Bury Me Dead (1947) – Crime/Drama/Film-Noir – Cathy O’Donnell, Hugh Beaumont & June Lockhart



Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman buried under her name. She learns that the victim was glamor girl Helen Lawrence, with whom her husband had been having an affair. Complications come from her sister Rusty, who…..

Cast:
Cathy O’Donnell as ‘Rusty’ Carlin
Born and raised in Alabama as Ann Steely, O’Donnell attended high school and college in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, then worked as a stenographer to finance a trip to Hollywood, where she was spotted by a talent scout, leading to her being signed to a contract by producer Samuel Goldwyn. Recognizing her talent and appeal through a thick Southern…..

June Lockhart as Barbara Carlin
Born in New York City on June 25, 1925, the daughter of actors Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart, June Lockhart made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of “Peter Ibbetson”, playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to California, where father Gene enjoyed a long career as…..

Hugh Beaumont as Michael Dunn
Beaumont began his career in show business by perfoming in theatres, nightclubs, and on the radio in 1931. He attended the University of Chattanooga, but left when his position on the football team was changed. He later attended the University of Southern California, and graduated with a Master of Theology degree in 1946. He was visiting his son……

Mark Daniels as Rod Carlin
Mark Daniels was born on August 27, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Bury Me Dead (1947), The Vanishing Virginian (1942) and Undercover Maisie (1947). He was married to Marion Irene O’Neil. He died on April 10, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, USA…..

Greg McClure as George Mandley
He fit the “tall, dark and handsome” Hollywood prototype beautifully and while the solidly built Greg McClure made a robust dent in Hollywood films after a “Cinderella Man” breakthrough toward the end of WWII, his name would be quickly forgotten following his early retirement. He was born Dale D’Orr on April 5, 1915, in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of……

Milton Parsons as Waters, the Butler
Milton Parsons was born on May 19, 1904 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for The Hidden Hand (1942), The Twilight Zone (1959) and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947). He died on May 15, 1980 in Los Angeles County, California, USA……

Virginia Farmer as Mrs. Haskins, the Housekeeper
Virginia Farmer was born on April 18, 1898 in Marion, Indiana, USA. She was an actress, known for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), Strangler of the Swamp (1946) and Another Part of the Forest (1948). She died on May 19, 1988 in Long Beach, California, USA…..

Sonia Darrin as Helen Lawrence
Sonia Paskowitz was born to Russian Jewish parents, Louis and Rose Paskowitz, who emigrated to the USA and settled in Galveston, Texas. The family relocated to San Diego, California, in 1934. Dorian Paskowitz, a medical doctor who gave up medicine to become a professional surfer and surfing teacher, was her brother. She began her movie career…..

Directed:
Bernard Vorhaus
Born in New York, director Bernard Vorhaus made his name in England during the 1930s and later became a victim of the Hollywood blacklist. His most well-known film was The Last Journey (1935), but his quirky thriller about phony spiritualists, The Amazing Mr. X (1948), has a loyal following. A graduate of Harvard University, Vorhaus…..

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