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Mabel Paige

Highest Rated:   88% Johnny Belinda (1948)
Lowest Rated:   83% Houdini (1953)
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Mabel Paige was virtually "born in a trunk"; both her parents were busy stock company actors. Paige made her own stage bow at age four, in a production of Van the Virginian. When Paige was 11, she was headlining her own Southern stock company; upon reaching adulthood, she established the Paige Theater in Jacksonville, FL. During her stay in Jacksonville, Paige appeared in a quartet of silent comedies, co-starring with her husband, Charles Ritchie, and up-and-coming Oliver Hardy. Retiring from show business in the 1920s to raise her family, Paige returned to acting on radio and on Broadway in the late '30s. In 1941, she was brought to Hollywood to re-create her role as an eccentric theatrical boarding house landlady in Out of the Frying Pan, which wouldn't be released until 1943, under the title Young and Willing. Because of the delayed release of this film, Paige's "official" talkie debut was as the Runyon-esque street peddler in Paramount's Lucky Jordan (1942). Usually heading the supporting cast, and generally cast as a tart-tongued "swinging senior," Paige was given one top-billed starring role in Republic's Someone to Remember (1943), playing a feisty old lady who resides in a college dormitory in hopes of being reunited with her long lost son. After completing her final film, Houdini (1953), Mabel Paige accepted brief roles in such TV series as Racket Squad and I Love Lucy, but illness and age had eroded her comic gifts.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
83% Houdini
  • Medium
1953
83% The Sniper
  • Landlady
1952
No Score Yet Edge of Doom
  • Mrs. Pearson
1950
No Score Yet Roseanna McCoy
  • Grandma Sykes
1949
88% Johnny Belinda
  • Mrs. Lutz
1948
No Score Yet Hollow Triumph (The Scar)
  • Charwoman
1948
No Score Yet Canon City
  • Mrs. Oliver
1948
No Score Yet The Mating of Millie
  • Mrs. Hanson
1948
No Score Yet If You Knew Susie
  • Grandma
1948
No Score Yet Her Husband's Affairs
  • Mrs. Josper
1947
No Score Yet Johnny O'Clock
  • Slatternly Woman
1947
No Score Yet Nocturne
  • Mrs. Warne
1946
No Score Yet Behind Green Lights
  • Flossie
1946
No Score Yet She Wouldn't Say Yes
  • Mrs. Whittaker
1945
No Score Yet Murder, He Says
  • Grandma Fleagle
1945
No Score Yet The Crystal Ball
  • Lady with pekinese
1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet Young and Willing
  • Mrs. Garnet
1942
No Score Yet Someone To Remember
  • Actor

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