Mary Treen (born Mary Louise Summers, March 27, 1907 – July 20, 1989) was an American film and television actress, a familiar face who brought levity to the screen. A minor actress for much of her career, she managed to secure a plain, unassuming niche for herself in the Hollywood of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
During her career, Treen was seen in over 40 films. Among her film roles were Tilly, the secretary of the Building and Loan, in It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and the role of Pat in the drama Kitty Foyle (1940) starring Ginger Rogers. Her longest-running role was as Hilda, the maid and baby nurse, in 64 episodes from 1962 to 1965 of the NBC and CBS sitcom The Joey Bishop Show. Earlier, in the 1954–1955 season, she was cast in thirty-eight episodes as Emily Dodger on the CBS sitcom Willy.Treen was a Republican who supported the campaign of Dwight Eisenhower during the 1952 presidential election.
Movies & TV shows
Goodbye, Franklin High
Comic melodrama following the day-to-day life of high school senior Will, a promising but naive athlete struggling with choices that could determine his future, romance and family difficulties.
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The Love Boat
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The Strongest Man in the World
Medfield College science major Dexter Riley and his classmates have been working on a new vitamin compound when a lab accident creates a supercharged mix that ends up in Dexter's cereal box, giving hi...
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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Gomer Pyle is from the U.S.M.C. It aired on CBS from September 25, 1964 to May 2, 1969 The finale of the fourth season of The Andy Griffith Show was aired on May 18, 1964 for the spinoff series. The s...
Fun in Acapulco
A boat is being worked on by Mike in Acapulco. Mike will have to find a new job when the daughter of the boat owner fires him. The little boy helped him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at the loca...
Who's Minding the Store?
Jerry Lewis plays Norman Phiffer, a proud man in a humble life, who doesn't know that his girlfriend, Barbara, is heir to the Tuttle Department Store dynasty. Mrs. Tuttle, Barbara's mother, is determi...
The Errand Boy
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where their money is going so they have hired Morty to be their spy. Mr has a person named Morty who works for him. He will be able to have access to the lot if he sn...
Bachelor in Paradise
A. J. Niles is the author of a series of 'Bachelor Books'. These books describe the romantic life of a bachelor in various cities of the world. But when he runs into trouble with the I.R.S. for back t...
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The Andy Griffith Show
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Playwright James Lee adapted his off-Broadway play for the screen in this high-strung adaptation, directed by Joseph Anthony. In this simplistic, backroom show-business-success saga, Anthony Franciosa...
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her suspicions ar...
An average television repairman has to care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.
Last Stagecoach West
The coming of the railroad to Cedar City spells the end of the stagecoach as the government gives the mail contract to the fastest means of delivery. McCord loses the stagecoach line gambling with the...
Gun Duel In Durango
A former outlaw must prove himself innocent after he's accused of bank robbery. Western.
The Sad Sack
The six weeks of planned basic training for Private Bixby has now been extended to 17 months because he is out of his depth in the Army. The psychologist is assigned to make a good soldier out of him ...
When Gangland Strikes
In this crime drama, mobsters swear to get revenge upon a zealous public prosecutor as he tries to get them put into prison. The desperate mobsters try to stop him by using his innocent daughter in a ...
Cop Andy Doyle investigates a car-bombing murder and the killing of a sleazy modeling agency owner. Are they connected?
Bundle of Joy
Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department store and Eddie Fisher plays the boss' son. After getting fired from her job, she finds an ...
Slip and correspondence school pilot Sach, go to an air base to help a pal out...but find themselves in when they mistakenly sign enlistment forms. Can the Air Force turn these dodos into eagles? The ...
Let's Do It Again
In this 1953 musical remake of "The Awful Truth" Wyman is married to womanizing composer Milland and sets out to give him some of his own medicine. She has an affair, but her ploy backfires, and the c...
Room for One More
Anne and "Poppy" Rose have three quirky kids. Anne has a generous heart and the belief in the innocence of children. To the unhappy surprise of her husband she takes in the orphan Jane, a problem chil...
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is disturbed, feeling his privacy has been violated, and his professional credibility as a scholar has been jeopardized, when he learns his old movies ha...
