Ketti Frings


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Foxfire (1955) -- (Movie Clip) What's The Diff? After credits with an eponymous title song (with the lyric written by leading man Jeff Chandler!) promising mining industry melodrama, top-billed Jane Russell encounters car trouble and some sassy Native fellow motorists, in Foxfire, 1955, from the popular novel by Anya Seton.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Mostly Disappointed Men Perhaps the first indication that recovering alcoholic Doc (Burt Lancaster) is losing patience with frumpy wife Lola (Shirley Booth), talking about his AA program when tension is maybe relieved by new boarder Marie (Terry Moore), in Come Back, Little Sheba, from William Inge's first Broadway play.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) -- (Movie Clip) The Way You Used To Be The end of the opening scene with housewife Lola (Shirley Booth) and potential boarder Marie (Terry Moore), then the introduction of Burt Lancaster as "Doc," by some standards his first legit acting role, in Come Back, Little Sheba, 1953, directed by Daniel Mann.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Long Time Between Drinks The first scene away from home, Lola (Shirley Booth) joins Doc (Burt Lancaster) marking his first anniversary at what is, in AA parlance, an open meeting, guests allowed, Philip Ober as "Ed," leading the group, in Come Back, Little Sheba, 1953, from the William Inge play.
Hold Back The Dawn (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Those Are Not Her Eyes Having learned he can enter the U.S. if he marries an American, Romanian con man George (Charles Boyer) charms schoolteacher Emmy (Olivia De Havilland), stranded with students in a Mexican border town, in Hold Back The Dawn, 1941, from a largely autobiographical story by Ketti Frings.
Company She Keeps, The -- (Movie Clip) Anything Below The Neck New probationer "Diane" (Jane Greer), sporting a new name, is greeted at the Glendale, CA train station by her new parole officer Joan (Lizabeth Scott), early in The Company She Keeps, 1951, from a story and screenplay by Ketti Frings.
Company She Keeps, The -- (Movie Clip) He's Visiting Me Diane (Jane Greer) has just learned fellow nurse Tilly (Fay Baker) is also a fellow parolee, as she sets her cap for her parole officer's boyfriend Larry (Dennis O'Keefe), visiting his boss (Harry Cheshire), in John Cromwell's The Company She Keeps, 1951.
Hold Back The Dawn (1941) -- (Movie Clip) Rich Women, To Be Exact Following the opening in which Charles Boyer (as Romanian refugee George) sneaks on to the Paramount studio lot, seeking Mitchell Leisen, the director, playing another director called Saxon, contract players Brian Donlevy and Veronica Lake at work on his set, from Hold Back The Dawn, 1941.
Lady Of Burlesque -- (Movie Clip) My Ancestors Comic Biff (Michael O'Shea) pursuing dancer Dixie (Barbara Stanwyck), who's off to the bar next door to help out waiter Wong (Beal Wong), injured in his boss's jealous rage over another dancer who's since been murdered, in Lady Of Burlesque, 1943.
Lady Of Burlesque -- (Movie Clip) What's Your Real Name? After a backstage assault, burlesque dancer Dixie (Barbara Stanwyck, born Ruby Stevens) commiserates with ardent new pal, comic Biff (Michael O'Shea), early in Lady Of Burlesque, 1943, from a novel by Gypsy Rose Lee.
Lady Of Burlesque -- (Movie Clip) Four Shows A Day One of the milder numbers, "Four Shows A Day" by Sammy Cahn and Harry Akst, Barbara Stanwyck (as "Dixie") pursued by comic Biff (Michael O'Shea) as she tempts the crowd, in William A. Wellman's Lady Of Burlesque, 1943.

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