biography

Born Peggy Yvonne Middleton in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 1, 1922, actress Yvonne De Carlo's father abandoned her family just a few years later. Working as a waitress to support the family, De Carlo's mother took great interest in her daughter's budding talents as a dancer. In the late 1930s, the family made its way to Hollywood. Soon, the beautiful young De Carlo found work as a chorus girl, and began making the rounds at casting calls, trying to get into the movies. By the time she celebrated her 19th birthday, she had begun landing small film roles, first at Columbia Studios and then Paramount. She appeared in about 20 films between 1941 and 1944, but only in small roles and bit parts. De Carlo had to wait four years for her breakthrough role in the Universal Technicolor film Salome, Where She Danced (1945), which was followed by Frontier Gal (also 1945). Finally, at Universal she found success and meaty film roles. Her next big role was in 1947's Song of Scheherazade. De Carlo's career picked up when Maria Montez left Hollywood behind, but she found herself typecast in costume epics and musicals, a genre that was quickly losing favor among movie-going audiences. Her starring role in the 1948 western Black Bart helped De Carlo bridge the gap between costume dramas and the western genre, although she portrays an exotic European beauty, much as she had in earlier roles.

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LEFT and CENTER: Glamour girl Yvonne De Carlo in two 1940s Universal promotional photos. RIGHT: Photo used for the album cover of Yvonne De Carlo Sings, released in 1957

De Carlo's success in Black Bart helped change her image, so much so that she soon became typecast in westerns. Throughout the 1950s, she made scores of westerns, including Tomahawk (1951), Silver City (1951), and Shotgun (1955). And she even appeared in the pilot episode of the TV series Bonanza in 1959. But her best remembered role in the 1950s was in The Ten Commandments (1956), in which she portrayed Sephora. In addition to her acting career, De Carlo released several albums in the 1950s, highlighting her pleasant singing voice which she had previously showcased in her 1940s musicals.

De Carlo married actor and noted stuntman Robert Morgan in 1955, and they appeared together in the RKO noir thriller Death of a Scoundrel (1956; with George Sanders and Zsa Zsa Gabor). With the birth of her two sons in the late 1950s, she took time off from acting, taking on only occasional guest roles on television shows such as Bonanza. However, while working as a stuntman on the set of How the West Was Won (1962; with Carroll Baker and Henry Fonda), Morgan was nearly killed when he was pinned underneath an avalanche of logs. DeCarlo had to return to work to support her family and pay her husband's mouting medical bills, as it took him several years to recover from his injuries. Once again active in Hollywood, De Carlo took roles in several films, including McLintock! (1963; with John Wayne) and Law of the Lawless (1964; with Dale Robertson and John Agar), before being cast as Lily Munster in the CBS-TV series The Munsters.

the films of yvonne de carlo

Salome, Where She Danced (1945)

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De Carlo as the title character in the Universal drama Salome, Where She Danced

Song of Scheherazade (1947)

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With Jean-Pierre Aumont in the Universal-International adventure Song of Scheherazade

Slave Girl (1947)

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From Universal's Technicolor comedy Slave Girl. LEFT: As the beautiful Francesca. RIGHT: With George Brent

Criss Cross (1949) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From Universal-International's film noir thriller Criss Cross. LEFT: As femme fatale Anna Dundee. RIGHT: With Dan Duryea

Buccaneer's Girl (1950) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From Universal-International's Buccaneer's Girl. RIGHT: With Andrea King

The Desert Hawk (1950)

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As Princess Scheherazade in The Desert Hawk

Scarlet Angel (1952)

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From Univeral's adventure Scarlet Angel

Hurricane Smith (1952)

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With John Ireland in the Paramount adventure Hurricane Smith

Border River (1954) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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With Joel McCrea in the Universal western Border River

Raw Edge (1956)

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From Universal-International's western Raw Edge. LEFT: Glamour photo. RIGHT: With Mara Corday and Neville Brand

Death of a Scoundrel (1956) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

Yvonne De Carlo and George Sanders

Having a drink with George Sanders in the RKO noir release Death of a Scoundrel

Band of Angels (1957) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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From the Civil War epic Band of Angels

The Munsters (1964-1966 CBS TV Series) Get It Here at Movies Unlimited

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LEFT: De Carlo as 'Lily Munster'. CENTER: Pre-production cast photo from early 1964. RIGHT: At Home with the Munsters childrens' album, released by Golden Records in 1965

