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Frank McHugh

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Also Known As: Died: September 11, 1981
Born: May 23, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) as Captain Jack
When frogman Ted Jackson discovers a sunken treasure on his last day of Navy life, he decides to go back as a civilian and make himself rich. Unfortunately, there are others after the booty, and the man with the swiveling hips has a fight on his hands.
A Tiger Walks (1964) as Bill Watkins
A tiger escapes from a circus truck as it passes by a small town, and hides itself in the surrounding woods. This throws the town into a panic and everyone wants the animal killed immediately, except for the daughter of the sheriff. She wants to capture the tiger and put it in a zoo, thereby saving the tiger's life. Her determination starts a nationwide campaign among children to raise the money to buy the tiger from the circus, but first, she, her father and an Indian tiger trainer must find the tiger before the National Guard do, who have orders to kill it on sight.
Career (1959) as Charley Gallagher
A struggling Broadway actor suffers the ups and downs of trying to make it big, and soon learns the ropes of having to play hardball to get he wants.
Say One for Me (1959) as Jim Dugan
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Festus Garvey
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) as Eddie Duggan
A blonde beauty upsets a show business family.
A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) as Rector
A peddler from the bayou becomes a major force in local politics.
It Happens Every Thursday (1953) as Fred Hawley
New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads.
My Son John (1952) as Father O'Dowd
A woman suspects her son is a Communist spy.
The Pace That Thrills (1952) as Rocket Anderson
A reckless motorcycle racer and his designer vie for the same beautiful blonde.
Paid in Full (1950) as Ben
Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all three are further complicated when the now-married Bill realizes he's still in love with Jane.
The Tougher They Come (1950) as Gig Rafferty
Miss Grant Takes Richmond (1949) as Kilcoyne
An inept secretary goes to work for a bogus real estate firm thinking it's for real.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Windy
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
The Velvet Touch (1948) as Ernie Boyle
After accidentally killing her lecherous producer, a famous actress tries to hide her guilt.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Carey
A film that possibly held the record for the most Irish-descent players in an American-produced movie before "The Quiet Man" was shot on location in Ireland, and that includes "The Informer." Barry Fitzgerald is a rapid fan of following the ponies (but none too good at picking the winners)and owns a shabby boarding house east of NYC's Third Avenue. Mostly, he never works, follows his hunches, philosphizes through most of the 77 minutes and changes the life course for most of those around him. His dependence upon his daughter (Diana Lynn) keeps him interfering with her romance with a returning WW II sailor (Sonny Tufts, just before Paramount finally gave up on him.) And he will stretch the truth beyond accepted boundaries. Fitzgerald's real-life brother Arthur Sheilds plays his brother who he has built up to be a rich man, but who is really a diver working for the police department. Could have been a ten if there had been a leprechaun or two or Pat O'Brien in the cast.
Carnegie Hall (1947) as John Donovan
A woman pushes her son to pursue a career as a classical pianist.
The Runaround (1946) as Wally Quayle
Maverick private eyes Kildane and Quayle leave a large agency to work on their own. Their first assignment (pirated from the old firm): retrieve eloping heiress Penelope competition with their former boss Prentiss. Kildane finds Penelope with surprising ease and keeps her one jump ahead of Prentiss with assorted difficulties, but can he avoid a romantic complication with his lovely charge?
The Hoodlum Saint (1946) as "Three Finger"
After finding religion, a cynical newspaperman tries to help young hoods.
Little Miss Big (1946) as Charlie Bryan
A Medal for Benny (1945) as Edgar Lovekin
State Fair (1945) as McGee
An Iowa family finds romance and adventure at the yearly state fair.
Marine Raiders (1944) as Sgt. Louis Leary
Marine buddies training in Australia battle over love.
Going My Way (1944) as Father Timothy O'Dowd
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Bowery to Broadway (1944) as Joe Kirby
All Through the Night (1942) as Barney
A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring.
Her Cardboard Lover (1942) as Chappie Champagne
A flirt tries to make her fiance jealous by hiring a gigolo.
Back Street (1941) as Ed Porter
A woman accepts life in the shadows as the price for her affair with a married man.
Four Mothers (1941) as Ben Crowley
Four married sisters face financial problems as motherhood approaches.
Manpower (1941) as Omaha
Power linemen feud over the love of a sultry nightclub singer.
City for Conquest (1940) as "Mutt"
A truck driver risks his eyesight when he boxes to pay for his brother''''s education.
'Til We Meet Again (1940) as Rockingham T. Rockingham
A dying woman shares a shipboard romance with a criminal on his way to the gallows.
I Love You Again (1940) as "Doc" Ryan
A solid married man discovers he's forgotten a past existence as a con artist.
The Fighting 69th (1940) as Crepe Hanger Burke
A braggart soldier learns the true meaning of heroism when he joins World War I's all-Irish unit.
Virginia City (1940) as Mr. Upjohn
A rebel spy poses as a wild West dance hall girl.
On Your Toes (1939) as Paddy Reilly
A hoofer gets mixed up with a ballet dancer, triggering backstage jealousy.
Wings of the Navy (1939) as Scat Allen
Pilot brothers vie for the same woman.
Dust Be My Destiny (1939) as Caruthers
A young misfit lands on a prison chain gang and falls for the foreman's daughter.
Indianapolis Speedway (1939) as Spud Connors
A race-car driver tries to keep his kid brother from taking to the track.
Daughters Courageous (1939) as George
A father returns to the family he left years earlier and tries to solve their problems.
The Roaring Twenties (1939) as Danny Green
Three WWI Army buddies get mixed up with the mob in peacetime.
Dodge City (1939) as Joe Clemens
A soldier of fortune takes on the corrupt boss of a Western town.
Four Wives (1939) as Ben Crowley
Three married women play matchmaker for their widowed sister.
Little Miss Thoroughbred (1938) as Todd Harrington
An orphan searching for her father softens a gangster''''s heart.
Four Daughters (1938) as Ben Crowley
A small-town family's peaceful life is shattered when one daughter falls for a rebellious musician.
Valley of the Giants (1938) as "Fingers" McCarthy
