Greta Granstedt Actor

Greta Granstedt (July 13, 1907 - October 7, 1987) was a Swedish- American Movie and Television Actress. Irene "Greta" Granstedt was the second child of Theodore and Emma Granstedt born in Scandia, Kansas. The Granstedt family was one of the five pioneer families from Sweden who settled in this north central Kansas community in 1867-68. The families left Sweden in response to the terrible conditions in the three years of misery in Sweden. Granstedt spent the first thirteen years in Scandia Township, Republic County, Kansas. Her father, of the second generation Scandia residents, was of Norwegian and Swedish heritage. In 1920 her family moved to Mountain View, CA in Santa Clara County, California. As a young teenager she was involved in an altercation with a boyfriend, Harold Galloway. Coming home from a church social, she confronted Harold with a pistol. The pistol went off and Harold was severely wounded. Galloway recovered, but Granstedt was sentenced to time in a reform school and was banished from Mountain View. Granstedt left Mountain View as a young woman and spent the next several years in San Francisco.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 13th, 1907
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
October 7th, 1987 at age of 80
Place of death
Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama106.23
Romance46.65
Comedy46.37
Crime46.25
Action35.63
Western27.35

1. Desire Under the Elms (1958)

Drama, Romance
played Men
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
111.0
Don Hartman
10 Show list

Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and Irwin Shaw. The cast included Sophia Loren as Abbie, Anthony Perkins as Eben, Burl Ives as Ephraim, Frank Overton as Simeon and Pernell Roberts as Peter. The film was nominated for Best Black and White Cinematography at the Academy Awards and Laurel Awards in 1959. It was also entered into the 1958 Cannes Film Festival.

Awards

Top cast

Eben Cabot
Eben Cabot
Old Farmer
Simeon Cabot
Anna Cabot
Eben's mother
Florence Cabot
Peter Cabot
Lucinda Cabot
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Desire Under the Elms
English
United States of America

2. The Return of Dracula (1958)

Drama, Horror, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
77.0
Paul Landres
$125K

The Return of Dracula is a 1958 horror film starring Francis Lederer as Dracula. The female lead, Rachel, is played by Norma Eberhardt. It is filmed in black and white and directed by Paul Landres.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. The Atomic City (1952)

Thriller, Drama
played F.B.I. Agent #2
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
Joseph Sistrom
15 Show list

The Atomic City is a 1952 drama film directed by Jerry Hopper, starring Gene Barry and Lydia Clarke. The story takes place at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where a nuclear physicist lives and works. Terrorists kidnap his son and demand that the physicist turn over the H-bomb formula. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing, Sydney Boehm being the nominee.

Awards

Top cast

Dr. Frank Addison
Arnie Molter
F.B.I. Agent George Weinberg
Prize Drawing Emcee
Usher at Baseball Game
Mortie Fenton
F.B.I. Agent #1
John Pattiz
Tommy Addison
Emil Jablons
Young Woman Buying Stamps
Donald Clark
Insp. Harold Mann
Ellen Haskell
Martha Addison
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

4. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Drama, Family, Romance
played Spectator #24
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
152.0
,
Theodore St. John
, ,
62 Show list 5 Show list $4M

The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in Technicolor, and released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the film stars Betty Hutton and Cornel Wilde as trapeze artists competing for the center ring, and Charlton Heston as the circus manager running the show. James Stewart also stars as a mysterious clown who never removes his make-up, even between shows, while Dorothy Lamour and Gloria Grahame play supporting roles. In addition to the film actors, the real Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's Circus' 1951 troupe appears in the film, with its complement of 1400 people, hundreds of animals, and 60 carloads of equipment and tents. The actors learned their respective circus roles and participated in the acts. The film's storyline is supported by lavish production values, actual circus acts, and documentary, behind-the-rings looks at the massive logistics effort which made big top circuses possible. The film won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Story, and was nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Director, and Best Film Editing.

