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Noel Francis (I) (1906–1959)

Noel Francis was born on August 31, 1906 in Temple, Texas, USA. She was an actress, known for I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Smart Money (1931) and Blonde Crazy (1931). She died on October 30, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Smart Money
Smart Money Marie
Blonde Crazy
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 1937 Sudden Bill Dorn
Lorna Kent
 1935 Stone of Silver Creek
 1935 Mutiny Ahead
 1935 The White Cockatoo
 1934 The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
Chon-Chon (uncredited)
 1934 The White Parade
Nurse Clare
 1934 Imitation of Life
Mrs. Eden (uncredited)
 1934 Fifteen Wives
Ruby Cotton
 1934 The Loudspeaker
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Lady Waiting in Georgie's Lobby (uncredited)
 1934 The Line-Up
Mabel Martin
 1934 Good Dame
Puff Warner
 1934 What's Your Racket?
Mae Cosgrove
 1933 Son of a Sailor
 1933 Havana Widows
Gladys Gable (uncredited)
 1933 Blood Money
Red's Girlfriend (uncredited)
 1933 Only Yesterday
 1933 Bureau of Missing Persons
Alice Crane
 1933 The Important Witness
Ellen Kelly
 1933 Her Resale Value
 1933 Hold Me Tight
Trudie (uncredited)
 1933 Reform Girl
Lydia Johnson
 1932 Frisco Jenny
Rosie (uncredited)
 1932 Under-Cover Man
 1932 Manhattan Tower
Marge Lyon
 1932 Madison Sq. Garden
 1932 Guilty as Hell
Julia Reed
 1932 My Pal, the King
Princess Elsa
 1932 Flames
 1932 Man About Town
Hazel (uncredited)
 1932 The Mouthpiece
Miss DeVere
 1932 So Big!
Mabel, a 'Fancy Woman'
 1932 Night Court
Lil Baker
 1932 The Expert
 1931 Ladies of the Big House
 1931 Husband's Holiday
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1931 Smart Woman
Miss Peggy Preston
 1931 Smart Money
 1931 Bachelor Apartment
 1931 Resurrection
Party Girl (uncredited)
 1930 Up the River
Sophie (uncredited)
 1930 Rough Romance
 1930 New Movietone Follies of 1930
Gloria de Witt
 1930 Her Hired Husband (Short)
 1929 Turkey for Two (Short)
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Other Works:

Satellite (1935). Farce. Written by Kerry Shaw and Joseph Mitchell. Scenic Design by A.W. Street. Directed by John Cameron. Bijou Theatre: 20 Nov 1935 (1 performance). Cast: Carlyle Bennett, Noel Francis (as "May Manning") [final Broadway role], Bernard Gorcey (as "Max Goldblatz"), Samuel Pokrass, Mme. Poo, Charlotte Reynolds, ... See more »

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Noel Frances


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Supporting actress, who grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was educated at Columbia University. First big splash on Broadway in the 1925 'Ziegfeld Follies', also good in 'Rio Rita' (1927-1928,with Wheeler and Woolsey) as Katie Bean. Screen debut in 'Fox Movietone Follies' (1930), but had her best roles as tough, wisecracking blonde in Warner Brothers gangster movies, opposite stars like James Cagney, ... See more »

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