Carole Landis Movies List

Carole Landis
Carole Landis
Fairchild, Wisconsin, USA
Gold Diggers of 1937

Actor Carole Landis Filmography

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Brass Monkey
Brass Monkey ( English )
Artist: Carroll Levis , Carole Landis , Herbert Lom , Avril Angers , Ernest Thesiger
Director: Thornton Freeland
Release date: 01-12-1948
Noose ( English )
Music Director: Charles Williams
Release date: 28-09-1948
A Scandal in Paris
A Scandal in Paris ( English )
Artist: George Sanders , Signe Hasso , Carole Landis , Akim Tamiroff , Gene Lockhart
Music Director: Hanns Eisler , William H. Lynch , David Chudnow , Harold Byrns
Release date: 19-07-1946
Behind Green Lights
Behind Green Lights ( English )
Artist: Carole Landis , William Gargan , Richard Crane , Mary Anderson , John Ireland
Director: Otto Brower
Release date: 15-02-1946
Wintertime ( English )
Artist: Sonja Henie , Jack Oakie , Cesar Romero , Carole Landis , S.Z. Sakall
Director: John Brahm
Release date: 17-09-1943
Orchestra Wives
Orchestra Wives ( English )
Artist: George Montgomery , Ann Rutherford , Glenn Miller , Lynn Bari , Carole Landis
Director: Archie Mayo
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Release date: 04-09-1942
My Gal Sal
My Gal Sal ( English )
Artist: Rita Hayworth , Victor Mature , John Sutton , Carole Landis , James Gleason
Director: Irving Cummings
Release date: 30-04-1942
I Wake Up Screaming
I Wake Up Screaming ( English )
Artist: Betty Grable , Victor Mature , Carole Landis , Laird Cregar , William Gargan
Release date: 31-10-1941
Moon Over Miami
Moon Over Miami ( English )
Director: Walter Lang
Release date: 04-07-1941
Topper Returns
Topper Returns ( English )
Artist: Joan Blondell , Roland Young , Carole Landis , Billie Burke , Dennis O'Keefe
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Release date: 21-03-1941
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Carole Landis Biography

In 1935, after high school and a brief marriage in San Bernardino, California, Frances Ridste ran away to San Francisco to work as a nightclub dancer and band singer under the stage name Carole Landis. She got to Hollywood at age 17 in 1936 and got mostly extra work, but in 1937 she landed a contract with Warner Bros. However, Warners gave her mostly bit parts in B pictures and in the chorus of Busby Berkeley pictures for the 15 films she made for them. Her "break" came when Hal Roach cast her as the skin-clad lead in his hit One Million B.C. (1940) and in three fine comedies, then sold her contract to 20th Century-Fox. She played "B" leads and "A" supporting roles in her first 12 Fox films, with a notable dramatic performance in I Wake Up Screaming (1941). Critics dwelled on her fresh-faced beauty, seldom mentioning her acting and comedy potential. Carole wrote a book about her first wartime USO tour, entertaining troops in England and North Africa; in the film version, Four Jills in a Jeep (1944), you can get a glimpse of the kind of talent she really had, and which Fox was wasting. Absent from film work most of that year because of USO tours in the Pacific, Carol returned to Hollywood weakened by amoebic dysentery, malaria, and near-fatal pneumonia only to find the film dismissed as "self-praise". After Having Wonderful Crime (1945)--perhaps her best comedy--and two B pictures, her Fox contract was dropped. Ostracized in Hollywood due to her ardent feminism and rumors about sexual peccadillos, she made her last two films in England. With a stalled career, poor health, failed marriages, financial problems, and the ending of a torrid affair with married Rex Harrison, Carole Landis committed suicide with Seconal in 1948. Intelligent, generous, talented and gorgeous, she was only 29.

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