Harry Shannon



Also Known As
Harry T Shannon, Harry J. Shannon
Birth Place
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
June 13, 1890
July 27, 1964


Harry Shannon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Shannon started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Tear Gas Squad" (1940), "Gambling on the High Seas" (1940) and the comedy "Sailor's Lady" (1940) with Nancy Kelly. He also appeared in the George Bassman musical comedy "Too Many Girls" (1940), the Mickey Rooney dramatic biopic "Young Tom Edison" (1940)...


Harry Shannon was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Shannon started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Tear Gas Squad" (1940), "Gambling on the High Seas" (1940) and the comedy "Sailor's Lady" (1940) with Nancy Kelly. He also appeared in the George Bassman musical comedy "Too Many Girls" (1940), the Mickey Rooney dramatic biopic "Young Tom Edison" (1940) and "Parole Fixer" (1940). He kept working in film throughout the forties, starring in "San Quentin" (1946), the crime feature "Night Editor" (1946) with William Gargan and the mystery "Crack-Up" (1946) with Pat O'Brien. He also appeared in "Dangerous Years" (1947). In the latter half of his career, he continued to act in the Howard Duff action film "Roar of the Crowd" (1953), the Sterling Hayden western "Kansas Pacific" (1953) and the Vittorio Gassman action movie "Cry of the Hunted" (1953). He also appeared in the crime flick "Witness to Murder" (1954) with Barbara Stanwyck and the William Holden dramatic adaptation "Executive Suite" (1954). Shannon was most recently credited in "Wagons East!" (1994) with John Candy. Shannon was nominated for an Outstanding Achievement In Music and Lyrics Primetime Emmy Award for "The Gift of Life" in 1982. Shannon passed away in July 1964 at the age of 74.



Cast (Feature Film)

