Patricia Morison performances

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This is a chronological listing of Patricia Morison's major acting credits. It includes her stage, screen, and television work, as well as one of her radio credits.



Medium Title Date Theatre,
or Network
Role Notes / Other Performers
Stage Don't Mind the Rain 1933 Provincetown Playhouse Morison performed the song "Simple Silly I."
Stage Growing Pains November 23, 1933 Ambassador Helen A comedy by Aurania Rouveral. With Johnny Downs, Jean Rouverah, Joan Wheeler, Charles Eaton, Eddie Acuff, Phillipe De Lacy, Georgette McKee (Andrea King). 29 performances.
Stage Victoria Regina December 26, 1935 Broadhurst (Understudy) A drama by Laurence Housman. With Helen Hayes, Vincent Price. Morison understudied all the women in cast. 517 performances.
Film Wreckless 1935 Jam Handy Organization Mary Jane Martin Griffith
Stage The Two Bouquets May 31, 1938 Windsor Laura Rivers An operetta by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. With Marcy Wescott, Alfred Drake, Winston O'Keefe, Leo G. Carroll, Leslie French. 55 performances.
Film Persons in Hiding 1939 Paramount Dorothy Bronson Lynne Overman, J. Carrol Naish.
Film I'm from Missouri 1939 Paramount Mrs. Allison Hamilton aka Rowe Bob Burns, Gladys George.
Film The Magnificent Fraud 1939 Paramount Claire Hill Lloyd Nolan, Akim Tamiroff.
Film Untamed 1940 Paramount Alverna Easter Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, William Frawley. Filmed in Technicolor.
Film Rangers of Fortune 1940 Paramount Sharon McCloud Fred MacMurray, Albert Dekker.
Film Romance of the Rio Grande 1940 20th Century-Fox Rosita Cesar Romero (as the Cisco Kid), Ricardo Cortez, Chris-Pin Martin.
Film Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival 1940 Republic Herself


Medium Title Date Theatre,
or Network
Role Notes / Other Performers
Film The Round Up 1941 Paramount Janet Allen Richard Dix, Preston Foster.
Film One Night in Lisbon 1941 Paramount Gerry Houston Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll.
Film Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play 1941 Republic Herself Jane Withers, Cesar Romero.
Film Meet the Stars #8: Stars Past and Present 1941 Republic Herself
Film Beyond the Blue Horizon 1942 Paramount Sylvia Dorothy Lamour. Filmed in Technicolor.
Film Night in New Orleans 1942 Paramount Ethel Abbott Preston Foster, Albert Dekker.
Film Are Husbands Necessary? 1942 Paramount Myra Ponsonby Ray Milland, Betty Field.
Stage USO Tour August 22, 1942 Herself Al Jolson, Merle Oberon, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh.
Film Silver Skates 1943 Monogram Claire Kenny Baker, Belita.
Film Hitler's Madman 1943 M-G-M Jarmilla Hanka John Carradine, Alan Curtis.
Film The Fallen Sparrow 1943 RKO Radio Barby Taviton John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara.
Film The Song of Bernadette 1943 20th Century-Fox Empress Eugenie Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Vincent Price.
Film Calling Dr. Death 1943 Universal Stella Madden Lon Chaney, Jr., Ramsay Ames. Part of the "Inner Sanctum" series.
Film Where Are Your Children? 1943 Monogram Linda Woodford Jackie Cooper, Gale Storm
Stage Allah Be Praised! April 20, 1944 Adelphi Marcia Mason Moore A Musical Comedy written by George Marion, Jr. Music: Baldwin Bgrgersen. With Joey Faye, Sid Stone, Jack Albertson, Mary Jane Walsh, John Hoysradt, Sheila Bond. 20 performances.
Film Without Love 1945 M-G-M Edwina Collins Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Film Lady on a Train 1945 Universal Joyce Williams Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, Dan Duryea.
Film Dressed to Kill 1946 Universal Mrs. Hilda Courtney Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes), Nigel Bruce (as Dr. Watson).
Film Danger Woman 1946 Universal Eve Ruppert Don Porter, Brenda Joyce.
Film Queen of the Amazons 1946 Screen Guild Jean Preston Robert Lowery.
Film Tarzan and the Huntress 1947 RKO Radio Tanya Rawlins Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Barton MacLane.
Film Song of the Thin Man 1947 M-G-M Phyllis Talbin William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leon Ames.
Film Kiss of Death 1947 20th Century-Fox Mrs. Bianco
(scenes deleted prior to release)
Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Richard Widmark.
Film The Prince of Thieves 1947 Columbia Maid Marian Jon Hall (as Robin Hood), Adele Jergens. Filmed in Cinecolor.
Film Sofia 1948 Film Classics Magda Onescu Gene Raymond, Sigrid Gurie, Mischa Auer. Filmed in Cinecolor on location in Mexico.
Film The Return of Wildfire 1948 Screen Guild Pat Marlowe Richard Arlen. Released in sepiatone.
Stage Kiss Me, Kate December 30, 1948 New Century Lilli Vanessi A Musical Comedy By Samuel and Bella Spewack. Songs By Cole Porter. With Alfred Drake, Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang. Ran until July 28, 1951. 1,077 performances.
TV The Toast of the Town February 22, 1949 CBS Herself Hosted by Ed Sullivan.
TV The Toast of the Town April 10, 1949 CBS Herself Hosted by Ed Sullivan.
TV The Jack Carter Show September 23, 1950 CBS Herself Hosted by Jack Carter. Other guest: Cesar Romero.
TV Robert Montgomery Presents
Episode: "Rio Rita"
November 13, 1950 NBC Rio Rita
TV Nash Airflyte Theatre
Episode: "Trial By Jury"
November 30, 1950 CBS Angeline


