turn for the worse. (imdb)
While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and rationing are minor inconveniences compared to the love affair daughter Jane and the Colonel's grandson conduct. (imdb)
Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set aflutter by the prospect of so may young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if the Janie's family has a say in the matter. (imdb)
A love story with songs.
Amusing wartime comedy, practically the photographed stage play it is drawn from with nary more than the one-set living room used in the original. Housing shortages and Navy husbands called up force young newly married mothers to descend in ever confusing waves on one elderly family.
Cagney plays Tom Richards who was a newspaperman before the life of the open road suddenly appealed to him. We first meet him, seedy and unshaven, sitting on a bench in the town square reading the Pickwick Papers. The town is in the grip of Boss Daugherty... (IMDB Comments)
A young woman dumps her fiancée and runs off with her sister's husband. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide... (imdb)
New Yorkers Bill and Connie Fuller have to move from their apartment. Without Bill's knowledge, Connie purchases a delapidated old farmhouse in Pennsylvania, where George Washington was supposed to have actually slept during the American Revolution. Much of the humor comes from the couple's many problems they encounter while trying to fix up the place. (imdb)
A college professor fights censorship and an amorous football player who's after his wife. (TCM.com)
This is the story of General Custer from the time he enters West Point military academy, through the American Civil War, and finally to his death at Little Big Horn. The battle against Chief Crazy Horse is portrayed as a crooked deal between politicians and a corporation which wants the land Custer gave to the Indians. (imdb)
Sandra and Pete elope but their marriage is invalid since she's not yet divorced. Sandra is, however, pregnant by Pete. Pete marries his former fiancée Maggie, then flies to South America where his plane crashes. Maggie pays Sandra to let her adopt Pete's baby. Pete returns "from the dead". Sandra and Maggie contend for Pete and the baby. (imdb)
A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when he gets word that his wife back home has found another man and is divorcing him. Panicking, he heads back to the US to try to patch things up, but the girl from Lisbon follows him back, determined to take advantage of the situation.
A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father's trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt. (imdb)
American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. (imdb)
A southern country doctor is called on by a visiting circus man to cure his sick elephant. After the doctor heals the grateful beast, the elephant becomes so attached to him that it starts to follow him everywhere. (imdb)
The Jones family encounters new theories of childrearing when an author arrives in town to lecture on the topic. (imdb)
Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr... (imdb)
Madcap debutante Melsa Manton finds a body in a deserted house. Of course, the police don't believe her. Stung by Peter Ames's front page editorial decrying her "prank," Melsa enlists seven fellow debs to help her investigate. The wisecracking young ladies proceed to run circles around the police, the suspects, and the press. (imdb)
Assistant biology professor Peter Morgan falls in love with and marries nightclub singer Francey while he is in New York to fetch his wayward cousin home. On returning to the small town university run by his dictatorial and conservative father his courage fails him when he has to announce things. Some of the activities of his new bride do not make it any easier. (imdb)
During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to pretend to be Bill's girl to impress his friends, but then a real romance begins. (imdb)
A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law. (imdb)
Two American Legionnaires on convention in New York share adventures and rivalries in an around show biz. (imdb)
Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple. She is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest (and therefore unsuccessful) lawyer. Helen starts a new job, and when her employer is found dead, all the (circumstantial) evidence points at her. (imdb)
Carol Clayton is the daughter of a horse breeder at Saratoga. Though engaged to wealthy Hartley Madison, and disgusted by bookie Duke Bradley, her father owes Bradley a lot of money and Bradley takes a shine to her. (imdb)
A seasoned con artist and his associates discover that their scheme to get rich by selling stock in a worthless gold mine is fraught with obstacles. (imdb)
An orphan girl becomes adopted by a group of old men and is placed in the home of one of them. She sings and dances and helps out where she can.
Two screwy characters travel to Hollywood and cause mischief.
Injured Carlton State quarterback Ken Thomas (knee) makes a promise to his girl friend that he won't play again. Then, when she relents, he is kidnapped by crooks hoping to make money from the big game.
A government agent sets out to capture a gang of airmail bandits who use a death ray to blow planes out of the sky.
Scott Colton, a good-looking young fellow whom Universal was grooming for stardom (unsuccessfully as it turned out) heads the cast of Wildcatter. Colton plays "Lucky" Conlon, who makes his living as a wildcat oil rigger, taking his young wife Helen (Jean Rogers) to wherever he can find work. Lucky falls under the spell of temptress Julia Frayne (Suzanne Kaaren), who arranges a job for our hero with her oil-magnate dad (Russell Hicks).
Three play-authors, Horace Dryden, Nick Milburn and "Babe" Lawton, are in an apartment seeking a plot for a new play. They are still on Page 1 when an intoxicated man wanders into their room, collapses and they, looking for identification, find $15,000 in his pockets. On the assumption that me might be a blackmailer, the three decide to build a scenario around him. Thinks become a bit more involved when the man is later found to be murdered.
