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Ilona Massey is a Actor Hongroise born on 16 june 1910 at Budapest (Hongrie)

Ilona Massey

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Birth name Ilona Hajmássy
Nationality Hongrie
Birth 16 june 1910 at Budapest (Hongrie)
Death 20 august 1974 (at 64 years) at Bethesda (USA)

Ilona Massey, born Hajmássy, (June 16, 1910 – August 20, 1974) was a Hungarian film, stage and radio performer.


Ilona Hajmássy débute au cinéma en 1935, sous le nom d'Ilona von Hajmassy, dans deux films autrichiens (le premier est un film musical ; le second a pour vedette Leo Slezak). Puis, ayant émigré aux États-Unis, sous le nom américanisé d'Ilona Massey, elle tourne d'abord à Hollywood deux autres films musicaux, aux côtés de Nelson Eddy, Rosalie (1937) et Balalaika (1939). Par la suite, entre 1941 et 1959 (année où elle se retire définitivement), elle apparaît dans seulement neuf films américains, dont un film d'horreur en 1943, deux ultimes films musicaux en 1946 (année où elle obtient la citoyenneté américaine) et 1947 (un western musical, où elle retrouve une dernière fois Nelson Eddy), un second western en 1948, ainsi que La Pêche au trésor (sorti en 1950), avec les Marx Brothers.

À la télévision, elle apparaît dans onze séries, de 1949 à 1955.

Au théâtre, Ilona Massey joue à Broadway (New York) dans une revue des Ziegfeld Follies, d'avril 1943 à juin 1944.

Une étoile lui est dédiée sur le Walk of Fame d'Hollywood Boulevard.

Usually with

Ernő Verebes
Ernő Verebes
(3 films)
Nelson Eddy
Nelson Eddy
(3 films)
Vera West
Vera West
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ilona Massey (11 films)

