Loretta Young was an American actress, best known for films such as ‘The Farmer’s Daughter’ (1947) and ‘Come to the Stable’ (1949). She won an ‘Academy Award’ for the former and earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for the latter.
She started her career as a child actor, debuting at the age of two or three, in the silent film ‘Sweety Kitty Bellairs’ (1916).
Her first credited role came in another silent film ‘Sirens of the Sea,’ as ‘Gretchen Young.’ Her other performances came in films such as ‘ Laugh, Clown, Laugh’ (1928) ‘The Call of the Wild’ (1935), ‘ Ladies Courageous’ (1944), and ‘It Happens Every Thursday’ (1953).
She also starred as the host of ‘The Lorretta Young Show’ (1953-1961), which earned her three ‘Emmy Awards.’ She also made radio appearances in shows such as ‘The Campbell Playhouse’ (1940) and ‘Family Theater’ (1952).
After all his efforts to raise money for a cathedral fails, a Bishop Henry Brougham finds himself quite depressed. However, his life takes an interesting turn, after he is visited by Dudley, who claims to be an angel. Henry is a bit annoyed, but his wife takes kindly to Dudley.
Wilson is a member of the War Crimes Commission, who travels to Harper, hoping to find Franz Kindler, whom he believes to the mastermind who planned the Holocaust. However, now he has taken on a new identity.
Sister Margaret and Sister Scholastica come to the small New England town of Bethlehem to build a children’s hospital. They want to fulfill a promise they made to God. But they not only meet opposition from local composer Bob Masen, arranging the required funds proves to be an even bigger challenge.
Love is News is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a prying newspaper reporter who goes after a rich heiress, to get an exclusive story with her. Annoyed with the articles that he published, she announces to the press that she is engaged to him.
While returning back home after attending partner Algy’s wedding, British detective Captain Hugh ‘Bulldog’ Drummond wanders into an old mansion in search of a telephone, where he finds a corpse. But the body disappears as Drummond calls the police. With friend Algy and the dead man’s daughter, Lola, Drummond uncovers Achmed’s evil plot to get illicit cargo in London. But the annoyed Achmed resolves to hunt down Drummond.
A fictionalized retelling of the life of inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the movie follows Bell, as he invents the telephone with the aid and support of his wife Mabel and friend Thomas A. Watson. It also focuses on the legal battle against Western Union on the matter of the patent.
Some misunderstandings lead the press to believe that June Cameron, the author of bestsellers on women’s issues, is married to university lecturer, neurologist Dr. Timothy Sterling. They both go along the pretense and use it to their advantage. But all is not smooth sailing, because the two dislike each other, and Tim’s girlfriend Marilyn is not convinced that the marriage is fake.
Dr. Merek Vance, who has developed a serum to cure deafness, tries it on Emily Blair, who is rich but deaf. However, it doesn’t prove effective. Meanwhile, Emily’s sister Janice is having an affair with Emily’s fiancé, Jeff. Emily insists on trying Merek’s new serum, but falls in coma. Now, will Emily get over her deafness and marry the man she loves?
Dixie is an actress who comes across Frank, a director, who promises her an opportunity in Hollywood. However, when Dixie arrives in California, she is disappointed to see that Frank has been fired from the studio.
Jack Thornton is traveling across Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. To help him towards the treasure, he purchases a dog named Buck to lead the way. However, after he meets a woman named Claire, who was abandoned by her husband in the Alaskan wilderness, he finds himself attracted to her, and reconsiders his journey.
The wife wants to retire from stage. But her playwright husband continues to work on his upcoming play, which is being written especially for her. Frustrated with that, she decides to leave home and get a divorce. But the husband is not ready to give up either, hatching up numerous plans to stop her not only from retiring, but also from leaving him.
During the Japanese invasion of China, a cynical and macho profiteer meets a beautiful schoolteacher. Along with his friend, he helps protect her, her schoolgirls as well as a baby from the Japanese military.
Veteran taxi driver Pop Riley dies in jail after killing a criminal responsible for destroying his cab. Another young cabby, Matt Nolan, and part of a resistance against the same criminals who want to control the cab industry falls for Riley’s daughter Sue, pulling her again into a world of violence.
Three Blind Mice is a romantic comedy film which revolves around three sisters who receive a small inheritance, after which they decide to leave their farms, and go in search of wealthy husbands. While one of them pretends to be a wealthy socialite, the other two pretend to be her staff.