Gypsy (1962)
Summer and Smoke (1961)
Wild in the Country (1961)
Sam Tyler
Yellowstone Kelly (1959)
The Buccaneer (1959)
Tom Carruthers, captain of the <I>Corinthian</I>
Touch of Evil (1958)
Man or Gun (1958)
Justin Corley
The Lonely Man (1957)
Dr. Fisher
Written on the Wind (1957)
Hoak Wayne
Hell's Crossroads (1957)
Clay Ford
Duel at Apache Wells (1957)
Wayne Shattuck
The Peacemaker (1956)
Come Next Spring (1956)
Mr. Totter
Not As a Stranger (1955)
The Marauders (1955)
John Rutherford
The Road to Denver (1955)
Editor Garrett
The Violent Men (1955)
At Gunpoint (1955)
Marshal Pete MacKay
The Tall Men (1955)
Sam, rancher
Executive Suite (1954)
Editor BenEditoritoreck
Rails into Laramie (1954)
Judge Pierce
Witness to Murder (1954)
Captain Donnelly
Phantom Stallion (1954)
Mike Reilly
Cry of the Hunted (1953)
Sheriff Brown
Kansas Pacific (1953)
Smokestack Clark
Jack Slade (1953)
Tom Carter
The Roar of the Crowd (1953)
Sam Tracy
Boots Malone (1952)
Colonel Summers
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
Pat McGowan
Flesh and Fury (1952)
Mike Callan
High Noon (1952)
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Bearded miner
Behave Yourself! (1951)
The Flying Missile (1951)
Vice-Admiral Williams
As Young As You Feel (1951)
Hunt the Man Down (1951)
Wallace Bennett
Pride of Maryland (1951)
Walter Shannon
Try and Get Me! (1951)
Mr. Yaeger
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)
Fred Salter
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Policeman John
Blue Blood (1951)
The Scarf (1951)
Warden Anderson
The Underworld Story (1950)
George R. "Parkie" Parker
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
Where Danger Lives (1950)
Dr. Maynard
Three Little Words (1950)
Singing Guns (1950)
Judge Waller
The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Officer Houlihan
Cow Town (1950)
Sandy Reeves
Mary Ryan, Detective (1950)
Tarnished (1950)
Kelsey Bunker
Right Cross (1950)
The Gunfighter (1950)
Tulsa (1949)
Nelse Lansing
Mr. Soft Touch (1949)
Sergeant Garrett
Champion (1949)
Lew [Bryce]
The Devil's Henchman (1949)
Rustlers (1949)
Sheriff Harmon
Devil's Henchmen (1949)
My Girl Tisa (1948)
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
Cab driver
Dangerous Years (1948)
Judge Raymond
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Feudin', Fussin and A-Fightin' (1948)
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
John [Tom] Lee
April Showers (1948)
Return of the Bad Men (1948)
Wade Templeton
The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Mr. Holstrom
Time Out of Mind (1947)
Captain Rogers
The Invisible Wall (1947)
Detective captain
Nora Prentiss (1947)
Police lieutenant
Exposed (1947)
The Red House (1947)
Dr. Byrne
The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)
The Jolson Story (1947)
Canyon Passage (1946)
San Quentin (1946)
Warden Kelly
Night Editor (1946)
Capt. Lawrence
The Last Crooked Mile (1946)
Lt. Blake
I Ring Doorbells (1946)
Crack-Up (1946)
Nob Hill (1945)
Within These Walls (1945)
"Mac" McCafferty
Crime, Inc. (1945)
Commissioner Collins
Captain Eddie (1945)
Incendiary Blonde (1945)
The Mummy's Ghost (1944)
When the Lights Go on Again (1944)
Tom Cary
Babes on Swing Street (1944)
Lt. Casey
Ladies of Washington (1944)
Lt. Lake
The Yellow Rose of Texas (1944)
Sam Weston
The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Government Girl (1944)
Mr. Gibson
The Sullivans (1944)
Barbary Coast Gent (1944)
Chief of police
In Old Oklahoma (1943)
Charlie Witherspoon
The Powers Girl (1943)
Mr. Hendricks
True to Life (1943)
Mr. Mason
Doughboys in Ireland (1943)
Michael Callahan
Alaska Highway (1943)
Pop Ormsby
Someone to Remember (1943)
Tom Gibbons
Headin' for God's Country (1943)
Albert Ness
Song of Texas (1943)
Sam Bennett
The Heat's On (1943)
Police captain
Idaho (1943)
Judge John Grey, previously known as Tom Allison
This Gun for Hire (1942)
Steve Finnerty
The Lady Is Willing (1942)
Detective Sergeant Barnes
Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Editor Cumberland
In Old California (1942)
Mr. Carlin
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1942)
Mr. Wiggs
The Big Street (1942)
The Mad Martindales (1942)
Random Harvest (1942)
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
American immigration official
The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)
Chief R. L. Graves
Citizen Kane (1941)
[Jim] Kane's father
Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940)
Captain [Mike] Mahoney
City of Chance (1940)
Gambling on the High Seas (1940)
Chief of police
Too Many Girls (1940)
Mr. [Harvey] Casey
Tear Gas Squad (1940)
Lieutenant Sullivan
Sailor's Lady (1940)
Father McGann
The Girl from Avenue A (1940)
Young As You Feel (1940)
Young Tom Edison (1940)
Captain Brackett
One Crowded Night (1940)
Parole Fixer (1940)
Randall Porter
The Middleton Family at the New York World's Fair (1939)
Father, Mr. Middleton
Heads Up (1930)
Captain Denny

Music (Feature Film)

Wagons East! (1994)
Music Supervisor
Universal Soldier (1992)
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Music Supervisor
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992)
Song Performer
Basic Instinct (1991)
Music Supervisor
Happy (1983)
The Gift of Life (1982)
The Domino Principle (1977)

Cast (Short)

Alibi Mark (1937)
Smoked Hams (1934)
20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933)
Sympathy (1929)

