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Mary MacLaren

Highest Rated:   100% A Day at the Races (1937)
Lowest Rated:   88% The Leopard Man (1943)
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The sister of silent screen star Katherine MacDonald and a former photographer's model, blonde Mary MacLaren had danced in the Broadway revue The Passing Show of 1914 before making her screen debut in 1916. A favorite of pioneering woman director Lois Weber, MacLaren starred as the poor working girl in Shoes (1916) and was Marie Walcamp's maid in the anti-abortion drama Where Are My Children (1916). For another early woman director, Ida May Park, MacLaren played an actress betrayed by a Broadway wolf and reduced to living in squalor in the evocative Bread (1918) and she was a regal Anne of Austria in Fairbanks' The Three Musketeers (1921). Like most of her contemporaries, MacLaren's career waned in the 1920s and she was reduced to minor roles after the changeover to sound. After playing scores of maids, nurses and dowagers, MacLaren left films around 1948 to travel with her husband, a British military officer. Sadly, when she resurfaced in the 1970s, a newspaper reporter discovered her living in abject poverty in her once palatial Hollywood home. MacLaren's tragic story was widely reported and in her final years she became a popular guest at various silent screen revivals.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Dream Girl
  • Judge Allerton's wife
1948
No Score Yet Lady in the Dark
  • Model
1944
88% The Leopard Man
  • Nun
1943
No Score Yet The Saint in Palm Springs
  • Woman
1941
No Score Yet Prairie Pioneers
  • Martha Nelson
1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands
  • Gossiping Friend
1940
No Score Yet The Fargo Kid
  • Sarah
1940
No Score Yet Doctor Kildare Goes Home
  • Crying Woman
1940
No Score Yet 'Til We Meet Again
  • Woman
1940
No Score Yet In Name Only
  • Nurse
1939
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Official's Wife
1939
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point
  • Nurse
1938
100% A Day at the Races
  • Nurse
1937
No Score Yet A Lawman Is Born
  • Martha Lance
1937
No Score Yet Theodora Goes Wild
  • Mrs. Wilson
1936
No Score Yet King of the Pecos
  • Mrs. Clayborn
1936
No Score Yet Hands Across the Table
  • Chambermaid
1935
No Score Yet The New Frontier
  • Mrs. Shaw
1935
No Score Yet Westward Ho
  • Hannah Wyatt
1935
No Score Yet Harmony Lane
  • Mrs. Wade
1935
No Score Yet The Key
  • Streetwalker
1934
No Score Yet Headline Shooter
  • Murderess
1933
No Score Yet The Phantom Broadcast
  • Beth
1933
No Score Yet Under the Red Robe
  • Anne of Austria
1923
No Score Yet The Face in the Fog
  • Mary Dawson
1922
No Score Yet Outcast
  • Valentine Moreland
1922
100% The Three Musketeers
  • Anne of Austria
1921
No Score Yet Where Are My Children?
  • Maid
1916
No Score Yet Shoes
  • Eva Meyer
1916

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