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Blanche Friderici is a Actor American born on 12 september 1873 at Brooklyn (USA)

Blanche Friderici

Blanche Friderici
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Nationality USA
Birth 12 september 1873 at Brooklyn (USA)
Death 23 december 1933 (at 60 years) at Visalia (USA)

Blanche L. Friderici (January 21, 1878 — December 23, 1933), sometimes credited as Blanche Frederici, was an American film and stage actress.


Au théâtre, Blanche Friderici joue à Broadway (New York) entre 1914 et 1925, dans sept pièces, dont The Cat and the Canary en 1922, avec Florence Eldridge et Henry Hull.

Au cinéma, son premier film est 39 East de John S. Robertson, avec Reginald Denny et Alison Skipworth, sorti en 1920 ; il s'agit d'une adaptation de la pièce éponyme de Rachel Crothers, qu'elle venait de créer à Broadway en 1919, aux côtés d'Henry Hull et Alison Skipworth.

Après un deuxième film muet de 1922, son troisième est Faiblesse humaine de Raoul Walsh en 1928 ; il s'agit d'une adaptation de la pièce Rain, où elle tenait le même rôle, créée à Broadway en 1924-1925, avec Jeanne Eagels dans le rôle principal de Sadie Thompson (repris à l'écran par Gloria Swanson).

Par la suite, Blanche Friderici contribue notamment au western Billy the Kid de King Vidor (1930, avec Johnny Mack Brown dans le rôle-titre et Wallace Beery), Mata Hari de George Fitzmaurice (1931, avec Greta Garbo dans le rôle-titre et Ramón Novarro), L'Adieu aux armes de Frank Borzage (version de 1932, avec Helen Hayes et Gary Cooper), ou encore Le Chant du Nil de Sam Wood (1933, avec Ramón Novarro et Myrna Loy).

Le dernier de ses soixante films américains est New York-Miami de Frank Capra, avec Clark Gable et Claudette Colbert, sorti en février 1934, deux mois après sa mort prématurée, d'une crise cardiaque.

Best films

Sadie Thompson (1928)

Usually with

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Carroll Clark
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Max Steiner
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Albert Conti
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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Blanche Friderici (50 films)

