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Mae Mercer

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Nationality USA
Birth 12 june 1932 at Rocky Mount (USA)
Death 29 october 2008 (at 76 years) at Northridge (USA)

Mae Mercer (June 12, 1932 – October 29, 2008) was an American blues singer and actress who appeared in many films, including Dirty Harry (1971), The Beguiled (1971), Frogs (1972), Cindy (1978), and Pretty Baby (1978). She was also executive producer of the documentary film Angela Davis: Portrait of a Revolutionary (1972).

Mercer spent eight years in the 1960s singing in a blues bar in Paris, the Blues Club, owned by publisher Maurice Girodias and touring Europe. She returned to the United States in the early 1970s to begin a career as an actress in films and television.

Usually with

Don Siegel
Don Siegel
(2 films)
Stan Daniels
Stan Daniels
(1 films)
Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mae Mercer (8 films)

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Cindy (1978)
, 1h38
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Charlayne Woodard, Mae Mercer, Nell Carter, Alaina Reed Hall, Scoey Mitchell, Clifton Davis
Roles Sara Hayes
Rating74% 3.7069853.7069853.7069853.7069853.706985
After World War II, Cindy (Woodard) has moved from the south to live in Harlem with her newly blended family. She finds herself constantly abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Her father (Mitchell) provides some comfort but cannot prevent the abuse entirely. One night, she meets Captain Joe Prince (Davis) and is swept off her feet. Soon after, a romance ensues.
Pretty Baby, 1h50
Directed by Louis Malle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pedophilia, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Antonio Fargas, Diana Scarwid, Barbara Steele
Rating65% 3.299143.299143.299143.299143.29914
In 1917, during the last months of legal prostitution in Storyville, the red-light district of New Orleans, Louisiana, Hattie is a prostitute working at an elegant brothel run by the elderly, cocaine-sniffing Madame Nell. Hattie has given birth to a baby boy and has a 12-year-old daughter, Violet, who lives in the house. When photographer Ernest J. Bellocq comes with his camera, Hattie and Violet are the only people awake. He asks to be allowed to take photographs of the women. Madame Nell agrees only after he offers to pay.
The Swinging Cheerleaders, 1h31
Directed by Jack Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Dance films, Sports films
Actors Cheryl Smith, Colleen Camp, Rosanne Katon, George D. Wallace, John Quade, Robert Lee Minor
Roles Jessica Thorpe
Rating51% 2.566062.566062.566062.566062.56606
In order to write an article on how cheerleading demeans women, titled The Swinging Cheerleaders, giving the movie its name, a reporter for a college newspaper infiltrates the cheerleading squad. While doing so, she uncovers unscrupulous dealings; the coach and dean are in cahoots in rigging football games to favor betting spreads the statistics professor, who is also the bookie, arranges. Later the statistics professor turns against the coach and dean as they turn against their star quarterback who they want to convince to throw the game for a big payoff. But when confronted, the quarterback refuses on principle and is arrested by University Police who plant a joint on him as they carry out the deans ultimatum. The movie endorses defiance of authority, and questions love and virginity.
Frogs (1972)
, 1h31
Directed by George McCowan
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Natural horror films, Reptile
Actors Ray Milland, Sam Elliott, Joan Van Ark, Adam Roarke, Judy Pace, Lynn Borden
Roles Maybelle
Rating43% 2.1537252.1537252.1537252.1537252.153725
Wildlife photographer Pickett Smith (Sam Elliott) is taking photographs of the local flora and fauna as he canoes through a swamp surrounding an island upon which the affluent mansion estate of the wealthy and influential Crockett family is located. Also evident throughout the swamp are numerous indicators of pollution, which Pickett believes are connected to the pesticides the Crockett's use on their island plantation. After Clint (Adam Roarke) accidentally tips over Smith's canoe, he and his sister Karen (Joan Van Ark) escort Smith to the family mansion, where he meets the entire Crockett family. The grouchy, wheelchair-bound patriarch, Jason (Ray Milland), intends on spending the next day enjoying both the 4th of July and his own birthday celebrations uninterrupted. Due to the mutual dislike of the fauna around the mansion, Jason has sent a man named Grover to spray pesticide in order to get rid of the amphibians. Pickett later discovers Grover's corpse covered in snake bites in the swamp not far from the house. Despite this warning, Jason continues with his celebrations the next day.
Dirty Harry, 1h38
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni, John Vernon, Mae Mercer
Roles Mrs. Russell
Rating76% 3.8490553.8490553.8490553.8490553.849055
A psychotic serial killer calling himself "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) murders a young woman in a San Francisco swimming pool, using a high-powered rifle from a nearby rooftop. SFPD Inspector Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) finds a ransom message demanding the city pay him $100,000. Scorpio also promises that for each day that the city refuses his demand, he will commit a murder, and his next victim will be "a Catholic priest or a nigger." The chief of police and the mayor (John Vernon) assign the inspector to the case, though the mayor is reluctant because of an incident involving the shooting by Callahan of a naked man with a butcher knife chasing a woman the previous year in the city's Fillmore District.
The Beguiled, 1h45
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Erotic thriller, Western
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris, Darlene Carr, Darleen Carr
Roles Hallie
Rating71% 3.5981353.5981353.5981353.5981353.598135
Close to the end of the American Civil War, injured Yankee soldier John McBurney is rescued from the verge of death by a twelve-year-old girl from an all-girl boarding school in Louisiana. At first the all-female staff and pupils are scared, but as John starts to recover, he charms them one by one and the sexually repressed atmosphere becomes filled with jealousy and deceit, with the two teachers and some of the girls clearly attracted to him.
The Hell with Heroes, 1h42
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Rod Taylor, Claudia Cardinale, Harry Guardino, Kevin McCarthy, Pete Duel, Émile Genest
Roles Chanteuse
Rating58% 2.9116852.9116852.9116852.9116852.911685
En 1946, l'Afrique du Nord, deux anciens pilotes de l'US Air Force sont obligés de travailler pour un contrebandier international pour obtenir l'argent nécessaire à leur retour à la vie civile après avoir combattu dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale.