Mae Clarke (August 16, 1910 – April 29, 1992) was an American film actress.
Mae Clarke was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She started her career as a dancer and subsequently starred in many films for Universal Studios, including the original The Front Page (1931) and the first sound version of Frankenstein (1931) with Boris Karloff. Clarke played the role of Dr. Frankenstein's fiancee in Frankenstein, who was attacked by the Monster (Karloff) on her wedding day. The Public Enemy, released that same year, contained one of cinema's most famous (and frequently parodied) scenes, in which James Cagney pushed a grapefruit half into Mae's face, then went out and picked up Jean Harlow. The film was so stunningly popular that it ran 24 hours a day at a theatre in Times Square upon its initial release, and Clarke's ex-husband had the grapefruit scene timed and would frequently buy a ticket, enter the theatre to enjoy that sequence, and leave (reference citation: a story told in ...
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Frankenstein is a 1931 science fiction film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and very loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The film stars Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Edward van Sloan, and Boris Karloff. The film also features Mae Clarke and John Boles.
The film was adapted by John L. Balderston, Francis Edward Faragoh, Garrett Fort, Robert Florey (uncredited) and John Russell (uncredited) from the Shelley novel and the play by Peggy Webling. The make-up artist was Jack Pierce.
Visually, the film was heavily influenced by the German expressionist films of the 1920s.Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), an ardent young scientist, and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye), a devoted hunch-back, piece together a human body, the parts of which have been secretly collected from various sources. Frankenstein's consuming desire is to create human life through various electrical devices which he has perfected.
Elizabeth (Mae Clarke), his...,
Waterloo Bridge is a 1931 drama film made by Universal Pictures, directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. The screenplay was by Benn Levy and Tom Reed from the popular Broadway play by Robert E. Sherwood. The film stars Mae Clarke and Douglass Montgomery (billed as Kent Douglass).
The story is about a chorus girl turned prostitute in World War I and her meeting and relationship with a naive young soldier.
Mae Clarke played the role of Myra Deauville, the chorus girl while Douglass Montgomery (Kent Douglass) took the role of Roy Cronin (an American soldier under Royal Canadian Forces). The film is also notable for featuring one of the earliest appearances by the actress, Bette Davis.
1931 was a banner year for Mae Clarke. She also played the woman into whose face James Cagney pushed a grapefruit in The Public Enemy as well as the bride of Frankenstein stalked by Boris Karloff in the iconic original version of Frankenstein.
The DVD version of the film has been...,
The Public Enemy is a 1931 Pre-Code American crime drama film. The film relates the story of a young man's rise in the criminal underworld in prohibition-era urban America. The movie stars James Cagney, Edward Woods, Jean Harlow, Joan Blondell, Beryl Mercer, Donald Cook and Mae Clarke, with William A. Wellman directing. It was based on the novel "Beer and Blood" by John Bright and was the film that launched James Cagney to stardom.
Aside from the hard-hitting dramatization and social commentary, film critics and contemporary audiences alike have considered the characters among The Public Enemy’s strongest features, including Matt’s girlfriend, Mamie (Joan Blondell), Tom's girlfriends, Kitty (Mae Clarke) and Gwen (Jean Harlow), and fellow hoodlum, Putty Nose (Murray Kinnell). Many of the characters in the movie were based on actual people, although currently available copies are from the censored and cut 1949 reissue (from the Hays Code era) in which the character of real-life gangster...,
Mae Clarke was born