Constance Cummings

Constance Cummings

Highest Rated: 83% The Battle of the Sexes (1959)

Lowest Rated: 67% A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1965)

Birthday: May 15, 1910

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

This highly talented blonde actress made 20 Hollywood films in four years before moving to England where her sophistication and abilities were better served in both motion pictures and on the stage. Constance Cummings was born in Seattle and began her career in stock companies at age 16. Within two years, she had made it to Broadway as a chorine in "Treasure Girl," subsequently playing in "The Little Show" (1929) before scoring a success as the leading lady of "This Man's Town" in 1930. Inevitably, Hollywood beckoned and Cummings lent her talents to a string of films at several studios. She debuted as the daughter of a prison warden (Walter Huston) who falls in love with an ex-con (Phillips Holmes) in the creaky melodrama "Criminal Code" (1931). Often, though, Cummings was superior to the material in which she was cast (e.g., "Lover Come Back" 1931). She was too classy a rival to Mae West for George Raft in "Night After Night" (1932) but offered strong support to Walter Huston in Frank Capra's early study of an idealist fighting what's right in "American Madness" (1932). "Movie Crazy" (also 1932) cast her as leading lady to Harold Lloyd in this semi-autobiographical behind-the-scenes look at filmmaking. Cummings made a suitable rival to Irene Dunne in "This Man Is Mine" (1934) and was fine as the socialite wife of Robert Young in James Whale's comedy whodunit "Remember Last Night?" (1935).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 42% Dead Man's Folly Amy Folliat (Character) - 1986
67% 60% A Boy Ten Feet Tall Gloria van Imhoff (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 40% In the Cool of the Day Mrs. Nina Gellert (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1962
83% 42% The Battle of the Sexes Angela Barrows (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 57% Finger of Guilt Kay Wallace (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet John and Julie Mrs. Davidson (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Blue Mrs. Kate Fergusson (Character) - 1951
77% 75% Blithe Spirit Ruth Condomine (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Foreman Went to France Anne Stafford (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet This England Ann (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunted Honeymoon Harriet Vane (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doomed Cargo Caryl Fenton (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 67% Seven Sinners Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 75% Remember Last Night Carlotta (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glamour Unknown (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man Is Mine Francesca "Fran" Harper (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 43% The Mind Reader Sylvia Roberts Chandler (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Channel Crossing Marion Slade (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broadway Through a Keyhole Joan Whelan (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Looking for Trouble Ethel Greenwood (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Billion Dollar Scandal Doris (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heads We Go Betty Smith/Dorothy Kay (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Timer Unknown (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Attorney for the Defense Ruth Barry (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 81% American Madness Helen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Julie Arnold (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Washington Merry-Go-Round Alice (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 70% Movie Crazy Mary Sears (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 29% Night After Night Miss Jerry Healy (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Traveling Husbands Ellen Wilson (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 47% The Criminal Code Mary Brady (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 67% The Guilty Generation Maria Palmiero (Character) - 1931

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Julia Selincourt (Character) 1953

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