Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe
Foto: Henri Manuel (1874-1947)

1893 - 1972

The actress Betty Blythe was born as Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter. She began her acting career at the theater, it followed tours through Europe and the USA. 

She made her film debut in 1916 with "Slander" (16), it followed the movie "His Own People" (17).

Already one year later she acted regularly in front of the camera, first for Vitagraph, than for Fox Film where she was the successor ot Theda Bara.
There she became popular very fast not least because of her film costumes which often showed more of her body than cloaked it. 

To her well-known movies of the 10's belong "Over the Top" (18), "The Little Runaway" (18), "The Green God" (18), "The King of Diamonds" (18), "Silent Strength" (19), "Dust of Desire" (19) and "The Man Who Won" (19).

The height of her career followed in the 20's and she took part in the productions "Nomads of the North" (20), "The Queen of Sheba" (21), "Disraeli" (21), "The Truth About Wives" (23), "Sinner or Saint" (23), "She" (25), "A Million Bid" (27), "Glorious Betsy" (28) and "Stolen Love" (28).

Her roles in movies became smaller with the rise of the talkies but increased in numbers. To her movies of the 30's belong "Lena Rivers" (32), "Only Yesterday" (33), "The Scarlet Letter" (34), "Anna Karenina" (35), "Rainbow on the River" (36), "Espionage" (37), "Conquest" (37) and "The Women" (39).

Although the 40's offered her again a lot of work and she acted in the movies "Misbehaving Husbands" (40), "Our Wife" (41), "Presenting Lily Mars" (43), "Charlie Chan in The Chinese Cat" (44), "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood" (45), "The Undercover Woman" (46), "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (46), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (47), "Letter from an Unkown Woman" (48) as well as "The Barkleys of Broadway" (49).

Afterwards her engagements diminished plainly and she appeared only occasionallly in movies. To these productions belong "The Lonesome Trail" (55), "The Helen Morgan Story" (57) and "My Fair Lady" (64).

Betty Blythe was married with the actor Paul Scardon.

Other movies with Betty Blythe:
A Mother's Sin (18) Compliments of the Season (18) The Business of Life (18) A Game with Fate (18) The Brief Debut of Tildy (18) Tangled Lives (18) All Man (18) Miss Ambition (18) The Grouch (18) Hoarded Assets (18) Fighting Destiny (19) Beating the Odds (19) Beauty-Proof (19) The Undercurrent (19) The Third Generation (20) Burnt Wings (20) The Silver Horde (20) Occasionally Yours (20) Charge It (21) The Truant Husband (21) Just Outside the Door (21) Mother o' Mine (21) Fair Lady (22) His Wife's Husband (22) How Women Love (22) The Darling of the Rich (22) Chu-Chin-Chow (23) Southern Love (24) The Recoil (24) The Spitfire (24) The Breath of Scandal (24) In Hollywood with Potash and Perlmutter (24) Folly of Vanity (24) Le puits de Jacob (25) Percy (25) Speed (25) Snowbound (27) Eager Lips (27) The Girl from Gay Paree (27) Domestic Troubles (28) Into No Man's Land (28) Sisters of Eve (28) Adventure (31) Tom Brown of Culver (32) Back Street (32) The King's Vacation (33) Pilgrimage (33) Before Midnight (33) Ever Since Eve (34) Badge of Honor (34) Money Means Nothing (34) Two Heads on a Pillow (34) A Girl of the Limberlost (34) Night Alarm (34) I've Been Around (34) The Perfect Clue (35) Cheers of the Crowd (35) The Spanish Cape Mystery (35) Western Courage (35) Murder at Glen Athol (36) Yours for the Asking (36) The Gorgeous Hussy (36) Topper (37) What Do You Think? (Number Two) (37) Man-Proof (38) Hold That Kiss (38) Gangster's Boy (38) Romance of the Limberlost (38) Delinquent Parents (38) Earl of Puddlestone (40) Federal Fugitives (41) Sis Hopkins (41) Puddin' Head (41) No Greater Sin (41) Honky Tonk (41) Top Sergeant Mulligan (41) The Miracle Kid (41) Tuxedo Junction (41) Inflation (42) Freckles Comes Home (42) Yokel Boy (42) House of Errors (42) Two Yanks in Trinidad (42) Piano Mooner (42) Dawn on the Great Divide (42) Girls in Chains (43) Bar 20 (43) Sarong Girl (43) Crime Doctor (43) Spotlight Revue (43) Farmer for a Day (43) Mr. Muggs Steps Out (43) Where Are Your Children? (43) A Fig Leaf for Eve (44) Marriage Is a Private Affair (44) Docks of New York (45) Her Highness and the Bellboy (45) Adventure (45) Love, Honor and Goodbye (45) They Were Expendable (45) The Kid from Brooklyn (46) The Hoodlum Saint (46) Joe Palooka, Champ (46) Undercurrent (46) Something in the Wind (47) Song of Love (47) Cass Timberlane (47) Jiggs and Maggie in Society (47) Luxury Liner (48) Madonna of the Desert (48) Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (49) Jiggs and Maggie Out West (50) Hollywood Story (51) Serie "Racket Squad: The Case of the Hearse Chaser" (52) Lust for Life (56) Runaway Daughters (56)