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Helen Mack is a Actor American born on 13 november 1913 at Rock Island (USA)

Helen Mack

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Birth name Helen McDougall
Nationality USA
Birth 13 november 1913 at Rock Island (USA)
Death 13 august 1986 (at 72 years) at Beverly Hills (USA)

Helen Mack (November 13, 1913 – August 13, 1986) was an American actress. Mack started her career as a child actress in silent films, moving on to Broadway plays, and touring the vaudeville circuit. Her greater success as an actress was as a leading lady in the 1930s. Eventually Mack transitioned into performing on radio, and then into writing, directing, and producing some of the best known radio shows during the Golden Age of Radio. Later in life, Mack billed herself as a professional writer, writing for Broadway, stage, and television. Her career spanned the infancy of the motion picture industry, the beginnings of Broadway, the final days of Vaudeville, the transition to "talking pictures", the Golden Age of Radio, and the rise of television.


Au cinéma, Helen Mack (pseudonyme) collabore à quarante-quatre films américains, les cinq premiers muets, sortis en 1923 et 1924, donc lorsqu'elle est enfant (petits rôles parfois non crédités). Puis elle apparaît dans trente-neuf films parlants, jusqu'en 1945, année où elle se retire. Son premier film parlant, sorti en 1931, est The Struggle (film, 1931), dernière réalisation de D. W. Griffith. Deux ans après, en 1933, elle interprète le rôle d’Hilda (un de ses mieux connus) dans Le Fils de Kong, avec Robert Armstrong — suite du mythique King Kong, également avec Armstrong et sorti la même année. Mentionnons encore son rôle de Mollie Malloy, dans la screwball comedy, La Dame du vendredi, sortie en 1940, aux côtés de Rosalind Russell et Cary Grant.

Au théâtre, Helen Mack débute à Broadway (New York) en décembre 1923, à dix ans, et y joue dans trois pièces, la dernière de septembre 1929 à mai 1930, avant une ultime apparition de décembre 1934 à janvier 1935, lors d'une revue. Durant la même période, elle joue aussi hors Broadway, notamment dans le répertoire du vaudeville.

Pour sa contribution au cinéma, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

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Filmography of Helen Mack (36 films)

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Divorce (1945)
, 1h11
Directed by William Nigh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Bruce Cabot, Kay Francis, Jerome Cowan, Helen Mack, Mary Gordon, Jonathan Hale
Roles Martha Phillips
Rating57% 2.8579752.8579752.8579752.8579752.857975
A woman who has been married and divorced five times comes back to her small hometown, where she proceeds to complicate, and potentially destroy, the marriage of her childhood boyfriend.
And Now Tomorrow, 1h26
Directed by Irving Pichel, Oscar Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, Barry Sullivan, Beulah Bondi, Grant Mitchell
Roles Angeletta Gallo
Rating67% 3.3908153.3908153.3908153.3908153.390815
Emily Blair (Loretta Young), who stems from a very wealthy family, is deaf ever since she had meningitis several years ago. She has been away trying in vain to find a cure for her deafness, but is now returning to the town where she was born and raised, Blairtown. Before she went she was engaged to a man named Jeff Stoddard (Barry Sullivan), but put the wedding on hold because of her illness and the following hearing disability.
Power Dive
Power Dive (1941)
, 1h8
Directed by James Patrick Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Cliff Edwards, Roger Pryor, Billy Lee, Helen Mack
Roles Betty Coles
Rating53% 2.689452.689452.689452.689452.68945
Ace test pilot Bradley Farrell (Richard Arlen), flying for McMasters Aviation Corp., breaks his leg when an overweight prototype crashes. Brad's younger brother Douglas (Don Castle), a recent graduate in aeronautical engineering thinks Doug's flying is too dangerous, and is hired as a design engineer at McMasters. Carol Blake (Jean Parker) wants to interest Brad in her father's design for an aircraft made of plastic. Doug pretends to be Brad because he is attracted to her but Brad meets Carol and takes her out flying. She introduces him to her blind father, Professor Blake (Thomas W. Ross), resulting in Brad becoming immersed in the professor's new designs.
His Girl Friday, 1h32
Directed by Howard Hawks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Prison films, Films about capital punishment, Films based on plays, Films about marriage
Actors Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart, Alma Kruger, Porter Hall
Roles Mollie Malloy
Rating78% 3.9473353.9473353.9473353.9473353.947335
Walter Burns (Cary Grant) is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York. Walter determines to sabotage these plans, enticing the reluctant Hildy to cover one last story, the upcoming execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams (John Qualen).
King of the Newsboys, 1h5
Directed by Bernard Vorhaus
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Lew Ayres, Helen Mack, Alison Skipworth, Victor Varconi, Sheila Bromley, Alice White
Roles Mary Ellen Stephens
Rating59% 2.962742.962742.962742.962742.96274
This script must be run from the command line
Zaza (1938)
, 1h23
Directed by George Cukor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Bert Lahr, Helen Westley, Constance Collier, Genevieve Tobin
Rating61% 3.097023.097023.097023.097023.09702
A glamorous female singer (Colbert) has an affair with a married man (Marshall).
Secrets of a Nurse
Directed by Arthur Lubin
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Edmund Lowe, Helen Mack, Dick Foran, Samuel S. Hinds, Paul Hurst
Roles Katherine MacDonald

