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Janette Scott

Highest Rated:   83% Spellbound (1945)
Lowest Rated:   79% The Day of the Triffids (1963)
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Birthplace:   Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
The daughter of character actress Thora Hird, Janette Scott began her film career at the age of 4 in Went the Day Well? (1942). Janette remained a popular if not particularly stellar child actress until her 1955 "coming of age" film Now and Forever. Occasionally allotted important parts in major films (Cassandra in 1956's Helen of Troy), (Judith in 1957's The Devil's Disciple), Janette is also remembered for her work in such medium-budget horror melodramas as Day of the Triffids (1962) Crack in the World (1965). Generally cast in sweet-natured roles, Janette served up a surprising characterization in the 1963 remake of The Old Dark House--especially surprising if one remembers the plot of the 1932 original. In her last film, Mission to Paradise (1965), Janette, gamely but with obvious discomfort, frolicked about in a makeshift bikini. She retired from the screen when she married singer Mel Torme, a union which lasted from 1966 to 1977. Janette Scott remains a fond memory for British males who grew to adulthood at the same time she did: film historian William K. Everson dedicated his 1979 book Love in the Film "to JANETTE SCOTT, the lovely young star of Now and Forever whose vibrant and touching performance in that fifties film is the epitome of what love and romance on the screen used to be."

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet His And Hers
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Happy Is The Bride
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Girl Swappers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Screwballs II (Loose Screws)
  • Student
1985
No Score Yet Crack in the World
  • Dr. Maggie Sorenson
1965
No Score Yet The Old Dark House
  • Cecily
1963
No Score Yet Siege of the Saxons
  • Katherine
1963
No Score Yet Paranoiac
  • Eleanor Ashby
1963
79% The Day of the Triffids
  • Karen Goodwin
1963
No Score Yet The Girl Swappers
  • Irene
1962
No Score Yet Double Bunk
  • Peggy Deeley
1961
No Score Yet School for Scoundrels
  • April Smith
1960
No Score Yet The Devil's Disciple
  • Judith Anderson
1959
No Score Yet Now and Forever
  • Janette Grant
1958
No Score Yet The Good Companions
  • Susie Dean
1957
No Score Yet Helen of Troy
  • Cassandra
1956
No Score Yet Background
  • Jess Lomax
1953
No Score Yet The Magic Box
  • Ethel Friese-Greene
1952
No Score Yet The Galloping Major
  • Susan Hil
1951
No Score Yet No Highway in the Sky
  • Elspeth Honey
1951
No Score Yet Roadblock
  • Mrs. MacDonald
1951
No Score Yet Prehistoric Women
  • Wise Old Lady
1950
83% Spellbound
  • Norma
1945
No Score Yet Lamp Still Burns
  • Actor
1943

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