Bess Flowers
Overview
Bess Flowers
*November 23, 1898 Sherman, Texas, USA
July 28, 1984 Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

American actress, 'Queen of the Hollywood Extras'

Films

1964

The Carpetbaggers
Good Neighbor Sam
Bedtime Story

1963

For Love or Money
The Thrill of It All
Move Over, Darling

1962

Two Weeks in Another Town
The Manchurian Candidate
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
40 Pounds of Trouble
Zotz!
The Notorious Landlady
Who's Got the Action?

1961

Pocketful of Miracles
Return to Peyton Place
The Honeymoon Machine
Judgment at Nuremberg
Go Naked in the World
Parrish
The AbsentMinded Professor
Blue Hawaii

1960

G.I. Blues
Home from the Hill
Because They're Young
Seven Thieves
Please Don't Eat the Daisies

1959

But Not for Me
Imitation of Life
Beloved Infidel
It Started with a Kiss
Juke Box Rhythm
The Young Philadelphians
North by Northwest

1958

The Buccaneer
Houseboat
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
Vertigo
I Married a Woman
The Fly
Teacher's Pet
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Too Much, Too Soon
The Matchmaker
Mardi Gras

1957

Designing Woman
Funny Face
Jailhouse Rock
Sweet Smell of Success
Witness for the Prosecution
Pal Joey
My Man Godfrey
Nightfall
April Love
The Tarnished Angels
Kelly and Me
Beau James
The Helen Morgan Story

1956

Around the World in Eighty Days
The Eddy Duchin Story
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Runaway Daughters
These Wilder Years
The Swan
The Opposite Sex
The First Traveling Saleslady
The Birds and the Bees
Accused of Murder
Autumn Leaves
Anything Goes
Bundle of Joy
Everything But the Truth
Hot Shots
The Benny Goodman Story
Forever, Darling
Written on the Wind
Meet Me in Las Vegas
Serenade

1955

Artists and Models
Guys and Dolls
I'll Cry Tomorrow
The Long Gray Line
To Catch a Thief
Battle Cry
Chicago Syndicate
The Girl Rush
The View from Pompey's Head
Strategic Air Command
Ain't Misbehavin'
Interrupted Melody
Three for the Show
The Looters
Illegal
A Lawless Street

1954

Desirée
Dial M for Murder
Executive Suite
The Human Jungle
The Long Wait
Phffft
Rear Window
A Star Is Born
Knock on Wood
Casanova's Big Night
Athena
Dangerous Mission
Her Twelve Men
Lucky Me
Living It Up
Paris Playboys

1953

The Band Wagon
The Caddy
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Tropic Zone
A Blueprint for Murder
Forever Female
Latin Lovers
Scared Stiff
The French Line
The Clown
Houdini
Torch Song
Second Chance
Murder Without Tears
Dangerous Crossing
Call Me Madam
Bad for Each Other
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Calamity Jane
The Bigamist
No Escape
Let's Do It Again
Loose in London
Three Sailors and a Girl
The Maze
The Story of Three Loves
Tonight We Sing
Easy to Love
The Robe

1952

The Bad and the Beautiful
Don't Bother to Knock
The Greatest Show on Earth
She's Working Her Way Through College
Singin' in the Rain
Sudden Fear
April in Paris
Meet Danny Wilson
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick
Big Jim McLain
Angel Face
Battle Zone
Bloodhounds of Broadway
Breakdown
Just for You
Just This Once
The Jazz Singer
Three for Bedroom C
Washington Story
Above and Beyond
Dreamboat
Something to Live For
Because You're Mine

1951

Ghost Chasers
Here Comes the Groom
I Can Get It for You Wholesale
People Will Talk
A Place in the Sun
Royal Wedding
Home Town Story
The Great Caruso
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
The Prowler
Operation Pacific
No Questions Asked
The Mating Season
Dear Brat
Texas Carnival
Elopement
Footlight Varieties
On the Riviera
Sunny Side of the Street
The Unknown Man
Lullaby of Broadway
The Law and the Lady
Little Egypt
Meet Me After the Show
Show Boat
Golden Girl
Payment on Demand
His Kind of Woman

1950

All About Eve
Duchess of Idaho
Father of the Bride
A Life of Her Own
Louisa
Nancy Goes to Rio
Young man with a Horn
To Please a Lady
Let's Dance
I Was a Shoplifter
The Petty Girl
My Blue Heaven
The Toast of New Orleans
No Man of Her Own
Edge of Doom
The Big Hangover
Experiment Alcatraz
Walk Softly, Stranger
The Damned Don't Cry
Born to Be Bad
Champagne for Caesar
Tea for Two
Blues Busters
The Great Jewel Robber
I'll Get By
For Heaven's Sake
Paid in Full
Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
The Jackpot
The Second Woman

