"Nancy Guild rhymes with Wild." So proclaimed 20th Century-Fox's publicity hacks when Guild was signed to a contract in 1946. Curiously, in most of her film appearances, Guild wasn't wild at all, but a demure, ladylike screen presence. After starring in three Fox features, she began free-lancing, delivering a worthwhile dramatic performance opposite Orson Welles in Black Magic (1949) before going through the requisite leading-lady motions in Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) and Francis Covers the Big Town (1953). Nancy Guild dropped out of films in 1953 upon marrying Broadway producer Ernest Martin, returning only for a fleeting cameo in Otto Preminger's Such Good Friends (1971).