Frances Robinson (born Marion Frances Ladd, April 26, 1916 – August 16, 1971) was an American actress.
Her acting roles included a nurse in The Invisible Man Returns (1940) and Marcia in the 1941 version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
Robinson was married to Sonny Chalif, a nephew of actress Mary Pickford; and they had a son, Louis.
Robinson was born Marion Frances Ladd in the Fort Wadsworth section of Staten Island, New York, on April 26, 1916. Her father was U. S. Army Major James A. Ladd.At age 5, Robinson portrayed Little Henrietta in the silent film Orphans of the Storm (1921). Before acting in films as an adult, she was a model for the agency operated by John Robert Powers.
Movies & TV shows
Kitten with a Whip
Straitlaced senatorial hopeful David Stratton has no idea what he's in for when he arrives home from a trip to find sexy teen Jody curled up asleep in his daughter's bed. Soon, delinquent Jody is hold...
Ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his friend Steve Connolly after he is discharged from the military hospital. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the run from a trumped-up murder rap, and his friend ...
I, Jane Doe
While stationed in France during World War II, an American fighter pilot marries a French girl but leaves her behind when he returns to the U.S. The French woman follows him to America only to discove...
Keeper of the Bees
Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, but the romance is almost ...
Suddenly It's Spring
A WAC officer returns from the war to find her husband wants a divorce.
The Missing Lady
While investigating the theft of a valuable jade statue known as "The Missing Lady" -- and the subsequent murder of an art dealer -- the Shadow, an imperceptible sleuth, finds himself being blamed for...
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.
Outlaws of the Panhandle
Outlaws of the Pandhandle was the last of Charles Starrett's "formula" westerns for Columbia: hereafter, Starrett would be seen only in the guise of frontier medico Steven Monroe or masked do-gooder T...
John Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of Moonyean, a...
Riders of Pasco Basin
Kirby and Evans are pulling off an irrigation project swindle and newspaper editor Scott realizes it and sends for Lee. Lee agrees with Scott and forms a vigilante group to fight the Sheriff and his d...
The Invisible Man Returns
The owner of a coal mining operation, who was wrongly imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.
A man's ex-wife is found murdered, and he finds himself to be the prime suspect.
Glamour for Sale
A blackmail mob is waiting for you to go out with one of these girls.
So You Won't Talk?
A shy book reviewer is confused with a notorious gangster who has just been release from prison.
The Lone Wolf Keeps a Date
The Lone Wolf kept one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit, despite theComplicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman.
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 ...
I Stole a Million
A cabbie and petty thief dreams of the big heist that will end his thieving ways.
Diabolical French capitalist Paul Reynard is forced to leave Irene, his bride of one year, when he is arrested for the crimes of forgery and embezzlement and sentenced to a penal colony off the coast ...
Tower of London
In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King Edward IV of Eng...
The Family Next Door
Rose Pierce is discontent with her life as the wife of a small town plumber and has visions of becoming a wealthy socialite. Consequently, when her smart aleck son Sammy hears that an electric railroa...
Hero for a Day
When a night watchman is mistaken for a wealthy college alumnus, his family and friends help him go along with the pretense.
Big Town Czar
When gangster Phil Daley gets rid of his chief Paul Burgess he has everything that money can buy, except the respect of his parents and his sweetheart Susan Warren. His younger brother Danny quits col...
Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Scotty Hamilton is a reporter who works for a crooked editor. Bill Banning is another reporter who is about to expose the editor's ties to the mob. When the editor is killed, both reporter Banning and...
The Treasury Department plants a female agent in the office of a luggage company that is suspected of smuggling diamonds.
Radio commentator Dan Clifford takes desperate chances to save the life of a young girl who has been kidnapped.
A marshal is fighting against outlaws with the assistance of a young boy.
The Last Warning
In their third and last teaming, Bill Crane and Doc Williams visit a country estate to investigate threatening letters from the mysterious 'Eye.'
The Jury's Secret
A reporter covering a murder trial guesses that the murderer of a ruthless businessman is her ex-fiancé and persuades him to confess and clear the innocent man on trial.
Little Tough Guys in Society
A society matron invites the gang to her estate as playmates for her spoiled brat son.
The Spy Ring
Two American-army officers are working on a new type of machine-gun for anti-aircraft warfare, when one of them is murdered. The other vows to get the spies that are after the invention and avenge his...
Two rival newspaper columnists battle over whether or not a woman murdered her playboy husband.
In this youth-oriented western, a young man's father is wrongfully accused of murder. Unfortunately, his pa can't prove it and so flees into the rugged mountains. He brings his boy with him. In those ...
Letter of Introduction
An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-esta...
The Crime of Doctor Hallet
Doctor in jungle works on cure for fever.
Service de Luxe
Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself.
The Rage of Paris
Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problems is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ritzy New Yo...
A police detective is caught up in a plot to steal two million dollars in bonds.
The Nurse from Brooklyn
A nurse's younger brother is caught in a shootout between a criminal gang and the police, and he is shot and killed. The officer who is accused of shooting the man knows that he didn't do it, and sets...
A magazine reporter exposes a crooked District Attorney, resulting in his trial. Complications ensue, however, when the man is acquitted.
Tim Tyler's Luck
A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Laura, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes the death of ...
One Rainy Afternoon
Suave French actor Philippe Martin provokes a scandal when, in a darkened theater, he mistakes young Monique for his mistress, Yvonne, and tries to kiss her. Charged with assault, the quick-thinking P...
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