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Martha Hyer is a Actor and Writer American born on 10 august 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)

Martha Hyer

Martha Hyer
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 august 1924 at Fort Worth (USA)
Death 31 may 2014 (at 89 years) at Santa Fe (USA)

Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running (1958), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her autobiography, Finding My Way: A Hollywood Memoir, was published in 1990.


Hyer was born in Fort Worth, Texas into a wealthy family, the daughter of Julien Capers Hyer (1894–1974), an attorney and judge, and Agnes Rebecca (née Barnhart; 1892–1969). She was the middle of three sisters, with Agnes Ann (1920–2014) and Jeanne (b. 1928). The Hyers were active in the Methodist church where her father was a highly respected Sunday school teacher. Hyer graduated from Arlington Heights High School and then from Northwestern University with a degree in drama. She was in the sorority Pi Beta Phi with actress Patricia Neal. She then moved to California to study at the Pasadena Playhouse, and soon after was signed to a film contract with RKO. She was married twice, first to producer C. Ray Stahl and later to producer Hal B. Wallis. She converted to Judaism, Wallis's religion, after their marriage. Wallis and Hyer remained together until his death in 1986. At Northwestern University there is The Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Blackbox. She had no children.

Best films

Sabrina (1954)
Some Came Running (1958)

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Filmography of Martha Hyer (67 films)

