In gray: the best films of Paulette !


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Figurations or small roles (U : Uncredited/S: Short subject)

1929 photofilmlockeddoor The locked door George Fitzmaurice Rod La Rocque/Barbara Stanwyck Girl on rum boat (U) George Fitzmaurice Production/Feature Production
Ann Carter once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer Frank Devereaux tries to save her sister-in-law from him.
1929 photofilmberthmarks

Berth Marks


Lewis R. Foster Laurel et Hardy Train passenger MGM/Hal Roach Studios
After a sleepless night very eventful, two musicians leave a train and suddenly realize they have forgotten their instruments.
1931 photofilmgirlhabit The girl habit Edward F. Cline Charles Ruggles/Tamara Geva Lingerie salesgirl Paramount Pictures  

Hoping to escape from a murder attempt fomented by a gangster, Charlie Floyd managed to get arrested. But he finds himself in the same cell as the famous gangster.

1931 photofilmcitystree

City Streets

Rouben Mamoulian Gary Cooper/Sylvia Sidney Dance extra (U) Paramount Pictures - Eugene Lloyd Sheldon
Nan, the daughter of racketeer Pop Cooley is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Cooley tries to urge him to join the gang, but The Kid refuses.
1931 photofilmpenitencier

Ladies of the big house

Marion Gering Sylvia Sidney/Gene Raymond An inmate (U) Adolph Zukor-Jesse L. Lasky-Paramount Pictures
Kathleen and Standish are arrested for murder. In order to prove their innocence, Kathleen decides to join in on an escape bid.
1932 photofilmabsente

Young Ironside


James Parrott Charles Chase/Muriel Evans Miss Hollywood Hal Roach Production

Harry is hired by a rich family to stop their daughter from entering a beauty contest.

1932 photofilmabsente

Girl Grief


James Parrott Charles Chase/Muriel Evans Student Hal Roach Production
Although terrified of girls, Charley must take a job teaching at a girls school
1932 photofilmshowbusiness

Show Business


Jules White Thelma Todd/Zasu Pitts Blonde train passenger Jules White-Hal Roach Studios
Two girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe.
1932 photofilmabsente The Mouthpiece James Flood/Elliott Nugent Warren William/Sidney Fox Blonde at party (U) Warner Bross Pictures
When a young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his job and becomes a defense attorney.
1932 photofilmsanssoucis

Pack up your troubles

Georges Marshall/Raymond Mc Carey Laurel et Hardy Bridesmaid (U) Hal Roach Production–MGM

World War I : Stan and Ollie befriend Eddie Smith, who is killed. He leaves behind a young daughter. Upon their discharge, they devote their time to finding the girl's grandparents.

1932 photofilmroiarene

The Kid from Spain

Leo Mc Carrey Eddie Cantor/Robert Young Goldwyn girl Samuel Goldwyn-Howard Productions Inc.
Before going to Mexico, Eddie and his friend must stop at the bank. But, the bank is robbed as the two boys are leaving, and the fleeing thieves mistake Eddie for their getaway driver.
1933 photofilmbowery

The Bowery

Raoul Walsh Wallace Berry/George Raft Blonde (U) Darryl F. Zanuck - 20th Century Fox

Chuck and Steve are friendly rivals on New York's Bowery in the 1890s, and love the same woman. A stupid bet separate the two friends.

1933 photofilmscandalromains

Roman Scandals

Frank Tuttle Eddie Cantor/Gloria Stuart Goldwyn girl Samuel Goldwyn- Howard Prod. Inc.
A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue.
1934 photofilmkidmillions

Kid Millions

Roy Del Ruth Eddie Cantor/Ann Sothern Goldwyn girl Samuel Goldwyn film production-Howard Prod. Inc.
A kid from Brooklyn who suddenly inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father. In order to claim the inheritance, he begins a boat ride to Egypt.
1936 photofilmbohemien

The bohemian girl

James W. Horne/Charles Rogers Laurel et Hardy A gypsy Hal Roach Studios
A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover. Oliver and Stanley, raises the girl as his own.