Meeting in a navy recruiting line, Al Crowthers and Melvin Jones become friends. Al has tried to enlist before, but was always rejected. He keeps trying so that he can impress women. Melvin, is allerg...
Let's Live a Little
A harried advertising executive is being pursued romantically by his client, a successful perfume magnate. They were his former fiancée and his former partner. The author of a new book is the latest c...
Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven
Eddie Tayloe's grandfather leaves him six thousand dollars and the money belt it came in, freeing Tayloe to leave his dull newspaper job in Texas and move to New York to become a playwright. Along the...
Shed No Tears
A man listens to his wife and fakes his own death so that she can get her hands on his insurance policy.
The Snake Pit
Virginia Cunningham is confused upon finding herself in a mental hospital, with no memory of her arrival at the institution. Tormented by delusions and unable to even recognize her husband, Robert, sh...
Merton of the Movies
In 1915, Kansas theatre usher Merton Gill is a rabid silent-movie fan. When he brings Mammoth Studios free publicity by imitating star Lawrence Rupert's heroics, they bring him to Hollywood to generat...
A Guy Could Change
A playboy is reformed by his daughter and fiancee.
One Exciting Week
The citizens of the small town of Midburg are thrilled when one of their native sons, Dan Flannery, becomes a war hero while serving in the Merchant Marines. But before arriving he is stricken with am...
Swing Parade of 1946
The Three Stooges help an aspiring singer, Carol Lawrence, and a nightclub owner, Danny Warren, find love. It features dizzy dishwashers Moe, Larry, and Curly, and musical numbers by Connee Boswell an...
A female research scientist conducting experiments on a new anesthetic has a very bad week. Her scheming assistant intentionally scars her face, her almost-fiancee appears to have deserted her and she...
It's a Wonderful Life
It's a holiday favourite for a long time. George Bailey has been giving to the people of the Falls for a long time. Rich skinflint Mr is prevented by all of that. George's modest building and loan com...
From This Day Forward
A young American soldier, with an honorable discharge, returns home from World War II to his bride, whom he married after a short courtship and has not seen for several years. The two come together wi...
Blonde from Brooklyn
A brash young singer and an unemployed "jukebox girl" hire an elderly Confederate "colonel" to teach them to be "southern" so they can land a radio gig for sponsor Plantation Coffee. Comedy.
I Love a Soldier
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined...
She Wouldn't Say Yes
Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem, but frowni...
Tim takes a job as a lowly chipper because he has been afraid to go high ever since a bad fall in which he was injured and another workman was killed.
Don Juan Quilligan
When a an overly romantic barge captain marries two women, each reminding him of his mother, he finds himself resorting to prison to escape them.
The Navy Way
The experiences of a disparate group of young men as they make their way through Navy boot camp.
Swing in the Saddle
In this tuneful western, two curious actresses head West to find out the name of their secret admirer. Songs include: "Amor," (Sunny Skylar, Gabriel Ruiz), "Hey Mabel" (Fred Stryker), "By the River Sa...
His first marriage to Isabel was null and void, and he is about to get married again. But when he learns that Isabel just had a baby, he kidnaps the infant to keep her from being adopted. Isabel's par...
Hands Across the Border
Adams and Brock are competing for a contract with the Army. Roy saved Trigger from being shot when Adams was killed trying to ride the horse. He plans to ride him in the race to win the contract after...
So Proudly We Hail
A group of people in the United States. In December 1941, army nurses leave San Francisco for a tour of duty in Hawaii. The attack on Pearl Harbor makes a difference in their lives. The nurses are on ...
They Got Me Covered
Bumbling reporter Robert Kittredge has been fired after bungling his latest assignment. His career isn't all he's botched up: his girlfriend Chris is tired of waiting for him to marry her. When he get...
A radio-show mystery writer (Ruth Terry) and her rival (Frank Albertson) solve real murders.
A.C.Baker, advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a paid-for-a-year $1000...
Hit Parade of 1943
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes.
The Powers Girl
Two small-town sisters who've come to New York City for very different reasons find themselves competing for the affections of a brash magazine photographer. Comedy.
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
A distinguished professor finds his well-ordered life tospy-turvy after he is forced to take in a pregnant widow.
