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* ''Film/Scarface1932'' (1932) as Poppy

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* ''Film/Scarface1932'' (1932) as Poppy


After studying at Pasadena Playhouse, she was signed by Fox Studios and her big chance came when producer Creator/HowardHughes selected her to play the blond moll in the 1932 crime epic, ''Film/Scarface1932'', Morley was put on a contract by Creator/{{MGM}} and starred in such early 1930s movies as ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) (with Creator/GretaGarbo), ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' (with Creator/JohnBarrymore), ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) (with Creator/JeanHarlow), as well as films with Creator/LionelBarrymore'', Creator/WallaceBeery and Creator/BorisKarloff. In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life, including her intention to start a family and her marriage to director Charles Vidor. She continued working as a freelance performer, appearing in Creator/KingVidor's ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934), Creator/MichaelCurtiz' ''Black Fury'' (1935) and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940).

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After studying at Pasadena Playhouse, she was signed by Fox Studios and her big chance came when producer Creator/HowardHughes selected her to play the blond moll in the 1932 crime epic, ''Film/Scarface1932'', Morley was put on a contract by Creator/{{MGM}} and starred in such early 1930s movies as ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) (with Creator/GretaGarbo), ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' (with Creator/JohnBarrymore), ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) (with Creator/JeanHarlow), as well as films with Creator/LionelBarrymore'', Creator/LionelBarrymore, Creator/WallaceBeery and Creator/BorisKarloff. In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life, including her intention to start a family and her marriage to director Charles Vidor. She continued working as a freelance performer, appearing in Creator/KingVidor's ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934), Creator/MichaelCurtiz' ''Black Fury'' (1935) and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940).


In 1947, her screen career came to a halt when she testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refused to answer questions about her possible enrollment in the Communist Party. Afterward, she continued promoting left-wing causes and married actor Lloyd Gough. In 1954, she ran unsuccessfully as a New York lieutenant governor candidate for the American Labor Party.

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In 1947, her screen career came to a halt when she testified before [[UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist the House Committee on Un-American Activities Activities]] and refused to answer questions about her possible enrollment in the Communist Party. Afterward, she continued promoting left-wing causes and married actor Lloyd Gough. In 1954, she ran unsuccessfully as a New York lieutenant governor candidate for the American Labor Party.


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* ''Film/GabrielOveTheWhiteHouse'' (1933) as Pendola Molloy

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* ''Film/GabrielOveTheWhiteHouse'' ''Film/GabrielOverTheWhiteHouse'' (1933) as Pendola Molloy


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* ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' (1932) as Sheila Barton

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* ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' (1932) as Sheila BartonBarton
* ''Film/GabrielOveTheWhiteHouse'' (1933) as Pendola Molloy
* ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) as Mrs. Lucy Talbot
* ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934) as Mary Simms
* ''Film/TheLittlestRebel'' (1935) as Mrs. Cary
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940) as Mrs. Collins
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After studying at Pasadena Playhouse, she was signed by Fox Studios and her big chance came when producer Creator/HowardHughes selected her to play the blond moll in the 1932 crime epic, ''Film/Scarface1932'', Morley was put on a contract by MGM and starred in such early 1930s movies as ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) (with Creator/GretaGarbo), ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' (with Creator/JohnBarrymore), ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) (with Creator/JeanHarlow), as well as films with Creator/LionelBarrymore'', Creator/WallaceBeery and Creator/BorisKarloff. In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life, including her intention to start a family and her marriage to director Charles Vidor. She continued working as a freelance performer, appearing in Creator/KingVidor's ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934), Creator/MichaelCurtiz' ''Black Fury'' (1935) and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940).

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After studying at Pasadena Playhouse, she was signed by Fox Studios and her big chance came when producer Creator/HowardHughes selected her to play the blond moll in the 1932 crime epic, ''Film/Scarface1932'', Morley was put on a contract by MGM Creator/{{MGM}} and starred in such early 1930s movies as ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) (with Creator/GretaGarbo), ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' (with Creator/JohnBarrymore), ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) (with Creator/JeanHarlow), as well as films with Creator/LionelBarrymore'', Creator/WallaceBeery and Creator/BorisKarloff. In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life, including her intention to start a family and her marriage to director Charles Vidor. She continued working as a freelance performer, appearing in Creator/KingVidor's ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934), Creator/MichaelCurtiz' ''Black Fury'' (1935) and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940).



In the early 1970s, Morley briefly resumed her acting career with guest roles in television series such as ''Series/{{Kojak}}'', ''Series/KungFu'', and ''Series/PoliceWoman''.

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In the early 1970s, Morley briefly resumed her acting career with guest roles in television series such as ''Series/{{Kojak}}'', ''Series/KungFu'', and ''Series/PoliceWoman''.''Series/PoliceWoman''.

!!Karen Morley works with TV Tropes pages:

* ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) as Carlotta
* ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' as Sonia
* ''Film/Scarface1932'' (1932) as Poppy
* ''Film/{{Downstairs}}'' (1932) as Karl's New Employer (uncredited)
* ''Film/ThePhantomOfCrestwood'' (1932) as Jenny Wren
* ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' (1932) as Sheila Barton

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Karen Morley (born Mildred Linton, December 12, 1909 March 8, 2003) was an American film actress.

After studying at Pasadena Playhouse, she was signed by Fox Studios and her big chance came when producer Creator/HowardHughes selected her to play the blond moll in the 1932 crime epic, ''Film/Scarface1932'', Morley was put on a contract by MGM and starred in such early 1930s movies as ''Film/MataHari'' (1931) (with Creator/GretaGarbo), ''Film/ArseneLupin1932'' (with Creator/JohnBarrymore), ''Film/DinnerAtEight'' (1933) (with Creator/JeanHarlow), as well as films with Creator/LionelBarrymore'', Creator/WallaceBeery and Creator/BorisKarloff. In 1934, Morley left MGM after arguments about her roles and her private life, including her intention to start a family and her marriage to director Charles Vidor. She continued working as a freelance performer, appearing in Creator/KingVidor's ''Film/OurDailyBread'' (1934), Creator/MichaelCurtiz' ''Black Fury'' (1935) and ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' (1940).

In 1947, her screen career came to a halt when she testified before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refused to answer questions about her possible enrollment in the Communist Party. Afterward, she continued promoting left-wing causes and married actor Lloyd Gough. In 1954, she ran unsuccessfully as a New York lieutenant governor candidate for the American Labor Party.

In the early 1970s, Morley briefly resumed her acting career with guest roles in television series such as ''Series/{{Kojak}}'', ''Series/KungFu'', and ''Series/PoliceWoman''.

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