Donald Macbride


Donald Macbride

Biography

Donald MacBride was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. MacBride kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Room Service" (1938) with Groucho Marx, "The Gracie Allen Murder Case" (1939) with Gracie Allen and "The Flying Irishman" (1939) with Douglas Corrigan. He also appeared in "The Amazing Mr. Williams" (1939), the Lupe Velez comedy "The Girl From Mexico" ...

Biography

Donald MacBride was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. MacBride kickstarted his acting career in various films such as "Room Service" (1938) with Groucho Marx, "The Gracie Allen Murder Case" (1939) with Gracie Allen and "The Flying Irishman" (1939) with Douglas Corrigan. He also appeared in "The Amazing Mr. Williams" (1939), the Lupe Velez comedy "The Girl From Mexico" (1939) and "Twelve Crowded Hours" (1939). His passion for acting continued to his roles in projects like "The Invisible Woman" (1941), "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941) and the Joan Blondell comedy sequel "Topper Returns" (1941). He also appeared in "The Glass Key" (1942). In the latter half of his career, he tackled roles in "Blonde Alibi" (1946), the comedy "Little Giant" (1946) with Bud Abbott and "The Dark Corner" (1946). He also appeared in the comedy "The Dark Horse" (1946) with Phillip Terry and the Bud Abbott comedy "The Time of Their Lives" (1946). MacBride last acted in the comedic adaptation "The Seven Year Itch" (1955) with Marilyn Monroe. MacBride passed away in June 1957 at the age of 68.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Brady
The Stooge (1953)
Waiter
Sailor Beware (1952)
Chief bos'n mate
Meet Danny Wilson (1952)
Sergeant Kelly
Gobs and Gals (1952)
Comm. Gerrens
Cuban Fireball (1951)
Captain Brown
Rhubarb (1951)
Pheeny
Texas Carnival (1951)
Concessionaire
Bowery Battalion (1951)
Sgt. Frisbee
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951)
Bus terminal guard
Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)
Mayor
Holiday Rhythm (1950)
E. E. Byrd
The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
George Carson
Campus Sleuth (1948)
Inspector Watson
Smart Politics (1948)
The Mayor [Phineas Wharton, Jr./ Phineas Wharton, Sr.]
Jinx Money (1948)
Lt. James Q. Broaderik
The Egg and I (1947)
Mr. Henty
Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
Police captain
Good News (1947)
Coach Johnson
Beat the Band (1947)
[P. Aloysius] Duff
Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)
Crockett
The Fabulous Joe (1947)
Gilbert
Little Giant (1946)
Pullman conductor
Girl on the Spot (1946)
Inspector Gleason
Blonde Alibi (1946)
Inspector Carmichael
The Brute Man (1946)
Captain Donnelly
The Dark Horse (1946)
"Honest" John Rooney
The Dark Corner (1946)
Policeman
The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Lt. Mason
The Killers (1946)
Kenyon
She Gets Her Man (1945)
Henry Wright
Hold That Blonde (1945)
Mr. Kratz
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Police Chief MacGregor
Penthouse Rhythm (1945)
Brewster
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)
Dennis Kavanaugh
Out of This World (1945)
J. J. Crawford
Doll Face (1945)
Lawyer
The Doughgirls (1944)
Judge Franklin
Practically Yours (1944)
Sam
A Stranger in Town (1943)
Vinnie Z[ephyr] Blaxton
Lady Bodyguard (1943)
R. L. Barclay
Best Foot Forward (1943)
Captain Bradd
They Got Me Covered (1943)
[Norman] Mason
Juke Girl (1942)
"Muckeye" John
The Glass Key (1942)
Farr
A Night to Remember (1942)
Bolling
Two Yanks in Trinidad (1942)
Sergeant Valentine
Mexican Spitfire Sees a Ghost (1942)
Percy Fitzbadden
My Sister Eileen (1942)
Officer Lonigan
Love Crazy (1941)
"Pinky" Grayson
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
Top sergeant
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Inspector Williams
Michael Shayne, Private Detective (1941)
Chief [Captain Peter] Painter
You're in the Army Now (1941)
Colonel Dobson
High Sierra (1941)
Big Mac
Topper Returns (1941)
Sgt. Roberts
Rise and Shine (1941)
Coach Graham
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
Captain Whitfield
Footlight Fever (1941)
Geoffrey Crandall
Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)
Phil Harrison
My Favorite Wife (1940)
Hotel clerk
The Invisible Woman (1940)
Foghorn
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
John Bohlen
Curtain Call (1940)
Jeff Crandall
Wyoming (1940)
Bart
Murder over New York (1940)
Inspector Vance
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940)
Sergeant McNott
Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)
Harvey Morton
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)
District Attorney [F. X.] Markham
The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)
Lieutenant Bixler
The Flying Irishman (1939)
Thompson
The Great Man Votes (1939)
Iron Hat McCarthy
Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)
Inspector [Joe] Keller
The Girl and the Gambler (1939)
Mike Bascom
The Girl from Mexico (1939)
Renner
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
Hotel manager
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Chief J. J. Kilvaine
Room Service (1938)
Gregory Wagner
Annabel Takes a Tour (1938)
Thompson
The Misleading Lady (1932)
Bill
The Shell Game (1918)
Vocal teacher
The Fettered Woman (1917)
Jack Wolver
The Daring of Diana (1916)
Jimmy Towne
Hesper of the Mountains (1916)
Baker

