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Inger's career in cinema was relatively short but remarkable. She acted in 16 films (3 made for TV) over a period of 13 years. Her film career can be thought of in 3 phases: Phase I, prior to her television series and Phases II and III that occurred essentially after her TV show's run (1963-1966).

Phase I: Her first films (1957-1959) revealed an upcoming, talented young actress coming from the world of bit parts in early TV shows and commercials, to being put under contract by some of Hollywood's great studios (e.g MGM and Paramount). During these early years, she made Man On Fire, The Buccaneer, The World, The Flesh, and The Devil, and Cry Terror. Her list of co-stars in these films is a veritable "Hollywood Who's Who" of leading men: Bing Crosby, Yul Brynner, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, Mel Ferrer, James Mason, and Rod Steiger.

Inger left the big screen and returned to TV during the early 60's, making guest appearances on a number of shows, until she was cast in the starring role that made her a household name: The Farmer's Daughter on ABC.  Between seasons of The Farmer's Daughter, Inger returned to the big screen in Columbia/Screen Gems' film, The New Interns (1964).

Phase II: During the years 1967 thru 1968, the most prolific of her career, she would act in EIGHT films.  Some of them are among her best roles, such as Madigan and A Guide for the Married Man. Her film, The Borgia Stick, which was broadcast on NBC television, is notable in that it was perhaps the first made-for-television feature film ever produced by a major studio. Inger's films also showcased her versatility as an actress: her roles ranged from comedy to action/adventure to drama.  During this second phase of her film career, she shared the screen with major stars like George Segal, Don Murray, Glenn Ford, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Dean Martin, James Whitmore, Richard Widmark, Anthony Quinn, George Peppard, Orson Welles, Robert Mitchum and Walter Matthau. Granted, not all of her films would merit universal critical acclaim, but what she unknowingly accomplished was even more significant: with little effort, Inger had seamlessly transitioned from television stardom to big screen, feature film success. One only has to consider the number of television "stars" today who have attempted to jump to feature films, only to find that realm of success to be out of reach or extremely short-lived.

Phase III: In the very final period of her career, she starred in two made for TV productions, The Mask of Sheba and Run, Simon, Run. It was during the shooting of the latter film that producer Aaron Spelling approached Inger with the idea of returning to weekly television, and after some thought, she agreed. Run, Simon, Run proved to be her final film.

Considering the quantity of work she completed during her career and seeing her develop from ingenue to headliner, it goes without saying that her untimely passing left us without a great star who most certaily would have added several additional credits to her professional portfolio.

Below is a list of her film career, with cast and technical:

 

 
 Films in Chronological Order