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Madge Bellamy is a Actor American born on 30 june 1899 at Hillsboro (USA)

Madge Bellamy

Madge Bellamy
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Birth name Margaret Derden Philpott
Nationality USA
Birth 30 june 1899 at Hillsboro (USA)
Death 24 january 1990 (at 90 years) at Upland (USA)

Madge Bellamy (June 30, 1899 – January 24, 1990) was an American stage and film actress who was a popular leading lady in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career declined in the sound era, and ended following a romantic scandal in the 1940s.


Bellamy's only marriage was to bond broker Logan F. Metcalf. They married in Tijuana on January 24, 1928. They separated four days later. Metcalf filed for divorce claiming that while the two were on honeymoon, Bellamy had refused to speak to him because of his fondness for eating ham and eggs which she considered "plebeian". Metcalf was granted a divorce on April 25, 1928.

Later career
The shooting and divorce filing generated publicity for Bellamy, but effectively ended her already fading career. She made her last screen appearance in Northwestern film Northwest Trail in 1945. She returned to the stage in 1946 in the Los Angeles production of Holiday Lady, after which she retired.

By the time Bellamy retired from acting, she had squandered much of her fortune and lost the remaining money during the Depression. In her posthumously published autobiography, A Darling of the Twenties, Bellamy claimed that she lived in "abject poverty" after her retirement. She did, however, have some holdings in real estate and owned a retail shop in which she worked to support herself. In her spare time, she wrote screeplays and novels which were never purchased. In the early 1980s, she sold the retail shop for double the amount she paid for it and lived in relative financial comfort for the rest of her life. Bellamy remained out of public view until the 1980s when film historians and silent film fans who had rediscovered her work began requesting interviews. She also began attending screenings of the low budget horror film White Zombie, which was a moderate success upon its initial release and has since become a cult classic.

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Filmography of Madge Bellamy (33 films)

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Northwest Trail, 1h6
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Bob Steele, Joan Woodbury, John Litel, Raymond Hatton, Madge Bellamy, Ian Keith
Roles Inspector McGrath
Rating59% 2.9714352.9714352.9714352.9714352.971435
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Trooper O'Brien assists Kate Owens when her car breaks down. Upon arrival at headquarters, his Inspector-in-charge assigns him to escort Kate to visit her Uncle in Morgan's Post located in the backwoods. As there are no roads to the area the two must travel by horse. O'Brien has two other tasks when he arrives; to discover why RCMP Sergeant Means has not filed a report in months and to investigate the complaint of Poodles Hanneford who alleges that the river going through his property has been blocked off and he has been fired upon when investigating.
Under Your Spell, 1h2
Directed by Otto Preminger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Wendy Barrie, Gregory Ratoff, Arthur Treacher, Gregory Gaye, Charles Richman, Berton Churchill
Roles Miss Stafford
Rating65% 3.274233.274233.274233.274233.27423
Chicago socialite Cynthia Drexel arranges for New York City opera star Anthony Allen to sing at a private party for a $15,000 fee but, tired of his arduous performance schedule and the silly promotional stunts devised by his agent Petroff, he flees to his hometown in New Mexico, then his secluded cabin in the Sierra Madres. Determined to make him fulfill his commitment, Cynthia pursues him in her private plane, but he refuses to return with her, despite the efforts of her Uncle Bob and his valet Botts to convince him otherwise.
Metropolitan, 1h14
Directed by Richard Boleslawski, Whit Stillman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Virginia Bruce, Chris Eigeman, Alice Brady, Carolyn Farina, Cesar Romero, Thurston Hall
Rating64% 3.2353353.2353353.2353353.2353353.235335
Le film dépeint la vie des jeunes de la haute société newyorkaise dans les quartiers de Manhattan et Long Island.
The Daring Young Man, 1h13
Directed by William A. Seiter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors James Dunn, Mae Clarke, Neil Hamilton, Sidney Toler, Warren Hymer, Stanley Fields
Roles Sally
Rating62% 3.1360253.1360253.1360253.1360253.136025
Le journaliste Don "Mac" McLane, un misogyne convaincu, a l'habitude d'avertir ses collègues sur les dangers du mariage, quand il rencontre une journaliste rivale Martha "Maddy" Allen. Il l'invite à son appartement, mais il y trouve le Colonel Baggott, un intarissable bavard.
Charlie Chan in London, 1h19
Directed by Eugene Forde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Themes Children's films
Actors Warner Oland, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie, Douglas Walton, Alan Mowbray, Madge Bellamy
Roles Becky Fothergill
Rating72% 3.6435553.6435553.6435553.6435553.643555
When a young English man is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, his sister and her fiance, convinced of his innocence, ask visiting detective Charlie Chan to investigate the crime and find the real murderer. In order to solve the mystery, he must visit a lavish country manor house in England where the suspects vary from the housekeeper to a lawyer. Events soon indicate that the murderer is still actively trying to avoid capture, but Charlie Chan must set a trap to reveal the criminal's identity.
Riot Squad
Riot Squad (1933)
, 1h2
Directed by Harry S. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Madge Bellamy, Patrick H. O'Malley Jr., James Flavin, Addison Richards, Harrison Greene, Ralph Lewis
Roles Lil Daley
Rating54% 2.703052.703052.703052.703052.70305
This script must be run from the command line
White Zombie, 1h7
Directed by Victor Halperin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, John Harron, Robert Frazer, Frederick Peters
Roles Madeleine Short Parker
Rating62% 3.1474853.1474853.1474853.1474853.147485
On arrival in Haiti, Madeleine Short reunites with her fiancé Neil Parker, with imminent plans to be married. On the way to their lodging, the couple's coach passes Murder Legendre, an evil voodoo master, who observes them with interest and manages to grab Madeleine's scarf. Neil and Madeleine arrive at the home of the wealthy plantation owner, Charles Beaumont. Charles's love of Madeleine prompts him to meet Murder secretly in Murder's sugar cane mill, operated entirely by zombies. Charles wants to convince Madeleine to marry him and solicits Murder's supernatural assistance. Murder states that the only way to help Charles is to transform Madeleine into a zombie with a potion. Beaumont agrees and surreptitiously gives the potion to Madeleine. Shortly after Madeleine and Neil's wedding ceremony, the potion takes effect on Madeleine and she appears to die. After her funeral, Murder and Charles enter Madeleine's tomb at night and Murder revives her as a zombie. Drunk and depressed, Neil imagines ghostly apparitions of Madeleine and goes to her tomb. Finding it empty, Neil seeks assistance from the local missionary, Dr. Bruner, who recounts how Murder turned many of his rivals into zombies, who now guard his estate. The two men journey to Murder's cliffside castle to rescue Madeleine.