1949

The Barkleys of Broadway
Beyond the Forest
The Great Gatsby
My Friend Irma
You're My Everything
Look for the Silver Lining
Red, Hot and Blue
Family Honeymoon
The Accused
Tell It to the Judge
Mighty Joe Young
The Lady Gambles
Sky Liner
Scene of the Crime
Alias Nick Beal
Dear Wife
It's a Great Feeling
Neptune's Daughter

1948

Arch of Triumph
Every Girl Should Be Married
My Dear Secretary
Smart Woman
A Song Is Born
That Wonderful Urge
One Touch of Venus
The Velvet Touch
The Countess of Monte Cristo
The Big Clock
The Babe Ruth Story
Julia Misbehaves
To the Ends of the Earth
A Date with Judy
Sleep, My Love
Romance on the High Seas
On an Island with You
The Noose Hangs High
Whiplash
Parole, Inc.
The Bride Goes Wild
Winter Meeting

1947

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Cass Timberlane
The Farmer's Daughter
I Walk Alone
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman
Something in the Wind
Song of the Thin Man
Dead Reckoning
Intrigue
The Perils of Pauline
Magic Town
The Unsuspected
Nora Prentiss
Ivy
It Had to Be You
I'll Be Yours
A Double Life
Cry Wolf

1946

The Big Sleep
The Blue Dahlia
The Dark Mirror
Deception
The Jolson Story
Notorious
One More Tomorrow
The Razor's Edge
A Stolen Life
Gilda
The Locket
Till the Clouds Roll by
Mr. Ace
Humoresque
The Chase
Because of Him
The Kid from Brooklyn
Undercurrent
Do You Love Me
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Two Smart People
Strange Triangle
My Reputation
The Searching Wind
Heartbeat

1945

Adventure
Her Highness and the Bellboy
Mildred Pierce
State Fair
Zombies on Broadway
Diamond Horseshoe
Conflict
Week-End at the Waldorf
Incendiary Blonde
Wonder Man
You Came Along
It's in the Bag!
The Affairs of Susan
She Went to the Races
The Missing Corpse

1944

The Conspirators
Double Indemnity
Four Jills in a Jeep
The Heavenly Body
Hollywood Canteen
The Woman in the Window
Pin Up Girl
Mr. Skeffington
Ghost Catchers
Ladies of Washington
The Mummy's Ghost
In Our Time
Music for Millions
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
It Happened Tomorrow
In Society
Trocadero
Together again

1943

Coney Island
Crime Doctor
Dixie Dugan
Flesh and Fantasy
Heaven Can Wait
Holy Matrimony
The Immortal Sergeant
Best Foot Forward
Watch on the Rhine
Crazy House
Girls in Chains
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday
The Youngest Profession
This Is the Army
The Constant Nymph
No Place for a Lady

1942

The Glass Key
I Married a Witch
I Married an Angel
The Magnificent Dope
The Major and the Minor
The Male Animal
Now, Voyager
Once Upon a Honeymoon
The Palm Beach Story
Tales of Manhattan
A Yank at Eton
Mr. and Mrs. North
Pittsburgh
Springtime in the Rockies
Take a Letter, Darling
Lady in a Jam
Meet the Stewarts
The Night Before the Divorce
It Happened in Flatbush
Ship Ahoy
Ten Gentlemen from West Point
The Big Street

1941

The Flame of New Orleans
Hellzapoppin
It Started with Eve
The Lady Eve
Married Bachelor
Remember the Day
That Night in Rio
Tom Dick and Harry
Ziegfeld Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Honky Tonk
That Uncertain Feeling
Unfinished Business
Three Girls About Town
The People vs. Dr. Kildare
Blondie in Society
Road Show
Adventure in Washington
Lady Be Good
I Wake Up Screaming
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Pacific Blackout
Tall, Dark and Handsome
Paris Calling

1940

Boom Town
Dance, Girl, Dance
I Love You Again
It All Came True
Johnny Apollo
Meet John Doe
Tin Pan Alley
You'll Find Out
They Drive by Night
The Boys from Syracuse
Broadway Melody of 1940
Arise, My Love
'Til We Meet Again
Girl in 313
City of Chance
Lady with Red Hair
Cross-Country Romance
No Time for Comedy
Michael Shayne: Private Detective
Adventure in Diamonds
No, No, Nanette
If I Had My Way
Angels Over Broadway

