skip navigation
Overview for Betty Farrington
Betty Farrington

Betty Farrington



TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

Forbidden... An enticing trio of suave silver screen seducers lies at the heart of this... more info $39.96was $47.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

The Fastest Gun Alive (1956) as Grace Fenwick
A reformed gunslinger''''s past keeps catching up with him.
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954) as Elderly woman
Men on a U.S. aircraft carrier fight to survive the Korean War.
The Student Prince (1954) as Nurse
A prince falls in love with a barmaid during his last fling before assuming the crown.
Sweethearts on Parade (1953) as Mother
The Band Wagon (1953) as Fitter
A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.
The Girl in White (1952) as Customer
Biography of Emily Dunning, the first woman doctor to practice in a New York hospital.
The Fabulous Senorita (1952) as Janitress
Too Young to Kiss (1951) as
A grown woman poses as a child prodigy to advance her career as a concert pianist.
The Law and the Lady (1951) as Miss Belpayasa
A society jewel thief falls for one of her marks.
Dial 1119 (1950) as Pedestrian
A killer holds the customers at a bar hostage.
Two Weeks with Love (1950) as Customer
Two sisters find romance during a turn-of-the-century family vacation.
Samson and Delilah (1950) as
Epic re-telling of the story of the Biblical strongman laid low by love.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Guest
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Hit Parade of 1947 (1947) as Woman in radio station
Unconquered (1947) as Townswoman
An English convict girl sent to the colonies gets mixed up in the war with the Indians.
Driftwood (1947) as Clerk
Six-year-old Jenny (Natalie Wood) rescues a collie dog, the only survivor of a plane wreck. A tag on the dog's neck states that it is en route to a medical laboratory where its blood will be used for spotted fever vaccine. Dr. Steven Webster (Dean Jagger) meets both Jenny and the dog and "adopts" them both. His fiancee Susan (Ruth Warrick) isn't too fond of either the girl or the dog. Webster wants to get a hospital for the town but he is suppressed by the town mayor (Jerome Cowan.) In the arguments that follow, Webster's lab is wrecked and ticks infected with spotted fever escape. The town is in a panic and all want to be vaccinated. Jenny is infected and is about to die.
My Favorite Brunette (1947) as Matron
A baby photographer mistaken for a private eye ends up framed for murder.
California (1947) as
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Miss Susie Slagle's (1946) as Nurse
The Virginian (1946) as Tom's wife
Best friends become enemies when one signs on with a rustler.
To Each His Own (1946) as Customer
A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.
Nocturne (1946) as
A police detective refuses to believe a composer''''s death was suicide.
The Dolly Sisters (1945) as Mrs. Al Smith
Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 20th century.
George White's Scandals (1945) as Buxom woman
Two sets of lovers come together while working on a big musical.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Woman with baby
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
Out of This World (1945) as Passenger
After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to find backers to invest in Herbie and they sell 125 percent of him.
You Came Along (1945) as Hotel clerk
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more.
The Hitler Gang (1944) as Woman in audience
This movie shows us the rise of Adolf Hitler from a small radical political adventurer to the dictator of Germany in the way of a gangster film. Exept for some minor inaccuracies the historical facts are given in a correct way.
Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) as
In 1923, two young ladies depart unescorted for a tour of Europe, meeting two eligible men aboard ship. Their great naivity and efforts to seem grown-up lead them into many comic misadventures.
The National Barn Dance (1944) as
