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      Joyce Compton

      Joyce Compton

      Highest Rated: 92% They Drive by Night (1940)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Bedtime Story (1941)

      Birthday: Jan 27, 1907

      Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA

      Joyce Compton was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In 1925, she signed a film contract with First National Studios. Compton began her acting career appearing in various films, such as the Clara Bow drama "Dangerous Curves" (1929), the drama "The Wild Party" (1929) with Clara Bow and the George O'Brien drama "Salute" (1929). She also appeared in "Lightnin'" (1930), the Janet Gaynor musical "High Society Blues" (1930) and "Wild Company" (1930). She continued to work steadily in film throughout the thirties, appearing in the romantic comedy "Sitting on the Moon" (1936) with Roger Pryor, the Mary Astor drama "Trapped By Television" (1936) and the musical comedy "Pick a Star" (1937) with Patsy Kelly. She also appeared in "Sea Racketeers" (1937). Toward the end of her career, she tackled roles in the Guy Kibbee comedy "Scattergood Meets Broadway" (1941), the dramatic adaptation "Blues in the Night" (1941) with Priscilla Lane and the Edward G Robinson action flick "Manpower" (1941). She also appeared in "Bedtime Story" (1941) and "Silver Spurs" (1943) with Roy Rogers. Compton last worked on "Susan B. Anthony Slept Here" (ABC, 1994-95). Compton passed away in October 1997 at the age of 90.

      Highest rated movies

      92% They Drive by Night
      91% The Awful Truth
      89% Christmas in Connecticut
      86% You and Me
      67% Jet Pilot
      63% Scared to Death
      57% The White Parade
      33% Bedtime Story

      Photos

      SKY MURDER, Joyce Compton, 1940 ESCAPE TO PARADISE, Joyce Compton, 1939 VALLEY OF THE LAWLESS, from left: Frank Ball, Bobby Nelson (child in back), Gabby Hayes, Joyce Compton, 1936 BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Billy Halop, Richard Whorf, Elia Kazan, Joyce Compton, Matt McHugh, 1941 SKY MURDER, from left: Chill Wills, Joyce Compton, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Donald Meek, Joyce Compton, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Joyce Compton, Edward Ashley, Walter Pidgeon, Kaaren Verne, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Joyce Compton, Walter Pidgeon, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Kaaren Verne, Joyce Compton, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Ashley, 1940 CITY FOR CONQUEST, James Cagney, Joyce Compton, Frank McHugh, Anthony Quinn, Ann Sheridan, George Tobias, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Walter Pidgeon, Joyce Compton, Kaaren Verne, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left, Walter Pidgeon, Joyce Compton, 1940 THE AWFUL TRUTH, Joyce Compton, 1937 SKY MURDER, from left: Grady Sutton, Joyce Compton, Donald Meek, Walter Pidgeon, 1940 SKY MURDER, from left: Kaaren Verne, Donald Meek, Joyce Compton, Edward Ashley, Walter Pidgeon, 1940 SUICIDE SQUAD, center: Norman Foster, far right: Joyce Compton, 1935 BEDTIME STORY, Joyce Compton, Robert Benchley, 1941 THE WHITE PARADE, John Boles, Loretta Young, Joyce Compton, 1934, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SKY MURDER, from left: Edward Ashley, Kaaren Verne, 1940 THE WILD PARTY, Clara Bow, Joyce Compton, 1929

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl in the Woods Aunt Martha (Character) - 1958
      67% 40% Jet Pilot Mrs. Simpson (uncredited) (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 29% A Southern Yankee Hortense Dobson (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident Joan (Character) - 1948
      63% 17% Scared to Death Jane Cornell (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Exposed Emmy (Character) - 1947
      No Score Yet 25% Dark Alibi Emily Evans (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Lulu (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pillow to Post Gertrude Wilson (Character) - 1945
      89% 75% Christmas in Connecticut Mary Lee (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet 42% Danger Signal Kate (Character) - 1945
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Gentle Gangster Kitty Parker (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver Skates Lucille (Character) - 1943
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Many Women Barbara Cartwright (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 76% Manpower Scarlett (Character) - 1941
      33% 56% Bedtime Story Beulah (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scattergood Meets Broadway Diana Deane (Character) - 1941
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Villain Still Pursued Her Hazel Dalton (Character) - 1940
      92% 70% They Drive by Night Sue Carter (uncredited) (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Take This Oath Betty Casey (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 0% Balalaika Masha (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Places Joan (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Irishman Sally (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape to Paradise Penelope Carter (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Hobbies Tourist (Character) - 1939
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Mrs. Johnson (Character) - 1938
      86% 65% You and Me Curly blonde shopper (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Watch Football Benchley's Girlfriend (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Spring Madness Sally (Character) - 1938
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Town Boy Molly Summers (Character) - 1937
      91% 87% The Awful Truth Dixie Belle Lee (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea Racketeers Blondie (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet China Passage Elaine Gentry (Character) - 1937
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder With Pictures Hester Boone (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Lawless Joan Jenkins (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 36% Trapped by Television Mae Collins (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Country Gentlemen Gertie (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Star for a Night Ellen Romaine (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Hesitates at 40 Joyce (Character) - 1936
      No Score Yet 50% Suicide Squad Mary O'Connor (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 20% Let 'Em Have It Barbara (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet 0% Go Into Your Dance Café Showgirl (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Ghost 1 Miss Compton (Character) - 1935
      No Score Yet No Score Yet King Kelly of the U.S.A. Maxine Latour (Character) - 1934
      57% No Score Yet The White Parade Una Mellon (Character) - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sing, Sinner, Sing Gwen (Character) - 1933
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Parisian Romance Marcelle (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet 56% Under Eighteen Sybil (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Unholy Love Sheilla Bailey Gregory (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lena Rivers Caroline Nichols (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet False Faces Dottie Nation (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Beauty Parlor Joan (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fighting for Justice Amy Tracy (Character) - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not Exactly Gentlemen Ace's girl (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Girls Lost Edna Best (Character) - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dangerous Curves Jennie Silver (Character) - 1929
      No Score Yet 64% The Wild Party Eva Tutt (Character) - 1929
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salute Marian Wilson (Character) - 1929