In every one of her movies, Claire Dodd plays exactly the kind of woman you worry about running into: smart, sly, sexy, and utterly amoral. She often came between the heroine and hero whether either of them liked it or not, and she always managed it with a delicious amount of flair. Dodd began acting just as the talkies came in and kept a remarkably private to herself, and though she was a constant featured player, was rarely profiled or singled out by ads or reviews. She was a workhorse, plain and simple.

Dodd retired from acting in the early 1940s and raised her kids with her second husband. She passed away in 1973.

Claire Dodd’s Pre-Code Filmography


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