Made at the time when the National Barn Dance program, on radio station WLS (for World's Largest Store and owned by Sears & Roebuck) in Chicago, was as big on a national scale listening audience as "The Grand Ole Opry" out of Nashville. The film highlights the leading acts then performing on the program; comedian Pat Buttram, announcer Joe Kelly (before his Quiz Kids stint), Lulubelle & Scotty (Scott Wiseman and wife Myrtle), the Dinning Sisters trio, Arkie the Arkansas Wood Chooper (Luther W. Osenbrink) and the Hoosier Hot Shots quartet, whose musical abilities and creativity were vastly underrated. The piffle of a story begins in the early days of radio (Calvin Cooledge was President) but otherwise seems to take place in 1944, which made things easier on the Art and Set directors. Agent John Berke (Charles Quigley) thinks advertising executive Mitcham (Robert Benchley) wants to put together a program of hillbilly performers---a term used until later years when Nashville went uptown and changed it to Country & Western---and hies himself down to a country town where Lulubelle (Myrtle Wiseman) & Scotty (Scott Wiseman) hold a barn dance in their barn every Saturday night featuring themselves and their farm hands, although it is not quite clear just what chores the Dinning Sisters perform. He signs all hands to a contract, brings them to Chicago and learns that Mitcham has no intentions of putting together such a program to be sponsored by the Garvey Soup Company owned by the Garveys (Charles Dingle and Mabel Paige). A bit of plot contrivance---a small bit--- changes all of that, and the National Barn Dance is born.
Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid (1944) as Teacher
Henry Aldrich (James Lydon) tries to match his unfriendly teacher, Mr. Bradley (vaughan Glaser) with a wife. Henry hopes the teacher will become friendly enough to let him graduate with honors so he can use an inheritance for college.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Nettie, maid
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
And Now Tomorrow (1944) as Mrs. Blodgett
Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an affair with her fiance Jeff. Vance tries a new serum which causes Emily to faint... Will it work this time ?
The Sullivans (1944) as Mrs. Griffin
During WWII, five brothers enlist in the Navy and are assigned to serve on the same ship.
Henry Aldrich's Little Secret (1944) as Welfare board member
Henry and Dizzy have a baby sitting service and get more than they bargain for when the mother of a 10 month old leaves town to clear her husband of a crime.
The Uninvited (1944) as Voice of Mary Meredith
A brother and sister buy a house with a ghostly secret.
Slightly Dangerous (1943) as Customer
A small-town girl changes her identity to make it in New York, leaving her boyfriend a suspect in her "disappearance."
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) as Assistant chef
An Eddie Cantor look-alike organizes an all-star show to help the war effort.
Young and Willing (1943) as
Aspiring actors sharing a New York apartment follow a strict "no romance" policy.
Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour (1943) as Miss Goodhue
True to Life (1943) as Mrs. Barkow
A writer for a radio program needs some fresh ideas to juice up his show. For inspiration, he rents a room with a typical American family and begins to secretly write about their true life antics. The show becomes a big hit, but he begins to feel guilty about his charade when he falls in love with the family's pretty older daughter.
Mountain Rhythm (1943) as
Take a Letter, Darling (1942) as Fitter at Francesco's
A female executive hires a male secretary.
Ice-Capades Revue (1942) as Mrs. Trent
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942) as Mrs. Prescott
In the shanty town called the Cabbage Patch, Mrs. Wiggs scrabbles for survival with her brood of children and hopes for the return of her husband, who left many years before.
Stardust on the Sage (1942) as Mrs. Haskins
This Gun for Hire (1942) as Woman on bridge
A hired killer dodges police while tracking down the enemy agents who tried to frame him.
Night in New Orleans (1942) as Woman in elevator
My Favorite Blonde (1942) as
A vaudevillian gets mixed up with a beautiful blonde spy.
Home in Wyomin' (1942) as Lady fan
Radio star Gene Autry (Gene Autry) returns to his home town of Gold Ridge at the request of his old friend Pop Harrison (Forrest Taylor), who wants Gene to straighten out his wayward son, Tex Harrison (James Seay), whose gambling and drinking threaten to bankrupt the rodeo organization which he heads. News photographer Clementine "Clem" Benson (Fay McKenzie) and reporter Hack Hackett (Chick Chandler) are ordered to follow Gene. The group finds quarters at the "Bar Nothing" dude ranch, winter quarters for Tex's rodeo group, and Tex soon tangles with Hackett in a quarrel. The latter wins a thousand-dollar bag of gold from Sunrise (Olin Holwin), a miner who has earned his stake digging in the supposedly abandoned mine beneath Gold Ridge. Hackett spots a fugitive Chicago racketeer, Crowley (George Douglas), who is hiding out from the mob he has double-crossed. During a "Frontier Days" celebration, Hackett is killed and the sheriff (Hal Price) orders an investigation of all the guns of the performers, who were using blanks, and Tex's gun is found with live ammunition and he is charged with murder because of the earlier quarrel. Gene suspects Crowley as he learns of his real background, but the true killer is neither Tex nor Crowley.
