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Hillary Brooke is a Actor American born on 8 september 1914 at New York City (USA)

Hillary Brooke

Hillary Brooke
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Birth name Beatrice Peterson
Nationality USA
Birth 8 september 1914 at New York City (USA)
Death 25 may 1999 (at 84 years) at Bonsall (USA)

Hillary Brooke (September 8, 1914 – May 25, 1999) was an American film actress. Though American-born, she began cultivating a sophisticated English accent to get more film parts early in her career. It eventually became second nature to her, and she was cast as a British woman in most of her films, including one that was produced in the United Kingdom.


Sous le pseudonyme de Hillary Brooke, elle mène une carrière relativement courte à l'écran, apparaissant au cinéma entre 1937 et 1957 (avec des petits rôles non crédités à ses débuts), dans soixante-treize films — américains, sauf un britannique en 1954 —, et à la télévision de 1951 à 1960 (année où elle se retire), dans trente-deux séries. Son avant-dernier film, un de ses plus connus, est L'Homme qui en savait trop (1956) d'Alfred Hitchcock.

Pour sa contribution à la télévision, une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame du Hollywood Boulevard.

Best films

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(6 films)
Mary Field
Mary Field
(5 films)
Roy Webb
Roy Webb
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hillary Brooke (48 films)

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The Man Who Knew Too Much, 2h
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Films about families, Political films
Actors James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Truman
Roles Jan Peterson
Rating74% 3.7005153.7005153.7005153.7005153.700515
An American family—Dr. Benjamin "Ben" McKenna (James Stewart), his wife, popular singer Josephine Conway "Jo" McKenna (Doris Day), and their son Henry "Hank" McKenna (Christopher Olsen)--are vacationing in Morocco. Traveling from Casablanca to Marrakesh, they meet Frenchman Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin), who seems friendly, but Jo is suspicious of his many questions and evasive answers and thinks that he is hiding something. Louis offers to take the McKennas out to dinner but cancels when a sinister-looking man knocks at the McKennas' hotel-room door claiming to be looking for another guest's room. Later, at a local restaurant, the McKennas meet English couple Lucy (Brenda De Banzie) and Edward Drayton (Bernard Miles), who strike up a conversation with the McKennas, who are surprised to see Bernard arrive and sit at another table apparently ignoring them.
The House Across the Lake, 1h8
Directed by Ken Hughes
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sid James, Susan Stephen, Paul Carpenter, Alan Wheatley
Roles Carol Forrest
Rating60% 3.049423.049423.049423.049423.04942
An American pulp novelist, Mark Kendrick (Nicol), meets his rich neighbors across the lake and is soon seduced by beautiful blonde Carol (Brooke), the wife of the older Forrest (James). Forrest is badly injured when his boat has an accident in the fog, and Carol throws him overboard.
The Maze
The Maze (1953)
, 1h20
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Michael Pate, Hillary Brooke, Lilian Bond, Robin Hughes
Roles Peggy Lord
Rating59% 2.9976652.9976652.9976652.9976652.997665
A Scotsman named Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word of his uncle's death. He inherits a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands and moves there to live with the castle servants. Kitty refuses to accept the broken engagement and travels with her aunt (Katherine Emery) to the castle. When they arrive, they discover that Gerald has suddenly aged and his manner has changed significantly.
Never Wave at a WAC, 1h27
Directed by Norman Z. McLeod
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Military humor in film
Actors Rosalind Russell, Paul Douglas, Marie Wilson, William Ching, Leif Erickson, Arleen Whelan
Roles First Lt. Phyllis Turnbull
Rating60% 3.000373.000373.000373.000373.00037
A divorced socialite and daughter (Russell) of a United States senator (Douglas) asks her father to get her an officer's commission in the Women's Army Corps, so that she can be near her officer boyfriend.
Invaders from Mars, 1h17
Directed by William Cameron Menzies
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Martiens, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter, Morris Ankrum, Arthur Franz, Leif Erickson, Hillary Brooke
Roles Mrs. Mary MacLean
Rating62% 3.148533.148533.148533.148533.14853