Hostile Guns (1967)

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From the Paramount western Hostile Guns with Tab Hunter and George Montgomery

The Seven Minutes (1971)

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LEFT: De Carlo portrays movie star Constance Cumberland in Russ Meyer's drama The Seven Minutes, released by 20th Century Fox. RIGHT: With Philip Carey and Marianne McAndrew

later years

Her only TV series, The Munsters exposed Yvonne De Carlo to a new generation of fans. A total of 70 episodes were filmed, yet despite the show's popularity, it was canceled in 1966. Most of the cast members reunited for the theatrically released film Munster, Go Home! (1966; with Robert Pine and John Carradine). De Carlo then went back to westerns, acting in Hostile Guns (1967; with George Montgomery and Tab Hunter) and Arizona Bushwhackers (1968; with John Ireland and Scott Brady). After her divorce in 1968, she guest-starred on several popular television programs. In 1971, she was cast in the Broadway musical Follies with Alexis Smith and Gene Nelson. That same year, she returned to the big screen in two films, The Seven Minutes and The Delta Factor. From the 1970s onward, however, De Carlo's screen appearances became more sporadic in nature. Her last film appearance was in the 1993 film The Sorority House Murders, and her last TV appearance was in the made-for-TV film Here Come the Munsters in 1995. Sadly, Yvonne De Carlo passed away on January 8, 2007, at the age of 84. She was survived by her son, Bruce. Her son Michael passed away in 1997.

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TELEVISION
The Munsters: The Complete Series [DVD] DVD
Twelve-disc set includes the complete seasons 1 and 2 of "The Munsters," plus the feature films "Munster, Go Home!" and "The Munsters' Revenge," and the colorized version of the first-season episode "Family Portrait." 33 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; bonus unaired pilot episode; featurettes.
The Munsters: Family Portrait [DVD](1964) DVD
In order to collect the prize money they've won as a magazine's "American Average Family," every member of the Munster clan has to pose for a photograph. Herman (Fred Gwynne) and Lily (Yvonne De Carlo) become frantic when Grandpa (Al Lewis) refuses to pose for the picture and disappears, leaving Marilyn (Beverley Owen, making her last appearance in the role) to entertain the flirtatious reporters. Butch Patrick, Harvey Korman co-star. Includes both the black-and-white and colorized versions of this first-season episode of "The Munsters." 26 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
TV Pilots: Munsters Rarities (1964) [DVD] DVD
This salute to the monstrous TV family starts off with a five-minute clip, the only surviving footage, from the original color "My Fair Munster" pilot, followed by the complete 17-minute black-and-white version. Next is the unaired version of the second pilot, along with a "Munsters at Marineland" promo, the theatrical trailer for the 1966 film "Munster, Go Home!" and a cast Cheerios TV commercial. 55 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Plays All Regions.
Tales From The Crypt: The Complete Fifth Season [DVD](1993) DVD
All 13 episodes from season five--including "Death of Some Salesmen," "Food for Thought," "Two for the Show," "Came the Dawn," and "Till Death Do We Part"--are included in a three-disc set. 6 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: French, Spanish; virtual comic book. **13 episodes on 3 discs. 6 1/3 hrs.**

