Yolande Donlan Actor

Yolande Donlan (born June 2, 1920 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American actress who has worked extensively in the United Kingdom. She is the daughter of James Donlan, who was a hard working character actor in Hollywood films of the 1930s. It is thought that she had some uncredited roles in films including Pennies From Heaven and Love Finds Andy Hardy immediately following her father's death in 1938, but these have not been confirmed. Her early credited roles include Frenchy the maid in the horror film The Devil Bat in 1940 and she followed this up with several small roles, generally as similar French-accented maid characters. A notable stage success as Billie Dawn in a Boston production of Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin was the start of bigger things for Donlan. The production transferred to London's West End for a long run. Donlan was initially denied a work permit to star in the lead in Peter Pan due to complaints from Actors Equity who felt that a British star should have the lead. After it ended, Donlan remained in the United Kingdom and began accepting film work.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 2nd, 1920
Nationality
United States of America

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Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Drama65.93
Action35.7
Adventure25.35
Comedy55.92
Crime26.05

1. Seven Nights in Japan (1977)

Action, Comedy, Drama
played American Wife
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
104.0
Christopher Wood
6 Show list

Seven Nights in Japan is a 1976 drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert. It stars Michael York, Charles Gray, and Hidemi Aoki.

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Top cast

Prince George
Henry Hollander
Jane Hollander
American Tourist
Capt. Balcon
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom, France

2. The Adventurers (1969)

Action, Adventure, Drama
played Mrs. Erickson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
177.0
22 Show list $17M

The Adventurers is a 1970 American film based on the novel by Harold Robbins. It is directed, produced and written by Lewis Gilbert. The American film stars Bekim Fehmiu, Candice Bergen, Charles Aznavour, Olivia de Havilland, Fernando Rey, Ernest Borgnine, Alan Badel and Leigh Taylor-Young. The film featured a film debut from Fehmiu and was shot in Europe and parts of South America. It is loosely based on the life of Dominican diplomat and playboy Porfirio Rubirosa.

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Woman at Fashion Show
Fat Cat
Sue Ann Daley
Deborah Hadley
Sergei's Father
Jaime Xenos
Mr.James Hadley
April Stavronis
Girl journalist Belinda
Col. Gutierrez
Baron de Coyne
President Rojo
Amparo Rojo
Denisonde
Dax Xenos
Sergei Nikovitch
Dania Leonardi
Dax's Sister
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

3. 80,000 Suspects (1963)

Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0

80,000 Suspects is a 1963 British film, directed by Val Guest which concerns an outbreak of smallpox in Bath, England.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

4. Jigsaw (1962)

Crime, Drama, Mystery
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
107.0

Jigsaw is a 1962 British crime drama film written and directed by Val Guest and starring Jack Warner and Ronald Lewis. It is based on the novel Sleep Long, My Love by Hillary Waugh.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

5. Expresso Bongo (1959)

Drama, Music
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

6. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)

Action, Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
80.0

Tarzan and the Lost Safari is an action adventure film featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan and starring Gordon Scott, Robert Beatty, Yolande Donlan and Betta St. John. The movie was directed by H. Bruce Humberstone, and was the first Tarzan movie released in color, Eastman Color. It was also MGM's first Tarzan film since 1942 and filmed in Nairobi, British East Africa. The character of Jane does not appear in this motion picture.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

7. They Can't Hang Me (1955)

Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
75.0

They Can't Hang Me is a 1955 British drama film directed by Val Guest and starring Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan and Anthony Oliver. It was based on a novel by Leonard Mosley. The plot revolves around a senior civil servant, Pitt, who has been convicted of a murder and sentenced to death. Days before his execution, Pitt reveals that he has been passing on top secret information to an agent of a foreign power and offers to reveal the identity of his handler in exchange for a reprieve. With only five days before Pitt's execution, debonair Special Branch Inspector Ralph Brown takes on the task of identifying the spy before he flees the country. The starring role of Brown was an unusual part for Morgan, who was better known in British film for playing villains and criminals.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

8. Penny Princess (1952)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
91.0

Penny Princess is a 1952 British Technicolor comedy written and directed by Val Guest for his own production company, Conquest Productions. The film stars his future wife Yolande Donlan, who was Guest's production company partner, and features Reginald Beckwith, the other partner in Conquest Productions. Dirk Bogarde plays the leading man. Penny Princess was filmed in Catalonia, the first British production to be filmed in Spain.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

9. Mister Drake's Duck (1951)

Sci-Fi, Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0

Mister Drake's Duck is a 1951 British science fiction comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Yolande Donlan, Jon Pertwee, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Reginald Beckwith. Mr Drake, a farmer, discovers that his hens have started laying radioactive eggs.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

10. Miss Pilgrim's Progress (1950)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
82.0

Miss Pilgrim's Progress is a 1950 British black-and-white film by producer Nat Cohen.

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Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

11. Traveller's Joy (1949)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
78.0

Traveller's Joy is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Googie Withers, John McCallum and Maurice Denham. Based on a play by Arthur MacRae, it was the last film released by the original Gainsborough Pictures.

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Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

Written work

1.Third time lucky

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1976. at New York City

Wikipedia

Check Yolande Donlan on wikipedia.

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