Arthur Shields

Place of birth:
Dublin, Ireland:
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


The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)
as Monsignor O'Toole
For the Love of Mike (1960)
as Father Walsh
Enchanted Island (1958)
as Jimmy Dooley
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)
as Dr. Lomas
The King and Four Queens (1956)
as Padre
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
as Innkeeper
River of No Return (1954)
as Minister
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954)
as Wilson
World for Ransom (1954)
as Sean O'Connor
South Sea Woman (1953)
as 'Jimmy-legs' Donovan
Scandal at Scourie (1953)
as Father Reilly
The Quiet Man (1952)
as Rev. Cyril 'Snuffy' Playfair
The Barefoot Mailman (1951)
as Ben Titus
The River (1951)
as Mr. John
The People Against O'Hara (1951)
as Mr. O'Hara
Sealed Cargo (1951)
as Kevin Dolan
Apache Drums (1951)
as Rev. Griffin
Blue Blood (1951)
Tarzan and the Slave Girl (1950)
as Dr. E.E. Campbell
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
as Dr. O'Laughlin
Red Light (1949)
as Father Redmond
The Fighting O'Flynn (1949)
as Dooley
My Own True Love (1949)
as Iverson
Tap Roots (1948)
as Reverend Kirkland
Fighting Father Dunne (1948)
as Michael O'Donnell
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1947)
as Prof. Bolton
Easy Come, Easy Go (1947)
as Timothy Mike Donovan
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
as Thomas Dorsey Sr.
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
as Michael Michael
The Verdict (1946)
as Rev. Holbrook
Never Say Goodbye (1946)
as McCarthy (uncredited)
Gallant Journey (1946)
as Father Kenton
Three Strangers (1946)
as Prosecutor
Too Young to Know (1945)
as Mr. Enright
Phantoms, Inc. (1945)
as Dr. Rupert Trykel
The Valley of Decision (1945)
as Callahan
The Corn Is Green (1945)
as Glyn Thomas
National Velvet (1945)
as Mr. Hallam
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
as Father Fitzgerald, Dean at Holywell
Youth Runs Wild (1944)
as Mr. Dunlop
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
as Benson
Madame Curie (1943)
as Businessman (uncredited)
The Man from Down Under (1943)
as Father Polycarp
Above Suspicion (1943)
as Walmer Hotel Porter (Uncredited)
Gentleman Jim (1942)
as Father Burke
Nightmare (1942)
as Sergeant
Dr. Renault's Secret (1942)
as Inspector Duval (uncredited)
The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe (1942)
as Griswald (uncredited)
Pacific Rendezvous (1942)
as Prof. Harvey Lessmore
This Above All (1942)
as Hospital Chaplain
Broadway (1942)
as Pete Dailey
Confirm or Deny (1941)
as Jeff, Blind Typist
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
as Mr. Parry
The Gay Falcon (1941)
as Inspector Mike Waldeck
Lady Scarface (1941)
as Matt Willis
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
as Timothy Fogarty
The Long Voyage Home (1940)
as Donkeyman
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
as Reverend Rosenkrantz
The Plough and the Stars (1936)
as Padraic Pearse
The Sign of the Cross (1932)
as Chaplain Costello (1944 Re-Release Prologue) (uncredited)
Knocknagow (1918)
as Phil Lahy © 2021

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