Leading roles

1936 photofilmtempsmo

Modern times

Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin/Henry Bergman/Chester Conklin The gamine United Artists & Charles Chaplin Film

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless gamine.

1938 photofilmschool

Dramatic school

Robert B. Sinclair Luise Rainer/Lana Turner/Gale Sondergaard Nana MGM Aspiring actress Louise attends the Paris School of Drama while working at a factory job. Her fellow students begin to suspect that her stories of a luxurious life are just fantasies. Nana sets a trap for Louise.
1938 photofilmyoungheart

The young in heart

Richard Wallace Douglas Fairbanks Jr/Janet Gaynor Leslie Saunders United Artists Corp The Carletons, a family of con artists, are invited to stay with a rich old lady Miss Fortune at her mansion. A family hopes be named the beneficiarie in her will. But might Fortune's generosity change their hearts.
1939 photofilmmystnorman

The cat and the canary

Elliot Nugent Bob Hope/Gale Sondergaard/John Beal Joyce Norman


When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, a millionaire Cyrus Norman, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.
1939 photofilmwomen

The women

George Cukor Norma Shearer/Joan Crawford/Rosalind Russell
Miriam Aarons MGM

A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Paulette takes one of the roles on television in 1955
1940 photofilmchateaumaudit

The ghost breakers

George Marshall Bob Hope/Anthony Quinn/Richard Carlson Mary Carter Paramount A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.
1940 photofilmsromance

Second chorus

Henry Codman Potter Fred Astaire/Burgess Meredith/Artie Shaw Ellen Miller Paramount When perennial college students Danny and Hank are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.
1940 photofilmdictateur

The great dictator

Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin/Jack Oakie/Henry Danniell Hannah United Artists/Charles Chaplin Film

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums with Hannah, who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.

1940 photofilmpogold

Pot’o gold

George Marshall James Stewart/Charles Winninger/Mary Gordon Molly Mc Corkle United Artists Jimmy goes to work with his uncle. He befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music. Jimmy trying to reconcile the family with his uncle.
1940 photofilmtunecarlates

North west Mounted Police

Cecil B. de Mille Gary Cooper/Madeleine Carroll/Lon Chaney Jr Louvette Corbeau Paramount Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau. He falls for nurse April Logan. April's brother is involved with Courbeau's daughter Louvette, which leads to trouble during the battles.
1941 photofilmportedor

Hold back the down

Mitchell Leisen Charles Boyer/Olivia de Havilland/Victor Francen Anita Dixon Paramount Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu, a Romanian gigolo, hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.
1941 photofilmverite

Nothing but the truth

Elliot Nugent Bob Hope/Edward Arnold/Rod Cameron Gwen Saunders Paramount Bennett uses Gwen's money to make a bet with Ralston and his fellow work associates: he must tell the truth for the next 24 hours.
1942 photofilmnaufrageurs

Reap the wild wind

Cecil B. de Mille John Wayne/Ray Milland/Susan Hayward Loxi Clairbonne Paramount When Stuart's ship is wrecked, Loxi rescues him, falls for him, and travels to Charleston to convince the owners the wreck wasn't his fault. Lawyer Steve Tolliver returns with them to investigate.
1942 photofilmfilleforet

The Forrest Rangers

George Marshall Fred Mac Murray/Susan Hayward/Albert Dekker Celia Huston Paramount Ranger Don Stuart fights a forest fire with timber boss friend Tana, and finds evidence of arson. He suspects Dawson but can't prove it. Tana loves Don but he meets socialite Celia in town.
1942 photofilmespionne

The Lady has plan

Sidney Lanfield Ray Milland/Albert Dekker/Roland Young Sidney Royce Paramount Some dastardly criminals have stolen some top secret plans and tattoo them on the back of a woman so she can sell them to the highest bidder. This woman plans to take the place of Sidney Royce, a reporter.
1942 photofilmpaysrythme

