Louise Fletcher Filmography
Bat Masterson (1958) (TV) - Starring as Sarah Lou Conant in "Cheyenne Club"
| Dressed-up dandy (derby and cane), gambler and lawman William Barclay 'Bat' Masterson (Gene Barry), roams the West charming women and defending the unjustly accused. His primary weapon was his wit (and cane) rather than his gun. |
In this episode, Bat is hired by John Conant to discover if his daughter's fiancée cheats at cards. Bat discovers the crooked card shark is really a powerful cattle baron who plans to kill Bat before he can tell anyone else.
|The Untouchables (1959) (TV) - Starring as Eloise in "Ma Barker and Her Boys"|
| A classic crime drama series about an elite group of law enforcement officers headed by the incorruptible Eliot Ness (Robert Stack) and their battles against organized crime and gang lords such as Al Capone. The series ran from 1959-63 on ABC and sparked great controversy in its day both for its violent content and its portrayal of Italian-Americans. |
In this episode, Federal Agent Eliot Ness is pitted against the Barker clan, and it depicts Ness as leading the assault on Ma Barker and her sons at their Florida hide-out.
|Perry Mason (1960) (TV) - Starring as Gladys Doyle in "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys" and as Susan Connolly in "The Case of the Larcenous Lady"|
| The show was about defense lawyer Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) and his staff, who solved crimes with surprise witnesses and brilliant cross-examinations. It was the first series to show chalk outlines where bodies were found.|
In The Mythical Monkeys, novelist Mauvis Meade and her secretary are implicated in a murder when a scarf decorated with three mythical monkeys is found at the scene. Perry must discover who has framed them, and who the victim was.
- Gladys Doyle is the secretary to novelist Mauvis Meade.
|Thieves Like Us (1974) - Starring as Mattie|
| In 1936, two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing. The youngest falls in love with a girl he met at their hideout, the older man is a happy professional criminal with a romance of his own, the third is a fast lover and hard drinker fond of his work. The young lovers begin to move out of the sphere in which they have met, a last robbery in Yazoo City goes badly and puts paid to the gang once and for all as a profitable venture, but isn't the end of the story quite yet, as all three are wanted and notorious men with altogether different points of view on the situation they are faced with. |
|One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - Starring as Nurse Mildred Ratched|
McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) is a man with several assault convictions to his name, that finds himself in jail once again. This time, the charge is statutory rape when it turns out that his girlfriend had lied about being eighteen, and was, in fact, fifteen. Rather than spend his time in jail, he convinces the guards that he needs psychiatric care and is sent to a hospital. He fits in frighteningly well, and his different point of view begins to cause some of the patients to progress.
- Nurse Ratched is more of a dictator than a nurse. McMurphy's resistance to the hospital routine gets on her nerves.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - Starring as Doctor Gene Tuskin
It's four years since Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) had her exorcism, and now something mysterious is happening again. Father Lamont (Richard Burton) is sent to investigate the death of Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) and also to see why Regan was possessed by the demon Pasuzu. The Father travels to Africa in search of another possessed by the same demon named Kokumo (James Earl Jones). He tells Father Lamont the demon lives inside locusts. Father Lamont travels to Regan's old home in Georgetown to defeat the demon.
- Dr. Gene Tuskin tries to help Regan by using a hypnosis machine on her, with disasterous results.
|The Cheap Detective (1978) - Starring as Marlene DuChard|
| Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk), the Cheap detective has entered a world that is half Casablanca and half Maltese Falcon. A parody of Bogart's films in which Lou goes through a series of scenes from the two movies trying to keep ahead of the police who think he killed his partner and find the black bird. Look for appearances by Ann-Margret, Sid Caesar, Stockard Channing, James Coco, Dom DeLuise, John Houseman, Madeline Kahn, Fernando Lamas, Marsha Mason, Phil Silvers, Abe Vigoda, and Paul Williams.|
|Brainstorm (1983) - Starring as Doctor Lillian Reynolds|
| Researchers Lillian Reynolds and Michael Brace (Christopher Walken) have developed a system of recording and playing back actual experiences of people. Anyone can see, hear, taste and smell, someone else's experiences. Unfortunately, some people start abusing it for sexual experiences and other immoral purposes, like the military producing mind torture recordings and other psychosis inducing material. When Dr. Reynolds dies and tapes the experience, Michael is convinced that he must playback this tape, but when another researcher dies watching the tape, it's locked away and Michael has to break in to play the tape.|
- Doctor Lillian Reynolds is one of the main researchers that records her death due to cancer from smoking cigarettes.
|Firestarter (1984) - Starring as Norma Manders|
Andy McGee (David Keith) met his future wife Vicky (Heather Locklear) while participating in an experiment in college. They now have a 9-year-old daughter nicknamed Charlie (Drew Barrymore), who has the ability to start fires at will. The experiment also gave Andy the ability to make people do what he wants. A secret government department known as "The Shop" did the experiment, and now they are pursuing Andy and Charlie, and even killing Vicky. The Shop has sent a sniper named John Rainbird to find Andy and Charliebut they underestimate what Andy and Charlie are willing to do to protect each other.
|Invaders from Mars (1986) - Starring as Mrs. McKeltch|
| In this remake of the classic 50s sci-fi tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents George (Timothy Bottoms) and Ellen (Laraine Newman), his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the help of the school nurse (Karen Black), the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines to atack the aliens in their own ship that's buried under the ground. |
|The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) - Starring as a Psychiatrist|
| Milly (Lucy Deakins) and Lewis (Fred Savage), and their recently-widowed mom, Charlene (Bonnie Bedelia) Michaelson, move to a new neighborhood. Once there, they all deal with a variety of personal problems, but Milly finds a friend in Eric (Jay Underwood), her autistic next door neighbor. Eric has a fascination with flight, and as the story progresses, he exerts an enthralling force of change on all those around him.|