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Betty Blythe is a Actor American born on 1 september 1893 at Los Angeles (USA)

Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe
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Birth name Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter
Nationality USA
Birth 1 september 1893 at Los Angeles (USA)
Death 7 april 1972 (at 78 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Betty Blythe (September 1, 1893 – April 7, 1972) was an American actress best known for her dramatic roles in exotic silent films such as The Queen of Sheba (1921). She appeared in 63 silent films and 56 talking pictures (known as talkies) over the course of her career.

She is famous for being one of the first actresses to appear on film in the nude, or nearly so, during the Roaring Twenties.

She is reported to have said, "A director is the only man besides your husband who can tell you how much of your clothes to take off."


Blythe was married to the movie director Paul Scardon from 1919 until his death in 1954. She reportedly made $3,500,000 when she sold a section of land that is now part of the Sunset Strip. She lost her fortune in the 1929 stock market crash.

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Filmography of Betty Blythe (70 films)

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My Fair Lady, 2h46
Directed by George Cukor, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Marni Nixon, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper
Roles Lady at Ball
Rating77% 3.89943.89943.89943.89943.8994
In Edwardian London, Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), a scholar of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. In Covent Garden one evening he boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), himself an expert in phonetics, that he could teach any person to speak in a way that he could pass them off as a duke or duchess at an embassy ball. Higgins selects as an example a young flower seller, Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who has a strong Cockney accent. Eliza's ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her thick accent makes her unsuitable. Having come from India to meet Higgins, Pickering is invited to stay with the professor. The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins' home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all expenses if the experiment should be successful.
Lust for Life, 2h2
Directed by George Cukor, Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre
Themes Peinture, Vincent van Gogh
Actors Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, Niall MacGinnis
Rating73% 3.698443.698443.698443.698443.69844
Vincent van Gogh's obsessive devotion to his art engulfs, consumes, and finally destroys him. The apostate religious leaders do not like his zeal for God and they frown on his social activism and care for the poor in a coal mining town. He returns home to his father's house where he is rejected by a woman he obsessively loves, takes up with a prostitute who leaves because he is too poor, and discovers painting, which he pursues while agonizing that his vision exceeds his ability to execute. His brother, Theo van Gogh, provides financial and moral support, while Vincent lives off and on with the critical Paul Gauguin. Vincent begins experiencing hallucinations and seizures and voluntarily commits himself to a mental institution. He signs himself out, and with Theo's help, returns to a rural area to paint, where he ultimately shoots himself in despair of never being able to put what he sees on canvas.
Runaway Daughters, 1h31
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Marla English, John Litel, Gloria Castillo, Anna Sten, Mary Ellen Kay, Frank Gorshin
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating51% 2.5506852.5506852.5506852.5506852.550685
Audrey Barton is the teen daughter of rich, irresponsible parents. When school classmate Tommy brings her home from a date, they spy Ruth Barton, her mother, passionately kissing a neighbor.
Hollywood Story, 1h16
Directed by William Castle, Frederick Kohner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull, Fred Clark, Jim Backus
Roles Herself
Rating67% 3.3842153.3842153.3842153.3842153.384215
New York theatrical producer Larry O'Brien (Conte) plans to found a motion picture company in Hollywood. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. There he's shown the office where a famous director was murdered twenty years earlier. Although there were many suspects the case hasn't been solved. O'Brian becomes fascinated by the subject and decides to make a film based on the case. To this end he begins interviewing the surviving participants and soon gets into danger himself. In the end it turns out that the murderer is the victim's jealous brother.
Jiggs and Maggie Out West, 1h6
Directed by William Beaudine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Joe Yule, Renie Riano, Jim Bannon, Henry Kulky, Jimmy Aubrey, Betty Blythe
