Hessy Doris Lloyd (3 July 1891 – 21 May 1968) was an English–American actress of screen and stage. She is perhaps best known for her roles in The Time Machine (1960) and The Sound of Music (1965). During her career, Lloyd appeared in two Academy-Award winners and four other nominees.
When Lloyd was 23, she debuted on stage with the Liverpool Repertory Company. Her silent film debut was in 1920 in The Shadow Between. She went to the United States to visit a sister already living there. What was supposed to be a visit she made permanent.:114 She spent several years (1916–25) appearing in Broadway theatre plays, notably a number of Ziegfeld Follies editions, and probably spent some time on the road in touring companies. She decided on a film career, making her first film in 1922. With the exception of returning to one Broadway play in 1947, her career was devoted to films and television.
Lloyd's parents were Edward Franklin Lloyd and Hessy Jane McCappin. She was born in Liverpool, and she had a grandfather who was an amateur actor. Her father was born in 1855, in Holywell, Flintshire. Her mother was born in 1860. :114
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The Sound of Music
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The Time Machine
A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.
When Kit receives threatening telephone calls, she begins to lose her mind.
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One Step Beyond
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A Man Called Peter
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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The Black Shield Of Falworth
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Cavalcade of America
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Alice in Wonderland
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Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott,...
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Lux Video Theatre
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Tyrant of the Sea
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
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Of Human Bondage
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The House of Fear
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Scotland Yard Investigator
A London curator loses the Mona Lisa to a collector, who discovers it's a fake.
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My Name Is Julia Ross
A woman finds herself entrenched in a murder cover-up when she goes to work for a wealthy widow.
Molly and Me
A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.
The Invisible Man's Revenge
An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.
In Victorian era London, the inhabitants of a family home with rented rooms upstairs fear the new lodger is Jack the Ripper.
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The White Cliffs of Dover
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No Place for a Lady
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Mission to Moscow
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
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The Constant Nymph
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Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths.
The Ghost of Frankenstein
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Journey for Margaret
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This Above All
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The Wolf Man
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Appointment for Love
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The Great Lie
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Keep 'Em Flying
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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A psychiatrist sacrifices everything for his research.
Lady with Red Hair
An actress hopes to regain her lost son by making it to the top.
Vigil in the Night
A good nurse ruins her career by covering up for her sister's careless mistake.
After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.
The Great Plane Robbery
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'Til We Meet Again
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The Boys from Syracuse
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Three Smart Girls Grow Up
A businessman's (Charles Winninger) youngest daughter (Deanna Durbin) helps her innocent sisters in love.
The Old Maid
The lives of two cousins are complicated by the return of an ex-boyfriend and an illegitimate child.
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Jed Marlowe is a brilliant, scheming, unscrupulous criminal lawyer whose specialty is defending criminal he knows is guilty but gets them off through loop-holes or bribery. Then his daughter, misled b...
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Intermezzo: A Love Story
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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
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They Made Me a Criminal
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We Are Not Alone
A British doctor and his son's Austrian governess have an affair and are accused of murdering the doctor's wife.
Chicken Wagon Family
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In China, a singer and a journalist meet while traveling on a train attacked by bandits.
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The Black Doll
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Port of Seven Seas
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A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.
The King Without a Crown
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The Soldier and the Lady
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Bulldog Drummond Escapes
Drummond manages to save a woman from jumping in front of his car but she runs away with his car. He traces her and she asks him to help her out of a dangerous situation.
When upper-class Parisian Charles Dupont and his family hire Tina and Michel as their servants, they have no idea that the domestics are in fact Tatiana, the Grand Duchess Petrovna, and her husband, M...
Murder Is News
A radio reporter does a story on the infidelity and divorce of a wealthy and powerful businessman. The man invites the reporter to his mansion for a chat, but when he gets there, he finds that the bus...
A Woman Rebels
A Woman Rebels is the story of Pamela Thistlewaite (Katharine Hepburn), whose mission in life is to defy the restrictive and often hypocritical conventions of Victorian England.
Too Many Parents
A story of the boys who are sent to military school in order to get them out of the way of their too-busy-to-bother parents or guardians. Lonely young Philip Stewart (George Ernest)writes himself lett...
The Plough and the Stars
A husband and wife are fighting over his membership in the army of Ireland. During the Easter rebellion, Barbara Stanwyck plays the wife of an Irish revolutionary.
When a wealthy heiress discovers the terrible family secret that has been hidden from her since birth, her world is turned upside down.
Mutiny on the Bounty
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.
