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Una Merkel – The Best Pal

Getting her start in the pictures as a stand-in for Lillian Gish, Una Merkel’s deft comic skill was soon discovered. She became the requisite smart talking best friend in a wide variety of Pre-Code comedies.

Her gift never left her, and later roles included Destry Rides Again with Marlene Dietrich and even a role in the Lana Turner remake of The Merry Widow. She transitioned into television before retiring in 1965, and passed away in 1986.

Una Merkel’s Pre-Code Filmography

  • Abraham Lincoln (1930)
  • The Eyes of the World (1930)
  • The Bat Whispers (1930)
  • Command Performance (1931)
  • Don’t Bet on Women (1931)
  • Six Cylinder Love (1931)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1931)
  • Daddy Long Legs (1931)
  • The Bargain (1931)
  • Wicked (1931)
  • Private Lives (1931)
  • The Secret Witness (1931)
  • She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)
  • The Impatient Maiden (1932)
  • Man Wanted (1932)
  • Huddle (1932)
  • Red-Headed Woman (1932)
  • They Call It Sin (1932)
  • Men Are Such Fools (1932)
  • Whistling in the Dark (1933)
  • The Secret of Madame Blanche (1933)
  • Clear All Wires! (1933)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • Reunion in Vienna (1933)
  • Midnight Mary (1933)
  • Her First Mate (1933)
  • Beauty for Sale (1933)
  • Bombshell (1933)
  • Day of Reckoning (1933)
  • The Women in His Life (1933)
  • This Side of Heaven (1934)
  • Murder in the Private Car (1934)
  • The Merry Widow (1934)

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