Faye Margaret Emerson (July 8, 1917 β March 9, 1983) was an American film actress and television host. She is remembered as an actress in many Warner Bros. films beginning in 1941. She was born in tiny Elizabeth in Allen Parish in south central Louisiana. In 1944, she played one of her more memorable roles as Zachary Scott's ex in The Mask of Dimitrios.
In 1948, she made her move to television, acting in various anthology series, such as The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse and Goodyear Television Playhouse. She served as host for several short-lived talk shows and musical/variety shows including Paris Cavalcade of Fashions (1948), The Faye Emerson Show (1950), Wonderful Town, U.S.A. (1951), Author Meets the Critics (1952) and Faye and Skitch (1953). She also made numerous guest appearances on various variety shows and game shows.
Although the Faye Emerson Show on CBS only lasted one season, it gave her wide exposure because her time slot immediately...
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Guilty Bystander is a 1950 independent film production, considered film noir, starring Zachary Scott and Faye Emerson. The film was the last film appearance for character actor Mary Boland.
Bosley Crowther, writing for the New York Times, calls Guilty Bystander's plot as average but notes "... the slow, sultry, steaming sadism that is usually standard in this type of film is rather effectively accomplished. The photography is full of heavy moods. And some of the melodramatic action, such as a chase in the subway, is good." ...,
Nobody Lives Forever is a 1946 black-and-white film based on the novel I Wasn't Born Yesterday by W.R. Burnett.
Former conman Nick Blake, a G.I. returning to the states after World War II, looks up his old girlfriend in an attempt to get the money she has been holding for him since he left to serve in the army. He finds that not only is she dating another man, but the money he gave her to hold is gone. Blake shakes the money from his girlfriends new beau and leaves town.
Blake meets up with old conman Pop Gruber who tries to convince him that he's getting too old to con and that if he keeps it up he'll end up as "an old man selling pencils on the side of the road." Blake ignores him and ends up getting recruited by Pop to work for untrustworthy con artist Doc Ganson.
The plan is to have Blake, a lady's man, romance a rich widow and scheme her out of her fortune. The plan hits a snag when it turns out that Gladys is young and beautiful. Blake falls in love with her and attempts to...,
Hotel Berlin is a film set in Berlin near the close of the Second World War, made by Warner Brothers in late 1945.Near the end of World War Two, a member of the German underground, Martin Richter, escapes from the Dachau concentration camp and takes shelter at Hotel Berlin, where he meets Lisa Dorn, a sleek actress involved with General von Dahnwitz, who is also trying to leave Germany. The hotel is a hotbed of Nazis, refugees, spies and ordinary Germans trying to survive inevitable defeat without getting too involved.It has aspects of Allied post-war propaganda, in that Allied leaders are praised at the conclusion and one of the more memorable lines is "A Nazi never changes." At the conclusion of the film, several Nazis are planning escape to South America. This plot device has parallels in contemporary history, due to the extreme fear pervading post war society that the Nazis will return....,
The Mask of Dimitrios (U.S. title: A Coffin for Dimitrios) (1939) is a novel by Eric Ambler.Ambler, a major influence on such writers as Len Deighton and an inventor of the modern "thriller" genre, is at his best in this tale of a mystery writer in Istanbul who stumbles on the trail of one Dimitrios Makrapolous, whose corpse has just been fished out of the Bosphorus by the police. The writer sets out to discover Dimitrios' past and is soon being followed from Smyrna to Athens to Sofia. Confronting his stalker, the writer receives the following proposition: "You have a piece of information which by itself is worthless; I have a piece of information which by itself is worthless; combined, however, they are worth a quarter of a million francs."The novel was made into a black-and-white film noir in 1944 directed by Jean Negulesco. The film starred Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott (as Dimitrios Makropoulos), Faye Emerson and Peter Lorre. This was the first film for Scott, after signing a...,
Faye Emerson was born in Elizabeth, Louisiana, United States