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Patricia Morison is a Actor American born on 19 march 1915 at New York City (USA)

Patricia Morison

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Birth name Eileen Patricia Augusta Fraser Morison
Nationality USA
Birth 19 march 1915 at New York City (USA)
Death 20 may 2018 (at 103 years)

Patricia Morison (born March 19, 1915) is an American stage and film actress and mezzo-soprano singer. She made her feature film debut in 1939 after several years on the stage. She was lauded as a beauty with large eyes and extremely long, dark hair. During this period of her career, she was often cast as the femme fatale or "other woman". It was only when she returned to the Broadway stage that she achieved her greatest success as the lead in the original production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate.

She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she celebrated her 100th birthday on March 19, 2015.


Patricia Morison joue au cinéma de 1935 à 1976 et à la télévision (séries, téléfilms) entre 1950 et 1989. Après une participation à un court métrage en 1935, elle débute véritablement au cinéma dans un film de 1939, produit par la Paramount, où elle sera sous contrat jusqu'en 1942. À l'issue d'une tournée en Grande-Bretagne (afin de distraire les troupes américaines depuis peu engagées dans la Seconde Guerre mondiale), elle poursuit de manière indépendante, à partir de 1943, sa carrière au cinéma, où elle apparaîtra le plus souvent dans des seconds rôles.

Elle fait également carrière au théâtre, principalement dans des comédies musicales, étant une bonne chanteuse (dans la tessiture de mezzo-soprano). Notamment, de 1933 à 1954, elle se produit à Broadway, où elle crée en 1948, dans Kiss Me, Kate, le rôle de Lilli Vanessi qu'elle reprendra jusqu'en 1965, tant au théâtre (notamment à Londres) qu'à la télévision. Toujours à Broadway, elle est l'une des interprètes d'Anna Leonowens, aux côtés de Yul Brynner, dans une autre comédie musicale à succès, créée en 1951, Le Roi et moi (elle reprendra aussi ce rôle, à Los Angeles puis à Saint Louis). Mentionnons encore son interprétation de Maria von Trapp, toujours dans une comédie musicale bien connue, La Mélodie du bonheur, à Los Angeles en 1972.

Best films

Song Without End (1960)

Usually with

Victor Young
Victor Young
(5 films)
Ann Doran
Ann Doran
(4 films)
Frank Butler
Frank Butler
(4 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Patricia Morison (32 films)

