Eily Malyon (born Eily Sophie Lees-Craston, 30 October 1879 – 26 September 1961) was an English character actress from about 1900 to the 1940s. She had career on the British stage before coming to Hollywood to perform in motion pictures. The daughter of Harry Craston, a master boot and lawn tennis shoe manufacturer, and his wife, Malyon was born in the London district of Islington in 1879. Her mother, Agnes Thomas, was also an actress; her parents divorced in 1882. Malyon specialised in playing stern schoolteachers, maids, nurses, nuns, governesses and spinsters, usually in melodramas, historical dramas and thrillers.
Movies & TV shows
In Victorian England, the Reverend Arthur Nichols was in love with Emily and Charlotte Bront. Along with their sister Anne, Emily and Charlotte also try to help their brother Branwell, a gifted artist...
The Secret Heart
Penny Addams lives in a constant state of depression stemming from the trauma of her father's death when she was just a young girl. Her brother, Chase, and stepmother, Lee, work to help Penny process ...
She-Wolf of London
A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.
A meek reporter (Jack Haley) happens upon murder, an escaped gangster (Barton MacLane) and a stolen jade chess set.
Son of Lassie
Laddie (Son of Lassie) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage?
An eccentric wealthy man is murdered, and the police set out to find his killer.
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...
Going My Way
Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy. After being appointed to a run-down New York parish, O'Malley's worldly knowle...
The Seventh Cross
Seven men escaped from a concentration camp in Nazi Germany in 1936. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and when the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. George Heisler is...
Shadow of a Doubt
Just when teenage Charlotte "Charlie" Newton was feeling bored and frustrated with her family's routine life, she learns that her rarely seen uncle Charlie Oakley is coming to visit. Soon after his ar...
A honeymooning couple in Europe is asked to spy on the Nazis for the British intelligence in pre-war Europe. Initially finding the mission fun the trail gets them in real danger soon.
Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, hired Jane Eyre to care for his young daughter after a harsh childhood.
The Man from Down Under
An Australian blowhard raises two orphaned children as his own in the years leading up to WWII.
The Undying Monster
A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for gene...
I Married a Witch
Rocksford, New England, was founded in 1672. The descendants of Puritan witch hunter Jonathan Wooley will never find happiness in their marriages, because he burned a witch at the stake. Wallace Woole...
Arkansas Judge is a 1941 American film starring Roy Rogers as a young lawyer defending a farmer accused of slander.
Reaching for the Sun
Comedy of a North Woods clam-digger who journeys to Detroit to earn money for outboard motor by working on auto assembly line.
Thorndike, a British hunter, has Hitler in his gun sights. He escapes back to London after being captured, beaten, and left for dead by German agents, aided by a young woman.
The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanati...
Young Tom Edison
Early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results, as shown in the biography of inventor Thomas Edison. As a result, the towns folk think Tom is crazy and there is ...
In the American oilfields, a fugitive from justice's destiny is intertwined with the fortunes and the misfortunes of a small oil company that hires him as a roughneck.
A courageous doctor braves a fierce blizzard in the Canadian wilderness to save a remote community from a deadly epidemic. He has come North to visit and ends up stealing a wife from her husband. When...
Confessions of a Nazi Spy
FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.
In China, a singer and a journalist meet while traveling on a train attacked by bandits.
The Night Riders
Talbot uses a phony land grant to rule thirteen million acres, taxing everyone heavily and evicting those who won't pay. The Three Mesquiteers becomes mysterious "night riders" to fight this evil.
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.
The Little Princess
The classic Shirley Temple film in which a little girl goes in search of her father who is reported missing by the military during the Second Boer War.
The Hound of the Baskervilles
On his uncle's death Sir Henry Baskerville returns from Canada to take charge of his ancestral hall on the desolate moors of Devonshire, and finds that Sherlock Holmes is there to investigate the loca...
On Borrowed Time
Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his grandfather are inseparable. Gramps is concerned for Pud's future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks custody...
The Young in Heart
The Carletons like to find new suckers and make a living as card sharps. They were asked to leave Monte Carlo when their latest scam went wrong. They meet Miss Fortune, a very wealthy elderly lady, at...
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.
Robert Louis Stevenson's hero David Balfour (Freddie Bartholomew) joins rebel Alan Breck Stewart (Warner Baxter) in 18th-century Scotland.
Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell (1846-1891) struggles to free his country from English rule, but his relationship with married Katie O'Shea threatens to ruin all his dreams of freedom.
Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but believes herself i...
Night Must Fall
Wealthy widow Mrs. Bramson notices that her maid is distracted, and when she learns the girl's fiancé, Danny, is the reason, she summons him in. Mrs. Bramson's niece Olivia takes a liking to Danny, an...
Little Lord Fauntleroy
An American boy becomes the heir of a wealthy British earl. He was sent to live with his grandfather, who was an angry and unsentimental person.
The White Angel
In the mid-nineteenth century, the medical establishment in England did not appreciate the value of skilled nurses, cleanliness, nutrition and kindness. Florence Nightingale's heroic measures are slow...
The gray morning after 1847 Paris is as unforgiving as the spirited life of the year before. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women of means enjoy themselves. On...
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...
Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to Devil's Island. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was worki...
Three Men on a Horse
A meek salesman with an uncanny ability to pick horses is virtually kidnapped by a trio of gamblers.
This expansive drama is based on the novel by Hervey Allen and follows the adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Anthony was abandoned at a convent by his despicable nobleman father, Don ...
A countess from Transylvania seeks help from a Psychiatrist to cure her vampire cravings.
Romance in Manhattan
A naive Czech immigrant named Karel Novak is taken under the wing of a streetwise New York chorus girl named Sylvia. Sylvia hides Karel from the immigration authorities and eventually falls in love wi...
The Flame Within
Psychiatrist finds herself falling for her patient.
I Found Stella Parish
A blackmailer preys on an actress who is trying to protect her daughter from her past.
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...
A loose biopic based on the life of Gilded Age tycoon "Diamond" Jim Brady.
In early nineteenth-century France Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who failed to report to parole, is relentlessly pursued over a twenty-year period by Javert, an obsessive policeman.
The Florentine Dagger
A playwright descended from the Borgias becomes a murder suspect.
A Tale of Two Cities
The exciting story of Dr. Manette, who escapes the horrors of the infamous Bastille prison in Paris. The action switches between London and Paris on the eve of the revolution where we witness 'the bes...
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...
Forsaking All Others
A woman learns that her friend is in love with her when she falls in love with a different man.
The Little Minister
The proper Rev. is the stoic. A priest assigned to a church in a small Scottish village falls in love with a member of the congregation. A village-wide scandal soon erupts over the minister's relation...
A young boy, Pip, encounters an escaped prisoner, Magwitch, and steals food for him. After the convict is captured, Pip meets the reclusive Miss Havisham and her niece, Estella, eventually becoming fr...
His Greatest Gamble
American gambler Philip Eden, who has ambushed his young daughter Alice from his estranged wife Florence, loses all of his money playing roulette in a French casino. In spite of Philip's sporadic inco...
Rasputin and the Empress
The story of corrupt, power-hungry, manipulative Grigori Rasputin's influence on members of the Russian Imperial family and others, and what resulted.
A corrupt night court judge tears an innocent young family apart in his efforts to elude a special prosecutor.
The Wet Parade
The evils of alcohol before and during prohibition become evident as we see its effects on the rich Chilcote family and the hard working Tarleton family.
A daydreaming dramatist and his beloved persevere through hard times in the hope that one of his plays will be a hit.
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