Mary Brian

Mary Brian

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Virginian (1929)
  • Lowest Rated: 92% The Front Page (1931)
  • Birthday: Feb 17, 1906
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • One of the best-liked silent movie stars both on and off the screen, Mary Brian came to Hollywood in 1923 by way of a beauty contest. Her first screen role was Wendy in the 1924 version of Peter Pan, which resulted in a long-term contract with Paramount Pictures. Mary proved herself equal to the challenge of the microphone with her spirited portrayal of the frontier heroine in her first all-talkie, The Virginian (1929). Her career lost momentum in the early 1930s, though she briefly rallied with an amusing turn as W.C. Fields' faithful daughter in The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (a repeat of her role in the 1927 silent Running Wild) and an uncharacteristic appearance as a heartbreaking femme fatale in the 1936 Henry Fonda vehicle Spendthrift. Mary retired in 1937, making sporadic comebacks in such low-budgeters of the 1940s as I Escaped from the Gestapo. Mary Brian's last on-camera assignment was as Ann Baker's mother on the 1954 syndicated sitcom Meet Corliss Archer.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

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No Score Yet Meet Corliss Archer Actor 1954
No Score Yet Danger! Women at Work Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (The Amazing Adventure)(Romance and Riches) Frances Clayton 1937
No Score Yet Affairs of Cappy Ricks Frances 'Frankie' Ricks 1937
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Paris Yvette Lamartine 1935
No Score Yet Man on the Flying Trapeze Hope Wolfinger 1935
No Score Yet Monte Carlo Nights Mary Vernon 1934
No Score Yet The World Gone Mad (The Public Be Hanged) (Public Be Damned) Diane Cromwell 1933
No Score Yet Hard to Handle Ruth Waters 1933
No Score Yet The Royal Family of Broadway Gwen Cavendish 1933
No Score Yet Moonlight and Pretzels Actor 1933
No Score Yet One Year Later Molly Collins 1933
No Score Yet Blessed Event Gladys 'Glad' Price 1932
92% The Front Page Peggy 1931
No Score Yet Captain Applejack Poppy 1931
No Score Yet The Light of Western Stars Ruth Hammond 1930
No Score Yet Navy Blues Actor 1930
No Score Yet Paramount on Parade Guest Star 1930
100% The Virginian Molly Stark Wood 1929
No Score Yet The Man I Love Celia Fields 1929
No Score Yet Running Wild Elizabeth 1927
No Score Yet Brown of Harvard Mary Abbott 1926
No Score Yet Behind the Front Betty Bartlett-Cooper 1926
No Score Yet Street of Forgotten Men Fancy Vanhern 1925
100% Peter Pan Wendy Darling 1924
No Score Yet WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1926 Actor

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