FILM
Road To Morocco [DVD](1942) DVD
Shipwreck survivors Bob Hope and Bing Crosby wind up on the Mediterranean coast and take a camel ride into a comedic Arabian Nights-style adventure, as the pair wind up fighting with desert warrior Anthony Quinn for princess Dorothy Lamour. Among the songs featured is the Crosby standard "Moonlight Becomes You." 83 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Spanish; radio broadcast shows; theatrical trailer; photo gallery; DVD-ROM content.
Bing Crosby: Screen Legend Collection [DVD] DVD
This three-disc set features five of crooner Bing Crosby's classics! When the winner of the Miss Pineapple contest isn't enjoying her prize trip to Hawaii, publicist Tony Marvin (Crosby) manufactures the adventure of a lifetime, in "Waikiki Wedding" (1937). Martha Raye, Shirley Ross also star. An eccentric millionaire tests New Yorkers' moral mettle, with a fortune awaiting the most honest "contestant." See if Bing passes the test, in "Double or Nothing" (1937), with Andy Devine and William Frawley. Bing and a bouncing bundle of joy make a delightfully odd couple in the breezy "East Side of Heaven" (1939). Joan Blondell, C. Aubrey Smith co-star. Crosby is a warm-hearted construction worker caring for a friend's talented daughter, in "If I Had My Way" (1940). With Gloria Jean, Charles Winninger. Bing ac-cen-tu-ates the positive as a Navy songster who inspires singing twins (both played by Betty Hutton) to enlist, in "Here Come the Waves" (1944). Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran also star. 7 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailer.
For Whom The Bell Tolls [DVD](1943) DVD
Lavish treatment of Ernest Hemingway's classic novel stars Gary Cooper as an American teacher who journeys to Spain to join the Loyalist forces in their civil war against the Fascists and falls in love with fellow freedom fighter Ingrid Bergman. With Akim Tamiroff, Joseph Calleia and Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner Katina Paxinou. 166 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; production notes; biographies; theatrical trailer.
Brute Force [DVD](1947) DVD
Director Jules Dassin's powerful, noir-flavored prison drama stars Burt Lancaster as an embittered inmate who launches a desperate breakout scheme with his cellblockmates and Hume Cronyn as a power-crazed guard who revels in brutalizing the prisoners. Script by Richard Brooks; with Charles Bickford, Sam Levene, Ann Blyth, Howard Duff (his film debut). 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; interview; photo gallery; theatrical trailer.
Criss Cross [DVD](1949) DVD
Memorable "noir" thriller stars Burt Lancaster as an armored car driver whose affair with ex-wife Yvonne De Carlo forces him to help her husband, gangster Dan Duryea, in a heist. Slickly staged by director Robert Siodmak, the film also features Tony Curtis in his film debut, playing a gigolo. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.
Pirates Of The Golden Age Movie Collection [DVD] DVD
This quartet of spirited swashbucklers is sure to shiver your timbers. First, Yvonne De Carlo stars as a popular entertainer who falls in love with a wealthy aristocrat (Philip Friend) who is actually a pirate out for revenge against the sinister shipping magnate who ruined his father, in "Buccaneer's Girl" (1950). With Robert Douglas, Elsa Lanchester. Wrongly accused of piracy, a hapless shopworker (Donald O'Connor) actually joins a privateer crew and quickly earns a reputation as the most dangerous man on the high seas, in the comedic "Double Crossbones" (1951). Helena Carter co-stars. Next, the action-packed "Yankee Buccaneer" (1952) finds the crew of a 19th-century U.S. Navy frigate disguising themselves as pirates in an effort to catch some real nautical ne'er-do-wells. Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady star. And, with rapier in one hand and rope in the other, Errol Flynn swings into action as a British naval officer charged with stopping pirate Anthony Quinn, in "Against All Flags" (1952). Maureen O'Hara also stars. 5 1/3 hrs. total on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; theatrical trailers.
Silver City [Blu-ray](1951)
Colorful oater stars Edmond O'Brien as a blackballed mining engineer who helps father-daughter prospectors Yvonne De Carlo and Edgar Buchanan strike a rich silver vein in a supposedly tapped-out cavern. When conniving mine owner Barry Fitzgerald finds out the lease wasn't as worthless as he thought, he'll stop at nothing to grab the spoils. Richard Arlen, Gladys George co-star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Silver City [DVD](1951) DVD