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The Cool Ones, 1h35
Directed by Gene Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Roddy McDowall, Debbie Watson, Gil Peterson, Phil Harris, Glen Campbell, Robert Coote
Roles Toni Karpathy
Rating44% 2.2275152.2275152.2275152.2275152.227515
A millionaire rock promoter joins a pop singer and a dancer in a romantic match as a publicity stunt for a new television series.
Jet Over The Atlantic, 1h35
Directed by Byron Haskin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Guy Madison, Virginia Mayo, George Raft, Ilona Massey, George Macready, Margaret Lindsay
Roles Mme. Galli-Cazetti
Rating56% 2.8140352.8140352.8140352.8140352.814035
Wanted on a charge of murder, Brett Matton (Guy Madison), a war veteran, has fled the country to Spain, where he has been living for two years and is engaged to wed Jean Gurney (Virginia Mayo), a former showgirl. FBI Agent Stafford (George Raft) arrives in Spain to arrest Brett and bring him back to the U.S.
Love Happy
Love Happy (1949)
, 1h25
Directed by Leo McCarey, David Miller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre
Actors Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Ilona Massey, Vera-Ellen, Marion Hutton
Roles Madame Egelichi
Rating57% 2.8997352.8997352.8997352.8997352.899735
Private detective Sam Grunion (Groucho Marx) has been searching for the extremely valuable Royal Romanoff diamonds for eleven years, and his investigation leads him to a troupe of struggling performers, led by Mike Johnson (Paul Valentine), who are trying to put on a musical revue called Love Happy.
Northwest Outpost, 1h31
Directed by Allan Dwan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Operetta films
Actors Nelson Eddy, Hugo Haas, Ilona Massey, Joseph Schildkraut, Elsa Lanchester, Lenore Ulric
Roles Natalia Alanova
Rating62% 3.141153.141153.141153.141153.14115
The film is set at the Russian imperial post at Fort Ross in California in the early Nineteenth Century. A visiting American army offices becomes romantically involved with an aristocratic woman whose criminal husband is being held as a prisoner at the Fort.
Holiday in Mexico, 2h8
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Walter Pidgeon, José Iturbi, Roddy McDowall, Ilona Massey, Jane Powell, King Baggot
Roles Countess Toni Karpathy
Rating60% 3.049743.049743.049743.049743.04974
Jeffrey Evans (Walter Pidgeon), an American ambassador to Mexico, is the sole parent to his teenage daughter, Christine (Jane Powell). She finds fulfillment in managing her father's life and spending time with him. Her father forces her to attend a party where her childhood friend, Stanley Owen (Roddy McDowell), who has just turned sixteen, awaits her. In revenge she gives Stanley one of her father's expensive, brand-new tobacco pipes. Stanley, thinking that this gift was meant to show that he is finally a man, asks Christine to be "his girl", but she insists that she is too busy for that. Yvette Baranga (Helene Stanley), the daughter of the French ambassador, begs Christine if she can attend Jeffrey Evans' upcoming party. Christine agrees, unaware that Yvette has a crush on her father. When they return home, Christine asks her father to permit her to arrange the party, to which he agrees. The next day, Stanley comes to drive her to her errands. Christine apologizes for being rude to Stanley, and says he doesn't have to drive her, but he takes her to speak with Toni Karpathy (Ilona Massey), who agrees to sing at the party. Unbeknownst to Christine, Toni was once a love interest of her father.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, 1h14
Directed by Roy William Neill
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Cyberpunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Lon Chaney, Jr., Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Maria Ouspenskaïa
Roles Baroness Elsa Frankenstein
Rating63% 3.197973.197973.197973.197973.19797
After the events of The Wolf Man and Ghost of Frankenstein, a duo of graverobbers break into the Talbot family crypt to rob the grave of Larry Talbot (the "Wolf Man" (Lon Chaney, Jr.)), of valuables buried with him, on the night of a full moon. During the grave robbery, the graverobbers remove the Wolfsbane buried with him and he is awakened from death by the full moon shining down on his uncovered body, and kills one of them. Seeking a cure for the curse that causes him to transform into a werewolf with every full moon, Talbot leaves Britain and goes to the remains of Frankenstein's castle, as he hopes to find there the notes of Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein so he might learn how to permanently end his own life through scientific means.
Invisible Agent, 1h21
Directed by Edwin L. Marin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Comedy, Adventure, Spy, Horror, Romance
Themes Spy films, Politique, Films based on science fiction novels, Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II, Invisibilité
Actors Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre, Cedric Hardwicke, Albert Bassermann, J. Edward Bromberg
Roles Maria Sorenson
Rating59% 2.999622.999622.999622.999622.99962
The grandson of Dr. Jack Griffin, the original invisible man, has emigrated to the United States and now runs a print shop in Manhattan under the assumed name of Frank Raymond (Jon Hall). In his shop he is confronted by four armed men who reveal that they know his true identity. One of the men, Conrad Stauffer (Cedric Hardwicke), is a lieutenant general of the S.S., while a second, Baron Ikito (Peter Lorre), is Japanese. They offer to pay for the invisibility formula and threaten amputation if it is not revealed. Griffin manages to escape with the formula in his hands.
New Wine
New Wine (1941)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Alan Curtis, Ilona Massey, Billy Gilbert, Binnie Barnes, Sig Arno, Albert Bassermann
Roles Anna
Rating63% 3.165953.165953.165953.165953.16595
Austrian composer Franz Schubert flees from Vienna to avoid conscription, ending up in Hungary where he falls in love.
International Lady, 1h42
Directed by Tim Whelan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors George Brent, Ilona Massey, Basil Rathbone, Gene Lockhart, George Zucco, Martin Kosleck
Roles Carla Nillson
Rating65% 3.2853.2853.2853.2853.285
An American operative in Great Britain (George Brent) and his counterpart from Scotland Yard (Basil Rathbone) suspect the beautiful singer Carla Nillson (Ilona Massey) of espionage. As they cleverly unravel her technique of singing in code over the radio, they track her from London, to Lisbon, to New York, where they succeed in tying her to a wealthy candy manufacturer who is, in reality, the saboteur mastermind.
Balalaika (1939)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Nelson Eddy, Ilona Massey, Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, C. Aubrey Smith, Frank Morgan
Roles Lydia Marakova
Rating61% 3.094433.094433.094433.094433.09443
In 1914 Tsarist Russia, Prince Peter Karagin (Nelson Eddy) is a captain of the Cossack Guards, riding home from manoeuvres to an evening of wine, women and song at St. Petersburg's Cafe Balalaika. The Balalaika's new star, Lydia Pavlovna Marakova (Ilona Massey), is blackmailed into attending the officers' party and is expected to choose a "favoured one." She intrigues Karagin when she makes good her escape instead.
Rosalie (1937)
, 2h3
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical
Themes Dance films, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Eleanor Powell, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver, Ray Bolger, Ilona Massey
Roles Brenda
Rating59% 2.999862.999862.999862.999862.99986
Dick Thorpe (Nelson Eddy) is a football star for the Army, and Rosalie (Eleanor Powell), a Vassar student who is also a princess (Princess Rosalie of Romanza) in disguise, watches a football game. They are attracted to each other and agree to meet in her country in Europe. When Dick flies into her country he is greeted as a hero by the King (Frank Morgan) and finds Rosalie. Rosalie is engaged to marry Prince Paul (Tom Rutherford), who actually is in love with Brenda (Ilona Massey); Dick, not knowing of Prince Paul's affections, leaves the country. The King and his family are forced to leave their troubled country, and Dick and Rosalie are finally re-united at West Point.