Madeleine Carroll
Actress
Madeleine Carroll
Edith Madeleine Carroll was an English actress, popular both there and in America in the 1930s and 1940s. At the peak of her success she was the highest paid actress in the world, earning a then staggering $250,000 in 1938.
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Conrad Veidt on TCM: THE HANDS OF ORLAC, CASABLANCA, NAZI AGENT - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Perhaps, if it had starred Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll, or Colman and Greer Garson, or Melvyn Douglas and Joan Crawford, or Herbert Marshall and Ann Sheridan, or Sheridan and Errol Flynn… In Jules Dassin's Nazi Agent (1942), Veidt has a double
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Movie Preview: 'Machine Gun Preacher' - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Michelle Monaghan, Madeleine Carroll, Michael Shannon and Soulemane Sy Savane from “Goodbye, Solo.” A very good cast. Winter Garden native Sam Childers really lucked out with who decided to film his story and who decided to play him
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Actor's performance in two roles carries 'The Devil's Double' - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"The Prisoner of Zenda" (1937) -- Dashing Ronald Colman plays a king who's kidnapped on the eve of his coronation and his dead-ringer cousin, who's forced to impersonate his regal relative -- and falls for the princess (Madeleine Carroll) engaged to
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Spy thrillers - From books to the big screen - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
The movie: Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 British thriller starred Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. It has been adapted three other times for film: in 1959 (directed by Ralph Thomas), in 1978 (directed by Don Sharp) and in 2008 (directed by James Hawes)
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A Trip to the Olympia Book Fair - ILAB
Google News - over 5 years
The film starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll, from 1935. I remember the first time I met Michael Steinbach. He had a grin on his face from ear to ear and he wore the same grin today. Another charming man with beautiful books
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The 39 Steps - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The other part of this particular film's durability is the extraordinary presence of, and performances given by, the two stars, Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Ms. Carroll had the distinction of being the first of Hitchcock's cool,
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Cold callers - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
He's separated from his lovely wife, Amanda (Carla Gugino), and is not on good terms with his children, Billy (Maxwell Perry Cotton) and his older sister, Jane (Madeleine Carroll), who is old enough to be having issues with boys
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Cinema Mostras e Extras - Jornal do Brasil
Google News - over 5 years
Com John Gielgud, Peter Lorre, Madeleine Carroll. Durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial, três agentes britânicos são designados para assassinar um misterioso espião alemão, mas não cumprem a missão. O escritor Edgar Brodie é enviado para a tarefa e se
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¿Grandes directores o torturadores? - Cromos.com.co
Google News - over 5 years
Otra que sufrió el método Hitchhock fue Madeleine Carroll, protagonista de 39 escalones (1935). Spoto cuenta que el maestro del suspenso no sólo le hacía bromas sexuales pesadas, sino que no tenía reparos para llamarla puta
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Jon Cleary, Hitchcock and D-Day and more on Monday in New Orleans - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
'Steps' stars Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Mannheim in a story about a man in London who tries to help a counterespionage agent. Want more options? Check out Keith Marszalek's Hittin' the Town blog for a look at highlights of the week
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The Prytania prefers Marilyn Monroe, plus other local movie events - NOLA.com
Google News - over 5 years
New this month: The venue launches its "Best of Alfred Hithcock" screening series with 1935's "39 Steps" (8 pm Mon), starring Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll and Lucie Mannheim in a story about a man in London who tries to help a counterespionage agent
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Around Town: Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, Rita Hayworth and more - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Also screening Thursday is Hitch's 1935 British thriller, "The 39 Steps," with Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Friday's offerings are 1960's "Psycho," with Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates, and 1963's "The Birds," with Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor
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The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presented by Bank of America ... - Sacramento Bee
Google News - almost 6 years
Robert Donat is the "everyman" in trouble and Madeleine Carroll is the classy blonde who lends a helping hand. It has been remade several times for big screen, small screen, even radio, but never as successfully. It even turned up recently as a
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The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Presented by Bank of America ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Robert Donat is the "everyman" in trouble and Madeleine Carroll is the classy blonde who lends a helping hand. It has been remade several times for big screen, small screen, even radio, but never as successfully. It even turned up recently as a
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THEATER REVIEW | 'ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S THE 39 STEPS'; Spies, Blonde and a Guy Go North by Northwest
NYTimes - about 9 years
It's all too easy to identify with Richard Hannay as he first appears in ''The 39 Steps,'' the absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical riff on Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 film. True, the odds are that you're not as deeply, fatuously handsome as Richard (Charles Edwards), or as square of jaw, clipped of diction or cocked of eyebrow. Still, there's
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - almost 10 years
The Prisoner(s) of Zenda Anthony Hope published his swashbuckling romance ''The Prisoner of Zenda'' in 1894, and it took all of a year for it to reach the London stage. Hope's boys-own adventure has held its place in popular culture ever since. It offers a rousing tale of a tweedy Englishman, Rudolf Rassendyll, who finds himself taking the place of
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - over 10 years
Photograph of Mozart's Widow Is Found A print of the only photograph of Mozart's widow, Constanze, has been found in the archives of Altötting, a German town, the BBC reported. In 1840, when the original daguerreotype was made, Constanze was 78; she died in 1842. Mozart died at 35 in 1791, when she was 29. (She later married a Danish diplomat.)
