Mae Clarke

Mae Clarke

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lowest Rated: 11% Not as a Stranger (1955)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1910

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

This blonde leading lady of the 1930s was a former cabaret dancer and Broadway actress. With attractive but unremarkable looks, Clarke kept very busy during her first decade in films, most notably as the woman on the receiving end of James Cagney's quicksilver temper. In "The Public Enemy" (1931), the film which made Cagney a star, Clarke received the famous grapefruit-in-the-face, and in "Lady Killer" (1933), Cagney dragged Clarke around by the hair. Clarke also suffered memorably at the hands of Frankenstein's monster; Boris Karloff carried her off on her wedding day in James Whale's marvelous 1931 film. Whale also gave Clarke a much more challenging role in "Waterloo Bridge" the same year. In the first screen version (twice remade with Vivien Leigh and Leslie Caron) of Robert Sherwood's play, Clarke was superb as the young woman forced into prostitution during WWI. Clarke appeared mainly in supporting roles from the 40s onward.

Highest rated movies

Wichita
Singin' in the Rain
The Public Enemy
Frankenstein
Royal Wedding
The Front Page
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Flying Tigers

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 81% Thoroughly Modern Millie Woman in the office (uncredited) (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 85% A Big Hand for the Little Lady Mrs. Craig (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror Mrs. Robbins (Character) - 1958
17% 71% The Catered Affair Saleswoman (uncredited) (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mohawk Minikah (Character) - 1956
11% 55% Not as a Stranger Nurse Odell (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 26% Women's Prison Matron Saunders (Character) - 1955
100% 67% Wichita Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCoy (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 48% Skirts Ahoy! Miss LaValle (uncredited) (Character) - 1952
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain Hairdresser (uncredited) (Character) $23.9K 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because of You Miss Peach/Nurse Peachie (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 22% Callaway Went Thataway Mother on Train (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
92% 69% Royal Wedding Telephone operator #1 (uncredited) (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 47% Duchess of Idaho Betty the Flower Girl (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 96% King of the Rocket Men Glenda Thomas (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lost Planet Airmen Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Streets of San Francisco Unknown (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daredevils of the Clouds Kay Cameron (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kitty Molly (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 29% Lady From Chungking Lavara (Character) - 1942
67% 69% Flying Tigers Verna Bales (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women in War Gail Halliday (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hearts in Bondage Constance Jordan (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 37% Great Guy Janet Henry (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitch Hike Lady Judith Martin (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of a Thousand Candles Carol Vincent (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hats Off Mary Jo Allen (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Brian Kent Betty Prentice (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daring Young Man Martha Allen (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silk Hat Kid Laura Grant (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 29% The Man With Two Faces Daphne Flowers (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Side of Heaven Jane Turner (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fast Workers Mary (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 57% Penthouse Mimi Montagne (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 70% Lady Killer Myra Gale (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parole Girl Sylvia Day (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn Back the Clock Mary Gimlet/Mary Wright (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flaming Gold Claire Gordon (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 36% Three Wise Girls Gladys Kane (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 65% The Penguin Pool Murder Gwen Parker (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 60% Night World Ruth Taylor (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Edition Anne Woodman (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Impatient Maiden Unknown (Character) - 1932
87% 61% The Front Page Molly Malloy (Character) - 1931
100% 84% The Public Enemy Kitty (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet 74% Waterloo Bridge Myra Deauville (Character) - 1931
100% 87% Frankenstein Elizabeth (Henry's fiance) (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Bad Girl Marcia (Character) - 1931
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Character) - 1930

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Sally Roweday (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medic Gwen Kellogg (Guest Star) 1955