Betty Compson

Betty Compson

Highest Rated: 86% Beggar on Horseback (1925)

Lowest Rated: 67% The Great Gabbo (1929)

Birthday: Mar 19, 1897

Birthplace: Beaver, Utah, USA

Petite, fair-haired, beautiful and highly-paid leading lady of the silent era. Billed in vaudeville as 'The Vagabond Violinist', Compson was signed in 1915 for a series of Al Christie comedy shorts. She made her dramatic debut as a member of a confidence gang in "The Miracle Man" (1919) and went on to star in dozens of films both in the USA and England (among them "The Little Minister," "Rustle of Silk," "The White Flower," "Wise Guy" and "Twelve Miles Out"). She was memorable as a dejected prostitute rescued from suicide in Josef von Sternberg's highly stylized "Docks of New York" (1928), as the assistant to a mad ventriloquist (Erich Von Stroheim) in her then-husband, James Cruze's "The Great Gabbo" (1929) and in Hitchcock's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" (1941).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Comes Trouble Martha Blake (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Boiled Mahoney Selena Webster (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Confessions of a Vice Baron Mrs. Lucy Morgan (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roar of the Press Mrs. Thelma Tate (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 40% Escort Girl Unknown (Character) - 1941
67% 48% Mr. and Mrs. Smith Gertie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 29% The Invisible Ghost Mrs. Kessler (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 38% Mad Youth Lucy Morgan (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystic Circle Murder Ada Bernard (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Religious Racketeers Ada Bernard (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cowboys From Texas Belle Starkey (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blondes at Work Blanche Revelle (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Port of Missing Girls Chicago (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under the Big Top Marie (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet God's Country and the Man Roxey Moore (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Minutes to Play "Fluff" Harding (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Millionaire Kid Gloria Neville (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet August Week-end Ethel Ames (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Weekend Ethel Ames (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Unknown Ruby Smith (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silver Lining Kate Flynn (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lady Refuses June (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Who Loved Helga Larson Hanson (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gay Diplomat Baroness Alma Corri (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drag-Net Mollie Cole (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Case of Sergeant Grischa Babka (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Got What She Wanted Mahyna (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Lines Jane Gershon (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Those Who Dance Kitty (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Mystery Sally Wayne (Character) - 1930
67% 52% The Great Gabbo Mary (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet 50% Weary River Alice Gray (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Girl Frederika Joyzelle (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet On With the Show Nita (Character) - 1929
No Score Yet No Score Yet Court Martial Belle Starr (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Docks of New York Mae (Character) - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barker Carrie (Character) - 1928
86% No Score Yet Beggar on Horseback Princess in Pantomime (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paths to Paradise Molly (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pony Express Molly Jones (Character) - 1925
No Score Yet 33% The White Shadow Nancy Brent / Georgina Brent (Character) - 1924

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