Mary Forbes
Mary Forbes was an English film actress. She appeared in over 130 films between 1919
1919 in film
The year 1919 in film involved some significant events.-Events:*February 5 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists...

 and 1958
1958 in film
The year 1958 in film involved some significant events.-Events:* February 16- "In the Money" by William Beaudine is released on this date. It would be the last installment of The Bowery Boys series which began back in 1946....


She made her first public appearance on the concert platform giving recitals. Her acting debut was in 1908 on the London
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 stage at Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre
The Aldwych Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Aldwych in the City of Westminster. The theatre was listed Grade II on 20 July 1971. Its seating capacity is 1,200.-Origins:...

. She took over management of the Ambassadors Theatre in 1913 and had several years experience on stage in England
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 and America
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 before her appearances in Hollywood films.

Forbes' son, Ralph
Ralph Forbes
rightRalph Forbes was an English actor in the American cinema. He was also a noted stage actor....

, and daughter Brenda
Brenda Forbes
Brenda Forbes was a British-American actress of stage and screen.Born as Brenda Evelyn Taylor in Rochford, Essex, the daughter of E. J...

 were also actors.

Selected filmography

  • The Thirteenth Chair
    The Thirteenth Chair
    The Thirteenth Chair is a 1929 mystery film directed by Tod Browning. It is based on a 1916 play of the same name by Bayard Veiller.-Cast:* Conrad Nagel as Richard Crosby* Leila Hyams as Helen 'Nellie' O'Neill...

  • The Trespasser
    The Trespasser
    The Trespasser is an American film directed and written by Edmund Goulding, starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B...

  • Sunny Side Up (1929)
  • So This Is London
    So This Is London (1930 film)
    So This Is London is a 1930 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and starring Will Rogers, Irene Rich, Frank Albertson and Lumsden Hare. It was based on a play by Arthur Goodrich, which was adapted again in 1939. An American and an Englishman clash over which country is the greater,...

  • The Man Who Came Back
    The Man Who Came Back
    The Man Who Came Back is a 1931 American drama film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. The movie was adapted to screen by Edwin J...

  • The Brat
    The Brat
    The Brat is a 1931 comedy film directed by John Ford. It is based on the 1917 play by Maude Fulton. A previous silent film had been made in 1919 with Alla Nazimova. This 1931 screen version has been updated to then contemporary standards i.e...

  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair (1932 film)
    Vanity Fair is a modernized adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name that was directed by Chester M. Franklin and starred Myrna Loy. The story is reset in the twentieth century.-Other information:...

  • Bombshell
    Bombshell (film)
    Bombshell is a Pre-Code film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Forbes and Franchot Tone.-Plot:...

  • The Awful Truth
    The Awful Truth
    The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to great lengths to try to ruin each other's romantic escapades...

  • Everybody Sing
    Everybody Sing (film)
    Everybody Sing is a 1938 musical comedy film starring Judy Garland, Allan Jones, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen and Billie Burke.-Plot:Young Judy Bellaire has trouble fitting in at school, causing trouble by introducing her jazzy style into music class and being expelled as a result...

  • Three Loves Has Nancy
    Three Loves Has Nancy
    Three Loves Has Nancy is a romantic comedy film starring Janet Gaynor, Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone. Set in New York City, it was directed by Richard Thorpe.-Cast:*Janet Gaynor as Nancy Briggs*Robert Montgomery as Mal Niles...

  • You Can't Take It with You
    You Can't Take It with You (film)
    You Can't Take It With You Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The cast includes James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore and Edward Arnold....

  • Fast and Loose
    Fast and Loose (1939 film)
    Fast and Loose is a 1939 American thriller film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell and Reginald Owen. It was a sequel to the 1938 film Fast Company...

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  • Private Affairs
    Private Affairs
    Private Affairs is a 1940 film comedy starring Nancy Kelly, with a supporting cast including Hugh Herbert, Roland Young, and Robert Cummings. The movie was directed by Albert S...

  • Nothing But the Truth
    Nothing But the Truth (1941 film)
    Nothing But the Truth is a comedy film starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, their third movie together in three years. The movie was directed by Elliott Nugent....

  • Sherlock Holmes in Washington
    Sherlock Holmes in Washington
    Sherlock Holmes in Washington is the fifth film in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of Sherlock Holmes movies.- Plot :A British agent carrying a vital document is murdered on his way to deliver it in the USA...

  • Women in Bondage
    Women in Bondage
    Women in Bondage is a 1943 World War II film about conditions for women under Hitler's regime. The plot involves two women imprisoned for speaking out against the government...

  • Terror by Night
    Terror by Night
    Terror by Night is a 1946 Sherlock Holmes mystery film inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, loosely based on The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. It was directed by Roy William Neill, and stars Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson...


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