Florence Davenport Rice (February 14, 1907 – February 23, 1974) was an American film actress.
Rice became an actress during the early 1930s and, after several Broadway roles, eventually made her way to Hollywood, where she acted in almost 50 films between 1934 and 1943. Rice was cast as the reliable girlfriend in several films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM gradually provided her with more substantial roles, occasionally in prestige productions. Rice never became a major figure in movies, but she performed in a number of screen pairings with Robert Young.Her most widely seen performances were in Double Wedding (1937), in which she was billed third in the cast credits behind William Powell and Myrna Loy, Sweethearts (1938) with Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, and The Marx Brothers film At The Circus (1939). During the 1940s, the quality of her roles steadily decreased, and in 1947, she retired.
Rice married four times, with her fourth marriage lasting until her death.
Movies & TV shows
The Ghost and the Guest
Newlyweds are spending their honeymoon in an old country house. They are besieged by a gang of crooks who are searching for a fortune in diamonds. The honeymooners are trying to outsmart the villains ...
The Boss of Big Town
Quality was seldom a consideration in the low-budget films of PRC Studios; still, the company was a welcome harbor for character actors who aspired to occasional leading roles. In Boss of Big Town, ve...
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp!
Jackie Gleason and Jack Durant are teamed for the first and only time as Hank and Jed, a pair of dimwitted barbers who are forced into bankruptcy because all their customers have marched off to war. F...
Stand By All Networks
An intrepid radio reporter sets out to track down and expose Nazi agents.
Let's Get Tough
Rejected by the Army, Marines, and Navy for being too young, the punks help the war effort by throwing fruit at a shop they believe is owned by a Japanese American. Confronted by him wielding a short ...
Father Takes a Wife
A famous actress has to win over her ready-made family when she weds a shipping magnate.
Doctors Don't Tell
Dr. Ralph Snyder and Dr. Frank Blake open an office together but soon split over a rivalry for nightclub singer Diana Wayne and a difference over ethics.
A struggling lawyer is named as special prosecutor in a racketeering case.
The Blonde from Singapore
Fortune hunter Mary Brooks, posing as a missionary's daughter, strives to beat a couple of pilots, Terry Prescott and "Waffles" Billings, (who have turned pearl divers in order to buy a plane and join...
Mr. District Attorney
An assistant prosecutor (Dennis O'Keefe) and his spunky friend (Florence Rice) investigate a suddenly hot case.
Broadway Melody of 1940
Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to...
In this second Carter mystery, a mysterious rash of cargo ships sinking in Panama leads insurers Llewellyns of London to hire vacationer Nick Carter and his eccentric associate Bartholomew to investig...
Richard Dix stars as Dave Morrell, the new marshal of Goliath, Oklahoma. Immediately upon arrival, Morrell finds himself at odds with banker Coy Barrett (Victor Jory), who is actually the leader of al...
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?
Four Girls in White
Young Women go through Nursing School together, each with there own motivation for being there. They learn more than how to be a Nurse.
Stand Up and Fight
A southern aristocrat clashes with a driver transporting stolen slaves to freedom.
Miracles for Sale
An ingenue likely to be murdered is protected by a maker of illusions for magicians.
The Kid From Texas
A loud-mouthed Texas cowpuncher tries his hand at polo finding himself at odds with high society and trying to save a floundering Wild West show.
A baby is passed from hand to hand after her father abandons her.
At the Circus
The owner of a small circus owes his partner thousands of dollars. Carter allows his associates to steal the money so that he can take over the circus. Antonio Pirelli and Punchy, who work at the circ...
Hollywood Goes to Town
This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre. We ...
Paradise for Three
A businessman mingles with German laborers to learn more about their lives.
Vacation from Love
A socialite dumps her fiancé on their wedding day and runs off with a saxophone player. Comedy.
Bickering husband-and-wife stage stars are manipulated into a break-up for publicity purposes.
Married book-dealers Joel and Gerda Sloane try to clear a friend in the murder of a rival book-seller.
Riding on Air
Smugglers are using a device for controlling airplanes in flight, and newspaper reporters from Chicago are vying for the story. Reporter Elmer Lane is out to scoop rival reporter Betty Harrison, and c...
Married Before Breakfast
A madcap inventor tries to market a razor-less shaving cream.
Under Cover of Night
A detective (Edmund Lowe) trails a professor (Henry Daniell) who stole credit for his wife's research, then killed her.
Beg, Borrow or Steal
We find con-man Ingraham Steward living by his wits by steering wealthy Paris visitors to sellers of fake paintings and other assorted dodges. He and his wife, Agatha, have been separated for 15 years...
A bohemian free spirit helps meek Waldo win back his fiancée and falls in love with her over-controlling sister in the process.
Navy Blue and Gold
Three Navy Cadets become friends, support each other and struggle to survive the rigorous training.
Man Of The People
An Italian immigrant studying the law gets mixed up with crooks.
Women Are Trouble
A young reporter tries to prove her mettle by exposing a liquor racketeering gang.
Dinner party guests become murder suspects when an extortionist they all hated turns up dead.
Pride of the Marines
A Marine sacrifices his adopted son and his girlfriend so that they might find a new and more prosperous life.
The Longest Night
Love with a clerk and a robbery by gangsters preoccupy a department store's new owner.
A law student poses as a fight promoter to catch a notorious gangster.
Panic on the Air
A sports announcer and a friend investigate after a pitcher misses a series. When they discover that gangsters are trying to find a hidden fortune, they use the radio show to foil the plan.
Death Flies East
Evelyn Vail (Florence Rice) is a nurse convicted of poisoning a patient. Out on parole, Evelyn decides to fly to Sing-Sing and confront death row inmate who accused her of the deed in the first place....
"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather sues him for...
Two members of a crew of "sandhogs", men who work on an underwater tunnel project, battle each other over the same woman and a rival team of sandhogs to see who will finish their half of the tunnel fi...
The Best Man Wins
A diver saves his best friend's life but loses his own arm in doing so. Later, unable to find work because of his missing arm, he is forced to go to work for a criminal searching for lost treasures. M...
Escape from Devil's Island
The two men who escaped from the French penal colony were not jealous of a woman.
The Awakening of Jim Burke
After his divorced wife dies, Jim Burke takes their son who she had been raising and he hasn't seen in many years. Jim Burke is a tough, hard-nosed construction boss on engineering projects, and he is...
Hollywood on Parade No. B-1
Short film in which Frankie Darro as a Telegram delivery boy visits various Hollywood locations to make deliveries. He visits the Los Angeles Pier and a Gala Hollywood Premiere.
In this thriller, a young woman marries a dashing young man who, unbeknownst to her, is a jewel thief.
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