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Won Ton Ton: the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Star at Screening
Rating47% 2.3665452.3665452.3665452.3665452.366545
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Song Without End, 2h21
Directed by George Cukor, Charles Vidor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison, Ivan Desny, Martita Hunt
Roles Georges Sand
Rating59% 2.950552.950552.950552.950552.95055
Jeune pianiste de talent et salué par la critique, Franz Lizst n'en reste pas moins un personnage torturé par la solitude. À l'occasion d'une tournée européenne, le jeune artiste fait la rencontre de la princesse Caroline Sayn-Wittengenstei. Tous deux entament une idylle à double tranchant puisque cette nouvelle relation a une conséquence négative sur les performances de Franz.
The Walls of Jericho, 1h46
Directed by John M. Stahl
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, Anne Baxter, Kirk Douglas, Ann Dvorak, Marjorie Rambeau
Roles Lucy Landon
Rating68% 3.431023.431023.431023.431023.43102
County attorney Dave Connors is stuck in an unhappy marriage to his wife, Belle. He invites his friends, newly-married Tucker and Algeria Wedge, to come and visit.
The Prince Of Thieves, 1h11
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H. B. Warner, Robin Raymond
Roles Lady Marian Claire
Rating54% 2.725972.725972.725972.725972.72597
After fighting in the Crusades alongside Richard I of England Sir Allan Claire is returning home to marry his betrothed Lady Christable. Accompanied by his sister Lady Marian Claire, the two are intercepted by Robin Hood and his band of Merrie Men. Recognising a friend of King Richard, Robin informs them that Lady Christabel is to be married to another against her will in the interest of politics and her father's fortune. The three team up to rescue the fair lady.
Sofia (1948)
, 1h22
Directed by John Reinhardt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Gene Raymond, Sigrid Gurie, Patricia Morison, Mischa Auer
Roles Magda Onescu
Rating62% 3.140033.140033.140033.140033.14003
The Prince Of Thieves, 1h12
Directed by Howard Bretherton
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Jon Hall, Patricia Morison, Adele Jergens, Alan Mowbray, H. B. Warner, Lowell Gilmore
Roles Lady Marian Claire
Rating54% 2.725972.725972.725972.725972.72597
Messire Allan Claire de retour des croisades où il a côtoyé le Roi Richard est sur le point d'épouser Lady Christabel. Alors qu'il traverse la Forêt de Sherwood avec sa soeur Lady Marian, il est attaqué par Robin des Bois et ses compagnons. Ce dernier reconnaît le noble seigneur et décide de l'aider à délivrer Lady Christabel. En effet, pour des raisons politiques, elle est promise à un autre seigneur avide de pouvoir et de la fortune du père de Christabel.
Song of the Thin Man, 1h26
Directed by Edward Buzzell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed, Leon Ames
Roles Phyllis Talbin
Rating70% 3.5477753.5477753.5477753.5477753.547775
A charity benefit sponsored by David Thayer is staged aboard the S.S. Fortune, Phil Brant's gambling ship. The entertainment is provided by a jazz band led by Tommy Drake and featuring singer Fran Page and talented but unstable clarinetist Buddy Hollis.
Tarzan and the Huntress, 1h12
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about children, Le thème de l'enfant sauvage, Films about apes, L'enfance marginalisée, Tarzan films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison, Barton MacLane, John Warburton
Roles Tanya Rawlins
Rating62% 3.147483.147483.147483.147483.14748
Due to a shortage of animals in American zoos following World War II, Tanya Rawlins (Patricia Morison), a big-game "huntress," Carl Marley (John Warburton), her financial backer and Paul Weir (Barton MacLane), a cruel trail boss, are given permission by King Farrod (Charles Trowbridge), to capture a male and female of each species of animal on his land.
Queen of the Amazons, 1h
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Robert Lowery, Patricia Morison, J. Edward Bromberg, John Miljan, Wilson Benge
Roles Jean Preston
Rating32% 1.636691.636691.636691.636691.63669
Jean Preston (Patricia Morison) is determined to find her fiancé, Greg Jones (Bruce Edwards), who went on a safari and didn’t come back when expected. She travels to Akbar, India with Greg’s father, Colonel Jones (John Miljan), Wayne Monroe (Keith Richards) and the Professor (Wilson Benge). She asks about Jones at the front desk of the hotel where she stays. Although the clerk acts like he knows nothing of Jones, he immediately makes a suspicious phone call when the group leaves the lobby.
Dressed to Kill, 1h16
Directed by Roy William Neill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Sherlock Holmes films, Buddy films
Actors Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Holmes Herbert, Frederick Worlock, Edmund Breon
Roles Mrs. Hilda Courtney
Rating68% 3.448413.448413.448413.448413.44841
A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison (played by an uncredited Cyril Delevanti) hides the location of stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes (each of which plays a subtly different version of "The Swagman"). The boxes are sold at a local auction house.
Without Love, 1h51
Directed by Harold S. Bucquet
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Elliott Nugent, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Carl Esmond
Roles Edwina Collins
Rating67% 3.397933.397933.397933.397933.39793
Lonely widow Jamie Rowan (Katharine Hepburn) helps the war effort by marrying a military research scientist, Patrick Jamieson (Spencer Tracy on film, Elliott Nugent on the stage), who has set up his lab in her house. Patrick has had all the worst of love and Jamie, all the best. They both believe that a marriage could be a success without love, as it reduces the chances of jealousy and bickering and all the other marital disadvantages. But as the film progresses, the inevitable happens as they begin to fall in love with each other.
Lady on a Train, 1h34
Directed by Felix Jackson, Charles David
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, David Bruce, Dan Duryea, Allen Jenkins, Edward Everett Horton
Roles Joyce Willams, Morgan's Girl
Rating68% 3.443773.443773.443773.443773.44377
Debutante Nikki Collins, an enthusiastic reader of detective stories, witnesses a murder through a building window while passing by on a train entering New York's Grand Central Station. She goes to the police, but is frustrated to find that no one believes her. The police think that her story is the product of an overactive imagination.
The Song of Bernadette, 2h36
Directed by Henry King, Albert R. Broccoli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Children's films, Films about virginity
Actors Jennifer Jones, William Eythe, Charles Bickford, Vincent Price, Lee J. Cobb, Gladys Cooper
Roles Empress Eugenie
Rating75% 3.796963.796963.796963.796963.79696
François Soubirous (Roman Bohnen), a former miller now unemployed, is forced to take odd jobs and live at the city jail with his wife (Anne Revere), his two sons, and his two daughters. One morning he goes to find work, and is told to take contaminated trash from the hospital and dump it in the cave at Massabielle.
The Fallen Sparrow, 1h34
Directed by Richard Wallace
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy, Noir
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors John Garfield, Patricia Morison, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Martha O' Driscoll, John Banner
Roles Barby Taviton
Rating66% 3.344093.344093.344093.344093.34409
John "Kit" McKittrick (John Garfield) endured two years of brutal torture after being captured in the Spanish Civil War. However, he managed to withhold the vital information sought by his captors, particularly their leader, a never-seen Nazi with a limp. His lifelong friend, Louie Lepetino, arranged his escape. When Louie, a New York police lieutenant, dies under suspicious circumstances, Kit ends his convalescence in Arizona and returns to the city to investigate. At the end of the trip, he bumps into attractive fellow passenger Toni Donne (Maureen O'Hara).