Medium Title Date Theatre,
or Network
Role Notes / Other Performers
TV Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
Episode: "Light Up The Sky"
January 19, 1951 ABC
Stage Kiss Me, Kate March 8, 1951 Coliseum Lilli Vanessi Bill Johnson, Julie Wilson, Walter Long; 400 performances.
Radio The Railroad Hour
Episode: "Frederika"
February 18, 1952 NBC Frederika Gordon MacRae. Based on the operetta by Franz Lehár
TV The Cases of Eddie Drake March 6, 1952 DuMont[1] Dr. Karen Gayle Don Haggerty
TV Celanese Theatre
Episode: "When Ladies Meet"
May 11, 1952 ABC
TV Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "The Man in the Box"
February 26, 1953 CBS
TV Four Star Playhouse
Episode: "The Ladies on his Mind"
May 21, 1953 CBS Charlotte Kirby Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Hillary Brooke
TV Lux Video Theatre
Episode: "The Moment of the Rose"
November 19, 1953 CBS
Stage The King And I February 22, 1954 St. James Anna Leonowens A musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. With Yul Brynner. Succeeded Gertrude Lawrence, Celeste Holm, Constance Carpenter, and Annamary Dickey. Morison performed in the play until it closed on March 20, 1954, then continued with its tour.
TV The Toast of the Town March 28, 1954 CBS Herself Performed songs from The King And I.
Stage The King And I May 17, 1954 Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Auditorium Anna Leonowens
TV Screen Directors Playhouse
Episode: "Dream"
May 16, 1956 NBC Vivienne Monet
TV Schlitz Playhouse Of Stars
Episode: "The Trophy"
October 12, 1956 CBS Jennifer Mauldron
TV Lux Video Theatre
Episode: "Eileen"
March 14, 1957 CBS Eileen Gordon MacRae
TV Hallmark Hall of Fame
Episode: "Kiss Me, Kate"
November 20, 1958 NBC Lilli Vanessi With Alfred Drake. Originally broadcast in color.
TV Have Gun — Will Travel
Episode: "The Moor's Revenge"
December 27, 1958 CBS Victoria Vestris Richard Boone, Vincent Price, Morey Amsterdam.
TV The Voice of Firestone
Episode: "Concert"
March 1959 NBC Herself
Stage The King And I June 11, 1959 Municipal Theatre,
St. Louis, MO
Anna Leonowens
Stage Gay 90's Night 1959 Tour Herself
Film Song Without End 1960 Columbia George Sand Dirk Bogarde, Capucine


Medium Title Date Theatre,
or Network
Role Notes / Other Performers
TV U.S. Steel Hour
Episode: "The Secrets Of Stella Crozier"
March 20, 1963 CBS Stella Crozier
TV Kiss Me, Kate April 20, 1964 BBC Lilli Vanessi Howard Keel, Millicent Martin
Stage Kiss Me, Kate April 1965 Opera House, Seattle, WA Lilli Vanessi
Stage Kiss Me, Kate May 12, 1965 New York City Center Lilli Vanessi
TV The Tony Awards March 28, 1971 Palace Herself Morison and Yul Brynner performed "Shall We Dance" from The King and I.
Stage The Sound of Music August 22, 1972 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles, CA
Elsa Schraeder
TV Benjamin Franklin
(mini series)
1974 CBS Eddie Albert, Melvyn Douglas, Lloyd Bridges, Beau Bridges.
Film Won Ton Ton — The Dog Who Saved Hollywood 1976 Paramount Star at screening Bruce Dern, Madeline Kahn, Art Carney, Phil Silvers, numerous guest stars
Stage Kiss Me, Kate November 1978 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, England Lilli Vanessi Stephen Arlen, Bob Grant, John Hewer, Timothy Spall, Laurel Ford, Roger Allam
TV Mirrors 1984 NBC Mrs. Rome Tim Daly, Shanna Reed, Signe Hasso, Keenan Wynn.
TV Cheers
Episode: "Send in the Crane"
1989 NBC Mrs. Ridgeway Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley
Film Broadway — The Golden Age 2003 Second Act Productions Herself

Other credits[edit]

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Morison performed on stage numerous times — largely in stock and touring productions. These included both musical and dramatic plays, among them Milk and Honey, Kismet, The Merry Widow, Song of Norway, Do I Hear a Waltz?, Bell, Book and Candle, The Fourposter, Separate Tables, and Private Lives.


  1. ^ From the IMDb: "A filmed half-hour detective series, nine episodes of which were originally produced in 1949 by CBS but never aired on that network. DuMont bought the films and produced four more episodes in 1952, at which point the character of criminal psychologist Karen Gayle was added." [1]