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Also Known As: Died: January 4, 1961
Born: March 10, 1888 Cause of Death: complications from brain surgery
Birth Place: Dublin, IE Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Broth of a Boy (1959) as Patrick Farrell
Rooney (1958) as Grandfather
John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow, Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn, Noel Purcell, Liam Redmond, Jack MacGowran. Unexpected things happen when an Irish garbageman moves in with a bedridden man who is being hounded by his grasping relatives
The Catered Affair (1956) as Uncle Jack Conlon
A working-class mother fights to give her daughter a big wedding whether the girl wants it or not.
Tonight's the Night (1954) as Thady O'Heggarty
A village plots to drive away the new owner of a hunting estate.
The Quiet Man (1952) as Michaeleen Flynn
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
Silver City (1951) as R. R. Jarboe
Union Station (1950) as Inspector Donnelly
A secretary gets caught up in the hunt for kidnappers.
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) as Shawn O'Hara
Fictionalized account of the legendary racehorse's training and triumphs.
Top O' the Morning (1949) as Officer Briany McNaughton
One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...
The Naked City (1948) as Lt. Dan Muldoon
A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.
Miss Tatlock's Millions (1948) as Denno Noonan
After the accidental death of an idiot heir, a stunt man is hired to impersonate him while the family gathers to determine the dispersment of the estate of Miss Tatlock's millions.
The Sainted Sisters (1948) as Robbie McCleary
While hiding out in small-town Maine, two female con artists inadvertently become philanthropists.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
California (1947) as Michael Fabian
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Welcome Stranger (1947) as Dr. Joseph McRory
A small-town doctor resents the presence of a new younger physician and his newfangled ways.
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947) as Martin L. Donovan
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.
Two Years Before the Mast (1946) as Terence O'Feenaghty
Charles Stewart, the "Pilgrim" owner's playboy son, finds himself shanghaied on his father's ship commanded by cruel Captain Thompson. When scurvy breaks out he leads a mutiny and is slapped in irons. Floggings and torture abound.
Incendiary Blonde (1945) as Mike Guinan
In this true story, Texas Guinan rises from Wild West shows to become New York's "Queen of the Nightclubs" during Prohibition.
Duffy's Tavern (1945) as Bing Crosby's father
When Archie, the proprietor of the neighborhood bar discovers that one of his regulars, Michael O'Malley, owner of a record company is going broke, he realizes that many of his regulars will soon be unemployed and therefore, unable to pay their tab at the tavern. Archie immediately begins recruiting
And Then There Were None (1945) as Judge Francis J. Quincannon
Guests at a remote island mansion realize a crazed killer is stalking them.
The Stork Club (1945) as J. B. Bates
A hat-check girl gets rich quick when she saves a millionaire''s life.
I Love a Soldier (1944) as Murph
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind.
Going My Way (1944) as Father Fitzgibbon
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
None But the Lonely Heart (1944) as Henry Twite
A young ne'er-do-well tries to get his life on track to help his ailing mother.
The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) as Timothy [Blake]
Corvette K-225 (1943) as Stooky O'Meara
In 1943, 'Mac' MacClain, Canadian Navy, has lost his ship and many men to a German torpedo. While waiting for a new ship, he befriends Joyce Cartwright, sister of one of his dead officers. We follow the building and launch of new Corvette K-255, the 'Donnacola'. And who should be Mac's new subaltern but Joyce's other brother Paul, fresh out of the academy. Mac will do his best to make a good officer of Paul...if they both survive their hazardous sea duty.
Two Tickets to London (1943) as Captain James MacCardie
San Francisco Docks (1941) as The Icky
Longshoreman Johnny Barnes is in love with Kitty Tracy, barmaid at her father's waterfront saloon. Johnny is arrested for murder. Kitty and Father Cameron locate Frances March, wife of the real murderer (Alcatraz escapee Monte March) which leads to a fight between the two women and then between the priest and the murderer.
The Sea Wolf (1941) as Cooky
Shipwrecked fugitives try to escape a brutal sea captain who's losing his mind.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) as Cyfartha
A Welsh mining family faces the struggles of life together.
Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941) as O'Doul
Prospectors kidnap Jane and Boy to force the jungle king to reveal the location of a golden treasure.
The Long Voyage Home (1940) as Cocky
A merchant ship's crew tries to survive the loneliness of the sea and the coming of war.
Full Confession (1939) as Michael O'Keefe
A priest hears a murderer''''s confession, then finds himself suspected of the same crime.
The Saint Strikes Back (1939) as Zipper Dyson
The Saint helps a young beauty take vengeance on the mobsters who ruined her father.
Pacific Liner (1939) as Britches
A shipboard epidemic triggers mutiny.
Bringing Up Baby (1938) as Mr. Gogarty
A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.
The Dawn Patrol (1938) as Bott
A flight commander in France almost cracks under the pressure of sending men to their deaths.
Four Men and a Prayer (1938) as Mulcahay
To prove their father was murdered, four brothers fight to bring down a powerful arms syndicate.
Ebb Tide (1937) as Huish
The Plough and the Stars (1937) as Fluther [Good]
When Knights Were Bold (1936)
Happy-go-lucky soldier Guy De Vere must leave India and return to the family seat at Little Twittering, for he has inherited the family title. Sir Guy finds all his relatives to be frozen stuffed shirts... except lovely cousin Rowena, who is mad about knighthood and chivalry. Struck in the head by a falling suit of armor, Guy dreams he and Rowena are back in 1400, as the unabashed farce continues...
Juno and the Paycock (1930)
When an Irish family inherits money, they forget their roots.

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