Around Rancho Yesteryear, Randolph is renowned for several films, notably Cat People (1942) and The Curse of the Cat People (1944)—and also has a goodly-sized part in the last of Universal’s serials, The Mysterious Mr. M (1946), which I reviewed here back in those halcyon Salon Blog days. (I think I’m one of the few people who actually likes Mr. M.) She also appeared in two of the films in RKO’s Falcon series: she makes a brief appearance at the end of The Falcon's Brother (1942), the film that featured the transition of the lead character from George Sanders to brother Tom Conway, and then plays the female lead in The Falcon Strikes Back (1943), the first official Conway-as-Falcon film (RKO did this as a gimmick in a few of the early Falcons before dropping the idea altogether).
But I would remiss if I forgot to single out the one performance of Randolph’s that will live on as long as there’s a DVD player in good working condition at Castle Yesteryear: she’s insurance investigator Joan Raymond in the comedy classic Bud Abbott & Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). TDOY readers are well aware that this film is a staple of the yearly Halloween film festival held in these hallowed halls, come rain or come shine.
R.I.P, Jane. You will be missed.