Colorful oater stars Edmond O'Brien as a blackballed mining engineer who helps father-daughter prospectors Yvonne De Carlo and Edgar Buchanan strike a rich silver vein in a supposedly tapped-out cavern. When conniving mine owner Barry Fitzgerald finds out the lease wasn't as worthless as he thought, he'll stop at nothing to grab the spoils. Richard Arlen, Gladys George co-star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The San Francisco Story [DVD](1952) DVD
The lawless, sin-filled Barbary Coast of Gold Rush-era San Francisco is the setting for drama, action, and romance, as miner Joel McCrea teams up with newspaperman Onslow Stevens to clean up the city and oust corrupt politician Sidney Blackmer. With Yvonne De Carlo, Florence Bates; look for Tor Johnson in a saloon scene. 80 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Alec Guinness Collection [DVD] DVD
Five of the versatile British actor's legendary comedies are available in this five-disc set. Along with "Kind Hearts and Coronets," "The Ladykillers," "The Lavender Hill Mob" and "The Man in the White Suit," you also get the exclusive title "Captain's Paradise" (1953), in which Guinness is deliriously funny as a ferry skipper who shuttles between the island of Gibraltar and Algiers, where he keeps a wife (British homebody Celia Johnson and exotic temptress Yvonne De Carlo) in each port. 7 1/2 hrs. total.
Sea Devils [DVD](1953) DVD
Rock Hudson is the dashing smuggler who cruises the seas around Napoleonic Europe, and Yvonne De Carlo is the beautiful spy who seeks his help, in this rousing nautical adventure saga from director Raoul Walsh. Maxwell Reed, Denis O'Dea also star. 91 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Fort Algiers [DVD](1953) DVD
In this intrigue-packed drama, Yvonne De Carlo stars as a spy for the French Foreign Legion posing as an Algerian nightclub singer with hopes of exposing an Arab leader on a quest for oil and power. When her cover is blown, she must rely on her soldier boyfriend to save her life. With Carlos Thompson, Raymond Burr, Leif Erickson. 76 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Joel McCrea Westerns Collection [DVD] DVD
"The Virginian" (1946) stars Joel McCrea as Owen Wister's wandering man of few words (among them, "When you call me that, smile") who finds himself going up against old friend Sonny Tufts, part of Brian Donlevy's rustler band. With Barbara Britton, William Frawley. Veteran trail boss McCrea takes a businessman's spoiled son (Dean Stockwell) under his wing during a dangerous "Cattle Drive" (1951); with Leon Ames, Chill Wills. In "Border River" (1954), Confederate officer McCrea and his men nab $2 million in gold bullion on a raid and head to Mexico to buy guns and ammo for the South, only to battle a ruthless Mexican general. Yvonne De Carlo, Pedro Armendariz also star. And McCrea's final film, "Mustang Country" (1976), finds him cast as a former rodeo star who helps a Native American boy round up and tame a wild horse. With Robert Fuller, Nika Mina, Patrick Wayne. 5 1/2 hrs. total on four discs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; photo gallery; poster gallery; more.
Passion [DVD](1954) DVD
Rancher Cornel Wilde, accompanied by the twin sister of his murdered wife (both played by Yvonne De Carlo), sets out to tack down the outlaws responsible in this frontier thriller. Lon Chaney, Jr., Raymond Burr and Rodolfo Acosta also star. 84 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.
Darn Good Westerns, Vol. 2 [DVD] DVD
First, Jon Hall is a "Deputy Marshal" (1949) pitted against crooked landgrabbers preying on farmers. With Frances Langford, Russell Hayden. Accused of crimes they didn't commit, brothers Jim Davis, Jim Latimer, and Preston Foster become "Three Desperate Men" (1951) as they fight to clear their names. Monte Blue, Virginia Grey co-star. A gals-only frontier town is the unique setting for trouble when some male visitors arrive in "Outlaw Women" (1952), with Marie and Jackie Coogan. Deputy Sterling Hayden uses a sawed-off "Shotgun" (1955) in his search for a marshal's killer. Yvonne DeCarlo, Zachary Scott also star. Wild West lawmen Dane Clark and James Craig must find out who's been smuggling guns to rampaging Yaqui Indians in order to prevent a "Massacre" (1956). And fugitive Craig needs the help of "Four Fast Guns" (1959)--including his own brother--to clean up the lawless town of Purgatory. Brett Halsey, Martha Vickers, and Edgar Buchanan co-star. 7 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; interview; theatrical trailers.
Death Of A Scoundrel (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1956) DVD
The ideally cast George Sanders anchors this drama told in flashback over the slain body of a prominent Czech emigre businessman, detailing the many backs he stabbed and lives he ruined as he wound his way to power. Yvonne DeCarlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Colleen Gray, and Tom Conway co-star in this tale inspired by the 1955 unsolved murder of notorious stock manipulator Serge Rubenstein. 120 mi n. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