A lumberman takes on pirates out to plunder the forest.
Swing Your Lady (1938) as Popeye
A wrestling promoter stranded in the South pits his star grappler against a lady blacksmith.
He Couldn't Say No (1938) as Lambert Hunkins
A timid advertising man learns to fight for the girl of his dreams.
Boy Meets Girl (1938) as Rossetti
Two wacky Hollywood writers drive their boss crazy while trying to help a pregnant waitress.
Ever Since Eve (1937) as Mabel DeCraven
A plain-jane by day and a beauty by night, a secretary juggles two identities in order to keep her job and win her boss's heart.
Marry the Girl (1937) as David Partridge
Brother-and-sister news tycoons try to save their niece from marrying the wrong man.
Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937) as "Sniffer" Sears
A country bumpkin becomes a singing sensation on the radio.
Submarine D-1 (1937) as "Lucky"
Recruits on a new submarine fall for the same girl.
Freshman Love (1936) as Coach [Speed] Hammond
A college coach uses a beautiful blonde to woo athletes into joining his team.
Moonlight Murder (1936) as William
A murderer strikes an opera company.
Three Men on a Horse (1936) as Erwin Trowbridge
Gangsters kidnap a timid poet with a knack for picking winning horses.
Snowed Under (1936) as Orlando Rowe
A playwright in search of solitude is besieged by three women.
Bullets or Ballots (1936) as Herman [McCloskey]
A cop goes undercover to crack an influential crime ring.
Stage Struck (1936) as Sid
Broadway hopefuls put on a show.
Devil Dogs of the Air (1935) as Crash Kelly
Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory.
The Irish in Us (1935) as Mike O'Hara
The sons of an Irish family have to choose among police work, prize fighting and love.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) as Quince, the carpenter
Shakespeare's classic about two pairs of lovers and an amateur actor who get mixed up with fairies.
Maybe It's Love (1935) as Willy Sands
A young couple suffers through in-law and employment problems.
Stars over Broadway (1935) as Offkey Cramer
An aggressive agent turns a hotel porter into an overnight sensation.
Page Miss Glory (1935) as Ed Olson
A con artist creates a composite photo to win a beauty contest, then has to find the real thing.
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935) as Humbolt Prentiss
A socialite is bamboozled into producing a stage show in her home.
6 Day Bike Rider (1934) as Clinton Hemmings
A young failure tries to impress his girlfriend by entering a bicycle race.
Here Comes the Navy (1934) as [Wilbur] Droopy [Mullins]
A cocky naval cadet clashes with an old friend serving with him.
Smarty (1934) as George
A squabbling couple can't seem to make it to the divorce court.
Happiness Ahead (1934) as Tom [Bradley]
An heiress falls for a singing window washer.
Fashions of 1934 (1934) as Snap
A con artist and his beautiful assistant take on the fashion world.
Let's Be Ritzy (1934) as Bill Damroy
Merry Wives of Reno (1934) as Al
Three couples raise a ruckus when they travel to Nevada for quickie divorces.
Heat Lightning (1934) as Frank
A lady gas station attendant gets mixed up with escaped murderers.
Return of the Terror (1934) as Joe [Hastings]
Parachute Jumper (1933) as Toodles [Cooper]
A gangster victimizes three friends trying to get jobs.
Lilly Turner (1933) as Dave [Dixon]
After unwittingly marrying a bigamist, a pregnant woman faces many trials on the road to romance.
Son of a Sailor (1933) as Gaga
A lovesick fool bumbles into espionage and finds a stolen plane.
Hold Me Tight (1933) as Billy [Wade]
Tomorrow at Seven (1933) as Clancy
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) as Editor
A disfigured sculptor turns murder victims into wax statues.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Speed [Dennis]
A radio star''''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
The House on 56th Street (1933) as [Chester] Hunt
A woman loses her family after being falsely convicted of a crime.
Havana Widows (1933) as Duffy
Chorus girls travel to Cuba in search of rich husbands.
Convention City (1933) as Will Goodwin
Private Jones (1933) as "Greasy"
Footlight Parade (1933) as Francis
A producer fights labor problems, financiers and his greedy ex-wife to put on a show.
The Telegraph Trail (1933) as Tippy
An Army scout volunteers to string telegraph wires through Indian territory.
Grand Slam (1933) as Philip [also known as Speed]
A hat-check girl's skill with cards lands her a wealthy bridge champion.
Ex-Lady (1933) as Hugo [Van Hugh]
A female artist is torn between her belief in free love and the constraints of romance.
Elmer the Great (1933) as Healy High-Hips
A country hick bats his way to baseball stardom.
The Dark Horse (1932) as Joe
A political machine backs a dimwitted candidate for governor.
Union Depot (1932) as The drunk
An out-of-luck con artist discovers a suitcase full of money at a train station.
One Way Passage (1932) as Skippy
An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal.
The Strange Love of Molly Louvain (1932) as Skeets
A woman's bad taste in men leads to pregnancy out of wedlock.
High Pressure (1932) as Mike Donoghey
A scheming promoter tries to get rich selling artificial rubber.
Life Begins (1932) as Ringer Banks
A maternity ward becomes the focus for the patients'''', doctors'''' and nurses'''' personal problems.
Blessed Event (1932) as Reilly
An unscrupulous gossip columnist lands himself in hot water.
The Crowd Roars (1932) as Spud Connors
A race-car driver tries to keep his brother from following in his footsteps.
Millie (1931) as John Holmes
A prostitute turns to murder to protect her teenage daughters honor.
The Front Page (1931) as McCue
A crusading newspaper editor tricks his retiring star reporter into covering one last case.
Men of the Sky (1931) as Oscar
Up for Murder (1931) as Collins, the reporter
Kiss Me Again (1931) as Fran├žois
A French army officer and a cabaret singer chase each other across Europe.
Traveling Husbands (1931) as Pinkie
A wild party puts two married salesmen in trouble with their wives and the law.
Bad Company (1931) as Doc
When she learns her husband and brother are involved with the mob, a woman decides to straighten them out.
Corsair (1931) as Chub Hopping
The Widow From Chicago (1930) as Slug
A woman infiltrates a criminal mob to avenge her brother''''s death.
Top Speed (1930) as Tad Jordan
A humble clerk pretends to be a millionaire and gets mixed up in a yachting race.
Going Wild (1930) as Ricky Freeman
A lovesick fool pretends to be an ace flyer.
Bright Lights (1930) as Fish, a reporter
An actress fights for happiness when she gives up the stage for marriage.
Eleven Men and a Girl (1930)
A college flirt lures the nation''s best football players to join her school''s team.
College Lovers (1930) as Speed Haskins
The Dawn Patrol (1930) as Flaherty
A hotshot World War I flyer almost cracks under the pressure of sending his men on perilous missions.

