Mala Powers

  1. Marilyn Monroe, Clash By  Night, 1951.      Marilyn’s first important role was, alas, in this this clunky, not to say campy Fritz Lang movie. Most critics preferred Monroe. Jeffrey M Anderson found her especially astonishing as a feisty cannery worker – “she’s already a star.”  With “an ease of delivery,” noted Daily Variety,  “which makes her a cinch for popularity, given the right roles.”  
  2. Terry More, King of the Khyber Rifles, 1953.     Re-making the original, 1928 version of The Black Watch had been shelved since 1936, exhausting many Fox producers, directors, writers and stars – including Powers, Audrey Dalton and  Anne Francis for Tyrone Power’s co-star. She was only a British Colonel’s daughter but More played her like a high school cheerleader. 

 Birth year: 1931Death year: 2007Other name: Casting Calls:  2