The Ten Commandments (Restoration Version) [DVD](1956) DVD
Cecil B. DeMille's final film was this grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. The flight from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and Moses' receiving of the Commandments are among this classic film's many highlights. With Edward G. Robinson, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, and a cast of thousands. 3 3/4 hrs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital mono, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; newsreel footage; theatrical trailers. Two-disc set.
The Ten Commandments (Restoration Version) [Blu-ray](1956)
Cecil B. DeMille's final film was this grand-scale religious epic starring Charlton Heston as Moses, an adopted Egyptian prince chosen by God to abandon a life of luxury and lead his fellow Israelites out of slavery. The flight from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and Moses' receiving of the Commandments are among this classic film's many highlights. With Edward G. Robinson, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Yvonne De Carlo, and a cast of thousands. 3 3/4 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, Dolby Digital stereo, French Dolby Digital mono, Portuguese Dolby Digital stereo Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Portuguese, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; newsreel footage; more.
Band Of Angels [DVD](1957) DVD
After she learns she is of African lineage, the penniless daughter (Yvonne De Carlo) of a once-prosperous Kentucky family is sold as a slave to a New Orleans millionaire (Clark Gable) and soon becomes his mistress. When the Civil War erupts, Gable is threatened by one of his former slaves (Sidney Poitier) who has joined the Union army. With Rex Reason, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.; Raoul Walsh directs. 125 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English; featurette; theatrical trailer.
Timbuktu [DVD](1959) DVD
Rousing actioner set in the French Sudan of 1940, where a freshly arrived colonel (George Dolenz) finds his garrison command being regularly raided by rebellious Tuareg nomads. His one chance of brokering truce lies with an American gunrunner (Victor Mature) who offers his custom to both sides. Matters get complicated, though, when the mercenary falls for the officer's beautiful wife (Yvonne De Carlo). John Dehner, Leonard Mudie co-star under Jacques Tourneur's direction. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
McLintock! (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray](1963)
Rousing western-comedy starring John Wayne as a feisty cattleman who finds his life suddenly complicated with the arrival of estranged wife Maureen O'Hara. Seeking a divorce and wanting custody of their teenage daughter, she carries on a battle with Wayne that leads to a famous drag-down muddy brawl. Yvonne DeCarlo, Stefanie Powers, Jerry Van Dyke, and Jack Kruschen star in this Movies Unlimited favorite. 127 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
McLintock! (Widescreen Version) (Remastered Edition) [DVD](1963) DVD
Rousing western-comedy starring John Wayne as a feisty cattleman who finds his life suddenly complicated with the arrival of estranged wife Maureen O'Hara. Seeking a divorce and wanting custody of their teenage daughter, she carries on a battle with Wayne that leads to a famous drag-down muddy brawl. Yvonne DeCarlo, Stefanie Powers, Jerry Van Dyke, and Jack Kruschen star in this Movies Unlimited favorite. 127 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
The Munsters: Two-Movie Fright Fest [DVD] DVD
The Munsters make their movie debut in "Munster, Go Home!" (1966), which takes them to England to claim a castle Herman's inherited. Little do they know that the place is being used as a headquarters for crooks who plan to scare the Munsters out of there. Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Hermione Gingold, Terry-Thomas star. And, TV's freaky family is back in the howl-arious feature-length TV movie "The Munsters' Revenge" (1981). When a mad scientist creates robot doubles of Herman and Grandpa and uses them to rob banks, it's up to the Munsters to catch the real crooks. Gwynne, DeCarlo, Lewis, and Sid Caesar star. 192 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced)/Standard; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
The Power [DVD](1968) DVD