Late one night, young David MacLean (Jimmy Hunt) is awakened by a loud thunderstorm. From his bedroom window, he sees a large flying saucer descend and disappear into the sandpit area behind his home. After rushing to tell his parents, his scientist father (Leif Erickson) goes to investigate David's claim. When his father returns much later in the morning, David notices an unusual red puncture along the hairline on the back of his father's neck; his father is now behaving in a cold and hostile manner. David soon begins to realize something is very wrong: one-by-one he notices certain townsfolk are acting in exactly the same way. Through his telescope, David sees child neighbor Kathy Wilson walking in the sandpit, when she suddenly disappears underground. David flees to the police station for help, and he is eventually placed under the protection of health-department physician Dr. Pat Blake (Helena Carter), who slowly begins to believe his crazy story.
Mexican Manhunt, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Crime
Actors George Brent, Hillary Brooke, Morris Ankrum, Karen Sharpe, Marjorie Lord, Douglas Kennedy
Roles Eve Carter
Rating61% 3.0644853.0644853.0644853.0644853.064485
Tip Carter's teenaged daughter Linda is upset because her alcoholic father is drinking inside a bar and has a heart condition. Tip, a widower and a former newspaper crime reporter, moved to Mexico many years ago without explanation.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, 1h10
Directed by Charles Lamont
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Pirate films, Musical films
Actors Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke, Leif Erickson, Bill Shirley
Roles Capt. Bonney
Rating59% 2.9519352.9519352.9519352.9519352.951935
Oliver "Puddin' Head" Johnson (Lou Costello) and Rocky Stonebridge (Bud Abbott) are on their way to Death's Head Tavern, where they work. They encounter Lady Jane (Fran Warren), who asks them to bring a love note to the tavern singer, Bruce Martingale (Bill Shirley).
Confidence Girl, 1h21
Directed by Andrew L. Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Tom Conway, Hillary Brooke, Jack Kruschen, Walter Kingsford, John Gallaudet, Aline Towne
Roles Mary Webb
Rating61% 3.05323.05323.05323.05323.0532
This script must be run from the command line
Lost Continent, 1h23
Directed by Sam Newfield
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, La préhistoire, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Whit Bissell, Chick Chandler, Sid Melton, Hugh Beaumont
Roles Marla Stevens
Rating32% 1.618721.618721.618721.618721.61872
Maj. Joe Nolan (Cesar Romero) is the head of an expedition to the South Pacific to retrieve an atomic-powered rocket that vanished without a trace. He had previously lived in a South American jungle, as has fellow serviceman and pilot Lt. Danny Wilson (Chick Chandler), who is also on the expedition. Aircraft mechanic Sgt. William Tatlow (Sid Melton) is also recruited for the expedition, which includes the three scientists who helped build the rocket.
Skipalong Rosenbloom, 1h11
Directed by Sam Newfield
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Actors Jackie Coogan, Fuzzy Knight, Hillary Brooke, Raymond Hatton, Dewey Robinson, Jacqueline Fontaine
Roles Square Deal Sal
Rating66% 3.3440553.3440553.3440553.3440553.344055
This script must be run from the command line
The Admiral Was a Lady, 1h27
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallée, Johnny Sands, Steve Brodie, Richard Erdman
Roles Shirley Pedigrew
Rating59% 2.958182.958182.958182.958182.95818
After the end of World War II, Jean Madison (Wanda Hendrix), a former WAVE ensign, meets the former aircrew of an Army Air Corps A-20 Havoc light bomber named "Sinful Sinthia" when they go to collect their unemployment benefits. They are all members of the "52-20 Club," a government program which pays unemployed American veterans $20 a week for 52 weeks. Jimmy and his men "prove" to the government clerk that they are looking for work by placing an ad in the newspaper - "At liberty: combat crew. Four specialists eager and willing to drop bombs" - and receive their checks.
Lucky Losers, 1h9
Directed by William Beaudine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, David Gorcey, William Benedict, Buddy Gorman
Roles 'Countess' Margo
Rating68% 3.4334853.4334853.4334853.4334853.433485
Slip and Sach's boss, David J. Thurston, has allegedly committed suicide. Slip finds a book of matches with the name of a local nightclub on his boss' desk and finds out from Gabe that a gambling casino is being run out of it. Slip comes to the conclusion that the club had something to do with his boss' death and sets out to find his murderer.