Footsteps in the Dark (1941) as Mrs. Jenkins
An aspiring mystery writer stumbles on to a real murder.
Life with Henry (1941) as
Young Henry Aldrich would like to "win" a trip to Alaska. But in order to participate, he first has to put up $100. The whole matter sounds awfully fishy. Henry and his pal Dizzy go into the soap business. Their attempt to raise money turns into a disaster when they get the soap formula wrong. But the Alaska trip is really on the level. It's been organized by Sylvanus Q. Sattherwaite, businessman and philanthropist. But Henry still doesn't have the money...
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941) as Mrs. Lewis
A young doctor's wedding turns into a tragic event.
The Trial of Mary Dugan (1941) as Spectator
The Wild Man of Borneo (1941) as Little Lady
A braggart masquerades as a primitive throwback.
Whistling in the Dark (1941) as Mrs. Moriarity
A radio detective is kidnapped and forced to plan the perfect murder.
The Lady Eve (1941) as Mother on boat
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941) as
Reformed jewel thief Simon Templar''''s efforts to deliver a fortune in rare stamps are complicated by murder.
Birth of the Blues (1941) as Woman in theater
Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. They struggle to get their jazz music accepted by the cafe society of the city. Betty Lou joins their band as a singer and gets Louie to show her how to do scat singing. Memphis and Jeff both fall in love with Betty Lou.
Money and the Woman (1940) as Depositor
An embezzler''''s wife begs his boss for forgiveness, only to fall in love with him.
The Great McGinty (1940) as
A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.
Made for Each Other (1939) as Hospital cashier
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
Let Us Live (1939) as Mother juror
Two wrongly convicted men are sentenced to death.
Made for Each Other (1939) as Hospital cashier
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
Four Wives (1939) as Nurse
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Accidents Will Happen (1938) as Sadie
An insurance man tangles with a fraud ring.
Hollywood Hotel (1938) as Woman onlooker
A small-town boy wins a Hollywood talent contest.
Missing Witness (1937) as
That I May Live (1937) as
Life Begins with Love (1937) as Mother
Racketeers in Exile (1937) as Sadie's mother
The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) as Head matron
A criminal has plastic surgery done to change his identity but loses his memory during the operation.
Florida Special (1936) as Prunella, at bar
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) as
A woman's two lives as small-town innocent and author of torrid romances collide.
The Moon's Our Home (1936) as
A writer and an actress meet and marry without really knowing each other--they are even unaware that both bride and groom are equally famous. During the honeymoon, all hell breaks loose as a comedic war of the sexes leads inevitably to love.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936) as Louisville teacher
The King Steps Out (1936) as
A young woman saves her sister from marriage to an emperor that she doesn''''t love.
The Music Goes 'Round (1936) as Mother of little girl
Metropolitan (1935) as Wardrobe woman
Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.
Maybe It's Love (1935) as
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
Grand Exit (1935) as Jail matron
An insurance investigator tries to track down an arsonist.
Under Pressure (1935) as
Bad Boy (1935) as Wife
Poolroom ace Dunn marries his girlfriend Wilson but cant find work so he sends her back to her family. Things improve after he catches some crooks.
The Florentine Dagger (1935) as Frieda
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
One Hour Late (1934) as Miss Jones
Helldorado (1934) as Mayor's wife
She Made Her Bed (1934) as Mrs. McGillicuddy
Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934) as
A mild-mannered reporter learns to stand up for himself.
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Mrs. Derwent
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Down to Their Last Yacht (1934) as
A society family gone bust uses their yacht for charter tours.
Man Wanted (1932) as New secretary
A female executive falls in love with her male secretary.
Anybody's War (1930) as Camilla
The Fall of Eve (1929) as Mrs. Mack

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute