Gale Sondergaard Filmography

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Gale Sondergaard
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Gale Sondergaard†  August 14, 1985

Birth Name:
Edith Holm Sondergaard

Born February 15, 1899
in Litchfield, Minnesota, USA

Gale Sondergaard died August 14, 1985 in Woodland Hills, California, USA , passing away at the age of 86

Ein Colt für alle Fälle
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Gale Sondergaard

1 Episode, 1981
1.06 - The Human Torch

1983 - 1986

Gale Sondergaard - Filmography chronologically

More Movies, TV Series and Productions with Gale Sondergaard

Anthony Adverse

Anthony Adverse (1936)

Gale Sondergaard as
Faith Paleologus

Initial Release: August 29, 1936


Based on the novel by Hervey Allen, this expansive drama follows the many adventures of the eponymous hero, Anthony Adverse. Abandoned at a convent by his heartless nobleman father, Don Luis, Anthony is later mentored by his kind grandfather, John Bonnyfeather, and falls for the beautiful Angela Giuseppe. When circumstances separate Anthony and Angela and he embarks on a long journey, he must find his way back to her, no matter what the cost.

Maid of Salem

Maid of Salem (1937)

Gale Sondergaard as
Martha Harding

Initial Release: February 12, 1937


When a young woman named Barbara Clarke has an affair with adventurer Roger Coverman, it causes a scandal in the Puritanical town of Salem, Massachusetts. After a meddling girl arouses their suspicions, the town's elders accuse Barbara of being a witch. She is tried, convicted of sorcery and sentenced to death. As the townspeople prepare to burn Barbara at the stake, Roger tries desperately to save the woman he loves.

Seventh Heaven

Seventh Heaven (1937)

Gale Sondergaard as
Nana, Diane's Sister

Initial Release: March 25, 1937


A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to war.

The Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Gale Sondergaard as
Lucie Dreyfus

Initial Release: October 2, 1937


Biopic of the famous French writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.

Lord Jeff

Lord Jeff (1938)

Gale Sondergaard as
Doris Clandon

Initial Release: June 17, 1938


Spoiled child Geoffrey Bramer teams up with a pair of small time crooks to pose as an aristocrat and steal jewelry from exclusive shops. During a a caper, Geoffrey is caught and is sentenced to a reformatory where young men are trained to be sailors. He is befriended by model in-mate Terry O'Mulvaney but soon starts to get them both in trouble.

Dramatic School

Dramatic School (1938)

Gale Sondergaard as
Madame Therese Charlot

Initial Release: December 9, 1938


Aspiring actress Louise Muban attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day and assembles gas meters at night.

Never Say Die

Never Say Die (1939)

Gale Sondergaard as
Juno Marko

Initial Release: April 14, 1939


Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her father is determined that she marry into royalty. To solve both their problems, Martha Raye and Bob Hope decide to marry, but will they ever find love together?

Sons of Liberty

Sons of Liberty (1939)

Gale Sondergaard as
Rachel Salomon

Initial Release: May 20, 1939


Set during the American Revolution, this colorful 2 reel short tells the story of Haym Salomon, American patriot and financier of the American Revolution.


Juarez (1939)

Gale Sondergaard as
Empress Eugenie

Initial Release: June 10, 1939


The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy..

The Cat and the Canary

The Cat and the Canary (1939)

Gale Sondergaard as
Miss Lu

Initial Release: November 10, 1939


Ten years after the death of millionaire Cyrus Norman, his will is to be read out to his six relatives, including Joyce Norman and Wally Campbell. Organized by Norman's lawyer, Crosby, the six meet at Norman's eerie New Orleans Gothic mansion. During the reading, the superstitious housekeeper declares that someone will be dead by midnight. Wally fears for Joyce when she is declared the sole inheritor, but all are alarmed when Crosby turns up dead.

The Llano Kid

The Llano Kid (1939)

Gale Sondergaard as
Lora Travers

Initial Release: December 8, 1939


Lora Travers is the only person who can identify hold-up artist The Llano Kid and she persuades him to come in on a scheme with her and her husband. They have been searching for the long-lost son of a rich Mexican widow and they get the Kid to claim it is him. All goes according to plan until greed and jealousy raise their heads.

The Blue Bird

The Blue Bird (1940)

Gale Sondergaard as
Tylette (the cat)

Initial Release: January 19, 1940


Set in mid-Europe sometime in the late 18th century where Mytyl (Shirley Temple), the bratty daughter of a woodcutter (Russell Hicks), finds a unique bird in the Royal Forest and selfishly refuses to give it to her sick friend. That night, she is visited in a dream by a fairy named Berylune (Jessie Ralph ) who sends her and her brother Tyltyl (Johnny Russell) to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. To accompany them, the fairy magically transforms their dog Tylo (Eddie Collins), cat Tylette (Gale Sondergaard), and lantern ("Light") into human form. The children have a number of adventures. The dream journey makes Mytyl awake as a kinder and gentler girl who has learned to appreciate all the comforts and joys of her home and family.

The Mark of Zorro

The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Gale Sondergaard as
Inez Quintero

Initial Release: November 8, 1940


Around 1820 the son of a California nobleman comes home from Spain to find his native land under a villainous dictatorship. On the one hand he plays the useless fop, while on the other he is the masked avenger Zorro.

The Letter

The Letter (1940)

Gale Sondergaard as
Mrs. Hammond

Initial Release: November 22, 1940


After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.

The Black Cat

The Black Cat (1941)

Gale Sondergaard as
Abigail Doone

Initial Release: May 2, 1941


Greedy heirs wait in a mansion for a rich cat lover to die, only to learn her cats come first.

Paris Calling

Paris Calling (1941)

Gale Sondergaard as

Initial Release: December 4, 1941


Marianne Jannetier, a well-to-do Parisian, engaged to Andre Benoit, a high-ranking government official, flees the city when the goose-stepping Nazi storm-troopers arrive. When her mother dies on the road to Bordeaux as a result of Nazi bombing, she returns to Paris and joins the underground movement. Nicholas Jordan, an American member of the RAF, stranded in Paris after the evacuation is also working with the Paris underground. Marianne kills her former fiancée, a pro-Nazi informant, for the traitorous state papers he is carrying, and she and Jordan try to flee over a French seaport...

My Favorite Blonde

My Favorite Blonde (1942)

Gale Sondergaard as
Madame Stephanie Runick

Initial Release: April 2, 1942


Larry Haines, a mediocre vaudeville entertainer, boards a train bound for Los Angeles. Is Hollywood waiting for him with open arms? Not really as the one he signed a contract for is Percy, his roller-skating penguin partner! But, as the proverb says, the shadow of glory is better than no glory at all! Anyway, doesn't Larry meet a woman on the train? And a blonde one! And a British agent into the bargain! The delicious creature who is carrying a coded message hidden in a brooch and is being pursued by Nazi agents. She will need Larry (and Percy)'s help to elude her pursuers and to get the secret information to destination.

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen

Enemy Agents Meet Ellery Queen (1942)

Gale Sondergaard as
Mrs. Van Dorn

Initial Release: July 30, 1942


Detective Ellery Queen aids Free Dutch agents battle Nazi spies over a prize of industrial diamonds.

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember (1942)

Gale Sondergaard as
Mrs. Devoe

Initial Release: December 10, 1942


A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment in Greenwich Village thinking it will provide the perfect atmosphere for her mystery writer husband to create his next book. They soon find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when a corpse turns up in their apartment.

Appointment in Berlin

Appointment in Berlin (1943)

Gale Sondergaard as
Gretta Van Leyden

Initial Release: July 15, 1943


The "war of nerves" which gripped the European continent in 1938, is the background for this war thriller starring George Sanders.

Isle of Forgotten Sins

Isle of Forgotten Sins (1943)

Gale Sondergaard as
Marge Willison

Initial Release: August 15, 1943


An evil sea captain and the forces of nature threaten two divers' search for a fortune in gold in the South Pacific.

The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler

The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)

Gale Sondergaard as
Anna Huber

Initial Release: September 10, 1943


A man who is a dead ringer for Adolf Hitler plans to murder him and take over his identity.

Crazy House

Crazy House (1943)

Gale Sondergaard as
Cameo Appearance

Initial Release: October 8, 1943


Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson are Broadway stars who return to Universal Studios to make another movie. The mere mention of Olsen and Johnson's names evacuates the studio and terrorizes the management and personnel. Undaunted, the comedians hire an assistant director and unknown talent, and set out to make their own movie.

The Spider Woman

The Spider Woman (1943)

Gale Sondergaard as
Adrea Spedding

Initial Release: December 10, 1943


Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.Based on "The Sign of Four" and the short stories "The Dying Detective", "The Final Problem", "The Speckled Band" and "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot".

Follow the Boys

Follow the Boys (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as
Gale Sondergaard (uncredited)

Initial Release: May 5, 1944


During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were meant as morale-boosters to both the troops overseas and the civilians at home. This was Universal Pictures' effort. It features everyone from Donald O'Connor to the Andrews Sisters to Orson Welles to W.C. Fields to George Raft to Marlene Dietrich, and dozens of other Universal players.

The Invisible Man's Revenge

The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as
Lady Irene Herrick

Initial Release: June 9, 1944


An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as
Mrs. Manette

Initial Release: June 30, 1944


Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat Robert Monette. Unfortunately, Robert has inherited his family's streak of violence and instability, and soon drags Abigail into a life of misery.

Gypsy Wildcat

Gypsy Wildcat (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as

Initial Release: August 2, 1944


In an unspecified Renaissance kingdom, no sooner has Anube's gypsy tribe encamped near Baron Tovar's village when Count Orso is found murdered. The wicked baron blames the gypsies and imprisons them all in his castle. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger on a white horse has hidden the murder arrow and won the heart of gypsy belle Carla, to the discomfiture of her erstwhile fiancée Tonio. Baron Tovar is also fascinated by Carla...especially when he notices her heraldic pendant.

The Climax

The Climax (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as

Initial Release: October 20, 1944


Dr. Hohner (Karloff), theatre physician at the Vienna Royal Theatre, murders his mistress, the star soprano when his jealousy drives him to the point of mad obsession. Ten years later, another young singer (Foster) reminds Hohner of the late diva, and his old mania kicks in. Hohner wants to prevent her from singing for anyone but him, even if it means silencing her forever. The singer's fiancée (Bey) rushes to save her in the film's climax.

Enter Arsene Lupin

Enter Arsene Lupin (1944)

Gale Sondergaard as
Bessie Seagrave

Initial Release: November 24, 1944


French jewel thief Lupin (Charles Korvin) robs an heiress (Ella Raines) on a train, then follows her to England and saves her life.

The Spider Woman Strikes Back

The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946)

Gale Sondergaard as
Miss Zenobia Dollard

Initial Release: March 22, 1946


A young girl goes to work as a live-in caretaker for a spooky old woman. She doesn't know that every night, the woman drains some blood from her to feed her strange plant.

Anna and the King of Siam

Anna and the King of Siam (1946)

Gale Sondergaard as
Lady Thiang

Initial Release: August 11, 1946


In 1862, a young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.

The Time of Their Lives

The Time of Their Lives (1946)

Gale Sondergaard as

Initial Release: August 16, 1946


Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their innocence.

Pirates of Monterey

Pirates of Monterey (1947)

Gale Sondergaard as
Señorita de Sola

Initial Release: December 1, 1947


A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Road to Rio

Road to Rio (1947)

Gale Sondergaard as
Catherine Vail

Initial Release: December 25, 1947


Scat Sweeney, and Hot Lips Barton, two out of work musicians, stow away on board a Rio bound ship, after accidentally setting fire to the big top of a circus. They then get mixed up with a potential suicide Lucia, who first thanks them, then unexpectedly turns them over to the ship's captain. When they find out that she has been hypnotized, to go through a marriage of convenience, when the ship reaches Rio, the boys turn up at the ceremony, in order to stop the wedding, and to help catch the crooks.

East Side, West Side

East Side, West Side (1949)

Gale Sondergaard as
Nora Kernan

Initial Release: December 22, 1949


A New Yorker's (James Mason) mistress (Ava Gardner) drives his wife (Barbara Stanwyck) to a war hero; then someone kills the mistress.

Get Smart

Get Smart (1965)

Initial Release: September 18, 1965


Get Smart is an American comedy television series that satirizes the secret agent genre. Created by Mel Brooks with Buck Henry, the show stars Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt. Henry said they created the show by request of Daniel Melnick, who was a partner, along with Leonard Stern and David Susskind, of the show's production company, Talent Associates, to capitalize on "the two biggest things in the entertainment world today"—James Bond and Inspector Clouseau. Brooks said: "It's an insane combination of James Bond and Mel Brooks comedy." This is the only Mel Brooks production to feature a laugh track. The success of the show eventually spawned the follow-up films The Nude Bomb and Get Smart, Again!, as well as a 1995 revival series and a 2008 film remake. In 2010, TV Guide ranked Get Smart's opening title sequence at No. 2 on its list of TV's Top 10 Credits Sequences, as selected by readers.

Medical Center

Medical Center (1969)

Initial Release: September 24, 1969


Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television.

Savage Intruder

Savage Intruder (1970)

Gale Sondergaard as

Initial Release: January 1, 1970


Miriam Hopkins, one of Hollywood's finest actresses during the '30s, gives an appropriately hammy performance as a demented former movie queen who, when not chugging down a bottle of vodka, is staggering around her decaying Hollywood mansion (the real-life home of famous silent screen star Norma Talmadge), plotting to make a comeback. When she breaks her leg during a drunken episode, she is assisted by a good-looking but strange young man (John Garfield, Jr.) who passes himself off as a male nurse, but is, in fact, a sick psychopath who has been dismembering several women who live in the Hollywood Hills. (IMDb)

Night Gallery

Night Gallery (1970)

Initial Release: December 16, 1970


Rod Serling narrates an anthology of fantasy, horror and sci-fi stories from a set resembling a macabre museum. A chilling work of art serves as the connective link between the stories.

Police Story

Police Story (1973)

Initial Release: March 20, 1973


Police Story is an anthology television crime drama. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. Although it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters. Scott Brady appeared in more than a dozen episodes as "Vinnie," a former cop who, upon retirement, had opened a bar catering to police officers, and who acted as a sort of Greek chorus during the run of the series, commenting on the characters and plots.

The Cat Creature

The Cat Creature (1973)

Gale Sondergaard as
Hester Black

Initial Release: December 11, 1973


When a rich man dies, some items from a collection of his are stolen- an ancient Egyptian gold amulet and the mummy that was wearing it. The police consult scholars from the local University to help with the investigation, which is taking a more serious turn as people connected with the case are killed by wounds that seem to be from a housecat.

The Return of a Man Called Horse

The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

Gale Sondergaard as
Elk Woman

Initial Release: June 28, 1976


Lord John Morgan has returned to civilized life in England, but finds he has nothing but disdain for that life. Yearning to embrace the simplicity of the American West-and the Yellow Hands Sioux tribe he left behind, Morgan returns to the tribe's land only to discover that they've been decimated by ruthless, government-backed fur traders. They must regain their land, led by Horse.

The Fall Guy


Initial Release: November 4, 1981

The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television program produced for ABC and originally broadcast from November 4, 1981 to May 2, 1986. It stars Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas. Majors and Barr are the only two actors to appear in all 112 episodes of the series. Thomas appeared in every episode of the show except for one in the first season.


Echoes (1982)

Gale Sondergaard as
Mrs. Edmunds

Initial Release: January 1, 1982


An artist is plagued by nightmares of a love triangle and murder. A psychic says the dream figure is his brother, a "troubled soul" from an ancient past life. Nearly born as his twin but miscarried, this past life rival now breaks through in nightmares in attempt to repeat history.

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