Awards

1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1952 Academy Award for Best Picture
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
1952 Academy Award for Best Story
1952 Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography - Color

Top cast

'Buttons' A Clown
Brad Braden
Spectator #19
Spectator #18
Mr. Henderson
Man in Train Wreck
Pickpocket Victim
Spectator #16
Midway Barker at End
Spectator #3
Noel
Spectator #2
Little Boy Spectator #9
FBI Agent Gregory
Circus Doctor
Little Boy Spectator #2
Spectator #38
Tightrope Act Spectator
Birdie
Spectator #30
Little Boy Spectator #6
Spectator #32
Assistant Manager
Spectator #46
Midget #2
Circus Barker #1
Little Boy Spectator #7
Spectator #37
Phyllis
Sam's Wife
Spectator #8
Harry
Little Girl Spectator #11
The Great Sebastian
Board Member
Spectator #17
Spectator #20
Klaus
Circus Man #4
Spectator #1
Spectator #22
Spectator #42
Holly
Spectator #26
Hopalong Cassidy
Spectator #36
Little Girl Spectator #12
Circus Man #1
Spectator #29
Circus Girl
Spectator #9
Spectator #13
Reporter
Spectator #48
Buttons' Mother
Spectator #44
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Circus
Russian, English
United States of America

5. Dark City (1950)

Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
played Margie
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
17 Show list

Dark City is a 1950 film noir directed by William Dieterle and produced by Hal B. Wallis. The film features Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Dean Jagger, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan. Webb and Morgan both went on to co-star in the popular police drama television series Dragnet. Heston made his professional big-screen debut in the movie, having starred in two amateur college films a decade before. In interviews much later, he would refer to Dark City as "definitely not an 'A' picture, but a pretty good 'B'.

Awards

Top cast

Danny Haley
Barney
Gambler at Crap Table
Sidney Winant
Soldier
Victoria Winant
Bobby - Boy
Captain Garvey
Stewardess
Swede
Motel Manager
George the Bartender
Policeman #2
Fran Garland
Arthur Winant
Bettor #3
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Samson and Delilah (1949)

Adventure, Drama, History
played Temple Spectator #3
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
134.0
66 Show list 2 Show list $3M

Samson and Delilah is a 1949 American romantic religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount Pictures. It depicts the biblical story of Samson, a strongman whose secret lies in his uncut hair, and his love for Delilah, the woman who seduces him, discovers his secret and then betrays him to the Philistines. It stars Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature in the title roles, George Sanders as the Saran, Angela Lansbury as Semadar, and Henry Wilcoxon as Ahtur. Pre-production on the film began as early as 1935, but principal photography officially commenced in 1948. The screenplay, written by Jesse L. Lasky, Jr. and Fredric M. Frank, is based on the biblical Book of Judges and adapted from original film treatments by Harold Lamb and Vladimir Jabotinsky. Praised upon release for its Technicolor cinematography, lead performances, costumes, sets, and innovative special effects, the film was a box-office success. It was the highest-grossing film of 1950. Of its five Academy Award nominations, the film won two for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design.

Awards

1950 Academy Award for Best Production Design
1950 Academy Award for Best Costume Design

Top cast

Semadar
Targil
The Saran of Gaza
Priest #4
Gristmill Guard
Leader of Philistine Soldiers
Teresh
Gristmill Captain
Prince Ahtur
Wounded Messenger
Lord of Ekron
Villager
Haisham
Narrator
Tax Collector #3
2nd Priest of Dagon
Prince #3
Midget at Arena #2
Tax Collector #5
Village Barber
Spectator #1
Courtier #5
Danite Merchant
Priest #6
Screaming Temple Spectator
Samson
Gnarled Worker
Tax Collector #1
Fat Philistine Merchant Wearing No Robe
Temple Spectator #5
Garmiskar
Bar Simon
Story Teller
Temple Spectator #8
High Priest of Dagon
Gammad
Merchant #2
Lord of Ashkelon
Master Architect
Temple Spectator #1
Temple Spectator #6
Soldier #10, Courtier #4
Lesh Lakish
Vendor #2
Delilah
Lord of Ashdod
Tax Collector #4
Prince #1
Beggar #2
Prince #2
Makon
Soldier #5
Lord Sharif
Wide-Eyed Girl
Hazelelponit
Court Astrologer in Council Chambers
Temple Spectator #2
Chief Scribe in Council Chambers
Miriam
Temple Spectator #4
Sword-Dancer #2
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
The Bible
English
United States of America

7. Johnny Holiday (1949)

Crime, Drama
played Mrs. Holiday
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
92.0
R.W. Alcorn
Frederick Stephani
, ,
Jack Andrews
3 Show list

Johnny Holiday is a 1949 crime and drama film written by Jack Andrews, Willis Goldbeck and Frederick Stephani and directed by Willis Goldbeck.

