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Margaret Irving

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Cast (feature film)

Ain't Misbehavin' (1955) as Mrs. Grumbacher
The Beautiful Cheat (1945) as Olympia [Haven]
In Society (1944) as Mrs. [Roger] Winthrop
Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected, things don't go too smoothly.
Mr. Moto's Last Warning (1939) as Madame Delacour
A Japanese spy tries to stop secret agents from blowing up the Suez Canal to trigger world war.
Love, Honor and Behave (1938) as Nan Bowleigh
A college tennis star gives up the game for love.
Kentucky (1938) as
A Romeo and Juliet love story set amidst horseracing.
Sweethearts (1938) as Madame
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
The Baroness and the Butler (1938) as Countess Olga
When he takes a seat in the Hungarian parliament, a butler battles the aristocracy.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Madame DeCambri
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
Little Miss Roughneck (1938) as Mrs. Gert LaRue
A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue (Edith Fellows), who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue (Margaret Irving), who is even more artificial and theatrical than her name. Foxine's pretty and older sister, Mary LaRue (Julie Bishop as Jacqueline Wells) makes sacrifices to support the trio. Al Partridge (Scott Kolk as Scott Colton), a hollywood agent becomes interested in Mary and takes the family trio to Hollywood in the hopes of Foxine getting into the movies. After several incidents by the rowdy Foxine on the train, and later at International Studios, Foxine is further from being in the movies than she was in New York. Gert decides that a "hoax" kidnapping is just the ticket to get Foxine the publicity to land a studio contract. That night Foxine dresses as a boy, disarranges her room, leaves a "ransom note" and hops a freight train. The police arrive the next morning and hear Mary accuse Al and Gert of staging the kidnapping, and they are arrested. Foxine leaves the train several hundred miles away and takes shelter with the good-natured Pascual Orozco (Leo Carrillo) and his family. The arrested pair are released when the police receive another ransom note (sent by Foxine.)
Wife, Doctor and Nurse (1937) as Mrs. Cunningham
Sh! The Octopus (1937) as Polly Crane
Daffy detectives fight off a giant octopus in a haunted lighthouse.
Under Suspicion (1937) as Mrs. [Laura] Walters
When auto magnate Robert Bailey (Jack Holt) announces he is going to retire and turn his plant over to the employees he incurs the enmity of K.Y. Mitchell (Granville Bates), a large stockholder in the company; Carey MacGregor (Morgan Wallace), head of a parts manufacturing company that depends on Bailey Motors for most of its business; Logan Walters (Robert Emmett Keane), general manager of the business and his social-climbing wife Laura (Margaret Irving); and Mary Brookhart (Katherine DeMille), a predatory widow who is also a large stockholder and in love with Bailey. Bailey announces he is flying to his mountain retreat for a vacation and to complete the transfer of his interests to the employees. On the way to the airport, Bailey's car is side-swiped and his private plane cracks up before leaving the ground. Bailey is injured and his taken home, and narrowly escapes death when a bullet is fired through his bedroom window, He hires noted detective Frank Rogers (Purnell Pratt) to investigate. Mitchell, MacGregor, Walters, Mary and Bailey's ne'er-do-well nephew, Ralph (Maurice Murphy) are all suspected by the detective. In a scheme to make the guilty party show his hand, Bailey, his attorney Nelson Dudley (Craig Reynolds) and Rogers decide to invite the suspects to a week-end party at Bailey's lodge. The nephew brings an uninvited guest, Doris (Rosalind Keith). A dummy decoy is placed in Bailey's bed and another detective placed on watch. The next morning, the operative is found dead from a bullet fired through the window. On Dudley's advice, Bailey and Rogers agree to keep the killing secret. Another detective, accompanied by Dudley, takes the body to town, and later this detective is found dead. MacGregor returns from a hunting trip and tells Bailey and Rogers he knows the name of the guilty party but, just as he about to reveal the name, he is shot from outside. Though MacGregor is not killed, Rogers announces that he is dead. Rogers calls a midnight meeting of all the guests and Bailey, noting that Dudley is missing, starts a search of the house. He is attacked in the cellar, but subdues his assailant.
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1937) as The Duchess
A former lowlife adopts a child to help him go straight.
Men in Exile (1937) as Mother Haines
Gun smugglers clash with an island dictator.
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937) as Mme. Lilli Rochelle
Regarded by many as the best of the Charlie Chan series. The opera star Gravelle suffers amnesia. He is a recent escapee from an insane asylum, accused of murdering fellow performers (his wife and her lover). Included in the movie is the opera "Carnival", composed for the picture by Oscar Levant.
Four Days' Wonder (1937) as Aunt Jessica Widdell
Wife Vs. Secretary (1936) as Edna
A secretary becomes so valuable to her boss that it jeopardizes his marriage.
San Francisco (1936) as Della Bailey
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Three Men on a Horse (1936) as Gloria Gray
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
Exclusive Story (1936) as Mrs. Higgins
A newspaper''''s attorney tries to get the goods on the numbers racket.
Follow Your Heart (1936) as Louise Masetti
I Married a Doctor (1936) as Maude Dyer
An idealistic city girl moves to the country with her doctor husband.
Captain Calamity (1936) as Madame Gruen
In the South Seas, Bill Jones (George Houston), captain of the schooner "Marigold", is known as Captain Calamity as he is quick to fight or frolic. Stone broke on the island of Quica and with his ship in need or re-stocking, Bill accepts an ancient Spanish doubloon from a young Australian named Carr (Barry Norton)in exchange for taking him to Tapillo, where Carr can take a ship to Sidney. Bill gives the doubloon to trader Joblin (Louis Natheaux)for supplies, and does not bother to correct the trader's impression that he has found a fabulous horde of pirate gold. With Madame Gruen (Margaret Irving), a slatternly jade who runs a waterfront boarding house, and Samson (the ever-oily Roy D'Arcy), her paramour, Joblin schemes to seize Captain Bill's supposed treasure trove. Together, they gather a a crew of cutthroats, led by Black Pierre (George J. Lewis), leader of the scum of the waterfront dives, to seize the treasure. Bill also meets Dr. Kelkey (Crane Wilbur), loser in many bouts with a brandy bottle, and his ward, Madge Lewis (Marian Nixon), on a mission to find the man who murdered and robbed her father in Australia. Bill agrees to help her, but does not remember her as the young girl he had saved from a sinking ship a dozen years before.
Women Are Trouble (1936) as Frances
A small-town news hen goes after a big-city job by investigating a vicious protection racket.
Thanks a Million (1935) as Mrs. Kruger
Entertainers enter a political rally to get out of the rain and become part of the show. One of them (Powell) gives a speech in place of the besotted candidate (Walburn) and is chosen to be the candidate by backers he later exposes as crooks.
Animal Crackers (1930) as Mrs. Whitehead
Three zanies try to recover a stolen painting during a madcap house party.
The Broadway Boob (1926) as Mabel Golden
Radio-Mania (1923) as Mary Langdon

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