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Reta Shaw is a Actor American born on 13 september 1912 at Maine (USA)

Reta Shaw

Reta Shaw
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Nationality USA
Birth 13 september 1912 at Maine (USA)
Death 8 january 1982 (at 69 years) at Encino, Los Angeles (USA)

Reta Shaw (September 13, 1912 – January 8, 1982) was an American character actress known for playing authoritative women, housekeepers, and domineering wives, especially on television. She was a graduate of the Leland Powers School of the Theater in Boston, Massachusetts.

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George Abbott
George Abbott
(1 films)
David Swift
David Swift
(1 films)
Tom Leetch
Tom Leetch
(1 films)
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Filmography of Reta Shaw (15 films)

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Escape to Witch Mountain, 1h37
Directed by John Hough
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films based on science fiction novels, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann, Reta Shaw
Roles Mrs. Grindley
Rating63% 3.1998053.1998053.1998053.1998053.199805
The movie centers upon the brother and sister pair Tony and Tia, whose surname they initially know only as that of their deceased adoptive parents, Malone. The children are placed in an orphanage, where they face difficulties stemming from their strange psychic/psionic abilities: Tony can psychokinetically move and control inanimate objects with the aid of his harmonica, while Tia can communicate telepathically to Tony, commune empathically with animals, and experience premonitions. Tia also possesses minor telekinetic abilities. She carries a "star case" with her at all times, which eventually reveals a strange map.
Guess Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?
Directed by Theodore J. Flicker
Genres Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Barbara Eden, Dean Jones, Kenneth Mars, Susanne Benton, Reta Shaw
Roles Mrs. Guzmando
Rating52% 2.62172.62172.62172.62172.6217
Francine Gregory (Barbara Eden) is a divorced woman whose charming, vagabond, penniless ex-husband George (Dean Jones) brings hilarity and havoc into her life when he moves into her house with his new wife, baby and dog during his annual summer visit.
Made in Paris, 1h43
Directed by Boris Sagal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Louis Jourdan, Ann-Margret, Richard Crenna, Chad Everett, Edie Adams, John McGiver
Roles American Bar Singer
Rating56% 2.807242.807242.807242.807242.80724
A redheaded American girl from New York finds herself in a love triangle in the City of Light (Paris, France). Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret) works as an assistant buyer for Irene Chase (Edie Adams). Irene is a fashion buyer for Barclay Ames, an upscale clothing store in New York owned by Roger Barclay (John McGiver).
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken, 1h30
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Comedy horror films
Actors Don Knotts, Liam Redmond, Joan Staley, Sandra Gould, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier
Roles Mrs. Halcyon Maxwell
Rating72% 3.645933.645933.645933.645933.64593
Luther Heggs is a typesetter at the newspaper in Rachel, Kansas, but aspires to be a reporter. One night, observing what he believes to be a murder outside of an old, supposedly haunted house known as the Simmons Mansion, Heggs rushes to the police station with his scoop. Unfortunately, as he relates the details of his story to the Chief of Police, the murder "victim" walks into the room, a local drunk who had merely been whacked unconscious by his irate wife, who had brought him in to be locked up. The next morning, Heggs walks downstairs to the dining room at the Natalie Miller boarding house and overhears Ollie Weaver (Homeier), a full-time reporter at the newspaper, mocking his mistakes of the night before; Ollie is also dating Heggs' love interest, Alma Parker (Joan Staley). According to local lore, the Simmons Mansion was a "murder house" (murder and suicide) 20 years earlier, when Mr. Simmons murdered his wife (with some unknown sharp instrument that was never located - ultimately revealed to be a pair of gardener's pruning shears), and then jumped to his death from the organ loft. Legend has it that the ghost of Mr. Simmons can still occasionally be heard playing the organ at midnight.
The Loved One, 2h2
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robert Morse, Anjanette Comer, Rod Steiger, Jonathan Winters, John Gielgud, Liberace
Roles Manager of The Zomba Cafe
Rating69% 3.496473.496473.496473.496473.49647
Young Englishman Dennis Barlow (Robert Morse) wins an airline ticket and visits his uncle Sir Francis Hinsley (John Gielgud) in Los Angeles. Hinsley has worked as a production staffer at a major Hollywood studio for over thirty years. His employer D.J. Jr. (Roddy McDowall) fires Hinsley, despite the old man's faithful dedication to the company. Hinsley commits suicide by hanging himself.
That Funny Feeling, 1h33
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Leo G. Carroll, Nita Talbot, Larry Storch
Roles Woman at Phone Booth
Rating67% 3.3951053.3951053.3951053.3951053.395105
Joan Howell intends to be an actress, but for now she's working as a maid. Three different times, she accidentally bumps into Tom Milford, a successful publishing executive, who then asks her for a date.
Mary Poppins, 2h19
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about music and musicians, Films about birds, Musical films, Films about penguins, Children's films
Actors Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber
Roles Mrs. Brill - Cook
Rating77% 3.897733.897733.897733.897733.89773
In Edwardian London, 1910, Cockney one-man band Bert is entertaining a crowd when he senses a change in the wind. Afterwards, he directly addresses the audience and gives them a tour of Cherry Tree Lane, stopping outside the home of the Banks'. George Banks returns home from his job at the bank to learn from his wife Winifred that their hired nanny, Katie Nanna, has left their service after his children, Jane and Michael, ran away again. They are returned shortly after by the local constable, who reveals that the children were dragged away by their kite. The children ask their father to help build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a nanny, George advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny, but George rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, which magically float up and out into the air.
Sanctuary (1961)
, 1h30
Directed by Tony Richardson, David S. Hall
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Howard St. John, Reta Shaw, Harry Townes
Roles Miss Reba
Rating62% 3.1013653.1013653.1013653.1013653.101365
In 1928, in the county of Yoknapatawpha, Mississippi, Nancy Mannigoe, a 30-year-old black woman, is condemned to death for the willful murder of the infant son of her white employer Mrs. Gowan Stevens, the former Temple Drake. On the eve of the scheduled execution, Temple tries to save Nancy by telling her father, the governor, of the events leading up to the murder.
Bachelor in Paradise, 1h49
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Janis Paige, Paula Prentiss, Virginia Grey, Jim Hutton
Roles Mrs. Brown
Rating63% 3.1996653.1996653.1996653.1996653.199665
A.J. Niles is a provocative best-selling author who discovers that he has a large tax debt owed to the IRS, due to being ripped off by his accountant, Herman Wapinger. He goes undercover under the alias "Jack Adams" in a California suburban community called Paradise Village to research a new book about the wives and lives there. Niles is pursued by a flirtatious married woman named Dolores while falling in love with a woman, Rosemary, who rents her house to him. Wapinger is found, Niles' cash is returned to him, and he reveals his true identity on national television. The husbands in Paradise Village all file for divorce, believing their wives are all having affairs with Niles. In divorce court, Niles reveals that he is in love with Rosemary and asks her to marry him. Everyone lives happily ever after.
Pollyanna (1960)
, 2h14
Directed by David Swift
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden, Richard Egan, Adolphe Menjou, Agnes Moorehead
Roles Tillie Lagerlof
Rating73% 3.6969453.6969453.6969453.6969453.696945
Pollyanna, fille orpheline de missionnaires, arrive dans la petite ville de Harrington pour vivre avec sa riche tante, Polly Harrington. Pollyanna est jeune et gaie, se concentre sur la bonté de vie et, ainsi se fait de nombreux amis dans la communauté dont l'hypocondriaque M Snow et l'acide ermite M. Pendergast.
The Lady Takes a Flyer, 1h34
Directed by Jack Arnold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Lana Turner, Jeff Chandler, Richard Denning, Chuck Connors, Reta Shaw, Jerry Paris
Roles Nurse Kennedy
Rating57% 2.8696452.8696452.8696452.8696452.869645
Daredevil pilot Mike Dandridge goes into a business partnership with flight-school pal Al Reynolds and meets Maggie Colby, who's also a pilot.
The Pajama Game, 1h41
Directed by George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy, Jr., Reta Shaw, Barbara Nichols
Roles Mabel
Rating66% 3.3473553.3473553.3473553.3473553.347355
Sid (John Raitt) has just been hired as superintendent of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He soon falls for Babe (Doris Day), a worker in the factory and member of the employee union's leadership. At the company picnic they become a couple, but Babe worries that their roles in management and labor will drive them apart. She is correct. The union is pushing for a raise of seven-and-one-half cents per hour to bring them in line with the industry standard, but the factory's manager is giving them a runaround. In retaliation, the workers pull a slow-down and deliberately foul up the pajamas, but when Babe actually sabotages some machinery, Sid fires her.
All Mine to Give
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Christmas films, Films based on plays
Actors Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Patty McCormack, Ernest Truex, Hope Emerson, Alan Hale Jr.
Roles Mrs. Runyon
Rating71% 3.588593.588593.588593.588593.58859
Robert and Mamie Eunson (Cameron Mitchell and Glynis Johns) are Scots who have just landed in America (the year is 1856), having been invited there by Mamie's uncle. They arrive in the tiny logging village of Eureka, only to be informed that both uncle and his cabin have been incinerated in a house fire. The Eunsons are assisted by the friendly locals in reconstructing the house and Robert takes to tipping timber.
Picnic (1955)
, 1h55
Directed by Joshua Logan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films based on plays
Actors William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson
Roles Irma Henderson
Rating70% 3.546693.546693.546693.546693.54669
Hal Carter (William Holden) is a former college football star, adrift and unemployed after army service and a failed Hollywood acting career. On Labor Day (September 5, 1955), he arrives by freight train in a Kansas town to visit his fraternity friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), the son of a wealthy grain elevator owner, Mr. Benson (Raymond Bailey). Working for his breakfast by doing chores in the backyard of kindly Mrs. Potts (Verna Felton), Hal presents to Bomber (Nick Adams), Madge Owens (Kim Novak), her sister Millie (Susan Strasberg), and her mother (Betty Field). The later is hoping Madge will marry Alan, which would thus raise both Madge and herself into the town's highest, respectable social circles. Alan wants to marry Madge, but his father thinks she is beneath him. Madge, even when being Alan fiancé, doesn't really loves Alan and is weary of being liked only because she is pretty.