King Richard of England does not wish to marry Princess Alice of France, so he agrees to be a part of the Third Crusade and embarks on a journey to the Holy Land of Jerusalem. On their way, he weds Princess Berengaria of Navarre who is later captured by Saladin, Sultan of Islam. Meanwhile, there is an internal plot to assassinate Richard too.
When Willie returns home from East Africa, once again a failure, his aristocrat father is furious. However, Willie smooth talks him into letting him stay and then goes on to use his charm on an heiress, who is also a family friend. Impressed, she breaks her engagement to a Russian Grand Duke; but imposes one condition; that he will never see his old girlfriend.
An acclaimed boxer Jimmy Dolan, kills a reporter accidentally at a party. However, he escapes and hides at a home for crippled children, with the help of Mrs Moore, who runs the home. However, a detective recognizes him eventually, and now it is up to Jimmy, to decide whether he will escape or face his responsibilities to the children.
Kentucky is a romantic drama sports film, which tells the story of two lovers, Jack and Sally. However, when Sally realizes that Jack’s family was behind her great-grandfather’s death, she finds it difficult to trust him.
Key to the City is a 1950 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of two mayors, who despite their contrasting personalities and views, get attracted to each other.
Ladies in Love is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the love stories of three working girls living together in a shared apartment, as they look for ways to impress their dates.
Born to Be Bad is the story of an unwed mother and her young son. When the son meets with a street accident, the mother tries to raise money first by blackmailing the driver, a wealthy businessman, and then by seducing him. But when she finally succeeds in doing so, engineering a break up in the businessman’s marriage, she has a change of heart.
When hatchet man, Wong, is ordered to kill his childhood friend he has to comply. So when he goes to perform the act, he finds his friend preparing for his own death. He however asks Wong to take care of his daughter and marry her when she grows older. While Wong swears that she will never know what sorrow is how far is he ready to go to keep his promise?
Clive of India is an American historical biographical film, which revolves around the life of Robert Clive, who is known for laying the foundation of the British Empire in India. The film is based on a play of the same name by RJ Minney.
Ramona, a lovely part-Indian girl brought up on a wealthy ranch, is wooed by the Spanish ranch-owner’s son Felipe, but she doesn’t reciprocate his feelings, while his family disapproves of his interest in her. When the Indians arrive for the yearly visit, their leader, Alessandro, and Ramona fall in love. When the ranch-owner tells her to join a convent, Ramona sneaks away with Alessandro.
Bob and his wife Jane are tired of their hectic life in the middle of New York City. Despite having a successful career, Bob decides to abandon his position of a reporter, and moves with Jane to a little town in California, where he buys the struggling newspaper of the area. However, since their city ways don’t go well with their new neighbors, things get complicated.
A military doctor is wrongly convicted of murdering the major who had transferred him to another outpost. However, he manages his escape, after which he assumes another identity and tries to prove his innocence. He is aided by his friend Jean, but he soon starts developing feelings for Margot, the woman Jean is engaged to.
After being discharged dishonorably, for issuing a costly and fatal order, Colonel Loring Leigh, is murdered before he could prove his innocence as a victim of a conspiracy. Therefore his sons seek the ones who are guilty, and also attempt to restore the integrity of their father.
The film gave a chance to the 1929 audiences to see and hear the famous stars of silent movies for the first time. Frank Fay is the Emcee of this music-comedy revue, where the well-known names of the silent era, actors from first ‘talkie’ movies, and the Broadway stars perform in a series of musical, dramatic and comedy acts.
The Ruling Voice is a crime drama film which tells the story of Jack Bannister, a crime lord, who heads a racketeering group. When his daughter refuses to use his illegal money, he decides to reconsider his involvement in this trade, and decides to move away from the crime world.
After being infatuated by a magician during one of his shows, Anita leaves her fiance Don and gets married with the former. However, she later finds out that her life is not as magical as she expected it would be.
Ladies Courageous is an adventure war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War. It tells us the story of a female aviator who forms the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.
This 1931 short film revolves around the stolen pearls of Norma Shearer. After the theft, a detective is sent to interrogate the party guests, most of which are famous Hollywood stars.
Loretta Young Awards
|The Farmer's Daughter||Best Actress in a Leading Role||1948|
|Christmas Eve||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1987|
|Letter to Loretta||Television Achievement||1959|
|Letter to Loretta||Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series||1959|
|Letter to Loretta||Best Continuing Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series||1957|
|Letter to Loretta||Best Actress Starring in a Regular Series||1955|