Why are top scientists being murdered one by one? Is it possible that the killer actually possesses psychic powers? Can suave leading man George Hamilton and gorgeous leading lady Suzanne Pleshette figure out what the maniac really wants? Why are you still reading this instead of watching this imaginative sci-fi thriller based on the Frank M. Robinson novel, boasting a musical score by Miklos Rozsa? With Yvonne De Carlo, Richard Carlson, Aldo Ray, and Nehemiah Persoff. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time [DVD](1975) DVD
Dirt-poor artist Anthony Newley loses golddigger wife Stefanie Powers to a rich uptown bore and, with help from pal Isaac Hayes, hatches a nutty kidnap and extortion scheme to win her back. John Candy plays a manic policeman in his first film role; Lloyd Bochner, Yvonne De Carlo also star. AKA: "Good Idea." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Blazing Stewardesses (1975)/The Naughty Stewardesses [DVD](1974) DVD
Fly the sexy skies in two softcore romps from director Al Adamson. Watch as a trio of sassy stews turns a wealthy old man's frontier dude ranch upside down and battles bandits in "Blazing Stewardesses." The eclectic cast includes Regina Carrol, Yvonne De Carlo, B-western stars Bob Livingston and Red Barry, and comedians Harry and Jimmy Ritz (whose roles were originally planned for the Three Stooges). Next, the prequel, "The Naughty Stewardesses," follows four fetching flight attendants as they deal with randy passengers, dirty old men, "fashion" photographers, and other hazards in the sky and on the ground. Donna Desmond and Tracy King star with Carrol and Livingston. AKA: "Fresh Air." 3 1/3 hrs. total. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack:
Satan's Cheerleaders [DVD](1976) DVD
Scarier than "Animal House"! Funnier than "The Exorcist"! Four lovely high school cheerleaders are kidnapped by the school janitor, who's secretly a member of a Satanic cult. More horror, comedy, football action, and sexy girls than any one film has a right to have. John Ireland, Yvonne DeCarlo, John Carradine star. 92 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailers.
Guyana: Crime Of The Century [DVD](1979) DVD
Available at last on video, the notorious exploitation shocker from Mexican director Rene Cardona, Jr. that purported to show the gruesome events leading up to the November 1978 mass suicide of cult leader Reverend Jim Jones and over 900 of his People's Temple followers in the South American jungle. Stuart Whitman stars as the fanatical "Rev. James Johnson"; with Gene Barry, Joseph Cotten, Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland. AKA: "Guyana: Cult of the Damned." 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; biographies; theatrical trailers.
Silent Scream [DVD](1980) DVD
Terror so sudden there is no time to scream! When a young co-ed is unable to find housing on campus, she moves in to a local mansion that has been transformed into a boarding house for college students run by a woman and her son. But when people begin getting murdered at the residence, two detectives try to solve the mystery of the deaths before the body count rises. Rebecca Balding, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Steele, and Yvonne De Carlo star. 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; audio commentary; featurettes; interview; theatrical trailer; TV spot.
The Crew (2000)/Oscar (1991)/Big Trouble (2002) [DVD] DVD
"Grumpy Old Men" meets "Goodfellas" as elderly ex-mobsters Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Seymour Cassel, and Dan Hedaya hatch a plan to save their Miami retirement home from shutting down, only to wind up on the wrong side of a local drug kingpin and the law, in "The Crew." Next, Sylvester Stallone puts on the pinstripes to play "Snaps" Provolone, a 1930s gangster who promises his dying father he'll go straight, discovers his accountant is set to marry his daughter, and loses black bags that contain $50,000 and jewelry. Director John Landis' screwball farce "Oscar" also stars Ornella Muti, Don Ameche, Kirk Douglas, and Marisa Tomei. And, based on humorist Dave Barry's first novel, "Big Trouble" stars Tim Allen as a former Miami Herald columnist who finds himself mistakenly thrust into a stew of eccentric hit men, cops, and hippies whose actions revolve around a missing metal suitcase containing a small nuclear weapon. With Janeane Garofalo, Rene Russo, Tom Sizemore. 4 3/4 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Lustre Creme Shampoo Commercials: The Movie Star Collection [DVD] DVD
Shampoo maker Lustre Creme peddled its soap with movie stars in the late `40s and mid-`50s in commercials that featured the lathered heads of Sandra Dee, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Jones, Jane Russell, Barbara Stanwyck, Esther Williams, Piper Laurie, Yvonne DeCarlo, Jeanne Crain and many others. 60 min.