Cast (Short)

Nut Guilty (1936)
Shop Talk (1936)
Smoked Hams (1934)
Buzzin' Around (1933)
That Goes Double (1932)
Artistic Temper (1932)

Life Events

Videos

Movie Clip

Room Service (1938) - Gallstones At The Plaza Broke Broadway producer Miller (Groucho Marx), buddy Binelli (Chico) and their hick playwright Davis (Frank Albertson) are trying to figure out how to handle their giant hotel bill before opening, joined by pal “Faker” Englund (Harpo), then hitting on the idea to trick enforcer Wagner (Donald MacBride), in Room Service, 1938.
Room Service (1938) - Not Dead, Just Dying! Now looking to avoid arrest and having the play shut down in mid-performance, producer Miller (Groucho Marx), pal Binelli (Chico), and the playwright (Frank Albertson), joined by Faker (Harpo), hatch another scheme to thwart furious financier Wagner (Donald MacBride), with support from Ann Miller, in the only Marx Brothers RKO feature, Room Service, 1938.
Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost (1942) - Everything's Gonna Be Honky Tonky Probably just to get star Lupe Velez into the cute maid outfit, she and Leon Errol as Uncle Matt masquerade as servants to nervous Percy (Donald MacBride) and sister (Minna Gombel), to help her husband Denny (Buddy Rogers) save a business deal, in Mexican Spitfire Sees A Ghost, 1942.
Stooge, The (1952) - I Got Friends On The Force! The first scene for Jerry Lewis as would-be entertainer Ted, just after we’ve learned that his agent is desperate to unload him, in a comic confrontation with the owner (Donald MacBride) of a diner, in the fifth feature in which Jerry and Dean Martin were top-billed, The Stooge, 1952.
My Favorite Wife (1940) - Are You the Bride? Long-lost and thought-dead Ellen (Irene Dunne) attempts to intercept her newly re-married husband Nick (Cary Grant) as he arrives with Bianca (Gail Patrick) at the same hotel where they honeymooned, with the famous elevator shot, in Leo McCarey's My Favorite Wife, 1940.
My Favorite Wife (1940) - Stranger Than Fiction Nick (Cary Grant) deals with a suspicious hotel clerk (Donald MacBride) while attempting to tell new wife Bianca (Gail Patrick) that his first has re-appeared, in Leo McCarey's My Favorite Wife, 1940.
My Sister Eileen (1942) -- Portugese Merchant Marine Sailors of the Portugese Merchant Marine have followed Ruth (Rosalind Russell) home to Greenwich Village where she and Eileen (Janet Blair) attempt to get them out of the apartment, in My Sister Eileen, 1942.

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