Helen Broderick Movies List

Helen Broderick
Helen Broderick
11-08-1891
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
13
50 Million Frenchmen

Actor Helen Broderick Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 13 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 13 movies
Because of Him
Because of Him ( English )
Director: Richard Wallace
Release date: 18-01-1946
Father Takes a Wife
Father Takes a Wife ( English )
Artist: Adolphe Menjou , Gloria Swanson , John Howard , Desi Arnaz , Helen Broderick
Music Director: Roy Webb
Release date: 03-10-1941
Nice Girl?
Nice Girl? ( English )
Director: William A. Seiter , Joseph A. McDonough
Release date: 21-02-1941
Honeymoon in Bali
Honeymoon in Bali ( English )
Artist: Fred MacMurray , Madeleine Carroll , Allan Jones , Akim Tamiroff , Helen Broderick
Director: Edward H. Griffith
Music Director: Friedrich Hollaender
Release date: 29-09-1939
Stand Up and Fight
Stand Up and Fight ( English )
Artist: Wallace Beery , Robert Taylor , Florence Rice , Helen Broderick , Charles Bickford
Director: W.S. Van Dyke , Richard Rosson , Hugh Boswell , Horace Hough
Music Director: William Axt
Release date: 06-01-1939
The Rage of Paris
The Rage of Paris ( English )
Artist: Danielle Darrieux , Douglas Fairbanks , Jr. , Mischa Auer , Louis Hayward
Director: Jason Robards Sr.
Release date: 09-06-1938
The Life of the Party
The Life of the Party ( English )
Director: William A. Seiter
Release date: 03-09-1937
Smartest Girl in Town
Smartest Girl in Town ( English )
Artist: Gene Raymond , Ann Sothern , Eric Blore , Helen Broderick , Erik Rhodes
Director: Joseph Santley
Release date: 27-11-1936
Swing Time
Swing Time ( English )
Artist: Fred Astaire , Ginger Rogers , Victor Moore , Helen Broderick , Eric Blore
Director: George Stevens
Release date: 27-08-1936
The Bride Walks Out
The Bride Walks Out ( English )
Artist: Barbara Stanwyck , Gene Raymond , Robert Young , Ned Sparks , Helen Broderick
Release date: 10-07-1936
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Showing 1 to 10 of 13 movies

Helen Broderick Biography

Helen Broderick was a wonderfully funny character comedienne with vaudeville and stage experience, a close friend of Jeanne Eagels. The story goes, that at the age of 14 she ran away from home, because her mother, who appeared in operatic comedy, was totally obsessed by the theatre. Paradoxically, all the people she met turned out to be performers, and Helen (who needed to make a living, after all) ended up where she hadn't wanted to end up - on the stage. She started out as a chorus girl in the first Ziegfeld Follies in 1907. Her talent for comedy was discovered quite by accident. In 1911, she was understudy to the actress Ina Claire in the Broadway play 'Jumping Jupiter'. One night, Claire was unable to perform and Helen Broderick stood in as the romantic lead. She soon had the audience in stitches, trampling about the stage like an elephant, rolling her big saucer eyes and attempting to croon 'Cuddle Near Me All Day Long' in her rather unique voice. The romance was no more and instead turned into a popular farce with Helen now permanently installed in the lead role. For a while, Helen partnered her husband, Lester Crawford, in vaudeville. In the 1920's, she enjoyed success on Broadway, most notably in 'Fifty Million Frenchmen' ( a role she took to Hollywood in 1931). Her best parts in the movies were as the perennial friend or chaperone of the heroine (an earlier Eve Arden), delivering acidic wisecracks in her inimitable dead-pan manner. She was particularly amusing in Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936) with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; and in The Rage of Paris (1938) with Danielle Darrieux.

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