Life Events


Movie Clip

Kansas Pacific (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Bleeding Kansas From the opening credits, Barton MacLane as railroad man Bruce, Harry Shannon the crusty engineer "Smokestack," Douglas Fowley with the gun among the Confederate-backed vandals, in Kansas Pacific, 1953, starring Sterling Hayden.
Kansas Pacific (1953) -- (Movie Clip) Just An Ordinary Fight Kansas, 1860, Sterling Hayden as undercover U.S. Army officer Nelson has just arrived to oversee railroad construction when he meets Reed Hadley as Quantrill (About twice the age the historic figure lived to become), who in fact is an agent for the incipient Confederacy, joining in fisticuffs as civic duty, his new associate Barton MacLane arriving, Harry Shannon, Eve Miller and Irving Bacon in support, in Allied Artists’ Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Violent Men, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) They Always Look Tougher Coming At You Rancher Parrish (Glenn Ford) meets more resistance than expected from his crew (Warner Anderson, Bill Phipps) and his neighbors the Purdues (Harry Shannon, James Anderson) over his plans to sell out to the local land baron, in The Violent Men, 1955, from a Donald Hamilton novel.
Touch Of Evil (1958) -- (Movie Clip) Fun Is Only Beginning Crooked U.S. Lawmen (Ray Collins, Harry Shannon, Mort Mills) visiting Mexican cop Vargas (Charlton Heston), with his famous sprint upstairs, then shifting to his wife Susan (Janet Leigh) at the motel, Mercedes McCambridge leading her tormenters, in Orson Welles' Touch Of Evil, 1958.
Gunfighter, The (1950) -- (Movie Clip) Death And Glory The preface ends the credits, star Gregory Peck rides into town where cocky Richard Jaeckel lurks in the saloon, Harry Shannon the barkeep and Pierce Lyden the friend trying to talk him down, in producer Nunnally Johnson’s high-end Western The Gunfighter, 1950, directed by Henry King.
Kansas Pacific (1953) -- (Movie Clip) I Figured It Was Just Bad Luck Engineer Nelson (Sterling Hayden), posing as a civilian, though we know he’s an under-cover Union officer, visits with Barbara (Eve Miller) before busting Southern sympathizers looking to sabotage his rail crew, her dad (Barton MacLane) and pal (Harry Shannon) impressed, in Kansas Pacific, 1953.
Tulsa (1949) -- (Movie Clip) Trouble Down By The Creek Ranchers Nelse (Harry Shannon) and Cherry (Susan Hayward) Lansing, with pal Jim Redbird (Pedro Armendariz) are riding herd when oil explodes on the scene, early in producer Walter Wanger's Tulsa, 1949.
Citizen Kane (1941) -- (Movie Clip) I First Encountered Mr. Kane Second stop in his investigation, newsman Thompson (William Alland) studies the memoirs of Thatcher (George Couloris), covering his first meeting with young Kane (Buddy Swan) who hits him with a sled, and parents (Agnes Moorehead, Harry Shannon), in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, 1941.
Farmer's Daughter, The -- (Movie Clip) From Your Picture Glenn (Joseph Cotten) and Katie (Loretta Young) are back at the farm, asking her father (Harry Shannon) for permission to marry, but he has other objections in The Farmer's Daughter, 1947.
Too Many Girls (1940) -- (Movie Clip) You're Nearer In the movie where they met off-screen, Desi Arnaz (as "Manuelito") and Lucille Ball (as "Connie") meet on screen, her dad (Harry Shannon) greeting, Desi and buddies swooning as she sings (dubbed vocal) Rodgers & Hart's You're Nearer, in Too Many Girls, 1940.
Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' -- (Movie Clip) Opening, Maribel Opening credits with title tune by Burton Lane and Al Dubin, followed by "Big Bend" Mayor Maribel (Marjorie Main) facing off rival Chauncey (Harry Shannon) about the upcoming race in Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin', 1948.