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Charlotte Henry as Lena Rivers harlotte Henry's film career, spanning twelve years from 1930 to 1942, produced 30 feature films. Some of her roles were relatively minor, while in some films, such as Lena Rivers and Alice In Wonderland, she received top billing. She made most of her films between 1930 and 1937 and that appears to have been her golden period. There would be nothing else until 1941 when she appeared in three films, playing minor roles and a final two in 1942. By that time she had become disenchanted with the film industry and retired from it, opening up an employment agency with her mother which they ran together for a number of years. Following her mother's death she became an executive secretary to the Bishop of San Diego and was happily married to Dr. James Dempsey. She died in April 1980.

FILMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Charlotte Henry in Harmony At Home 1930
Harmony at Home (1930) .... Dora Haller ... aka She Steps Out

Courage (1930) .... Gwendolyn Colbrook

On Your Back (1930) .... Belle

Huckleberry Finn (1931) billed as Charlotte V. Henry (V for Virginia) .... Mary Jane
SYNOPSIS: Based on the novel by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn stars Junior Durkin in the title role, Jackie Coogan as Tom Sawyer, Mitzi Green as Becky Thatcher and Clarence Muse as Jim the slave. While not entirely true to the book, the basic storyline begins when Huck's no-good Pap (Warner Richmond) kidnaps the boy from his guardian, the Widow Douglas. Huck stages his own "death" and escapes down the Mississippi on a raft, in the company of Tom Sawyer and escaped slave Jim. The threesome link up with two confidence men, the King (Oscar Apfel) and the Duke (Eugene Pallette). The unscrupulous pair plan fleece the grieving family of a recently deceased man of wealth, but Huck falls in love with one of the victims of the scam (Charlotte Henry) and thwarts the villains.
Arrowsmith (1931) (uncredited) .... Pioneer Girl
John Ford's adaptation of the Sinclair Lewis Nobel Prize-winning novel stars Ronald Colman as the idealistic Martin Arrowsmith. Although a brilliant medical student, Arrowsmith's chances of pursuing a research fellowship are sidetracked by his marriage to nurse Leora Tozer (Helen Hayes). The couple returns to Leora's small Minnesota hometown, where Arrowsmith establishes a medical practice while continuing to do research on his own.

Forbidden (1932) .... Roberta: aged 18
SYNOPSIS: On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herself off as the baby's nanny. When Bob learns what is going on, he adopts the little girl, not telling his wife or anyone else where she came from. Lulu gets a job at a newspaper. Things get complicated when the editor gets the dirt on Grover, but also wants to marry Lulu.

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) (uncredited) .... Girl
SYNOPSIS: In 19th Century Paris, the maniacal Dr. Mirakle abducts young women and injects them with ape blood in an attempt to prove ape-human kinship. He constantly meets failure as the abducted women die. Medical student Pierre Dupin discovers what Mirakle is doing too late to prevent the abduction of his girlfriend Camille. Now he desperately tries to enlist the help of the police to get her back.

Rasputin and the Empress (1932) (uncredited) .... Girl
... aka Rasputin the Mad Monk (UK)

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1932) (Emma Jane)
SYNOPSIS: This Kate Douglas Wiggin children's classic stars Marian Nixon as Rebecca, who is placed in the care of her wealthy, spiteful old Aunts Miranda (Louise Closser Hale) and Jane (Mae Marsh). Despite her indifferent treatment, she eventually wins them over with her good nature. She also reforms avowed atheist Zion Simpson (Alan Hale), convincing him to marry his common-law wife (Eula Gay). As a reward for all her good works, Rebecca wins the love of local doctor Ladd (Ralph Bellamy).


Lena Rivers (1932) .... Lena Rivers
Charlotte Henry as Lena Rivers ... aka The Sin of Lena Rivers
SYNOPSIS: Charlotte Henry, in the title role, plays a girl who is very fond of animals. While on vacation she meets a man, Durrie (Morgan Galloway) (pictured left) in the woods. However, as he's out shooting rabbits she's less than impressed. She later finds out that he is her father's ward and despite the previous encounter, she falls in love with him. Later Durrie drives while drunk and accidentally kills her grandmother. Not exactly the stuff that true love is made from, but well worth watching to see how it all turns out.

Man Hunt (1933) .... Josie
SYNOPSIS: Junior Durkin who burst upon the movie scene as Huck Finn in 1930's Tom Sawyer, is the teenage star of Man Hunt. Durkin plays an aspiring detective (courtesy of a correspondence school) who decides to take on the case of a robbery/murder. He uncovers a cache of stolen diamonds, and is nearly rubbed out by a mysterious baldheaded assailant. Junior's leading lady is Charlotte Henry, who'd previously costarred with him in 'Huckleberry Finn'.
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
.... Alice
SYNOPSIS: Charlotte Henry appearing as perhaps the definitive 'Alice' and appearing with a galaxy of the stars of the day, including Gary Cooper and Cary Grant. Production values are high and this film version of Lewis Carroll's classic story comes close to capturing the off-center whimsy of the tale, with costumes and makeup very much in the style of Tenniel's drawings. Despite being made over sixty years ago, the film holds up very well indeed, and it's become THE cult Alice adaptation. On a boring winter afternoon, Alice dreams, that she's visiting the land behind the mirror. This turns out to be a surrealistic nightmare, with all sorts of strange things happening to her.


The Human Side (1934)
.... Lucille Sheldon
The Human Side
The story of a theatrical producer, his divorced wife and their four children.
The Last Gentleman (1934) .... Marjorie
SYNOPSIS: Cabot Barr (George Arliss) summons his relatives to the family estate for a memorial service as his niece is missing, presumed dead. Barr taunts each one, claiming their only interest in him is his money, and sends them away when the report about the niece proves to be false. Only niece Marjorie seems to be the object of any sentimental affection. Weeks later, Marjorie and her mother, Augusta (Edna May Oliver) and Allan (Frank Albertson), a young man Barr admires, are invited to Barr manor. When his son, Judd (Donald Meek), seeks to have him declared insane, the shock kills the old man. Again, the family is gathered, a curtain is drawn and the old man appears on a film, and he tells each relative what he is leaving them and why, or why not. Marjorie is left the bulk of the estate as the old man, on film, declares her to be the only one worthy of carrying on the Barr traditions.


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