Clive of India
Fort St. David, Cuddalore, southern India, 1748. While colonial empires battle to seize an enormous territory, rich in spices and precious metals beyond the wildest dreams, and try to gain the favor o...
The Perfect Gentleman
A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.
The Woman in Red
Shelby Barrett (Barbara Stanwyck) rides show horses for wealthy widow "Nicko" Nicholas (Genevieve Tobin)and meets Johnny Wyatt (Gene Raymond), scion of a once-wealthy Long Island Family, but who now g...
A Feather in Her Hat
After the woman who raised him claims he's not her son, Richard searches for clues about his identity. Urged on by his mentor, Capt. Randolph Courtney, Richard focuses on Julia Trent Anders, a middle-...
A Shot in the Dark
An amateur sleuth solves three murders at his son's New England college.
Motive for Revenge
Bank teller Barry Webster is driven to stealing bank funds by his mother-in-law who continually nags him about forcing her daughter Muriel to live in poverty...
Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love revives, bu...
Mary, a woman with good intentions, takes pity on Henry, an artist with no home. What begins as a simple offer to come inside from the cold for tea gradually turns into more. Before the unsuspecting w...
Friends uncover a dark secret when they compare notes about a theft and suicide.
Kiss and Make-Up
Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them. He makes Eve Caron, the wife of Marcel Caron, so satisfied with his skilled hands that she leave...
Long Lost Father
A long-absent father is reunited with his daughter, who still holds a grudge that he had deserted his family years earlier.
An Englishman falls in love with a Russian spy.
One Exciting Adventure
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Depression Era story set in London about a wealthy shop owner who goes bankrupt and is forced to fire his faithful staff.
A Study in Scarlet
In London, a secret society led by a lawyer collects the assets of its dead members and divides them among its remaining members. Members of the society start dropping things. The widow of James Murph...
Peg o' My Heart
Peg and her father live a simple life in an Irish fishing village. One day Sir Gerald arrives at the village to tell Pat that Peg is heir to estate of her grandfather, who hated Pat. The upshot of the...
Writer and philosopher Voltaire, loyal to his king, Louis XV of France, nonetheless writes scathingly of the king's disdain for the rights and needs of his people. Louis admires Voltaire, but is incre...
In the 1860s, Mary Marlowe defies her father's wishes to marry a British lord and runs away with clerk John Carlton as he heads West to make his fortune. Mary and John endure the difficult journey and...
An orphan boy in 1830's London is abused in a workhouse, then falls into the clutches of a gang of thieves.
A Farewell to Arms
A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous...
The Washington Masquerade
An honest, talented and well respected attorney defeats a corrupt incumbent U.S. Senator. After a very good start he has to face the subtle temptations and innocent looking traps of Washington.
Running from the law, Jim Hall joins Hays’ gang. Hays is foreman on the Herrick ranch and plans to rustle Herrick’s cattle. Attracted to Herrick’s sister Helen, Jim decides to tell the Sheriff about t...
Tarzan the Ape Man
James and Harry are looking for elephant burial grounds in Africa that will provide enough ivory to make them wealthy. Jane arrives unexpectedly to join her mother. Jane is frightened when Tarzan and ...
A young Londoner (Ann Harding) disguises herself to become governess of the son of the barrister (Leslie Howard) she loves.
When British mining engineer Robert Maury is sent to India on an extended business trip, his wife Elsie finds romance with a Spanish playboy.
Working-class girl dreams of living a better life and forsakes her friends when she has a chance to break into high society.
The Bachelor Father
Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the payments he has ...
Once a Lady
A young Russian woman marries a wealthy Englishman, and has a daughter with him. After she has an affair with one of his friends, she is forced to leave Britain and moves to Paris. Many years later, h...
In World War I London, Myra is an American out-of-work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted ...
A student is pressured into pretending to be a classmate's Aunt so he can act as a false chaperone.
Sarah and Son
A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife, now a world-famous opera singer, finally has e...
A film by George Crone
An old man unethically provides an income for his two grandchildren.
Way for a Sailor
A devoted sailor jeopardizes his love life for love of the sea.
The Careless Age
Directed by John Griffith Wray. With Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Carmel Myers, Holmes Herbert, Kenneth Thomson.
Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.
Two thieves, the Blackbird and West End Bertie, fall in love with the same girl, a French nightclub performer named Fifi. The man trying to win her heart is the one who tries to outdo the other.
Silent comedy about the travails of a third-rate traveling theatre company.
A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has left gambling in casinos and then dies, leaving her ...
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