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FILM
The Barefoot Executive (1995) with Eddie Albert, Jay Mohr, Ann Magnuson, and Kathy Griffin
Here Come the Munsters (1995) with Veronica Hamel, Robert Morse, Christine Taylor, and Mary Woronov
Seasons of the Heart (1993) with Claude Akins
The Sorority House Murders (1993) with Ginger Lynn Allen
Desert Kickboxer (1992)
The Naked Truth (1992) with Billy Barty, David Birney, Alex Cord, Erik Estrada, Norman Fell, Lou Ferrigno, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Dick Gautier
Oscar (1991) with Sylvester Stallone, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri, Joey Travolta, Don Ameche, and Eddie Bracken
Mirror, Mirror (1990) with Karen Black
American Gothic (1988) with Rod Steiger, Michael J. Pollard, and Fiona Hutchison
Cellar Dweller (1988) with Vince Edwards, Debrah Farentino, and Pamela Bellwood
A Masterpiece of Murder (1986) with Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Jayne Meadows, Anne Francis, Stella Stevens, Frank Gorshin, Kevin McCarthy, and Anita Morris
Flesh and Bullets (1985) with Aldo Ray, Cesar Romero, and Cornel Wilde
Play Dead (1985)
Vultures (1983) with Stuart Whitman, Meredith MacRae, and Aldo Ray
National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982) with Gerrit Graham, Misty Rowe, and Jacklyn Zeman
The Munsters' Revenge (1981) with Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, and Sid Caesar
Liar's Moon (1981) with Matt Dillon, Hoyt Axton, Broderick Crawford, and Christopher Connelly
Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1980) with Stuart Whitman, John Ireland, Gene Barry, Joseph Cotten, and Bradford Dillman
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980) with Sybil Danning, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey, Misty Rowe, Victor Buono, Herbert Lom, Gregg Palmer, and George Raft
Silent Scream (1980) with Barbara Steele, Cameron Mitchell, and Avery Schreiber
Nocturna (1979) with John Carradine
Satan's Cheerleaders (1977) with John Ireland, Jacqueline Cole, John Carradine, and Sydney Chaplin; directed by Greydon Clark
House of Shadows (1976) with John Gavin
Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1975) with Anthony Newley, Stefanie Powers, Isaac Hayes, Lloyd Bochner, and John Candy
Blazing Stewardesses (1974) with Regina Carrol and Don 'Red' Barry; directed by Al Adamson
The Mark of Zorro (1974) with Ricardo Montalban, Gilbert Roland, Frank Langella, Louise Sorel, and Anne Archer
The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974) with Don Murray, Bert Convy, Gloria Grahame, Van Johnson, Ralph Meeker, Cameron Mitchell, Mary Ann Mobley, John Ireland, and Walter Pidgeon
The Delta Factor (1971) with Christopher George, Yvette Mimieux, Diane McBain, Rhodes Reason, and Ralph Taeger
The Seven Minutes (1971) with Edy Williams, Philip Carey, Jay C. Flippen, Lyle Bettger, Charles Drake, John Carradine, and Tom Selleck; directed by Russ Meyer
Arizona Bushwhackers (1968) with John Ireland, Scott Brady, Howard Keel, Marilyn Maxwell, Brian Donlevy, and James Craig
The Power (1968) with George Hamilton, Suzanne Pleshette, Richard Carlson, Earl Holliman, Gary Merrill, Barbara Nichols, Aldo Ray, and Michael Rennie
Hostile Guns (1967) with Tab Hunter, George Montgomery, Brian Donlevy, John Russell, James Craig, Richard Arlen, Don 'Red' Barry, and Fuzzy Knight
Munster, Go Home (1966) with Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Terry-Thomas, Debbie Watson, Hermione Gingold, Robert Pine, John Carradine, Bernard Fox, and Richard Dawson
A Global Affair (1964) with Bob Hope and Jacques Bergerac
Law of the Lawless (1964) with John Agar, Dale Robertson, William Bendix, Richard Arlen, Jody McCrea, Kent Taylor, Bill Williams, Lon Chaney Jr., and Don 'Red' Barry
McLintock! (1963) with John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Stefanie Powers, Chill Wills, Jerry Van Dyke, Edgar Buchanan, and Bruce Cabot
Timbuktu (1959) with Victor Mature, George Dolenz, Marcia Henderson, and Robert Clarke
The Sword and the Cross (1958) with Philippe Hersent, Terence Hill, and Rossana Podesta
Band of Angels (1957) with Clark Gable, Rex Reason, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Andrea King, and Raymond Bailey
Raw Edge (1956) with Rex Reason, Rory Calhoun, Mara Corday, John Gavin, Neville Brand, and Ed Fury
Death of a Scoundrel (1956) with George Sanders, Coleen Gray, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory, John Hoyt, Tom Conway, and Werner Klemperer
Magic Fire (1956) with Rita Gam, Carlos Thompson, and Peter Cushing
The Ten Commandments (1956) with Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget, Woody Strode, John Derek, Vincent Price, Mike Connors, and John Carradine
Flame of the Islands (1955) with Howard Duff, James Arness, and Zachary Scott
Shotgun (1955) with Sterling Hayden and Zachary Scott
The Contessa's Secret (1955) with Rossano Brazzi
Passion (1954) with Cornel Wilde, Raymond Burr, and Lon Chaney Jr.
Border River (1954) with Joel McCrea
Happy Ever After (1954) with David Niven and Barry Fitzgerald
The Backbone of America (1953) with Wendell Corey, Gene Lockhart, Thomas Mitchell, and Gloria Talbott
Fort Algiers (1953) with Raymond Burr, Carlos Thompson, and Leif Erickson
Sombrero (1953) with Ricardo Montalban, Cyd Charisse, Pier Angeli, and Vittorio Gassman
The Captain's Paradise (1953) with Alec Guinness and Sebastian Cabot
Sea Devils (1953) with Rock Hudson
Hurricane Smith (1952) with John Ireland, James Craig, Forrest Tucker, Lyle Bettger, and Richard Arlen
The San Francisco Story (1952) with Joel McCrea
Scarlet Angel (1952) with Rock Hudson, Richard Denning, and Amanda Blake
Tomahawk (1951) with Van Heflin, Rock Hudson, Susan Cabot, and Alex Nicol
Hotel Sahara (1951) with Peter Ustinov
Silver City (1951) with Edmond O'Brien, Richard Arlen, Barry Fitzgerald, Kasey Rogers, Edgar Buchanan, and Myron Healey
Buccaneer's Girl (1950) with Elsa Lancester, Andrea King, and Peggie Castle
The Desert Hawk (1950) with Jackie Gleason, George Macready, Rock Hudson, and Joe Besser
Criss Cross (1949) with Burt Lancaster, Richard Long, Dan Duryea, and Stephen McNally
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949) with Howard Duff and Lloyd Bridges
The Gal Who Took the West (1949) with Scott Brady and John Russell
Black Bart (1948) with Dan Duryea and Percy Kilbride
Casbah (1948) with Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Marta Toren, Hugo Haas, and Virginia Gregg
River Lady (1948) with Dan Duryea and Rod Cameron
Brute Force (1947) with Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Howard Duff, Ann Blyth, and Ella Raines
Slave Girl (1947) with George Brent, Broderick Crawford, Albert Dekker, and Andy Devine
Song of Scheherazade (1947) with Brian Donlevy, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and Eve Arden
Bring on the Girls (1945) with Veronica Lake and Sonny Tufts
Frontier Gal (1945) with Rod Cameron, Andy Devine, Fuzzy Knight, Sheldon Leonard, and Clara Blandick
Salome, Where She Danced (1945) with Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak, and Albert Dekker
Deerslayer (1943) with Jean Parker, Larry Parks, and Wanda McKay
True to Life (1943) with Dick Powell, Mary Martin, Franchot Tone, and William Demarest
Youth on Parade (1942)
The Kink of the Campus (1941)

