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Betty Compson is a Actor and Producer American born on 19 march 1897 at Beaver (USA)

Betty Compson

Betty Compson
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Birth name Betty Luicime Compson
Nationality USA
Birth 19 march 1897 at Beaver (USA)
Death 19 april 1974 (at 77 years) at Glendale (USA)

For the actress who married NYC Mayor Jimmy Walker, see Betty Compton.

Betty Compson (March 19, 1897 – April 18, 1974) was an American actress and film producer. Born Eleanor Luicime Compson in Beaver, Utah, she had an extensive film career. Her father died when she was young, and she was forced to drop out of school and earn a living for herself and her mother. She obtained employment as a violinist at a theater in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Best films

The Case of Sergeant Grischa (1930)
The Barker (1928)

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Filmography of Betty Compson (106 films)

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Here Comes Trouble, 55minutes
Directed by Fred Guiol
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors William Tracy, Joe Sawyer, Emory Parnell, Betty Compson, Joan Woodbury, Paul Stanton
Roles Martha Blake
Rating56% 2.822872.822872.822872.822872.82287
Returning home from his Army service in the Pacific, Dodo Doubleday resumes his former job as a copy boy at a newspaper. Dodo's girlfriend Penny Blake is determined to have her father, the editor of the newspaper, promote Dodo to a job with a salary where they can afford to marry. However her father, "Windy" Blake detests Dodo and wishes Penny to marry someone of her own social standing. After a fourth of the paper's police reporters is beaten up by gangsters and leaves town, Windy sees the answer to his problems by promoting Dodo to Police Reporter.
Hard Boiled Mahoney, 1h3
Directed by William Beaudine
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, William Benedict, Gabriel Dell, David Gorcey
Roles Selena Webster
Rating68% 3.434093.434093.434093.434093.43409
Sach (Huntz Hall) just lost his job as an assistant to a private detective, but he wasn't paid. Slip (Leo Gorcey) goes with him down to the detective's office to demand payment, but finds the office empty. A woman enters the office and mistakes Slip for the detective and convinces him to take on a case to find her sister after offering a $50 retainer.
Claudia and David, 1h18
Directed by Walter Lang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Mary Astor, John Sutton, Gail Patrick, Florence Bates
Rating66% 3.327113.327113.327113.327113.32711
Claudia (Dorothy McGuire), still charmingly naive and a bit nervous, is struggling with the responsibilities of marriage and parenthood in their rural Connecticut town. Jealousy creeps into the relationship when Elizabeth (Mary Astor) starts consulting David on a building project, while Claudia is attracting the uninvited attentions of Phil (John Sutton), who happens to be married.
Confessions of a Vice Baron, 59minutes
Directed by Melville Shyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lloyd Ingraham, Lona Andre, Betty Compson, Lester Dorr, Sam Flint, Selmer Jackson
Roles Mrs. Lucy Morgan (edited from Mad Youth) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating54% 2.743842.743842.743842.743842.74384
Notorious mob boss James "Lucky" Lombardi looks back upon his life and career on the night of his execution.
Escort Girl
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Cyd Charisse, Betty Compson, Margaret Alice Marquis, Robert Kellard, Wheeler Oakman, Gay Seabrook
Roles Ruth Ashley
Rating43% 2.162192.162192.162192.162192.16219
Ruth Ashley (Betty Compson) is a former escort girl who now owns the Hollywood Escort Bureau in Los Angeles together with Gregory Stone (Wheeler Oakman). Ruth is co-owner of the Café Martinique, a place where all the escorts go with their dates to watch striptease and be treated with champagne. The escort bureau is managed by a man named Breeze Nolan (Guy Kingsford) and provises customers with both male and female escorts.
Invisible Ghost, 1h4
Directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Horror
Actors Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire, Clarence Muse, Betty Compson, Ernie Adams
Roles Mrs. Kessler
Rating53% 2.654352.654352.654352.654352.65435
Charles Kessler (Bela Lugosi) is plagued by homicidal urges. His wife (Betty Compson), who had left him for another man, gets into a car accident that leaves her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler's gardener. When an innocent man is executed for a murder Kessler committed in the house, his twin brother visits and tries to unravel the mystery. He discovers that Kessler is the killer and doesn't know it. His brother subdues him and contacts the police, who arrest Kessler.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 1h35
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery, Gene Raymond, Jack Carson, Philip Merivale, Lucile Watson
Roles Gertie
Rating63% 3.198973.198973.198973.198973.19897
Ann (Carole Lombard) and David Smith (Robert Montgomery) are a married couple living in New York who, though happy, often have fights that last for days before they lovingly reconcile. One morning, Ann asks David if he had to do it over again, would he marry her? To her disappointment, although he is very happy with her now and wouldn't marry someone else, he answers that he would not. Later that day, Harry Deever (Charles Halton), an Idaho county official informs David that due to a jurisdictional mishap, their three-year-old marriage license from Idaho is not valid. Since Deever is a family acquaintance of Ann's from Idaho, he stops by their apartment to tell Ann and her mother (Esther Dale) the same thing. Ann does not mention this to David, and thinks he will remarry her that very night, as he just invited her out to a romantic dinner at the fancy restaurant they ate at before they were married. When they arrive at the restaurant, however, they realize that the restaurant has turned into a seedy joint, and they head home. When Ann feels she has given David long enough to propose and leave to get married, she confronts him and accuses him of not wanting to marry her again. While David protests and says he was going to ask her shortly, Ann dismisses that and kicks him out of their apartment.
Roar of the Press, 1h11
Directed by Phil Rosen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists
Actors Jean Parker, Wallace Ford, Jed Prouty, Suzanne Kaaren, Evalyn Knapp, Robert Frazer
Roles Mrs. Thelma Tate
Rating60% 3.0192653.0192653.0192653.0192653.019265
Married only a few hours, small-town girl Alice makes her first visit to New York with new husband Wally Williams, a hotshot reporter for the Globe.
Zis Boom Bah, 1h1
Directed by William Nigh
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Huntz Hall, Jan Wiley, Frank Elliott, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
Rating49% 2.4874052.4874052.4874052.4874052.487405
Grace Hayes, as herself essentially, Grace Hayes, has been content to play the vaudeville circuit, and support her son, and the wealthy family who shunned her.
Strange Cargo, 1h53
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about religion, Transport films
Actors Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas, J. Edward Bromberg
Roles Suzanne (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.448753.448753.448753.448753.44875
Julie (Crawford), a cafe entertainer in a town near a French penal colony, meets Verne (Gable), a prisoner on wharf duty. Verne escapes and goes to Julie's room but is apprehended after Mi'sieu Pig (Peter Lorre) reports him, and is returned to prison. Julie is fired for consorting with a prisoner. At the prison, Moll (Albert Dekker) has masterminded a jailbreak and takes Cambreau (Ian Hunter), Telez (Eduardo Ciannelli), Hessler (Paul Lukas), Flaubert (J. Edward Bromberg), Dufond (John Arledge) with him.
Mad Youth
Mad Youth (1940)
, 1h16
Directed by Melville Shyer
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mary Ainslee, Betty Compson, Hal Price, Steve Clemente, Ethelreda Leopold, Fay McKenzie
Roles Lucy Morgan
Rating52% 2.6398252.6398252.6398252.6398252.639825
Divorceé Marian Morgan (Compson) hires a male escort Count DeHoven (Willy Castello), who has an affair with her teenage daughter, Mary (Ainslee).