Rating65% 3.285333.285333.285333.285333.28533
Jiggs and Maggie inherit a gold mine in a western town, but have difficultly finding it.
The Barkleys of Broadway, 1h49
Directed by Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke, Betty Blythe, Gale Robbins
Rating69% 3.499173.499173.499173.499173.49917
Josh and Dinah Barkley (Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) are a husband-and-wife musical comedy team at the peak of their careers. After finishing a new show, Dinah meets serious French playwright Jacques Pierre Barredout (Jacques François), who suggests that Dinah should take up dramatic acting. Dinah tries to keep the suggestion a secret from Josh, but when he finally discovers Dinah hiding a script for Jacques' new show from him, the couple splits up.
Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters, 1h8
Directed by William Beaudine
Origin USA
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Horse sports in film
Actors Joe Yule, Renie Riano, Jimmy Aubrey, Willie Best, Betty Blythe, Chester Conklin
Roles Mrs. Van Belden
Rating59% 2.999432.999432.999432.999432.99943
Jiggs and Maggie win a racehorse in a competition, but lose large sums of money on it each time it races.
Letter from an Unknown Woman, 1h26
Directed by Max Ophüls
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Piano, Films about disabilities, Personne sourde ou muette
Actors Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Erskine Sanford, Marcel Journet, Betty Blythe, Art Smith
Roles Frau Kohner (uncredited)
Rating79% 3.999543.999543.999543.999543.99954
In Vienna in the early twentieth century, Lisa (Joan Fontaine), a teenager living in an apartment complex, becomes fascinated by a new tenant, concert pianist Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan). Stefan is making a name for himself through energetic performances. Lisa becomes obsessed with Stefan, staying up late to listen to him play, and sneaking into his apartment and admiring him from a distance. Despite her actions, they only meet once and Stefan takes little notice of her.
Shed No Tears, 1h10
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Wallace Ford, June Vincent, Mark Roberts, Frank Albertson, Elena Verdugo, Betty Blythe
Roles Mrs. Peet
Rating63% 3.180093.180093.180093.180093.18009
Edna Grover (Vincent) convinces her older husband Sam (Ford) to fake his own death so they can collect on the life insurance. He hides in another city under an assumed name while she identifies a burned body found after a hotel fire as her husband. Edna collects the money but she has been having an affair for some time and double-crosses her husband. The whole situation rouses the suspicions of the Sam's son from a previous marriage who hires a private investigator to look into it. Unfortunately the PI is crooked and Edna pays him to stay silent. In the end, when Sam finds out about Edna's secret lover, Ray (Roberts), he is so distraught that he commits suicide.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 1h50
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, Dorothy Christy, Thurston Hall
Roles Floor Manager (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.4996253.4996253.4996253.4996253.499625
Walter Mitty (Kaye) is an "inconsequential guy from Perth Amboy, New Jersey", henpecked and harassed by everyone in his life including his bossy mother, his overbearing, idea-stealing boss Bruce Pierce, his childishly dimwitted fiancée Gertrude Griswold, and Gertrude's obnoxious would-be suitor Tubby Wadsworth and loud-mouthed mother, Mrs. Griswold.
Jiggs and Maggie in Society, 1h6
Directed by Edward F. Cline
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Joe Yule, Renie Riano, Wanda McKay, Herbert Evans, Jimmy Aubrey, Richard Irving
Roles Mrs. Vacuum

Irish-American matriarch Maggie attempts to gain her family entry into New York's High Society.
Undercurrent, 1h56
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Romance
Actors Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main, Clinton Sundberg
Roles Saleslady (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.296623.296623.296623.296623.29662
Ann Hamilton (Katharine Hepburn) is a middle-aged bride who begins to suspect that her charming husband Alan Garroway (Robert Taylor) plans to murder her. Nor can she ignore the shadow of her brother-in-law Michael Garroway (Robert Mitchum), whom she's never met but has been told so much about.
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1h53
Directed by Tay Garnett
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about capital punishment
Actors Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn, Leon Ames, Audrey Totter
Roles Customer (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.74853.74853.74853.74853.7485
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who stops at a rural diner for a meal and ends up working there. The diner is operated by a beautiful young woman, Cora Smith (Lana Turner), and her much older husband, Nick (Cecil Kellaway).