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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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Feb 15, 1896 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Knocknagow 1918-01-30
Latest Project:
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome 1962-06-19
Known For
Poster of Perry Mason
Poster of The Quiet Man
Poster of She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Poster of Your Show Time
Movie The Pigeon That Took Rome Monsignor O'Toole 1962-06-19
Movie For the Love of Mike Father Walsh 1960-08-28
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series One Step Beyond Unknown 1959-01-20
Series Play of the Week Monsignor 1959-10-12
Series Bat Masterson Unknown 1958-10-08
Movie Enchanted Island Jimmy Dooley 1958-11-08
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Daughter of Dr. Jekyll Dr. Lomas 1957-06-28
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Movie The King and Four Queens Padre 1956-12-21
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie Lady Godiva of Coventry Innkeeper 1955-11-02
Movie World for Ransom Sean O'Connor 1954-01-31
Movie River of No Return Minister 1954-04-30
Movie Pride of the Blue Grass Wilson 1954-04-04
Movie Scandal at Scourie Father Reilly 1953-05-17
Movie South Sea Woman 'Jimmy-legs' Donovan 1953-06-27
Movie The Quiet Man Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair 1952-07-21
Series Omnibus Unknown 1952-11-09
Movie Blue Blood Unknown 1951-01-28
Movie The Barefoot Mailman Ben Titus 1951-12-03
Movie Sealed Cargo Kevin Dolan 1951-05-19
Movie Apache Drums Rev. Griffin 1951-04-01
Movie The River Mr. John 1951-09-10
Movie The People Against O'Hara Mr. O'Hara 1951-09-01
Movie Tarzan and the Slave Girl Dr. E.E. Campbell 1950-06-23
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Series Your Show Time Unknown 1949-01-21
Movie The Fighting O'Flynn Dooley 1949-02-26
Movie She Wore a Yellow Ribbon Dr. O'Laughlin 1949-10-22
Movie Red Light Father Redmond 1949-09-30
Movie Fighting Father Dunne Michael O'Donnell 1948-05-12
Movie My Own True Love Iverson 1948-07-01
Movie Tap Roots Reverend Kirkland 1948-08-25
Movie The Shocking Miss Pilgrim Michael Michael 1947-01-04
Movie The Fabulous Dorseys Thomas Dorsey Sr. 1947-02-26
Movie Seven Keys to Baldpate Prof. Bolton 1947-06-05
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Timothy Mike Donovan 1947-03-07
Movie Three Strangers Prosecutor 1946-01-28
Movie Gallant Journey Father Kenton 1946-09-24
Movie The Verdict Rev. Holbrook 1946-11-23
Movie Never Say Goodbye McCarthy (uncredited) 1946-11-09
Movie The Corn Is Green Glyn Thomas 1945-03-29
Movie The Valley of Decision Callahan 1945-05-03
Movie National Velvet Mr. Hallam 1945-01-26
Movie Phantoms, Inc. Dr. Rupert Trykel 1945-06-09
Movie Too Young to Know Mr. Enright 1945-12-01
Movie The White Cliffs of Dover Benson (uncredited) 1944-05-11
Movie The Keys of the Kingdom Father Fitzgerald, Dean at Holywell 1944-12-15
Movie Youth Runs Wild Mr. Dunlop 1944-09-01
Movie Above Suspicion Walmer Hotel Porter (Uncredited) 1943-05-31
Movie Madame Curie Businessman (uncredited) 1943-12-16
Movie The Man from Down Under Father Polycarp 1943-08-04
Movie Pacific Rendezvous Prof. Harvey Lessmore 1942-05-21
Movie This Above All Hospital Chaplain 1942-05-12
Movie Broadway Pete Dailey 1942-05-08
Movie The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe Griswald (uncredited) 1942-08-28
Movie The Black Swan Unknown 1942-12-04
Movie Dr. Renault's Secret Inspector Duval (uncredited) 1942-10-19
Movie Gentleman Jim Father Burke 1942-11-14
Movie Nightmare Sergeant 1942-11-10
Movie The Gay Falcon Inspector Mike Waldeck 1941-10-24
Movie Lady Scarface Matt Willis 1941-09-26
Movie Confirm or Deny Jeff, Blind Typist 1941-12-12
Movie How Green Was My Valley Mr. Parry 1941-10-28
Movie The Long Voyage Home Donkeyman 1940-11-16
Movie Little Nellie Kelly Timothy Fogarty 1940-11-22
Movie Drums Along the Mohawk Reverend Rosenkrantz 1939-11-10
Movie The Plough and the Stars Padraic Pearse 1936-12-26
Movie The Sign of the Cross Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited) 1932-11-30
Movie Knocknagow Phil Lahy 1918-01-30