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Arthur Shields

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Arthur Shields (15 February 1896 - 27 April 1970) was an Irish stage and film actor. Born into an Irish Protestant family in Portobello, Dublin, he started acting in the Abbey Theatre when still a young man. He was the younger brother of actor Barry Fitzgerald. An Irish nationalist, he fought in the Easter Uprising of 1916. He was captured and was interned in Frongoch, North Wales.[1] He afterwards returned to the Abbey theatre. In 1936 John Ford brought him to the United States to act in a film version of The Plough and the Stars. He later returned to the U.S. and for health reasons, he decided to reside in California. He died at his home in Santa Barbara, California, aged 74. Some of his memorable roles were in John Ford films. Shields portrayed the Reverend Playfair in Ford's The Quiet Man, opposite John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and his brother, Barry Fitzgerald. He played Dr. Laughlin in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon with Wayne and Joanne Dru, and appeared yet again with Wayne and Barry Fitzgerald in Ford's Long Voyage Home. His other films include: Little Nellie Kelly, The Keys of the Kingdom, The Fabulous Dorseys, Gallant Journey, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Drums Along the Mohawk, Lady Godiva, National Velvet and The River. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Shields, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia



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Born:
Feb 15, 1896 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the movie Knocknagow 1918-01-30
Latest Project:
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome 1962-06-19
Known For
Poster of The River
Poster of Your Show Time
Poster of The Verdict
Poster of The Corn Is Green
Filmography

The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Comedy War
Movie
as Monsignor O'Toole
6 1 votes

For the Love of Mike (1960)

Western
Movie
as Father Walsh
5 1 votes

Rawhide (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.7 9 votes

One Step Beyond (1959)

Mystery Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.5 2 votes

Enchanted Island (1958)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Jimmy Dooley
4.6 4 votes

Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Fantasy Horror
Movie
as Dr. Lomas
5.5 2 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 23 votes

The King and Four Queens (1956)

Adventure Western Mystery Comedy
Movie
as Padre
3.8 8 votes

The Millionaire (1955)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 2 votes

Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)

Drama History
Movie
as Innkeeper
5.0 2 votes

World for Ransom (1954)

Drama Action Thriller
Movie
as Sean O'Connor
3.8 5 votes

Pride of the Blue Grass (1954)

Drama
Movie
as Wilson

River of No Return (1954)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Minister
6.2 48 votes

Scandal at Scourie (1953)

Drama
Movie
as Father Reilly
6.5 1 votes

South Sea Woman (1953)

Adventure Comedy Romance War
Movie
as 'Jimmy-legs' Donovan
5 3 votes

The Quiet Man (1952)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair
7.2 104 votes

Omnibus (1952)

Series
as Unknown

Apache Drums (1951)

Action Western
Movie
as Rev. Griffin
4.6 5 votes

The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Mr. O'Hara
3.9 5 votes

The River (1951)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mr. John
6.3 13 votes

The Barefoot Mailman (1951)

Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Ben Titus

Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)

Action Adventure
Movie
as Dr. E.E. Campbell
5.3 3 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Your Show Time (1949)

Drama
Series

The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)

Adventure Action
Movie
as Dooley

My Own True Love (1949)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Iverson
5.5 1 votes

Red Light (1949)

Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Father Redmond
5.4 5 votes

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Western
Movie
as Dr. O'Laughlin
7.1 58 votes

Fighting Father Dunne (1948)

Movie
as Michael O'Donnell

Tap Roots (1948)

Drama War Western
Movie
as Reverend Kirkland
6.5 1 votes

The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Thomas Dorsey

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Michael
6.3 2 votes

Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)

Movie
as Timothy Mike Donovan

Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)

Mystery
Movie
as Prof. Bolton

Never Say Goodbye (1946)

Comedy
Movie
as McCarthy (uncredited)
5.5 1 votes

Three Strangers (1946)

Thriller
Movie
as Prosecutor
6.2 8 votes

The Verdict (1946)

Drama
Movie
as Rev. Holbrook
5.2 8 votes

The Valley of Decision (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Callahan
5.8 4 votes

The Corn Is Green (1945)

Drama
Movie
as Glyn Thomas
7.3 9 votes

Too Young to Know (1945)

Romance Drama War
Movie
as Mr. Enright

Youth Runs Wild (1944)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Dunlop

The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Drama
Movie
as Father Fitzgerald, Dean at Holywell
6.9 8 votes

The Man from Down Under (1943)

Drama War
Movie
as Father Polycarp

Broadway (1942)

Movie
as Pete Dailey
5.3 2 votes

The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)

Drama
Movie
as Griswald - Broadway Journal (uncredited)
5 2 votes

Gentleman Jim (1942)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Father Burke
7.3 10 votes

Lady Scarface (1941)

Crime
Movie
as Matt Willis
6 1 votes

The Gay Falcon (1941)

Crime Drama Mystery Romance
Movie
as Inspector Mike Waldeck
6.5 6 votes

Confirm or Deny (1941)

War Drama
Movie
as Jeff, Blind Typist

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Parry
6.9 65 votes

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Action Drama War
Movie
as Donkeyman
6.4 18 votes

Little Nellie Kelly (1940)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Timothy Fogarty

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Romance Drama History War Western
Movie
as Reverend Rosenkrantz
6.5 20 votes

The Plough and the Stars (1936)

Drama
Movie
as Padraic Pearse
5 2 votes

The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Drama History
Movie
as Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
5.4 8 votes

Knocknagow (1918)

Movie
as Phil Lahy