The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball

Paulette Goddard
Director: Elliott Nugent Cast: Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard
, Ray Milland
Ray Milland
, Virginia Field
Virginia Field
Elliott Nugent


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Overloaded with unreleased films in 1942 and 1943, Paramount Pictures cleaned house by diverting several pictures to United Artists. One such effort was The Crystal Ball, wherein beauty contest loser Toni Gerard (Paulette Goddard) takes a job as a sideshow fortune teller. Subbing for the ailing head (Gladys George) of a fake medium racket, Toni whimsically advises attorney Brad Cavanaugh (Ray Milland) to purchase some property that is coveted by the government. Cavanaugh follows her advice, nearly ruining himself in the process. All turns out okay in the end, but there's a last-minute entanglement when several of Toni's disgruntled clients converge upon her all at once. Strictly second-rate, The Crystal Ball is salvaged by the work of such surehanded supporting players as William Bendix, Cecil Kellaway, Mary Field, Ernest Truex, Iris Adrian, Nestor Paiva and Mabel Paige (in her film debut).

Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2021
UPC: 0851968007613
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Classicflix
Time: 1:22:00
Sales rank: 23,837

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paulette Goddard Toni Gerard
Ray Milland Brad Cavanaugh
Virginia Field Jo Ainsley
William Bendix Biff Carter
Gladys George Mme. Zenobia
Cecil Kellaway Pop Tibbets
Ernest Truex Mr. Martin
Mary Field Foster
Frank Conlan Dusty
Iris Adrian Mrs. Martin
Mabel Paige Lady with pekinese
Regina Wallace Mrs. Smythe
Peter Jamieson Brad's Secretary
Donald Douglas Mr. Bowman
Nestor Paiva Stukov
Sig Arno Waiter at Stukov's
Eric Alden Actor
May Beatty Dowager
Marjorie Deanne Cigarette Girl
Donald Gallagher Ambulance Driver
Lynda Grey Actor
Charles Irwin Spieler
Alice Kirby Actor
Lorraine Miller Actor
Christopher King Actor
Marcella Phillips Actor
Donivee Lee Garter Girls--Bazaar Sequence
Maxine Ardell Secretary
Hillary Brooke Jo's Friend
Yvonne De Carlo Secretary
Tom Dugan Plumber
Maude Eburne "Apple Annie" Character
Babe London Tandem rider
Reginald Sheffield Dad in shooting gallery

Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Roland Anderson Art Director
Richard Blumenthal Producer
Hans Dreier Art Director
Doane Harrison Editor
George Sawley Set Decoration/Design
Leo Tover Cinematographer
Virginia van Upp Screenwriter
Victor Young Score Composer

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