Sunday, September 20, 2015

Theresa Harris Appreciation (Movies Online)



Below is a list of links to movies (and a television episode) available online that feature our Star of the Month, the late Theresa Harris.


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Theresa Harris played the role of the "Powder Room Attendant" in Merrily We Go to Hell (1932), available on YouTube.


TH with Matthew "Stymie" Beard in Free Wheeling (1932)

TH played the role of the "Maid" on the Our Gang shot, Free Wheeling (1932), available on YouTube.


TH played the role of the "Ladies Room Attendant" in Night After Night (1932), available on YouTube.


With Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face (1933)

TH played the role of "Chico" in Baby Face (1933), arguably her most notable role. This film is available on YouTube. The ending is cut off, however.



TH played the role of "Joan's Maid" in Broadway Thru a Keyhole (1933), available on YouTube.



Our Star of the Month played the role of the "Sacrificed Girl" in Black Moon (1934), also available on YouTube


Theresa Harris singing "St. Louis Blues" in Banjo On My Knee (1936)


Theresa Harris played the role of the "Black Blues Singer" in Banjo On My Knee (1936). This film is available on both YouTube and Dailymotion.



She played the role of the "Black U.S. Team Member on the Sidelines Rooting for Jesse Owens" (phew!) in Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937). This film is available on YouTube.


With Melvyn Douglas in Tell No Tales (1939)


TH played the role of "Ruby" in 1939's Tell No Tales, also available on YouTube in parts.



As she appeared in The Velvet Touch (1958) (not listed) - Vintage Black Glamour


TH played the role of the "Maid" in Santa Fe Trail (1940), available on YouTube.


In Strange Illusion (1945), available on both YouTube and Dailymotion. Theresa Harris played the role of (guess) the "Maid". 



In 1945's The Dolly Sisters, Theresa Harris played the role of "Ellabelle". This film is available on Dailymotion in parts.


TH played the role of the "Maid" in Three Little Girls in Blue (1946). This film is also available for viewing on Dailymotion in parts.


On the cover of a Sept. 1952 issue of Jet magazine.
(Very curious about the "Why Men Beat Their Wives" story, though...)


Theresa Harris played the role of "Esther" in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950). This was the third time she'd appeared in a film with Barbara Stanwyck. It's available on YouTube.




In "The Girl at the Station", a 1955 episode of Amos 'n' Andy, Theresa Harris played the role of "Gloretta". You can watch the episode on YouTube.


Theresa Harris on the left in The Gift of Love (1958). She played Scatman Crothers' wife in the film!


Finally, you can watch Theresa Harris in her final screen appearance as "Dora - Sam's Wife" in The Gift of Love (1958). It is available in parts on YouTube.


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Ms. Harris was uncredited in all but six of these roles--Free Wheeling, Baby Face, The Toy Wife, Tell No Tales, The File on Thelma Jordan, and "The Girl at the Station" episode of Amos 'n' Andy. Of her 90+ screen appearances, she was credited in only about 25 of them.

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