The Great Man's Lady
A statue of the founder of Hoyt City is dedicated, and a 100 year old woman who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers is persuaded to tell her story to a girl biographer. On a sudden impulse, ...
Between Us Girls
A 20-year-old stage actress takes on her most challenging role when she pretends to be her own mother's 12-year-old daughter. Comedy.
The Night Before the Divorce
Marital comedy with a dash of murder.
Stand By All Networks
An intrepid radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
They All Kissed the Bride
Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time for men, t...
You Belong to Me
A woman doctor is jealous of her male patients when she is married to a playboy.
Falsely convicted of murder, young Robert Draper (Robert Preston) escapes custody during a practice blackout drill. Under cover of darkness, Draper hopes to find the real killer, who turns out to be a...
Father Takes a Wife
A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
Tall, Dark and Handsome
Robin Hoodish gangster in 1929 Chicago is an object of affection, kind to New York hood and bad to a bad crook.
Queen of the Mob
Ma Webster (Blanche Yurka) and her boys rob a bank on Christmas Eve; G-men stop them with Tommy guns.
Danger On Wheels
During a test, a race car using an experimental oil fueled engine blows up, killing the driver. Lucky Taylor, a stunt driver, is initially blamed for the accident, but is later cleared. He thinks the...
A reporter on a visit to his hometown hears of dangerous conditions at the local coal mine, and proceeds to investigate.
After a trip to Hollywood, two young ladies attempt to hitchhike home but end up at a star filled rodeo.
A man's ex-wife is found murdered, and he finds himself to be the prime suspect.
Girl in 313
A priceless necklace goes missing at a plush party. Police close in on the jewel thieves but is one cop getting too close to one of the crooks?
Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with a wealthy young man but his family is against her.
Swing with Bing
A short-subject golf film at the fourth annual Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Rancho Santa Fe.
Three Smart Girls Grow Up
A businessman's (Charles Winninger) youngest daughter (Deanna Durbin) helps her innocent sisters in love.
When Tomorrow Comes
Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental illness, he ...
For some unexplained reason, sales of waffle irons have plummeted. The president of the Magic Circle Waffle Iron Company, Evelyn Foster, and the president of the Four Square Waffle Iron Company, Richa...
A Star Is Shorn
Danny Webb plays wanna-be Hollywood agent, Speedy Williams, while Mary Treen plays Patsy, the best friend of Hazel Hackenschmitt (Ethelreda Leopold). Having just won the hometown title of "Miss Maple ...
In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open arms, especially by her sno...
Babes in Arms
Mickey Moran, son of two vaudeville veterans, decided to put up his own show with his girlfriend. There is a child actress who wants to make a comeback and take over the role of Mickey's girl.
Rhumba Rhythm at the Hollywood La Conga
Two starstruck visitors to Hollywood sneak into the famous nightclub and end up in a Conga contest and get more than they expected.
The Ritz Brothers pretend to be Kentucky hillbillies in order to get a booking on a radio show.
Sally, Irene and Mary
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.
After the death of her fiancée, Margot Weston is left pregnant and unmarried. Jim Howard helped the desperate Margot. Jim helped her find a home for the baby with Phil Marshall and his wife. Neither t...
A young man befriends the last surviving Civil War veteran, intending to rob him of $50,000.
A Gypsy band takes lots of stuff but always in a good cause. Led by Jane Withers, they pick up a socialite (Hundson) who has amnesia. She works as a fortune teller and raises enough money for an opera...
Swing It, Sailor!
Comical exploits of two Navy pals, at sea and on shore.
I'll Give a Million
After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind to a tramp.
Ever Since Eve
Madge Winton (Marion Davies), a beautiful secretary, makes herself look homely in order to avoid advances by lecherous bosses. When her new employer, writer Freddy Matthews (Robert Montgomery), accide...
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
God's Country and the Woman
Hard-nosed Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Steve becomes stranded on the competition's property and slowly learns the business and of his brother's d...
Maid of Salem
There is a scandal in the Puritanical town of Salem, Massachusetts, when a young woman named Barbara Clarke has an affair with an adventurer named Roger Coverman. The town's elders accuse Barbara of b...
Dance Charlie Dance
A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism.