Fit for a King, 1h13
Directed by Edward Sedgwick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Joe E. Brown, Helen Mack, Paul Kelly, Harry Davenport, Halliwell Hobbes, John Qualen
Roles Jane Hamilton / Princess Helen
Rating59% 2.9629752.9629752.9629752.9629752.962975
Newspaper reporter "Scoops" (Brown) is sent out on assignment, to investigate the failed assassination attempts on Archduke Julio (Harry Davenport).
The Wrong Road, 1h2
Directed by James Cruze
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Richard Cromwell, Helen Mack, Lionel Atwill, Horace McMahon, Russ Powell, Billy Bevan
Roles Ruth Holden
Rating53% 2.670462.670462.670462.670462.67046
A young married couple (Cromwell and Mack), whose plans for their life together haven't turned out as expected, decide to rob the bank where the husband works of $100,000, then hide the money in a safe place and return for it after they serve out their sentences.
The Last Train from Madrid, 1h25
Directed by James Patrick Hogan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Dorothy Lamour, Lew Ayres, Gilbert Roland, Karen Morley, Lionel Atwill, Helen Mack
Roles Lola
Rating63% 3.1906253.1906253.1906253.1906253.190625
La guerre civile espagnole a inspiré ce drame. Lors de l'avance franquiste vers la capitale, une foule de gens veulent fuir pour différents motifs. Ce sont les circonstances purement imaginaires, mais assez vraisemblables de cet embarquement et des démarches et marchandages qui le précédèrent qui sont relatées avec impartialité.
You Can't Buy Luck
Directed by Lew Landers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Onslow Stevens, Helen Mack, Vinton Hayworth, Frank M. Thomas, Paul Guilfoyle (acteur, 1902-1961), Eddie Gribbon
Roles Betty McKay
Rating59% 2.9632652.9632652.9632652.9632652.963265
Superstitious New York gambler Joe Baldwin (Onslow Stevens), owner of the thoroughbred racing horse Sarcasm, believes that luck can be bought with charitable deeds. Before the Kentucky Derby, to "buy luck," he finances an expensive trip to Europe for gold-digger Jean Jason, his "good luck charm," not knowing she is taking her lover with her, gigolo and sometime artist Paul Vinette (Vinton Hayworth). He also gives his old friend Frank Brent cash to save his cab business and visits an orphanage in Louisville with his sister, where he meets Betty McKay (Helen Mack), a pretty teacher who scoffs at his philosophy.
The Milky Way, 1h29
Directed by Leo McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films
Actors Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Charles Lane, Verree Teasdale, Anthony Quinn, Helen Mack
Roles Mae Sullivan
Rating65% 3.297053.297053.297053.297053.29705
Timid milkman Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd) becomes involved in a brawl which ends up with Speed McFarland, the world middleweight champion being knocked out cold (he never in fact threw a punch; he merely ducked to get out of the way of a punch which brought the champ down).