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It Happened One Night, 1h45
Directed by Frank Capra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Films about marriage
Actors Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Alan Hale, Roscoe Karns, Jameson Thomas
Roles Zeke's Wife
Rating80% 4.049084.049084.049084.049084.04908
Spoiled heiress Ellen "Ellie" Andrews has eloped with pilot and fortune-hunter "King" Westley against the wishes of her extremely wealthy father, Alexander, who wants to have the marriage annulled as he is aware that Westley is only really interested in her money. Jumping ship in Florida, she runs away, boarding a bus to New York City, to reunite with her new spouse, when she meets fellow bus passenger Peter Warne, a freshly out-of-work newspaper reporter. Soon Warne recognizes her and gives her a choice: If she will give him an exclusive on her story, he will help her reunite with Westley. If not, he will tell her father where she is. Ellie agrees to the first choice. As they go through several adventures together, Ellie loses her initial disdain for him and begins to fall in love. When they have to hitchhike, Peter fails to draw attention until Ellie displays a shapely leg to Danker, the next driver. When they stop en route, Danker tries to steal their luggage; but Peter seizes his car. Nearing the end of their journey, Ellie confesses her love to Peter. When the owners of the motel in which they are staying notice that Peter's car is gone, they expel Ellie. Believing Peter has deserted her, Ellie telephones her father, who agrees to let her marry Westley. Meanwhile, Peter has obtained money from his editor to marry Ellie, but misses her on the road. Although Ellie has no desire to be with Westley, she believes Peter has betrayed her for the reward money, and agrees to have a second, formal wedding to Westley. On her wedding day, she finally reveals the whole story. When Peter comes to Ellie's home, Mr. Andrews offers him the reward money, but Peter insists on being paid only his expenses: a paltry $39.60. When Ellie's father presses him for an explanation of his odd behavior, Peter admits he loves Ellie, and storms out. Westley arrives for his wedding via Kellett K-3 Autogyro NC12691; but at the wedding ceremony, Mr. Andrews reveals Peter's refusal of the reward money to Ellie, sends her to Peter, and pays Westley off.
Flying Down to Rio, 1h29
Directed by Wallace MacDonald, Mark Sandrich, Thornton Freeland, George Nicholls, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Dolores del Río, Gene Raymond, Ginger Rogers, Raul Roulien, Fred Astaire, Roy D'Arcy
Roles Elena De Rezende
Rating65% 3.2989853.2989853.2989853.2989853.298985
Composer Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) and his orchestra are appearing in Miami, with vocalist Honey Hales (Rogers). Despite the warnings of accordionist and assistant band leader Fred Ayres (Astaire), Roger is attracted to the beautiful and flirtatious Belinha (Dolores del Río) in the audience, he leaves the bandstand to pursue her.
The Barbarian, 1h24
Directed by Sam Wood, John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Ramón Novarro, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny, Louise Closser Hale, C. Aubrey Smith, Edward Arnold
Roles Mrs. Hume
Rating59% 2.951922.951922.951922.951922.95192
A beautiful English socialite, Diana Standing (Myrna Loy), and her wealthy fiancé Gerald Hume (Reginald Denny) arrive at the train station in Cairo, Egypt, where they plan to be married. Although her mother was Egyptian, Diana considers herself part of the British upper class. At the station, she is noticed by Jamil El Shehab (Ramon Novarro), a handsome good-natured Egyptian dragoman who enjoys romancing women tourists and freeing them from some of their jewelry. Jamil is immediately captivated by Diana and soon talks his way into becoming her official guide and driver in Egypt.
Man of the Forest, 59minutes
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Randolph Scott, Harry Carey, Noah Beery Sr., Verna Hillie, Barton MacLane, Buster Crabbe
Roles Peg Forney
Rating55% 2.7835852.7835852.7835852.7835852.783585
Man of the forest is about a young lady Verna Hillie who is captured by a band of outlaws. Randolph Scott figures out their plan and rescues Verna.
Hold Your Man, 1h27
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Burgess, Elizabeth Patterson, Inez Courtney
Roles Mrs. Wagner
Rating67% 3.3941153.3941153.3941153.3941153.394115
Small-time con man Eddie Hall (Clark Gable) hides from his latest victim and a policeman in the first unlocked apartment he can find. It turns out to occupied by Ruby Adams (Jean Harlow), a cynical woman with numerous boyfriends. When it is safe to come out, Eddie wants to become better acquainted with his pretty rescuer. Although she resists at first, she ends up falling in love with him.
Secrets (1933)
, 1h30
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Western
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Mary Pickford, Leslie Howard, C. Aubrey Smith, Blanche Friderici, Ned Sparks, Doris Lloyd
Roles Martha Marlowe
Rating74% 3.728483.728483.728483.728483.72848
Wealthy banker and shipowner William Marlowe and his wife Martha have their hearts set on marrying their daughter Mary to English aristocrat Lord Hurley. However, Mary has other ideas. She has fallen in love with John Carlton, one of her father's clerks. When Mr. Marlowe finds out, he fires John. John decides to go west to make his fortune, then return for Mary, but she insists on going with him. They elope.
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men, 1h13
Directed by Mark Sandrich
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Charles Farrell, Wynne Gibson, William Gargan, Zasu Pitts, Blanche Friderici, Brooks Benedict
Roles Aunt Katherine
Rating67% 3.374553.374553.374553.374553.37455
A socialite can't choose between the tough guy she's turned into a gentleman and the gentleman she's turned into a tough guy.
A Farewell to Arms, 1h29
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips, Herman Bing, Jack La Rue
Roles Head Nurse
Rating64% 3.2488753.2488753.2488753.2488753.248875
On the Italian front during World War I, Frederic Henry (Gary Cooper), an American serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army, delivers some wounded soldiers to a hospital. There he meets his friend, Italian Major Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou), a doctor. They go out carousing, but are interrupted by a bombing raid. Frederic and English Red Cross nurse Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes) take shelter in the same place. The somewhat drunk Frederic makes a poor first impression.
Cynara (1932)
, 1h20
Directed by King Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, Phyllis Barry, Paul Porcasi, Wilson Benge
Roles Concerned Mother in Courtroom (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.5338653.5338653.5338653.5338653.533865
In Naples, disgraced London barrister James "Jim" Warlock (Ronald Colman) prepares to part from his beloved wife Clemency (Kay Francis) and start anew in South Africa. When she asks him to explain the events leading to his downfall, a flashback ensues.
The Hatchet Man, 1h14
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films based on plays, Gangster films
Actors Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges, Edmund Breese, Leslie Fenton, Tully Marshall
Roles Madame Si-Si (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.14943.14943.14943.14943.1494
Wong Low Get (Edward G. Robinson) is the most highly respected hatchet man of his Tong. Having sworn total allegiance, he cannot turn down an order, even one to kill his best friend Sun Yat Ming (J. Carrol Naish). His friend forgives him in advance of his execution, begging only that Wong raise his daughter Toya San (Loretta Young) as his own. Wong does as he has sworn, but as she grows up, he falls in love with her. She marries him out of a sense of obligation, but a handsome younger gangster, Harry En Hai (Leslie Fenton), gets her to leave Wong, disgracing him and leading to a shocking turn of events.
So Big!
So Big! (1932)
, 1h21
Directed by William A. Wellman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Bette Davis, Alan Hale, Lionel Belmore, Hardie Albright
Roles Widow Paarlenburg (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4458253.4458253.4458253.4458253.445825
Following the death of her mother, Selina Peake (Barbara Stanwyck) and her father (Robert Warwick) move to Chicago, where she enrolls in finishing school. Her father is killed, leaving her penniless, and Selina's friend Julie Hemple (Mae Madison) helps her find a job as a schoolteacher in a small Dutch community. Selina moves in with the Poole family and tutors their son Roelf (George Brent). Selina eventually marries immigrant farmer Pervus De Jong (Earle Foxe) and gives birth to Dirk (Hardie Albright), nicknamed "So Big", who becomes the primary focus of her life. When Pervus dies, Selina struggles to keep the farm afloat so she can afford to finance her son's education, hoping he will become an architect.