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 11 years
The Gary Cooper Collection Universal Home Entertainment has dug into its vast, largely unexplored holdings of pre-1948 Paramount titles to produce ''The Gary Cooper Collection,'' an anthology of five features starring Paramount's most popular leading man of the 1930's. Interestingly, not one of them is a western, the genre in which Cooper first
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Madeleine Carroll
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1987
    Age 80
    Carroll died on 2 October 1987 from pancreatic cancer in Marbella, Spain age 81.
    More Details Hide Details Initially interred in Fuengirola, Málaga, she was reburied in 1998 in the cemetery of Sant Antoni de Calonge in Catalonia.
  • FORTIES
  • 1950
    Age 43
    She married Andrew Heiskell, publisher of Life, in 1950, and they had a daughter Anne in 1951. They divorced in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details By then, Carroll had moved to Paris. She would later move to Spain, where she shared an estate with her mother and her daughter. Her mother died in 1975; and her daughter, having relocated to New York, died in 1983.
  • 1949
    Age 42
    Appearing in three more films until 1949 and debuting on Broadway in 1948, Carroll then mostly retired from acting, although she would occasionally show up on television and radio until the mid-1960s.
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    She made her final film for director Otto Preminger, The Fan, adapted from Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, in 1949.
    More Details Hide Details For her contribution to the film industry, Madeleine Carroll has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6707 Hollywood Blvd. A commemorative monument and plaques were unveiled in her birthplace, West Bromwich, to mark the centenary of her birth. Her story is one of rare courage and dedication when at the height of her success she gave up her acting career during World War II to work in the line of fire on troop trains for the Red Cross in Italy after her sister was killed by a German air raid – for which she was awarded the American Medal of Freedom. She was also awarded the Legion of Honour by France for her tireless work in fostering relations postwar amity between France and the United States.
  • 1947
    Age 40
    In 1947, Carroll returned to the U.S. together with Lavorel.
    More Details Hide Details Their intention was for her to resume her acting career, which would fund their production company, but they soon separated.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1946
    Age 39
    In late 1946, she went briefly to Switzerland to film a British soap opera, High Fury (aka White Cradle Inn).
    More Details Hide Details Upon her return to Paris, she and Lavorel formed a production company and made several two-reel documentaries to “promote better understanding among the peoples of the world”; one, “Childrens’ Republic”, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in a small orphanage in the town of Sèvres, just southwest of Paris, it focused attention on the devastation of children’s lives in Europe caused by war. Strongly shown in Canada, it became a prime source of funds for the manufacture of artificial limbs for wounded children.
  • 1943
    Age 36
    After her only sister Marguerite was killed in World War II's London Blitz, Carroll made a radical shift from acting to working in field hospitals as a Red Cross nurse. Having become a naturalised U.S. citizen in 1943, she served at the American Army Air Force's 61st Station Hospital in Foggia, Italy in 1944, where wounded airmen flying out of area air bases were hospitalized.
    More Details Hide Details During the war, Carroll also donated her chateau outside Paris to more than 150 orphans, arranging for groups of young people in California to knit clothing for them. In an RKO-Pathe News bulletin she was filmed at the chateau with children and staff wearing the donated clothes thanking those who contributed. She was awarded the Legion d'Honneur for her efforts by France. Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower remarked in private that he was most impressed with Carroll and Herbert Marshall (who worked with military amputees) of all the movie stars he met in Europe during the war. After the war, Carroll stayed in Europe where she conducted a radio program fostering French-American friendship and helped in the rehabilitation of concentration camp victims, during which she met her future third husband, French producer Henri Lavorel.
  • 1941
    Age 34
    In 1941 she starred opposite Sterling Hayden in Virginia. They married in February 1942, and divorced in May 1946.
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  • 1939
    Age 32
    She divorced her first husband Colonel Philip Reginald Astley in 1939.
    More Details Hide Details He was an estate agent, big-game hunter and soldier.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 28
    Carroll attracted the attention of Alfred Hitchcock and in 1935 starred as one of the director's earliest prototypical cool, glib, intelligent blondes in The 39 Steps.
    More Details Hide Details Based on the espionage novel by John Buchan, the film became a sensation and with it so did Carroll. Cited by the New York Times for a performance that was "charming and skillful", Carroll became very much in demand. The success of the film made Hitchcock a star in Britain and the US, and established the quintessential English 'Hitchcock blonde' Carroll as the template for his succession of ice cold and elegant leading ladies. Of Hitchcock heroines as exemplified by Carroll film critic Roger Ebert wrote: The female characters in his films reflected the same qualities over and over again: They were blonde. They were icy and remote. They were imprisoned in costumes that subtly combined fashion with fetishism. They mesmerised the men, who often had physical or psychological handicaps. Sooner or later, every Hitchcock woman was humiliated. The director wanted to re-team Carroll with her 39 Steps co-star Robert Donat the following year in Secret Agent, a spy thriller based on a work by W. Somerset Maugham. However, Donat's recurring health problems intervened, resulting in a Carroll-John Gielgud pairing.
  • 1928
    Age 21
    Carroll made her stage debut with a touring company in The Lash. Widely recognised as one of the most beautiful women in films (she won a film beauty competition to start herself off in the business), Carroll's aristocratic blonde allure and sophisticated style were first glimpsed by film audiences in The Guns of Loos in 1928.
    More Details Hide Details Rapidly rising to stardom in Britain, she graced such popular films of the early 1930s as Young Woodley, Atlantic, The School for Scandal and I Was a Spy. She played the title role in the play Little Catherine. Abruptly, she announced plans to retire from films to devote herself to a private life with her husband, the first of four.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born on February 26, 1906.
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