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Gertrude Purcell

Gertrude Purcell

Known For: Writing · Birthday: 1895-06-14 · Deathday: 1963-05-01 (67 years old) · Gender: Female

32 Movies

Biography

Gertrude M. Purcell (June 14, 1895 – May 1, 1963) was an American screenwriter, playwright, and stage actress known for her work on films like The Invisible Woman and Destry Rides Again.

Early Life

Born in Manhattan to Cornelius and Frances Purcell, Gertrude graduated from Hunter College and then took extension courses at Columbia University, where she met Leila Taylor, a journalism student. Right out of college, the two managed to get their script for Voltaire, a three-act comedy, to director Arthur Hopkins, who agreed to direct and produce it on Broadway. At the time, this made them the youngest playwrights to have a play on Broadway. Purcell also played a few parts on the stage during this time period.

Movies & TV shows

1946.

1 Movie
Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

1946
A farm girl has a romance with a ski instructor.

1945.

1 Movie
Paris Underground

Paris Underground

1945
Constance Bennett both produced and starred in the espionager Paris Underground. Bennett and Gracie Fields play, respectively, an American and an English citizen trapped in Paris when the Nazis invade...

1944.

2 Movies
Reckless Age

Reckless Age

1944
Linda Wadsworth rebels against her millionaire grandfather, J. H. Wadsworth, and runs away from home. Unknown to Mr. Wadsworth, she gets a job at one of his many five-and-ten-cents stores as a clerk.
Follow the Boys

Follow the Boys

1944
During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant to boost ...

1942.

2 Movies
In Old California

In Old California

1942
Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine,...
A Close Call for Ellery Queen

A Close Call for Ellery Queen

1942
Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Stewart Cole is Rogers' secretary. Queen went to the estate and found one daughter alrea...

1941.

1 Movie
Arkansas Judge

Arkansas Judge

1941
Arkansas Judge is a 1941 American film starring Roy Rogers as a young lawyer defending a farmer accused of slander.

1940.

2 Movies
One Night in the Tropics

One Night in the Tropics

1940
Jim "Lucky" Moore, an insurance salesman, comes up with a novel policy for his friend, Steve: a 'love insurance policy', that will pay out $1-million if Steve does not marry his fiancée, Cynthia. The ...
The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

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1940
A test subject for a machine that will make her invisible so that she can use her invisibility to exact revenge on her ex- boss is an attractive store model named Kitty Carroll.

1939.

2 Movies
Destry Rides Again

Destry Rides Again

6
1939
The mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff is the one who gets the job when a tough western town needs help.
The Lady and the Mob

The Lady and the Mob

1939
A criminal gang is controlling the dry cleaning business.

1938.

2 Movies
Mother Carey's Chickens

Mother Carey's Chickens

1938
Fay Bainter stars in this 1938 film, based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin, about a financially-strapped mother and her children who relocate from the city to a small rural town. It was remade by ...
Service de Luxe

Service de Luxe

1938
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.

1937.

3 Movies
Super-Sleuth

Super-Sleuth

1937
An actor who is playing a detective in a movie tries to solve real-life crimes when he gets carried away with his role.
Music for Madame

Music for Madame

1937
An Italian immigrant singer, Nino, hoping to succeed in Hollywood, falls in with a gang of crooks who use his talent to distract everyone at a party while they steal the jewels.
Hitting a New High

Hitting a New High

1937
A Paris singer's (Lily Pons) press agent (Jack Oakie) arranges her Manhattan debut by way of Africa.

1936.

3 Movies
The Witness Chair

The Witness Chair

1936
Late one night, secretary Paula Young (Ann Harding) leaves the office of her boss, Stanley Whittaker (Douglas Dumbrille, locking the door and taking the stairs to avoid being seen by the elevator oper...
Make Way for a Lady

Make Way for a Lady

1936
An imaginative teenager decides to play matchmaker for her widowed father. Director David Burton's 1936 comedy stars Herbert Marshall, Anne Shirley, Gertrude Michael, Margot Grahame, Clara Blandick, F...
Love Before Breakfast

Love Before Breakfast

1936
Scott is a very rich businessman who hangs out with a snooty, silly Countess, but has the hots for Kay who is already engaged to Bill. Scott went so far as to buy Bill's oil company so that he could g...

1935.

2 Movies
Redheads on Parade

Redheads on Parade

1935
A film star is in trouble with her co-star when she has to flirt with the backer to prevent him from withdrawing his support
If You Could Only Cook

If You Could Only Cook

1935
An auto engineer (Herbert Marshall) and a professor's daughter (Jean Arthur) pose as married servants in a mobster's (Leo Carrillo) mansion.

1934.

2 Movies
The Human Side

The Human Side

1934
The story of a theatrical producer, his divorced wife and their four children.
Palooka

Palooka

1934
Joe Palooka is a naive young man whose father Pete was a champion boxer, but his lifestyle caused Joe's mother Mayme to leave him and to take young Joe to the country to raise him.

1933.

2 Movies
Child of Manhattan

Child of Manhattan

1933
Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the Vanderkill est...
Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour

1933
Cynthia Warren, independently wealthy through her ability as an illustrator and poster artist, rebels against the premise that every woman is destined for matrimony and motherhood, and decides she has...

1932.

3 Movies
No More Orchids

No More Orchids

1932
Despite loving another man, a young woman is talked into marrying a wealthy and boorish prince in order to help her financially-strapped father.
Vanity Street

Vanity Street

1932
A New York policeman helps a hungry and penniless young woman start life anew by arranging to get her a job in "The Follies".
The Night Mayor

The Night Mayor

1932
Opportunistic film seeking to capitalize on a scandal in New York mayor Jimmy Walker's office before his name was out of the newspapers. Tracy plays a mayor who has a penchant for the night life, spor...

1931.

2 Movies
Honor Among Lovers

Honor Among Lovers

1931
Jerry Stafford falls for his secretary, Julia Traynor, but instead she marries a shady character who causes trouble for both of them.

1930.

2 Movies
Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

1930
Ed Wynn, a waiter, tries to get hit employers daughter a start on the stage; Ginger Rogers replaces Ethel Merman when Merman is kidnapped.
The Royal Family of Broadway

The Royal Family of Broadway

1930
Julie Cavendish is a descendant of great Broadway actors. Her mother continues to act. Tony is leaving a suit in Hollywood. Gwen has to decide between going on stage or marriage. Julie wants to retire...
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