TELEVISION SERIES
The Munsters, CBS-TV series which ran from 1964 through 1966; a total of 70 episodes were produced. De Carlo portrayed Lily Munster.

TELEVISION GUEST APPEARANCES
Tales from the Crypt, episode Death of Some Salesmen, originally aired October 2, 1993
Dream On, episode The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, originally aired July 7, 1991
The Black Stallion, episode Star Quality, originally aired October 6, 1990
Murder, She Wrote, episode Jessica Behind Bars, originally aired December 1, 1985
Fantasy Island, episode The Victim/The Mermaid, originally aired December 1, 1979
Fantasy Island, episode Charlie's Cherubs/Stalag 3, originally aired December 9, 1978
The Name of the Game, episode Island of Gold and Precious Stones, originally aired January 16, 1970
The Virginian, episode Crime Wave in Buffalo Springs, originally aired January 29, 1969
Custer, episode The Raiders, originally aired December 27, 1967
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., episode The Moulin Ruse Affair, originally aired January 17, 1967
The Greatest Show on Earth, episode The Night the Monkey Died, originally aired March 10, 1964
Burke's Law, episode Who Killed Beau Sparrow?, originally aired December 27, 1963
The Virginian, episode A Time Remembered, originally aired December 11, 1963
Death Valley Days, episode The Lady Was an M.D., originally aired August 29, 1962
Follow the Sun, episode Annie Beeler's Place, originally aired February 11, 1962
Follow the Sun, episode The Longest Crap Game in History, originally aired November 5, 1961
Adventures in Paradise, episode Isle of Eden, originally aired February 22, 1960
Bonanza, episode A Rose for Lotta, originally aired September 12, 1959
Playhouse 90, episode Verdict of Three, originally aired April 24, 1958
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, episode Storm Over Rapallo, originally aired June 14, 1957
Shower of Stars, episode Skits & Sketches, originally aired May 9, 1957
Screen Directors Playhouse, episode Hot Cargo, originally aired January 4, 1956
The Ford Television Theatre, episode Madame 44, originally aired March 5, 1953
Lights Out, episode Another Country, originally aired March 24, 1952

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The Official Munsters Web Site
Hosted by Butch Patrick, the Official Munsters Web Site contains lots of information about the 1964 through 1966 TV series starring Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Pat Priest, and Yvonne De Carlo. Autographed photos and other assorted memorabilia can be purchased here. Great site, with excellent graphics.

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