Awards

Top cast

Sgt. Walker
Barney Duggan
Eddie Duggan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Robert Martien
English
United States of America

8. Dangerous Lady (1941)

Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
Bernard B. Ray

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

9. Road to Singapore (1940)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
played Babe
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
26 Show list

Road to Singapore is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Based on a story by Harry Hervey, the film is about two playboys trying to forget previous romances in Singapore, where they meet a beautiful woman. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film marked the debut of the long-running and popular "Road to …" series of pictures spotlighting the trio.

Awards

Top cast

Caesar
High Priest
Man Hit with Soap Suds
Fred
Immigration Officer
Homely Girl
Ace Lannigan
Morgan Wycott
Joshua Mallon IV
Achilles Bombanassa
Man at Yacht Party
Sir Malcolm Drake
Chaperone's Companion
Ship's Officer
Bartender
Native Shopkeeper
Gordon Wycott
Native Policeman #1
Officer on Ship
Newspaper Columnist
Sailor's Wife
Timothy Willow
Gloria Wycott
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English, Esperanto
United States of America, Singapore

10. Hitler, Beast of Berlin (1939)

Drama, War
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
87.0
1 Show list $100K

Hitler, Beast of Berlin was one of the most popular "hiss and boo" films of World War II era, based on the novel Goose Step by Shepard Traube. The film was the first production of Producers Releasing Corporation. It was recut and released as Beasts of Berlin the same year, having been banned in New York as too inflammatory at the time. It was also reissued in the early 1940s as Hell's Devils.

Awards

Top cast

Karl Bach
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
World War II
English
United States of America

11. Telephone Operator (1937)

Action, Drama, Romance
played Sylvia Sommers
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
70.0
5 Show list

Telephone Operator is a 1937 American film directed by Scott Pembroke. It is not related to the similarly-titled "Operator!" AT&T archive films.

Awards

Top cast

Tom Sommers
Shorty
Heaver
Dottie Stengal
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

12. Mckenna of the Mounted (1932)

Western
played Shirley Kennedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
67.0
Stuart Anderson
10 Show list

Mckenna of the Mounted is a 1932 film directed by D. Ross Lederman.

Awards

Top cast

Henchman Pierre
Corporal Randall McKenna
Henchman Jacques
Henchman Charlie
Commissioner Brady
Kennedy
Henchman Phillip
Inspector Oliver P. Logan
Sergeant Tom McKenna
Morgan
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Karl Hajos
Benjamin H. Kline
English
United States of America

13. They Never Come Back (1932)

Action, Crime, Drama
played Mary Nolan
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
64.0
,
Sherman L. Lowe
7 Show list

They Never Come Back is a 1932 American film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer.

Awards

Top cast

Jimmy Nolan
Hank Bates
Ralph Landon
Jerry Filmore
Adele Landon
First Referee
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Boxing
James Diamond
English
United States of America

14. The Devil Horse (1932)

Western
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
213.0

The Devil Horse is a 1932 American movie serial starring Harry Carey and Noah Beery, Sr. that was distributed by Mascot Pictures.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Ernest Miller
English
United States of America

15. Caught Short (1930)

Comedy
played Fanny Lee
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0
Joseph H Johnson
, ,
9 Show list

Caught Short is a 1930 comedy film written by Willard Mack and directed by Charles Reisner.

Awards

Top cast

William Smith
Marie Jones
Genevieve Jones
Peddler
Polly Smith
Manicurist
Mr. Frisby
Mr. Thutt
Johnny
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Leonard Smith
Henrietta Frazer
English
United States of America

16. Excess Baggage (1928)

Comedy
played Betty Ford
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0
6 Show list

Excess Baggage is a 1928 comedy film written by Frances Marion, John McGowan, Ralph Spence and directed by James Cruze.

Awards

Top cast

Eddie Kane
Val D'Errico
Jimmy Dunn
Crammon
Elsa McCoy
Mabel Ford
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
David Cox
English
United States of America

Wikipedia

Check Greta Granstedt on wikipedia.

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