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The Day of the Wolves, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Heist films
Actors Richard Egan, Martha Hyer, Jan Murray, Rick Jason, Frankie Randall, Zaldy Zshornack
Roles Maggie Anderson
Rating57% 2.8597452.8597452.8597452.8597452.859745
Pete Anderson (Richard Egan) is chief of police of a small western town, Wellerton. Anderson has a run-in with the son of a council official (played by Len Travis and John Dennis respectively), who gets him fired. His warnings that the town is vulnerable to a criminal takeover were considered scaremongering.
Crossplot (1969)
, 1h36
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Roger Moore, Claudie Lange, Alexis Kanner, Martha Hyer, Bernard Lee, Derek Francis
Roles Jo Grinling
Rating54% 2.705832.705832.705832.705832.70583
Roger Moore is Gary Fenn, a talent scout for a London modeling agency who finds the perfect target and calculates the events which mean that only one girl will be good enough for his bosses, a Hungarian Marla Kugash (Lange). He finds her among the anti-war movement in the bohemian depths of swinging London. She is in the company of a young man, Tarquin, who is extremely protective of her and overtly aggressive to Fenn.
Once You Kiss a Stranger..., 1h46
Directed by Robert Sparr
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Paul Burke, Carol Lynley, Martha Hyer, Peter Lind Hayes, Philip Carey, Stephen McNally
Roles Lee Marshall
Rating54% 2.70822.70822.70822.70822.7082
Jerry is a professional golfer. When a woman named Diana recognizes how much Jerry hates a rival player, Mike, she offers to commit murder if Jerry will do likewise for her.
The Happening, 1h40
Directed by Robert Altman, Elliot Silverstein
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Anthony Quinn, Michael Parks, George Maharis, Robert Walker Jr., Faye Dunaway, Martha Hyer
Roles Monica Delmonico
Rating51% 2.5594952.5594952.5594952.5594952.559495
Four bored beach bums from Miami come across kids playing with toy guns. They chase one into a house, which by chance belongs to Roc Delmonico, a former gangster who is now retired and a respectable businessman.
Catch As Catch Can, 1h35
Directed by Franco Indovina
Genres Comedy
Actors Vittorio Gassman, Martha Hyer, Massimo Serato, Gila Golan, Carmelo Bene, Claudio Gora
Roles Luisa Chiaramonte
Rating60% 3.0002453.0002453.0002453.0002453.000245
Bob is a famous actor of various advertising, but slowly begins to go crazy. In fact, he seems to be haunted by normal animals that do not take kindly. A bull for example, Bob throws in a river, while the mice gnaw a rope that held him suspended from a helicopter to shoot a commercial. When Bob refuses to turn advertising with other animals as extras, it is immediately fired. On the verge of despair, enters an ordinary fly, which begins to haunt the lives of the poor Bob who tries to kill her in every way, to no avail. When the fly disappears, Bob also continues to hear the annoying buzzing, beating their hands everywhere like a real fool.
House of 1,000 Dolls, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Horror, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Sexploitation films
Actors Vincent Price, Martha Hyer, George Nader, Ann Smyrner, Wolfgang Kieling, Maria Rohm
Roles Rebecca
Rating49% 2.4710052.4710052.4710052.4710052.471005
Stephen Armstrong, vacationing with his wife Marie in Tangiers, runs into an old friend and learns he is searching for his missing girlfriend who was kidnapped by an international gang of white slavers.
The Chase
The Chase (1966)
, 2h13
Directed by Arthur Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E. G. Marshall, Angie Dickinson, Janice Rule
Roles Mary Fuller
Rating70% 3.5492553.5492553.5492553.5492553.549255
In a small Texas town where banker Val Rogers (E.G. Marshall) wields a great deal of influence, word comes that native son Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford) and another man have escaped from prison.
Picture Mommy Dead, 1h22
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about families
Actors Don Ameche, Martha Hyer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Wendell Corey, Signe Hasso, Maxwell Reed
Roles Francene Shelley
Rating53% 2.6574752.6574752.6574752.6574752.657475
Susan Shelley thinks her father, Edward, killed her mother, Jessica, years ago. Newly released from an asylum after 3 years, she is reunited with her father and a new stepmother, Francene, but suspicious goings-on threaten to push her over the edge.
The Night of the Grizzly, 1h42
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Nancy Kulp, Ellen Corby, Jack Elam
Roles Angela Cole
Rating64% 3.242033.242033.242033.242033.24203
Jim Cole, his wife Angela, along with their children Charlie and Gypsy, niece May, and friend Sam Potts arrive in a small Wyoming town. Jim had inherited a ranch from his late uncle, and decided to give up his former job as a lawman and become a rancher instead. In town they meet Mr. Benson the banker, who tells them about there is still a $675 mortgage on the property. Jim initially hesitates to take the land title when he learns of this, since it would take nearly all their savings but when told that another rancher Jed Curry wants the land for himself, he relents. Mr. Benson then explains that Jed Curry initially owned the property but lost it to Jim's late uncle in a card game, and wants it back for his sons. Meanwhile, a group of town boys make fun of Charlie, shooting a rock into his back. Determined to get back at them, he fights back and gets into a severe tussle. At Mr. Benson's office, Jim finally agrees to keep the land when Mr. Benson hands him the money/landowner's bill and settles the mortgage. Before they leave, Jim and Angela break up the fight involving Charlie and scold him.
War Italian Style, 1h25
Directed by Luigi Scattini
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Military humor in film, Political films, Buddy films, Le désert, Guerre du désert
Actors Buster Keaton, Ciccio Ingrassia, Martha Hyer, Fred Clark, Lino Banfi, Renato Chiantoni
Roles Lt. Inge Schultze
Rating50% 2.5299752.5299752.5299752.5299752.529975
Two US Marines who are so incompetent that they are sent to the European Theatre of Operations end up in the Battle of Anzio where they face the German's giant artillery piece "Anzio Annie".
The Sons of Katie Elder, 1h57
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about families
Actors John Wayne, Dean Martin, Martha Hyer, Michael Anderson Jr., Earl Holliman, George Kennedy
Roles Mary Gordon
Rating70% 3.549483.549483.549483.549483.54948
The four adult sons of Katie Elder – John (John Wayne), who is a famous (or infamous) professional gunman; Tom (Dean Martin), a professional gambler; Bud (Michael Anderson, Jr.), the youngest brother, still in school; and Matt (Earl Holliman), an unsuccessful hardware dealer – reunite in their hometown of Clearwaters, Texas (approximately 2 hours east of Dallas, Texas), in 1898 for their mother's funeral, sharing regret that none of them has lived up to her high expectations of them.
The Carpetbaggers, 2h30
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Vaughn Taylor, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer
Roles Jennie Denton
Rating64% 3.244843.244843.244843.244843.24484
Jonas Cord becomes one of America's richest men, inheriting an explosives company from his late father. Cord resents his father bitterly and is psychologically scarred by the death of a twin brother. Believing his family has insanity in its blood, he does not want children of his own.
First Men in the Moon, 1h43
Directed by Ray Harryhausen, Nathan Juran
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Films based on science fiction novels, Alternate history films, Space opera, Sur la Lune, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Lionel Jeffries, Edward Judd, Martha Hyer, Miles Malleson, Norman Bird, Hugh McDermott
Roles Kate Callender
Rating64% 3.247713.247713.247713.247713.24771
In 1964, the United Nations (UN) has launched a rocket flight to the Moon. A multi-national group of astronauts in the UN spacecraft land on the Moon, believing themselves to be the first lunar explorers. They discover a British Union Jack on the surface and a note naming Katherine Callender, claiming the Moon for Queen Victoria. Attempting to trace Callender, UN authorities find she has died, but find her husband Arnold Bedford now an old man in an old people's home. The nursing home staff do not let him watch television reports of the expedition because, according to the matron, it "excites him", dismissing his claims to have been on the Moon as insane delusion. The UN representatives question him about the Moon and he tells them his story. The rest of the film, as a flashback, shows what Bedford and Professor Cavor did in the 1890s.