Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lana Turner 
Films and roles
They Won't Forget1937Mary ClayClaude RainsGloria Dickson
Topper1937UncreditedConstance BennettCary GrantRoland YoungBillie Burke
The Great Garrick1937Mademoiselle AuberBrian AherneOlivia de Havilland
The Adventures of Marco Polo1938Nazama's MaidGary CooperSigrid GurieBasil Rathbone
Love Finds Andy Hardy1938Cynthia PotterMickey RooneyJudy Garland
The Chaser1938Miss Rutherford (scenes deleted)Dennis O'Keefe, Ann Morriss, Lewis Stone
Four's a Crowd1938Passerby (uncredited)Errol FlynnOlivia de HavillandRosalind RussellPatric Knowles
Rich Man, Poor Girl1938Helen ThayerRobert YoungLew AyresRuth Hussey
Dramatic School1938MadoLuise RainerPaulette Goddard
Calling Dr. Kildare1939Rosalie LewettLew AyresLionel BarrymoreLaraine Day
These Glamour Girls1939Jane ThomasLew Ayres
Dancing Co-Ed1939Patty MarlowRichard CarlsonArtie ShawTurner met her future husband Artie Shaw on this film and they married soon after
Two Girls on Broadway1940Patricia 'Pat' MahoneyJoan BlondellGeorge MurphyRemake of the 1929 hit film The Broadway Melody
We Who Are Young1940Marjorie White BrooksJohn Shelton
Ziegfeld Girl1941Sheila ReganJames StewartJudy GarlandHedy LamarrTurner's breakthrough role
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1941Bea EmerySpencer TracyIngrid BergmanTurner was originally to play Ivy Pearson the prostitute, with Bergman playing Bea. However the roles were switched.
Honky Tonk1941Elizabeth CottonClark GableClaire TrevorTurner's first of four films with Clark Gable
Johnny Eager1942Lisbeth BardRobert TaylorVan Heflin
Somewhere I'll Find You1942Paula LaneClark GableRobert SterlingSecond film starring Turner and Gable
The Youngest Profession1943Herself (guest star)Virginia WeidlerJohn CarrollCameo role
Slightly Dangerous1943Peggy Evans/Carol BurdenRobert YoungWalter Brennan
Du Barry Was a Lady1943CameoRed SkeltonLucille BallGene KellyUncredited guest star
Marriage Is a Private Affair1944Theo Scofield WestJohn HodiakJames Craig
Keep Your Powder Dry1945Valerie 'Val' ParksLaraine DaySusan Peters
Week-End at the Waldorf1945Bunny SmithGinger RogersWalter PidgeonVan JohnsonRemake of the 1932 film Grand Hotel. Turner played the role similar to Joan Crawford's in that film
The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Cora SmithJohn GarfieldConsidered to be Turner's greatest performance and her signature film. Turner herself regarded this as one of her personal favorites
Green Dolphin Street1947Marianne PatourelVan HeflinDonna ReedRichard Hart
Cass Timberlane1947Virginia MarshlandSpencer Tracy
Homecoming1948Jane 'Snapshot' McCallClark GableAnne BaxterJohn HodiakThird film starring Turner and Gable
The Three Musketeers1948Milady de WinterGene KellyVincent PriceJune AllysonVan HeflinAngela Lansbury
A Life of Her Own1950Lily Brannel JamesRay MillandLouis CalhernAnn DvorakThe only film Turner made with George Cukor as director
Mr. Imperium1951Fredda BarloEzio Pinza
The Merry Widow1952Crystal RadekFernando Lamas
The Bad and the Beautiful1952Georgia LorrisonKirk DouglasWalter PidgeonDick PowellGloria Grahame
Latin Lovers1953Nora TaylorRicardo Montalbán
Flame and the Flesh1954MadelinePier AngeliCarlos Thompson
Betrayed1954Carla Van OvenClark GableVictor MatureFourth and final film starring Turner and Gable
The Prodigal1955SamarraEdmund PurdomLouis Calhern
The Sea Chase1955Elsa KellerJohn Wayne
The Rains of Ranchipur1955Lady Edwina EskethRichard BurtonFred MacMurray
Diane1956Diane de PoitiersRoger MooreMarisa PavanPedro ArmendárizTurner's last film under her 18 year contract with MGM.
Peyton Place1957Constance MacKenzieLee PhilipsHope LangeDiane VarsiRuss TamblynArthur KennedyNominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
The Lady Takes a Flyer1958Maggie ColbyJeff Chandler
Another Time, Another Place1958Sara ScottSean ConneryBarry Sullivan
Imitation of Life1959Lora MeredithJohn GavinSandra DeeJuanita MooreSusan KohnerTurner's most successful film. The last film directed by Douglas Sirk
Portrait in Black1960Sheila CabotAnthony QuinnRichard BasehartSandra DeeJohn SaxonVirginia GreyRay WalstonAnna May WongDirected by Michael Gordon
By Love Possessed1961Marjorie PenroseEfrem Zimbalist Jr.Jason Robards
Bachelor in Paradise1961Rosemary HowardBob HopeJanis PaigePaula PrentissJim HuttonVirginia GreyAgnes Moorehead
Who's Got the Action?1962Melanie FloodDean Martin
Love Has Many Faces1965Kit JordanCliff RobertsonRuth Roman
Madame X1966Holly ParkerJohn ForsytheConstance BennettBurgess MeredithRicardo Montalbán
The Big Cube1969Adriana RomanGeorge Chakiris, Karin Mossberg, Richard Egan
Persecution1974Carrie MastersTrevor Howard
Bittersweet Love1976ClaireRobert LansingCeleste Holm
Witches' Brew1980Vivian CrossTeri GarrRichard Benjamin
Thwarted1991Margo LaneWilliam Hauckes, Victor Helou

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