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Polly Moran

Highest Rated:   100% That's Entertainment! III (1994)
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American comedienne Polly Moran left the vaudeville circuit (which in her case included Europe and South Africa) in 1914 for a job at Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios. Polly took to broad, vulgar slapstick with ease, remaining with Sennett into the '20s. Her best work in that decade commenced after Polly signed with MGM, where she was teamed with legendary Broadway musical comedy star Marie Dressler in an earthy domestic comedy The Callahans and the Murphys (1927). MGM decided to build up Polly and Marie as a team in such talkies as Chasing Rainbows (1930) Caught Short(1930) and Politics (1932). Nowhere near as brilliant a performer as Dressler, Polly Moran nonetheless had her own roughneck charm, her parts fluctuating between low-class servants and pretentious "nouveau riche" dowagers. After Marie Dressler's death in 1934, Polly Moran's star waned, and by 1936 she was languishing in inexpensive two-reel comedies at Columbia Pictures. Her days of prominence had passed, and Polly would have to be content with B-pictures and bit roles for most of the rest of her career; nonetheless, she maintained a hyperactive social life, throwing some of Hollywood's rowdiest (and most talked about) parties. A good small part in Adam's Rib(1949) led to a new screen career for Polly Moran, unfortunately cut short by her death in 1952.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
100% That's Entertainment! III
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet The Yellow Cab Man
  • Bride's Mother
1950
100% Adam's Rib
  • Mrs. McGrath
1949
No Score Yet Red Light
  • Chambermaid
1949
No Score Yet Tom Brown's School Days
  • Sally
1940
No Score Yet Red River Range
  • Mrs. Maxwell
1938
No Score Yet Down to Their Last Yacht
  • Nella Fitzgerald
1934
No Score Yet Hollywood Party
  • Henrietta Clemp
1934
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • Dodo Bird
1933
No Score Yet The Passionate Plumber
  • Albine
1932
No Score Yet Guilty Hands
  • Aunt Maggie
1931
No Score Yet The Stolen Jools
  • Actor
1931
No Score Yet Politics
  • Ivy Higgins
1931
No Score Yet Reducing
  • Polly Rochay
1931
No Score Yet Remote Control
  • Polly
1930
No Score Yet The Girl Said No
  • Polly
1930
No Score Yet Paid
  • Polly
1930
40% The Hollywood Revue of 1929
  • Herself
1929
No Score Yet So This Is College
  • Polly
1929
No Score Yet Show People
  • The Maid
1928
100% The Unknown
  • Landlady
1927
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter
  • Townswoman
1926
No Score Yet The Affairs of Anatol
  • Orchestra Leader
1921
No Score Yet A Schoolhouse Scandal
  • Actor

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