Leila Hyams - Rotten Tomatoes

Leila Hyams

Highest Rated:   100% Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Lowest Rated:   83% The Big House (1930)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   New York, New York, USA
Born into a family of vaudevillians (her parents were the popular "bickering" comedy team of Johnny Hyams and Leila McIntyre), Leila Hyams started out as a juvenile performer. Leila's movie career was an outgrowth of her many appearances in magazine advertisements of the 1920s. She often played conventional ingenues, though she was allowed a bit more three-dimensionality in such roles as a baseball team owner in The Busher (1927), the prime murder suspect in The Thirteenth Chair (1929), and the wisecracking circus-artiste heroine in Freaks (1932). Hyams' finest film hour was as the good-natured saloon girl who teaches Roland Young how to play the drums in Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). Retiring from the screen in 1936, Leila Hyams maintained her show business contacts through the activities of her husband, agent Phil Berg.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Ruggles of Red Gap
  • Nell Kenner
1935
No Score Yet Hell in a Circus
  • Lou
1935
96% Island of Lost Souls
  • Ruth Thomas
1933
No Score Yet Sing, Sinner, Sing
  • Lela Larson
1933
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast
  • Anita Rogers
1932
94% Freaks
  • Venus
1932
No Score Yet Red Headed Woman
  • Irene "Rene" Legendre
1932
No Score Yet Surrender
  • Axelle
1931
No Score Yet New Adventures of Get Rich Quick Wallingford
  • Dorothy
1931
No Score Yet The Phantom of Paris
  • Cecile
1931
No Score Yet Men Call It Love
  • Connie
1931
No Score Yet Gentleman's Fate
  • Marjorie
1931
No Score Yet The Sins of the Children
  • Alma
1930
83% The Big House
  • Anne Marlowe
1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No
  • Mary Howe
1930
No Score Yet The Bishop Murder Case
  • Belle Dillard
1930
No Score Yet The Thirteenth Chair
  • Helen 'Nellie' O'Neill
1929
100% Spite Marriage
  • Ethyle
1929
No Score Yet A Girl in Every Port
  • The Sailors Wife
1928
No Score Yet Dancing Mothers
  • Birdie Courtney
1926

Quotes from Leila Hyams' Characters