Claire Trevor

Claire Trevor

Highest Rated: 100% Raw Deal (1948)

Lowest Rated: 33% The High and the Mighty (1954)

Birthday: Mar 08, 1910

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Known among aficionados as "The Queen of Film Noir," Claire Trevor could play any number of heroines, but she proved particularly suited to the shadowy world of crime and mystery showcased in numerous films in the 1940s and 1950s. While not as glamorous as the most prominent actresses of the time, the husky-voiced blonde still captivated through force of character and the sincerity she brought to much of her work. Following some stage assignments and a few undistinguished programmers, Trevor gained her first significant industry attention via an Oscar-nominated performance in "Dead End" (1937). However, it was John Ford's superb Western "Stagecoach" (1939) that really put Trevor on the map and she enjoyed lead roles in several major productions during the years that followed. Her turns in the superior film noir thrillers "Murder, My Sweet" (1944), "Born to Kill" (1947), "Raw Deal" (1948), and "Key Largo" (1948) established Trevor as one of its premiere players and she excelled as both determined heroines and debased antagonists. "Key Largo" also brought Trevor her only Academy Award and the powerful work she did in that John Huston classic as a deglamorized, desperate alcoholic provided a potent demonstration of her value as a character actress. Later regarded by some as more of a cult actress than a true Golden Age movie star, Trevor's filmography contained many persuasive examples of her versatility, which also extended to her stage and television assignments.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Norman Rockwell's Breaking Home Ties Grace Porter (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 59% Kiss Me Goodbye Charlotte (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 27% The Cape Town Affair Sam Williams (Character) - 1967
64% 64% How to Murder Your Wife Edna (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 43% The Stripper Helen Baird (Character) - 1963
89% 65% Two Weeks in Another Town Clara Kruger (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 55% Marjorie Morningstar Rose Morgenstern (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 58% The Mountain Marie (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucy Gallant Lady MacBeth (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 63% Man Without a Star Idonee (Character) - 1955
33% 59% The High and the Mighty Mary Holst (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 24% The Stranger Wore a Gun Josie Sullivan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop, You're Killing Me Nora Marko (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 22% My Man and I Mrs Ansel Ames (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 40% Hard, Fast and Beautiful Millie Farley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hoodlum Empire Connie Williams (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 27% Best of the Badmen Lily Fowler (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 9% Borderline Madeleine Haley (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Stiff Marguerite Seaton (Character) - 1949
100% 81% Raw Deal Pat Cameron (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 68% The Velvet Touch Marian Webster (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 64% The Babe Ruth Story Claire "Hodgson" Ruth (Character) - 1948
97% 88% Key Largo Gaye Dawn (Character) - 1948
83% 75% Born to Kill Helen Brent (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 44% Crack-Up Terry Cordell (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bachelor's Daughters Cynthia Davis (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 29% Johnny Angel Lilah `'Lily'` Gustafson (Character) - 1945
94% 87% Murder, My Sweet Helen Grayle (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 52% The Desperadoes Countess Maletta (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Luck, Mr. Yates Ruth Jones (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Dora Hand (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 17% Street of Chance Ruth Dillon (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Martin Eden Connie Dawson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 39% Crossroads Michelle Allaine (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 52% Texas "Mike" King (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 64% Honky Tonk "Gold Dust" Nelson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 71% The Dark Command Mary McCloud (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Stole a Million Laura Benson (Character) - 1939
100% 86% Stagecoach Dallas (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 39% Allegheny Uprising Janie MacDougall (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Giants Lee Roberts (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walking Down Broadway Joan Bradley (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five of a Kind Christine Nelson (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 63% The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Jo Keller (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Town Girl Fay Loring (Character) - 1937
91% 76% Dead End Francey (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet King of Gamblers Dixie Moore (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time Out for Romance Barbara Blanchard (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Mile From Heaven Lucy 'Tex' Warren (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star for a Night Nina Lind (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Marriage Carol Barton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet 15 Maiden Lane Jane Martin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Human Cargo Bonnie Brewster (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Career Woman Carroll Aiken (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 40% Dante's Inferno Betty McWade (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Sheep Jeanette Foster (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Wife Vicky Blake (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Tonic Bertha 'Betty' Ingals (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 72% Baby, Take a Bow Kay Ellison (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Gold Jerry Jordan (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mad Game Jane Lee (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy and Sally Sally Johnson (Character) - 1933

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Producers' Showcase Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theater Unknown (Character) 1945

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