Marry the Girl
Frantic screwball comedy about a meek personal assistant (Frank McHugh) who is promoted to managing editor of a newspaper features syndicate that is owned by and staffed with cuckoos.
A Hollywood heartthrob helps a small-town girl achieve stardom.
A Navy veteran with one leg fights to make himself a success.
They Gave Him a Gun
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran puts the skills they taught him in the War to use.
Raoul McLish stops over in Miami Beach where he runs into his ex-wife, Vicky Benton, and her new husband Bob, a belt manufacturer. At first Bob enjoys Raoul's presence - in part because Vicky is his n...
Public Enemy's Wife
Judith has just been paroled for a crime which her vindictive, jealous, violent husband, Gene, fingered her for. Gene is in prison for life. She claims that she had no knowledge of Gene's criminal act...
Brides Are Like That
Fred, the wealthy owner of apple groves, has sent his nephew to college, but the only job that his nephew has after graduating is the job of not working. Bill is a dreamer, a talker and a golf player ...
Fugitive in the Sky
Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is on the trai...
Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer Arthur Layton s...
The Murder of Dr. Harrigan
A young doctor is determined to expose the killer when a surgeon is found stabbed to death in a hospital elevator.
A star rower is forced to join a good school under a pseudonym because his wealthy dad doesn't like schools that have high academic standards.
Musical about dingaling millionaire businessman Cedric Ames and his various employees
The Golden Arrow
A fake heiress marries a common reporter to thwart the advances of gold-digging playboys.
The Captain's Kid
In this children's adventure, the children of a small town are enthralled by the tales of the town drunk.
Love Begins at Twenty
A henpecked husband tries to help his daughter marry the man she loves and his wife loathes.
Murder by an Aristocrat
A wealthy family is blackmailed, murder results, and a nurse at the scene of the crime is determined to figure out who-done-it.
A reporter gets himself sent to prison so he can solve a murder behind bars.
Down the Stretch
Mickey Rooney stars as a young jockey in this horse-racing drama.
A Night at the Ritz
A PR man (William Gargan) talks a swanky hotel into hiring his girlfriend's (Patricia Ellis) brother as chef.
A midwest band leader and his lead singer share a love-hate relationship as they try for success in New York.
James "Brick" Davis, a struggling attorney, owes his education to a mobster, but always has refused to get involved with the underworld. When a friend of his is killed by a notorious criminal, Brick d...
An admiral's son with no interest in carrying on the family tradition is a successful crooner. He finally joins the Navy to prove he can, but with no real love in it.
A toothpaste magnate's mischievous daughter, tired of her father's traditional ways of conducting business, joins forces with her father's rival and a crazy inventor. Together they create "Cocktail To...
A taxi driver travels to Venice and poses as a gondolier to land a radio singing job.
Maybe It's Love
Director William C. McGann's 1935 film stars Gloria Stuart and Ross Alexander as a young couple in love who face economic woes once they're wed.
Miss Pacific Fleet
A down-on-her-luck showgirl sets her eyes on the cash prize that comes with winning the title "Miss Pacific Fleet". Director Ray Enright's 1935 comedy stars Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert...
Melodrama about the professional and romantic problems of an aspiring singer.
Front Page Woman
Ace reporter Curt Devlin and fellow reporter Ellen Garfield love one another, but Curt believes women are "bum newspapermen". When a murder investigation ensues, the two compete every step of the way,...
Don't Bet on Blondes
Owen, a small time bookie, decides to open an insurance business as it involves lesser risk. His first client is Colonel Youngblood who insures his daughter, Marilyn, against marriage.
Red Hot Tires
An escaped convict redeems himself by becoming an auto racing champion.
The Case of the Lucky Legs
A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.
I Live for Love
A failed actor finds success as a radio singer.
The Case of the Curious Bride
After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. It seems that her husband M...
Page Miss Glory
A country girl goes to the city and gets a job in a posh hotel, and winds up becoming an instant celebrity thanks to an ambitious photographer.
Middle aged George F. Babbitt is a leading citizen in the town of Zenith, the fastest growing community in America according to its town sign. George is a large part of that growth as a property devel...
Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.
This sentimental Romberg-Hammerstein operetta was made late in the first cycle of movie musicals, and the glut of product at the time crowded it out at the box office. Which is too bad, because it's a...
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