Cast (special)

Spiral Staircase, The (1961) as Constable Williams
The story revolves around Helen Warren, a beautiful mute girl, who becomes the target of a mysterious killer who preys on young, handicapped women. Based on the screenplay by Mel Dinelli.
Full Moon Over Brooklyn (1960) as Hobbs
The story relates incidents in the life of railroad worker Milton Barker as he crosses New York harbor each night aboard the floats that connect two freight lines.
Colonel Humphrey J. Flack (1953) as Colonel Humphrey J Flack
The pilot for "The Adventures of Colonel Flack." The story of Humphrey J. Flack, a retired army colonel turned modern-day Robin Hood who helps people in need. Based on the Saturday Evening Post characters created by Everett Castle.

Cast (short)

Alex in Wonderland (1940)
In this comedic short, things take a turn for the worse when an unwanted relative comes to visit his sister in the city.
A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
In this short film, an orphaned horse-trainer''''s daughter has made a bond with a horse that needs her presence to win races. Vitaphone Release 8071-8072.
Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)
In this short film, Reginald Denny introduces various singing and dancing acts.
A Dream Comes True The Making of an Unusual Motion Picture (1935)
This short film promotes the film "A Midsummer Night''''s Dream" (1935), and offers behind-the-scene footage of the creation of the film.
Hollywood Newsreel (1934)
A variety of stories from "behind the scenes" in Hollywood are the focus in this short film that may have been a publicity vehicle for "Harold Teen" (1934). Vitaphone Release 6170.
An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee (1930)
In this short film, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Bros. Pictures host a dinner in honor of Warner Bros. Silver Jubilee.

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