Star spangled rhythm

George Marshall Veronica Lake/Dorothy Lamour Herself Paramount Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood. Pop and the studio's switchboard operator Polly go all-out to maintain the illusion. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show.
1943 photofilmlesanges

So proudly we hail

Mark Sandrich Claudette Colbert/ Veronica Lake/Sonny Tufts Lt. Jean O’Doul Paramount A group of military nurses returning from the World War II in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.
Oscar nomination for the best supporting actress
1943 photofilmboulecristal

The crystal ball

Elliot Nugent Ray Milland/William Bendix/Hillary Brooke Toni Gerard Paramount Toni Gerard loses beauty contest and becomes a fortune teller with Madame Zenobia. Toni ends up conspiring with Madame Zenobia to fool the attorney, Brad Cavanaugh, into buying a piece of land.
1944 photofilmloveasoldier

I love a soldier

Mark Sandrich Sonny Tufts/Barry Fitzgerald/Beulah Bondi Eva Morgan Paramount Eve and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers. She's determined to avoid any romantic entanglements. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier Dan who is determined to change her mind.
1944 photofilmstanding

Standing room only

Sidney Lanfield Fred Mac Murray/Roland Young/Edward Arnold Jane Rogers Paramount Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane in order to secure a government contract. With no rooms available in the entire city, Lee and Jane pose as a married couple and take positions as maid and butler in the Cromwell's home.
1945 photofilmtavernefolie

Duffy’s Tavern

Hal Walker Ed Garner/Victor Moore/Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Herself Paramount The recording studio owner tries to find ways around the price controls and war attrition that threaten to put him out of business.
1946 photofilmkitty


Mitchell Leisen Ray Milland/Constance Collier/Cecil Kellaway Kitty Paramount Kitty is found working on the streets picking pockets by the painter Thomas Gainsborough and agrees to sit for a portrait for him. She then attracts the attention of wealthy playboy Sir Hugh Marcy who uses her for revenge.
1946 photofilmjournalchambre

Diary of a chambermaid

Jean Renoir Burgess Meredith /Hurd Hatfield/Francis Lederer Célestine Bénédict Bogeaux Productions/Camden Production Inc. Celestine, the chambermaid, has a new job at the Lanlaires. All the house is firmly controlled by Mme Lanlaire, helped by the strange valet Joseph. Celestine decides to use her beauty to seduce a wealthy man.
1947 photofilmfemmecapitaine

Suddenly, it’s spring

Mitchell Leisen Fred Mac Murray/Mac Donald Carey/Arlen Whelam captain Mary Morely Paramount Mary goes into the Women's Army Corps, and when she returns after the war, she's no longer sure if she wants a divorce. In her absence, however, Peter has hooked up with Gloria who demands that he sign the divorce papers.
1947 photofilmunconquered


Cecil B. de Mille Gary Cooper/Katherine de Mille/Boris Karloff Abigail Martha Hale Paramount Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.
1947 photofilmhollyenfolie

Variety Girl

George Marshall Gary Cooper/Bob Hope/Dorothy Lamour Herself Paramount Catherine meets another wanna-be movie star, Amber La Vonne. They work their way through the Paramount studios, trying to impress every important person.
1947 photofilmmariideal

An ideal husband

Sir Alexander Korda Michael Wilding/Diana Wynyard/Glynis Johns Mrs Laura Cheveley Alexander Korda/London Film Production/20th Century Fox Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed.
1948 photofilmproiehasard


George Marshall Mac Donald Carrey/Fred Clark/Maxie Rosembloom Ellen Crane Paramount As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. Before he can "collect," she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to track her down so he can collect his "winnings."
1948 photofilmfolleenquete

On our merry way: a miracle can happen

King Vidor, Leslie Fenton, John Huston (U) & George Stevens (U) Burgess Meredith/James Stewart/Henry Fonda Martha Pease Benedict Bogeaux/B. Meredith/Miracle Production United Artists Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests Oliver ask people on the street, "What influence has a baby had on your life?"
1949 photofilmborgia