1939

Day-Time Wife
First Love
Love Affair
Midnight
Ninotchka
Rio
The Roaring Twenties
Sergeant Madden
The Forgotten Woman
The Spellbinder
Society Lawyer
Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President
Eternally Yours
Three Smart Girls Grow Up
Honolulu
South of the Border
Wife, Husband and Friend
5th Ave Girl
Man About Town
Charlie McCarthy, Detective
Rose of Washington Square

1938

The Great Waltz
Holiday
The Mad Miss Manton
You Can't Take It with You
Young Dr. Kildare
I Am the Law
The Shining Hour
Three Loves Has Nancy
Hold That Co-ed
The Lone Wolf in Paris
Fugitives for a Night
The Main Event
Penitentiary
The Spider's Web
Women in Prison
Topper Takes a Trip
Extortion
Thanks for Everything
Sweethearts
Smashing the Spy Ring
Rich Man, Poor Girl
That Certain Age

1937

The Awful Truth
In Old Chicago
Kid Galahad
Nothing Sacred
One Hundred Men and a Girl
When You're in Love
The Road Back
The Last Train from Madrid
It's Love Im After
On the Avenue
A Day at the Races
Topper
Paid to Dance
The Shadow
You Can't Buy Luck
Step Lively, Jeeves!
Green Light
Life Begins with Love
China Passage
Women of Glamour
I Promise to Pay
I'll Take Romance
Girl Overboard

1936

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
My Man Godfrey
The Prisoner of Shark Island
Swing Time
Wife vs. Secretary
One in a Million
The Golden Arrow
Anything Goes
The Gorgeous Hussy
Anthony Adverse
Adventure in Manhattan
Yours for the Asking
Wanted: Jane Turner
The Public Pays
Love Before Breakfast
Give Me Your Heart
Theodora Goes Wild
Craig's Wife
Two-Fisted Gentleman
Dodsworth

1935

Black Sheep
Curly Top
Goin' to Town
Hands Across the Table
I Live for Love
In Caliente
The Irish in Us
A Night at the Opera
Redheads on Parade
Shanghai
The Whole Town's Talking
Four Hours to Kill!
Love Me Forever
The Girl from 10th Avenue
Private Worlds
Escapade
The Lone Wolf Returns
After Office Hours
The Calling of Dan Matthews
Thunder in the Night
She Couldn't Take It
If You Could Only Cook
She Married Her Boss
Go Into Your Dance
Shipmates Forever
A Feather in Her Hat
I Found Stella Parish
Star of Midnight
Ginger

1934

Broadway Bill
Change of Heart
I Believed in You
It Happened One Night
Kid Millions
The St. Louis Kid
Stand Up and Cheer!
The Defense Rests
Hollywood Party
Fugitive Lady
One Exciting Adventure
I'll Fix It
The Affairs of Cellini
Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round

1933

Hard to Handle
My Lips Betray
Pilgrimage
Grand Slam
Day of Reckoning
Ever in My Heart
Blood Money
Made on Broadway
Bondage
Notorious But Nice

1932

Blonde Venus
If I Had a Million
No One Man
One Hour with You
Man Wanted
The Phantom of Crestwood
Sin's Pay Day
Sinister Hands
Strange Justice
Shopworn
Attorney for the Defense
Forbidden
Prestige
New Morals for Old
You Said a Mouthful

1931

Bachelor Apartment
Ladies' Man
Monkey Business
Strangers May Kiss
Possessed
Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)
A Free Soul
Daybreak
Dirigible
Her Majesty, Love
Iron Man

1930

Going Wild
Son of the Gods
Road to Paradise
Manslaughter
Lightnin'
Spring Is Here

1929

Linda
The Single Standard
The Ghost Talks
Chinatown Nights
Innocents of Paris
Untamed
The Saturday Night Kid
Their Own Desire

1928

Show People

1926

Old Ironsides
Irene

1923

Hollywood
A Woman of Paris


Imdb: 0283170

VIAF: 38593380
Books with substantial mentioning of Bess Flowers
Books with an entry on Bess Flowers
Glenn Mitchell
A-Z of Silent Film Comedy, An Illustrated Companion
London, 1998

Martin J. Quigley (ed.)
The Motion Picture Almanac, Big Stars in Big Pictures
Chicago, Ill., 1929