Ella Raines (August 6, 1920 â€“ May 30, 1988) was an American actress.
Born Ella Wallace Raines in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington, Raines studied drama at the University of Washington and was appearing in a play there when she was seen by Howard Hawks. She became the first actor signed to the new production company he had formed with the actor Charles Boyer, "B-H Productions", and made her film debut in Corvette K-225 in 1943. Some of her other films include Phantom Lady, Hail the Conquering Hero, Tall in the Saddle, Enter Arsene Lupin and The Suspect (all 1944), The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947), The Walking Hills, Impact , and A Dangerous Profession (all 1949) and her final film The Man in the Road (1957).
During 1954 she starred in her own television series Janet Dean, Registered Nurse. She also appeared in such television series as Robert Montgomery Presents, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents, Lights Out, Pulitzer Prize Playhouse and The Christophers.
Her only appearance in front of the...
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Impact is a 1949 film noir starring Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines. Impact was filmed entirely in California and included scenes at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The film was based on a story by film noir writer Jay Dratler.
Millionaire-industrialist Walter Williams (played by Brian Donlevy) has a young wife (Helen Walker) who is trying to kill him with the help of her young lover. The plan falls apart when Williams survives a hit on the head from the thug. When the murderer flees the scene of the attempted killing, he kills himself in an accident with the victim's car. At this point, it is believed that Williams is dead. He ends up in a small town in Idaho, taking a job as a service station mechanic and falling in love with Marsha, the station owner (played by Ella Raines). Meanwhile the police arrests Williams' wife for his "murder". When Marsha eventually persuades Walter to go back to clear his wife, he is charged with the murder of the lover, leaving Marsha and a kindly...,
The Web is a black-and-white 1947 thriller film starring Vincent Price. The film, directed by Michael Gordon, is considered film noir.Leopold Kroner (Fritz Leiber), formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan as a personal bodyguard.Later, Regan shoots Kroner when appears to be trying to kill his boss but then later begins to suspect that Colby set him up to kill the man.Reviews for the black-and-white film were positive when released. William Bendix was singled out by a number of reviews for his performance as a smart but unsympathetic cop that investigates the killing....,
Hail the Conquering Hero is a 1944 Hollywood comedy movie written and directed by Preston Sturges, starring Eddie Bracken and William Demarest. Other notable featured actors are Ella Raines, Franklin Pangborn, Maxine Fife, and Raymond Walburn.Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Bracken) is a small town boy who has been rejected from the United States Marines owing to his chronic hayfever. Rather than disappoint his mother, he pretends to be fighting overseas while secretly working in a San Diego shipyard. After a chance encounter in a bar in which he buys a round of drinks for six Marines headed by Sgt. Heppelfinger (Demarest), the group decides to return Woodrow to his home, so as not to worry his mother. The Marines, to the chagrin of Woodrow, encourage the charade by loaning him their medals. Unfortunately, word reaches the whole town and when they step off the train, the harmless charade has escalated into town-wide deception, with the unwilling Woodrow soon enmeshed in the...
Universal Pictures' Phantom Lady (1944) is a black and white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, his first Hollywood noir. It was also a first for producer Joan Harrison, Universal's first female executive and Hitchcock's former screenwriter. The film was based on a Cornell Woolrich same name novel (under pen name William Irish). In what may be the film's most famous sequence, rhythmic intercutting between Elisha Cook, Jr.'s frantic drumming (dubbed by Gene Krupa) at a seedy night club and the leering responses of sexy secretary Ella Raines climaxes in a heated sexual encounter without actually showing a sex act on the screen.
After a fight with his wife, Scott Henderson, a handsome and successful 32-year-old civil engineer, picks up a mysterious woman in a bar and they go out. The woman refuses to exchange names, becoming the phantom lady of the film. When Henderson returns home, he finds cops waiting to question him because his wife has been murdered with his necktie. Henderson...,
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