Bride of vengeance

Mitchell Leisen John Lund/Mac Donald Carey/Raymond Burr Lucrèce Borgia Paramount Lucrezia Borgia, whose brother Cesare has her husband Prince Bisceglie killed in order to marry her to Alfonso I d'Este, whose well defended lands lay between the Borgia's Papal States and Venice, which Cesare wants to conquer. But she falls in love with her intended victim.
1949 photofilmtorch

The torch

Emilio Fernandez Pedro Armendariz/Gilbert Roland/Walter Reed Maria Dolores Penafiel Eagle Lion/Bert Granet (RKO)/Paulette Goddard Le général révolutionnaire, J.J. Reyes s’empare de Cholula, où il s’éprend de la belle et volontaire Maria.
1949 photofilmlucasta Anna Lucasta Irving Rapper Broderick Crawford/John Ireland/Oscar Homolka Anna Lucasta Columbia Pictures Chassée par son père, Anna quitte la Pennsylvanie pour New-York, où elle est engagée dans un bar à matelots.
1952 photofilmbagdad

Babes in Bagdad

Edgard G. Ulmer Gypsy Rose Lee/Richard Ney/Christopher Lee Kyra Edward et Harry Danziger/United Artists Bouleversement dans le harem d’Hassan, calife de Bagdad, où Kyra féministe, demande l’égalité des droits entre hommes et femmes, et le droit de choisir un homme pour soi.
1953 photofilmvicesquad

Vice squad

Arnold Laven Edward G. Robinson/Lee Van Cleef/Porter Hall Mona Ross Sequoia Pictures Inc./United Artists A New York, le Capitaine Barnaby enquête sur la mort d’un policier abattu alors qu’il tentait de rattraper des gangsters.
1953 photofilmlanciers

Charges of the Lancers              

William Castle Jean-Pierre Aumont/Richard Stapley/Karin Booth Tanya Columbia Pictures Durant la guerre de Crimée, le capitaine Evoir et le major Lindsey ont pour but de prendre la base navale russe de Sébastopol en utilisant un nouveau canon.
1953 photofilmjezebel Sins of Jezebel Reginald Le Borg George Nader/John Hoyt/Edward Franz Princess Jézebel Jezebel Productions Inc./Lippert Productions Inc.… L’histoire mouvementée de la princesse phénicienne Jézebel, future épouse du roi d’Israël, Achab et mère de la reine Athalie.
1953 photofilmparismodel Paris model Alfred E. Green Eva Gabor/Cecil Kellaway/Leif Erickson Betty Barnes Columbia Pictures L’histoire et les effets d'une robe Haute couture sur les femmes qui la portent. 
1954 photofilmmeurtre

A stranger came home

Terence Fisher William Sylvester/Patrick Holt/Kay Callard Angie Vickers Hammer Films Productions/Lippert BW/Michael Carreras Laissé pour mort par son assassin, Philippe Vickers, un financier devenu amnésique retrouve enfin la mémoire et décide de mener son enquête.
1963 photofilmindifferenti

Gli indifferenti

Francesco Maselli Claudia Cardinale/Rod Steiger/Shelley Winters Marriagrazia Ardengo Continental Production /Sicilia Cinematografica… L’agonie de la bourgeoisie italienne corrompue et hypocrite des années folles vers 1920-22 à travers le portrait de deux femmes : Lisa et Marriagrazia.

Three Paulette's movies were been selected by the US Library of Congress (The National Film Preservation Board) to be preserved as part of the National Film Registry: Modern Times (n° 312), The women (n° 544) and The great dictator (n° 181).

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Movie clips

The cat and the canary with Bob Hope

Second chorus with Fred Astaire

Pot O'Gold with James Stewart

Reap the wild wind with Ray Milland and John Wayne



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