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What did they do in PnP films?

Googie had the honour of appearing in more Powell and/or Pressburger films than any other actress.

The Girl in the Crowd (1935)
Googie really was the "girl in the crowd" plucked from the ranks, she was only an extra until the 2nd female lead quit and Googie was asked to take her role.
Her Last Affaire (1936)
A smaller part as the maid in the hotel where the naughties occur
The Love Test (1935)
A great comic role in a great film. Googie plays the gum-chewing secretary who has to demonstrate to the hero how best to seduce a lady
Crown v. Stevens (1936)
Googie is an ex-dancer who has married well, and enjoys it, unlike the female lead who didn't marry so well
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
A lovely piece of work as Jo de Vries, thought to be working with the Nazis and hating the British but really running the escape route getting downed airmen back to Blighty. She has the wonderful speech when the RAF bombers approach
"You see. That's what you're doing for us. Can you hear them running for shelter? Can you understand what that means to all the occupied countries? To enslaved people, having it drummed into their ears that the Germans are masters of the Earth. Seeing these masters running for shelter. Seeing them crouching under tables. And hearing that steady hum night after night. That noise which is oil for the burning fire in our hearts."
The Silver Fleet (1943)
A great "stand by your man" role when the man in question is thought to be a collaborator.

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