Elisabeth Risdon

Picture Elisabeth Risdon

1887 - 1958

The actress Elisabeth Risdon was born as Elisabeth Evans. 
First she was engaged at the theater before she became one of the first British silent movie stars in the 10's.

To her first movies belong "Bridegrooms Beware" (13), "The Courage of a Coward" (14), "The Suicide Club" (14), "The Bells of Rheims" (14), "Fine Feathers" (15), "Charity Ann" (15), "Another Man's Wife" (15), "The Manxman" (16), "Esther" (16) and "A Star Over Night" (19).

After that followed a longer interruption where she didn't appear in movies.
She made her comeback with the talkies of the 30's in the USA where she appeared in numerous movies. In these movies she often impersonated mature women in all variants.

To her most popular movies of the 30's belong "Crime and Punishment" (35), "Lady of Secrets" (36), "The Final Hour" (36), "Dead End" (37), "The Adventure sof Huckleberry Finn" (39) and "Full Confession" (39).

She continued her film career successfully in the 40's and appeared togehter with many famous Hollywood stars.
To her movies of those years belong "Mexican Spitfire" (40), "The Howards of Viriniga" (40), "High Sierra" (41), "Random Harvest" (42), "The Canterville Ghost" (44), "The Unseen" (45), "Life with Father" (47) and "Sealed Verdict" (48).

When television became a more important role in the 50's her work also shifted to this medium. Besides many TV productions she only took part in few more feature movies.
To her last cinematical works belong "The Secret Fury" (50), "It's a Big County" (51), "Scaramouche" (52) and an episode of the serial "The Whistler: Incident at Scrully's Key" (54).

Other movies with Elisabeth Risdon:
Maria Marten, or: The Murder in the Red Barn (13) Inquisitive Ike (14) The Idol of Paris (14) Her Luck in London (14) It's a Long Long Way to Tipperary (14) The Finger of Destiny (14) In the Days of Trafalgar (14) The Loss of the Birkenhead (14) Beautiful Jim (14) The Sound of Her Voice (14) The Cup Final Mystery (14) Honeymoon for Three (15) Gilbert Gets Tiger-It is (15) Her Nameless child (15) Love in a Wood (15) Midshipman Easy (15) London's Yellow Peril (15) Home (15) Grip (15) Florence Nightingale (15) There's Good in Everyone (15) A Will of Her Own (15) From Shopgirl to Duchess (15) The Princess of Happy Chance (16) A Mother's Influence (16) Driven (16) Meg the Lady (16) Mother Love (16) The Hypocrites (16) The Mother of Dartmoor (17) Smith (17) Guard That Girl (35) Don't Gamble with Love (36) The King Steps Out (36) Craig's Wife (36) Theodora Goes Wild (36) The Woman I Love (37) Mountain Justice (37) Make Way for Tomorrow (37) They Won't Forget (37) Mannequin (37) Mad About Music (38) Cowboy from Brooklyn (38) My Bill (38) The Affairs of Annabel (38) Girls on Probation (38) Tom Sawyer, Detective (38) The Great Man votes (39) The Man Who Dared (39) Sorority House (39) The Girl from Mexico (39) Five Came Back (39) The Forgotten Woman (39) The Roaring Twwenties (39) Disputed Passage (39) The Man Who Wouldn't Talk (40) Abe Loncoln in Illinois (40) Honeymoon Deferred (40) Slightly Tempted (40) Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me (40) Saturday's Children (40) Sing, Dance, Plenty Hot (40) Mexican Spitfire Out West (40) Let's make Music (41) Nice Girl? (41) Mr. Dynamite (41) Footlight Fever (41) At the Stroke of Twelve (41) Paris Calling (41) Mexican Spitfire's Baby (41) Jail House Blues (42) The Man Who Returned to Life (42) The Lady Is Willing (42) Mexican Spitfire at Sea (42) Reap the Wild Wind (42) Are Husbands Necessary? (42) I Live on Danger (42) Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (42) Mexican Spitfire's Elephant (42) Journey for Margaret (42) The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (43) Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event (43) Lost Angel (43) Never a Dull Moment (43) Higher and Higher (43) Weird Woman (44) Cobra Woman (44) Blonde Fever (44) In the Meantime, Darling (44) Tall in the Saddle (44) Grissly's Millions (45) A Song for Miss Julie (45) Mama Loves Papa (45) The Fighting Guardsman (46) They Made Me a Killer (46) The Walls Came Tumbling Down (46) Lover Come Back (46) Roll on Texas Moon (46) The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (47) The Egg and I (47) The Romance of Rosy Ridge (47) Mourning Becomes Electra (47) High Wall (47) The Bride Goes Wild (48) Bodyguard (48) Every Girl Should Be Married (48) Down Dakota Way (49) Guilty of Treason (50) Sierra (50) Hills of Oklahoma (50) Bunco Squad (50) The Milkman (50) My True Story (51) In Old Amarillo (51) Bannerline (51) Serie "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars: Sheila" (53) Serie "Treasury Men in Action: The Case of the Only Son" (55) Serie "Damon Runyon Theater: Bunny on the Beach" (55) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: Letters Marked Personal" (55) Serie "The Ford Television Theatre: All for a Man" (56) Serie "Ethel Barrymore Theater: The Daughters of Mars" (56)