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The Actress (1953)

Passed  -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  25 September 1953 (USA)
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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her his seaman's spyglass to sell as she heads for New York City. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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There's hope and heart-ache in the adventures of a stage-struck daughter!


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Film debut of Anthony Perkins. See more »

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In a scene late in the film set in the kitchen, the light fixture over the kitchen table is seen (and heard!) to rise up to allow the camera to pass below it. See more »

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Clinton Jones: You got a kick in the pants, but that ain't fatal.
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Version of The DuPont Show of the Month: Years Ago (1960) See more »

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My Beautiful Lady
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Ivan Caryll
Lyrics by C.M.S. McLellan
Sung by Kay Williams and chorus in the show "The Pink Lady"
Played at a dance and sung by Jean Simmons
Also sung by Norma Jean Nilsson and Dawn Bender
Music played often in the score
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Spencer Tracy Film I Have Never Seen
2 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Thought I had seen all of Spencer Tracy films and this is one I thought he gave an outstanding performance as a man who was a seaman and has settled down with his wife and daughter. Clinton Jones, (Spencer Tracy) settled for a very low income working at a food company in the local town and is always complaining about the cost of things and at the same time has to deal with a family cat which keeps eating the families Boston Ivy. Annie Jones, (Teresa Wright) plays the role as the wife of Clinton and she does a great job as trying to please her husband and at the same time wants to help her daughter, Ruth Gordon Jones, (Jean Simmons) to become an actress which she desperately wants to do in her life no matter what happens. Anthony Perkins, (Fred Whitmarsh) gave a great supporting role in one of his very first films in his long career of stardom. Ruth Gordon, wrote the story and screen play and she also is known for a great role she had in "Rosemary's Baby" '68. There is lots of great comedy and Spencer Tracy was outstanding.


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