Horse breeder Tom Martin, in a streak of bad luck, is persuaded by his daughter Doris to enter a mare in the feature race at the county fair. There, Martin rejects a tout's proposition to throw the race, and he also meets his old friends, the "Judge" and the "Warbler". The race starts and the mare, just short of reaching the wire and winning the race, is crowded into the rail and ruined as a racer. The Martins return home, where Ruth busies herself in training a colt, Katydid.
Fun and Frolic in Showboat Land! Humorous story keeps suspense up to the end.
Adaptation of the Broadway musical. Magnolia Hawks is the lovely but protected, and thus very naive, daughter of Cap'n Andy Hawks, the genial proprietor of a show boat that cruises the Missisippi, and his nagging wife, Parthy... (imdb)
Carolyn and Michael fall in love and decide to marry. However, Michael insists that Carolyn quit her job. She soon finds that the two of them cannot make ends meet on his salary alone, so she gets a job and tries to keep it a secret from him. (imdb)
Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car. (imdb)
The Chamber of Commerce brings together the Dionne quintuplets and other people Dr. John Luke delivered. He hands out wisdom and advice to all.
Arbor Day (1936) - Short Film
Truant officers mistake 2 midgets for members of the gang. (imdb)
You're going to fall in love with Carrie...a woman without money, reputation or friends, who fought for the happiness of two youngsters in as stirring a fight as you will witness on stage or screen or read about. (imdb)
A shy newspaperman (Brown) nearly gives up when his girlfriend (Hunt) falls for the new guy in town (Meeker) till Withers sets things right. (imdb)
Brawling cable layer Steve Reardon doesn't want to marry girlfriend Edith but he also doesn't want her to date other men. (imdb)
Blind Mrs. Lind comes to American to visit her three children whom she thinks are successful.
Withers and her father Summerville arrive at a Southern mansion and turn the cotton pickers into entertainers to raise money to save the place.
The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America. (imdb)
Dynamic Alan Gaskell captains a ship bound from Hong Kong to Singapore. Gaskell tries to turn over a new leaf from his hard-drinking lifestyle after becoming attached to a refined high class English lady, Sybil Barclay. His former girlfriend Dolly is extremely jealous of the budding relationship and tries hard to get the Captain back... (imdb)
After Southern belle Elizabeth Lloyd runs off to marry Yankee Jack Sherman, her father, a former Confederate colonel during the Civil War, vows to never speak to her again. Several years pass and Elizabeth returns to her home town with her husband and young daughter. The little girl charms her crusty grandfather and tries to patch things up between him and her mother. (imdb)
Gangster Broken Nose Dawson (Brian Donlevy) has his face changed through plastic surgery then heads for Hollywood, where his pose as a millionaire playboy gets him a part in a new movie -- as a gangster. Publicity director Joe Haynes (Wallace Ford), whose girlfriend Sheila Barry (Phyllis Brooks) is the star of the movie, learns Dawson's true identity and plans to expose him on the last day of shooting as a sure-fire publicity stunt. (allrovi.com)
Anniversary Trouble (1935) - Short Film
The gang's treasury is entrusted to Spanky, who accidentally gets it mixed up with his father's money. (imdb)
A senator's brother turns up murdered, and the senator tries to pin the blame on a man he knows is innocent.
A cop, who plays by his own rules, brings down a notorious gangster.
Aging star (Daniels) finally recognizes the truth when she is replaced in her new movie by a girl from the chorus (Faye). (imdb)
Wig-Wag (1935) - Short Film
When Dorothy jilts her fiancee, he tries to make her jealous by getting a friend of his to dress like a woman and pose as his new girlfriend.
Will Rogers plays the lead roll, that of Judge William "Billy" Priest in a very patriotic (Confederate) southern town. Priest plays a laid-back, widowed judge who helps uphold the law in his toughest court case yet. In the meantime, he plays matchmaker for his young nephew. (imdb)
An actress signs up to spy for the Union, then falls for a Confederate officer. (imdb)
Two military pilots are close friends, and share in a lot of hazardous missions while engaging in a series of good-natured romantic rivalries. But when one of the pilots loses a girl he really cared for, he cannot forgive his friend. Soon afterwards, they must work together on their most dangerous mission yet. (imdb)
Mickey's Rescue (1934) - Short Film
When Billy get adopted by a rich couple, Mickey and the gang spring into action to bring their pal back home.
Fate's Fathead (1934) - Short Film
A woman (Dorothy Granger) thinks through a series of misunderstandings thinks Charley is flirting with her. She later comes to the Chase home (she is Dorothy's friend) and more misunderstandings ensue.
The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this attraction the circus makes it to New York and Tira can persue her dearest occupation: flirting with rich men and accepting expensive presents... (imdb)
American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned... (imdb)
A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer. (TCM.com)
A maid's dreams come true - except they are not quite what she expected. (imdb)